Alytus Castle Mound

Alytus, Lithuania

Alytus mound is the only preserved witness of the foundation of the town and it dates probaly from the 11th century. It is said that a wooden castle was standing here in the 14th century that was burnt down later by the Teutonic Order. The detailed route to Alytus castle is described in Teutonic “The Description of Lithuanian Roads”, this castle defended the main roads to Trakai and Vilnius from crusaders.

An impressive panorama of the town opens from the mound, while its foot is decorated by an exposition of sculptures “Ancestors of Alytus Mound”.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Lithuania

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www.alytus-tourism.lt

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David Wilson (14 months ago)
This is an important piece of Alytus regional history including the story of how Alytus got it's name. It is worth spending a few minutes on the Internet prior to going to understand the significance of the site, and how the Lithuanian Pagans of the 1300's resisted the pro-Catholic crusades of the Tuetonic Knights in this time. At the base of the rear of the mound is a carved wooden statue with the names of Alytus and his bride Migrausel, next to the stream said to be made from the tears she cried for him.
Robertas Narmontas (2 years ago)
Lovely place.
Walk and Camp (2 years ago)
Very beautiful panorama! Must see!
Deniss Strods (2 years ago)
Lovely area! Would recommend to visit this site
Neme Playz (2 years ago)
Amazing place to visit, especially with sunrise
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