Druskininkai: the capital of wellness, recreation and entertainment – whenever you want

  • 2023-08-01

Druskininkai is an easy-to-reach health resort in Lithuania, welcoming its guests 365 days a year. The multi-faceted resort has a wide range of activities and attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world. All year round, Druskininkai offers natural resources, spa and wellness treatments, leisure activities and culture events.

TOP-5 unique features of Druskininkai

* Lithuania's oldest, largest and most forested resort

Fame as a balneological, mud and climatic resort has accompanied Druskininkai since 1797. Undoubtedly, the most unique feature of the town and its surroundings is the magnificent nature, the charms of which are irresistible to any visitor. Visitors from all over Lithuania and from abroad admire the green trees at the centre of the resort and the century-old pine forests surrounding it. Hundreds of new plantings are added every year to various parts of the resort, continuously expanding the city's green spaces. It is not without reason that Druskininkai is said to be a place where nature alone can heal – scientists have proven the benefits of forest therapy, which has become especially popular in recent years. The resort's pine forests, with their fresh air and year-round greenery, will help you relax and relieve stress and tension. There are also dozens of kilometres of hiking and cycling trails through the forests, as well as a Nordic walking track. Druskininkai is more than just a resort with centuries-old traditions of wellness and peaceful relaxation. Open to bold ideas and advanced technologies, the town is also proud to be called the capital of an active lifestyle and quality entertainment.

* The only SPA of its kind in Northern Europe

That is the Amberton Green SPA Druskininkai, a sleep and human psychosomatic rehabilitation spa, located between two rivers – the Ratnyčėlė and the Nemunas. This unique centre focuses on the holistic human wellness that is being rediscovered today: a balance between the mind, physical activity and relaxation. For today's hectic people, this therapy offers the opportunity to completely relax and unwind, even in a limited period of time. This oasis of tranquillity in Druskininkai offers comfortable apartments, a modern swimming pool and sauna complex, and the most innovative spa treatments to help overcome chronic fatigue, insomnia, exhaustion and other problems. So let yourself discover the true secret of relaxation at the only sleep spa in Northern Europe and prepare yourself for a pleasant sensation – experience relief, peace and, of course, return rejuvenated.

* The only tree cake museum in the world

Druskininkai offers a wide choice for the most demanding gourmets: from Western European culinary classics and the exotic cuisine of the Middle East to traditional Lithuanian dishes. Whatever it is – Palestinian falafels, potato pie with pig's foot, or the Mediterranean menu of seafood and grill dishes, homemade Italian ice cream – the expectations of hungry resort guests or those in search of a unique flavour will be met to the full. Of course, the culinary routes of Druskininkai are unimaginable without šakotis, the tree cake. Have you visited the unique Tree Cake Museum, showing the Guinness World Record giant, which has no analogues yet? This tree cake is 3.72 m high and weighs almost 86 kg! The museum also displays all the ancient and modern tools used to bake tree cakes, as well as all the other things used to make this delicacy. Visitors are invited not only to see the exhibition, but also to taste a tree cake.

* The only Snow Arena in the Baltic States

One of the largest ski complexes in Europe, the Snow Arena covers 8 hectares and has three tracks for downhill skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. The total length of the tracks is more than 1.1 km, the width is up to 50 m and the height difference is 65.65 m. Hesitant to get on your skis or snowboard? No problem – try snow tubing or ice skating at the arena. The Snow Arena invites you to enjoy winter activities and pleasures all year round.

* Lithuania's only cableway

The Druskininkai bird's-eye view cableway connects two of the resort's most popular spots: the Aquapark with its tropical climate, and the Snow Arena entertainment complex, where winter never ends. The 45-metre ride from one bank of the river to the other above the treetop canopy takes about 7.5 minutes and invites you to admire the breath-taking views of the city's colourful skyline, the resort's boundless forests, and the romantic bend of the Nemunas River. Experience a wonderful trip on the only cableway in Lithuania at any time of the year!