Merkinė Mound

One of the strongest Lithuanian wooden castles in the Nemunas defense system stood on the Merkinė mound in 14th – 15th centuries. Nevertheless, investigators found that at least three times the castle crew did not defend against the Crusaders. Pottery, tiles and bricks found at the foot of the mound testify to the locals creating the coziness of home in this confluence of rivers, and the stone projectile of the cannon also remembers the broken buildings and destinies. The view from this mound is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Lithuania. A must see.