Lithuania's Druskininkai plans to build "sea under roof"

  • 2023-11-13
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuania's southern resort town of Druskininkai plans to build an indoor sea wave pool, known as an "artificial sea" or "sea under the roof", for tens of millions of euros.

The new pool would be situated next to the Snow Arena winter entertainment complex.

Speaking with BNS, Druskininkai Mayor Ricardas Malinauskas said the construction was expected to start in 2024 and would last at least three to four years. The installation of the "sea under the roof" would cost "tens of millions" of euros. 

According to the mayor, it would be the only year-round sea wave pool in Europe. Preliminary estimates suggest that at least 5,000 people would be able to visit the pool at the same time. 

The project will be implemented by Druskininkai Health and Recreation Center AQUA and be paid with borrowed funds, Malinauskas said.