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About the park

‘Tytuvenai surroundings attract travellers the most by wonderful pine forests around the lake, as well as architectural and art monuments.’

Česlovas Kudaba

 

One of the marvelous components of local landscape is so called lake chain. These lakes, tighten up together with one thread, are located along the valleys, which are formed from glaciers melting.

It would be difficult to imagine Tytuvenai regional park without wetlands, stone dams called ‘rūža’ (from Lithuanian - bank), Tytuvenai church and monastery architectural ensemble, and the chapel of Šiluva.

 

Landscapes. Expressive hilly, lake and swampy landscapes are the part of ice age heritage. Wavy hilly plains turn into lowlands, forming massive peatbogs. Viscous forests of Užpelkiai are located in a place of ice age lagoon,  graceful sand hills and rocky pine forests. Spacious wetlands here are called tyruliai.

 

 

Inanimate nature. Expressive hills, deep ravines, huge elongated hollows of swamps and lakes (Bridvaišis, Gilius, Apušis and Gauštvinis). Only in Lithuania one can find unique stone banks, formed from glaciers, which are called ‘rūžomis ‘ by the locals.

 

 

Nature. Next to Gauštvinis lake there is an abundance of humid bog forests, which are populated by rare species of plants and animals. Very diversified landscape results in high biological diversity of the park: bogs, boggy lakes, operating peatlands, dry hills, overgrown by pines and dark firs.

 

 

Cultural heritage. The most famous cultural object in Tytuvenai is the church and monastery architectural ensemble from the 17th century. Spacious yard, surrounded by closed Lithuanian gallery, with a chapel with steps in the center, by which those who come to pray go up. In a monastery in authentic monks’ cells lots of fresco paintings are made. Splendid chapel of Šiluva is built upon the project of well-known architect Antanas Vivuliškis. Here there is also an attractive old market square with several old wooden houses surrounding it. There are lots of pagan memorials like Bridvaišis, Šiauleliai, Pašakarnėlis and Kudinis castle hills, Kuršis, Debeikis, Rinkšelis tumuluses (burial mounds), as well as former shrine of pagans – Saint Jurgis Hill.



Memoramble events, relevant traditions, historical facts and personalities. For about four centuries Šiluva attracts believers. And since 1608 it has one of five officially recognized churches.



Places and objects worth seeing

Points of interest:
•    stone banks („Akmenų ruža“, „Velniakelis“),
•    objects along the cognitive path of Gilius lake,
•    objects along Tytuvenai bicycle trail,
•    Tytuvenai church and monastery architectural ensemble,
•    chapel of Šiluva,
•    Bridvaišis, Kudinis and Šiauleliai castle hills,
•    Kuršis tumuluses,
•    landscapes of Gomerta reserve,
•    old Tytuvenai pine forest,
•    forest museum,
•    natural stone memorial with a chapel,
•    Tytuvenai manor.


The most significant works performed during last 20 years

Facilities
•    Touristic center of Tytuvenai regional park with exposition (topic – ‘From the fly of crane‘).
•    Outdoor information stands.
•    Tytuvenai bicycle trail (length – 15 km).
•    Watchtower on a Kokmaniškės hill (height - 15 m).
•    2 foot trails: around the Gilius (3,3 km) and Bridvaišis (0,5 km) lake.
•    2 beaches, 2 camps, 3 places for rest.
•    Tower for bird monitoring near Apušis lake.

Achievements
•    More than 15 published papers.
•    Since 2006 a new website of park directorate started working – www.trp.lt

Yearly events
•    Three-day camp for young naturalists.
•    Celebration of the Earth Day.
•    Celebration of Užgavėnės in Šiluva.
•    Saint Jonas holiday on a Kubilis hill.

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Tytuvėnų regioninio parko direkcija
Miško g. 3, 86477 Kelmės r.
Tel. 8 427 59031
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