Palanga Botanical garden and Amber museum

Palanga - is a year-round health resort, but is famed more for what happens during the short summer period between the beginning of June and September. During this time the population balloons from a regular 20,000, to 100,000 or more, especially during the weekends. Most people come to Palanga and see the pier and the beach, but there are few other things to delight in, from botany to the house of the man credited with awakening the Lithuanian psyche

Botanical garden - Frenchman Edouard André in the 19th Century created, this 110-hectare piece of manicured wilderness is a delight, and a welcome escape from the general madness in the streets. Come and wander among species not found anywhere else in the country, take a wonderful olfactory excursion around the rose garden, and finish off with a trip to the Amber Museum which you’ll find in the middle of the gardens. The beach next to Botanical garden was granted a Blue Flag status in 2004.

Amber museum - Situated in the 19th century mansion of one Count Tiškevičius, this is a truly fascinating museum, with somewhere in the region of 25,000 pieces of amber, over half of which have animals and plants trapped inside. Telling the story of ‘Baltic Gold’, this is a wonderful place to bring the kids for both fun and education.