Yesterday, I found out that the guidebooks which state “Lithuania is perfect for cycling because it is almost completely flat” are wrong. When I cycled the 23 km to Europos Parkas – or “Park of Europe” – from my home in Vilnius, it was one hill after the other. Up and down, up and down. And the same on the way back. But it was a beautiful day trip.
Europos Parkas is an art museum in the forest. It covers a huge area with natural forests, clearings and lakes. There are hundreds of sculptures, but the park is so large that it doesn’t feel cluttered at all. It’s a beautiful place to get lost in and to become surprised by what you can find in this magical forest.
There are exhibits from small
One of the most famous sculptures is the LNK Infotree for which people could donate old TV sets. Unfortunately, it is no longer visible in its original enormous size, but it is still something impressive to stumble upon during a stroll through the forest.
(C) for all photos: Andreas Moser on 9 August 2012