Biržai Regional Park

The Biržai Regional Park boasts a unique landscape, exceptional natural phenomena, glorious history, cherished old traditions, handicrafts, culinary heritage, and local brewing traditions. It was established in 1922 with a purpose of conserving, enhancing and promoting rational use of a unique karst landscape, natural ecosystem, and cultural heritage. Biržai Regional Park (14,405.80 hectares) offers a variety of recreational and educational opportunities. 

Visitor Centre at the Biržai Regional Park. Upon entering the Centre, you will immediately begin to feel a sense of being in a sinkhole. In a reception-room, embossed glass elements represent the structure of sinkhole slopes: a cross-section shows rock strata exposed following a landslide. The ceiling also depicts the interior of a sinkhole. There are interactive displays entitled ‘Development of Sinkholes’ and ‘Ecosystem of Karst Lakes’, an installation functioning like a hourglass that imitates the collapse of the land surface forming a sinkhole, and other installations feature the sinkhole before and after the collapse, which helps to understand natural phenomena occurring in the region of Biržai. The second hall offers a rich collection of minerals and rocks of the region. A fascinating interactive exhibition featuring a core sample obtained by drilling with special drills into the sediment or rock gives to visitors a vivid impression of a scale of the depth of drill hole and visualise the bedrock strata.

The Administration of Biržai Regional Park invites you to go for a tour ‘To the Museum of Depths of the Earth’ to marvel must see attractions of the Park: half-kilometre-long footbridge over Širvėna Lake, Astravas Manor and surrounding park, old dam, Karajimiškis Landscape Reserve with a unique area of karst sinkholes, and karst lakelets of Kirkilai. Duration: around 3 hours. Distance: approximately 20 kilometres.

Prices for guided tours: Guided tour around the karst region (duration: 2 hours):
Per adult:
In Lithuanian: 2,00  
In a foreign language: 2,85  

Per student:
In Lithuanian:  1,15  
In a foreign language: 2,00  

Guided tour of the exhibition “The Country of Sinking Land”:(1 hour.)
Per adult:
In Lithuanian: 1,15  
In a foreign language: 1,70  

Per student:
In Lithuanian: 0,55  
In a foreign language: 1.15 

Guided tour of the exhibition “The Country of Sinking Land”:(30 min..)
Per adult:
In Lithuanian: 0,55  
In a foreign language: 0.85 

Per student:
In Lithuanian: 0,25  
In a foreign language: 0,55  

Administration of Biržai Regional Park
Rotušės g. 10, LT-41175, Biržai

Tel: +370 450 35 805
Fax: +370 450 34 264
E-mail: birzai@rpd.w3.lt
www.birzuparkas.lt

 

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