Medvegalis Hill Fort

Šilale, Lithuania

Medvėgalis was a 14th-century hill fort in Samogitia, located in present-day Šilalė District Municipality. It was first mentioned in 1316 in written texts and was one of the most important and strongest Lithuanian forts in the area. It was attacked by the Teutonic Knights over 20 times throughout history, including the Siege of Medvėgalis in 1329, when it fell to the Teutonic forces and its defenders were converted to Catholicism.

The settlement at the hill fort complex lies to the southwest and northeast of the fort. It was put in order in 2006 by the Varniai Regional Park and the Ministry of Environment. The fort was the subject of a poem by the poet Maironis.



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4106, Šilale, Lithuania
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Lithuania

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ramunas jacionis (2 years ago)
Grazi vieta
Lovatic, Mixer, Selenator, Mendes army (2 years ago)
Ka galiu pasakyti, tikriems kalnams neprilygsta, taciau tikrai grazu. Pasilipus ant kalno atsiveria platus vaizdai, palipti padaryti laipteliai.
O ZX (2 years ago)
Nu ka jau ce bepasakysi
Kristijonas Telksnys (2 years ago)
Graži vieta.
audrius petrikas (3 years ago)
Tai ne medvėgalio kalnas. Klaidina paieškoje.
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