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Visit Kazlų Rūda  and experience THE LUXURY OF BEING IN  NATURE

Visit Kazlų Rūda and experience THE LUXURY OF BEING IN NATURE

After reading this article you will learn about:

  • Ways of travel

  • Sightseeing

  • Activities

  • Accommodation

  • Food

Ways of travel

Car or hired bus. Kazlų Rūda is located  about 20 min from the main highway Via  Baltika and in the middle between larger  towns Kaunas and Marijampolė. There are  electric car charging stations in Kazlų Rūda  too. Parking is free.

Train. We have direct trains coming from  Vilnius, Kaunas, Marijampolė, Mockava.

Bike. When in Kazlų Rūda, you can easily  travel by bike (your own or rented). There  are trails specially made for bike travels.

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Sightseeing. Kazlų Rūda town

Art gallery over trains

Art in unusual places welcomes you when you cross the bridge over the train tracks. The gallery is updated every 3-6 months and invites anyone who passes by to experience the artistic visuals on their walk-through town.

Art wall of art school 

The art school of Kazlų Rūda town  greets visitors with a colouful illustration of music, inspiring young talents and everyone to try and enjoy art.

History on the wall 

The black and white moments  from the history of Kazlų Rūda  are mixed with modern colours and shapes to tell the stories of  the life that took place here once. Come and experience the travel of time.

Art wall message 

Take a moment and stop for art  and its message. This wall, beautifully decorated by the  children and teachers of art  school, embodies the most important message for everyone.  

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Moon park 

The 450 kg stainless polished steel moon reflects the life of the world around it. Take a photo and have a piece as a memory of Kazlų  Rūda. During the warm season of the year, the town fountains invite you to relax in the park, children are welcome to enjoy the educational playground made of natural materials. For active leisure, there is a volleyball court.

Town legend sculptures 

The Kazlai brothers invite you to sit down, take a break and read the unique story of Kazlų Rūda. You can also find a handsome stag among the brothers with six stars intertwined in its horns. Stars are the symbols of the coat of arms of the city of Kazlų  Rūda.

Old architecture 

The  old  architecture of the buildings in Kazlų Rūda is mainly wooden and takes back to 1861  when the old train station was built giving the start for the town’s rapid development around it. Take a walk along the main street and find the stories of the old wooden homes of Kazlų Rūda.

Town park 

Our town park has tall trees and gives the feeling of the forest. It also has QR plates that you can scan and hear birds sing. There are disk golf courts in the park as well as the rope park. You can lay in hammocks there and enjoy peace and quite or join everyone in one of the festivals that are taking place there on occasions.

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Sightseeing. Nature

Educational hiking trail 

This trail is for hiking by foot or bike.  The foot trail is 4 km long and the  bike trail is 6,5 km long. On the way  along this trail, you can get to know  the flora and fauna of the forest, the history of the Forestry Agency, the stand on the production of iron ore and the partisan bunker. Finally, you can visit an observation tower on your way.

Botanical reserve 

The  reserve  was  established  in 1996 and covers 104 hectares of the picturesque valley of Višakis river. The purpose of this reserve is to preserve the plants of the water, bog and wet forest typical to this valley.

Nature reserve 

The  Raudonplynis  landscape reserve was established in 1996 covers 654 hectares and has the best-preserved inland dunes. It has the highest point of the  municipality of Kazlų Rūda there too, called Gairiakalnis, it is 96.1 meters above the Baltic Sea level. Therefore, it offers a perfect view  over the tall pine forest.

Ornithological reserve 

The Novaraisčio ornithological reserve was established in 1988 in an exploited peat bog. A car parking and an observation tower were constructed for bird  watching. Cranes and white-tailed eagles can be spotted There. There are 33 bird species in total in this reserve. 

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Sightseeing. Family farms

All family farms are open to visitors. You can meet animals, feed them, get to know their stories and see for yourself their daily life and what it takes to raise them. These visits are both therapeutic and educational and always loved by everyone.

Ąžuolų vila

This animal farm, located in Ąžuolų  Būda, brings joy to visiting families, school children’s groups and adults. The large and kept with love  territory of the farm as well as the  friendly dog Ozis and the wonderful  hostess Eglė always greet the guests. You can meet a group of geese, sheeps, goats, hens, horses and a pony and feed them all. Personal celebrations and photo shoots are also organized on the farm.

Bagota Ciba

The mobile farm “Bagota Ciba” is  the first of its kind in Lithuania, whose residents goats are ready for  a trip to you! If you organize a town  festival or a similar event, camp, you can enjoy the company of goats, feed them, pet them and spend time together. You can also do this by coming to one of the farm's  adventurous and good-humored hikes through the Kazlų Rūda’s forest.

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Daržo bitės

Family farm "Daržo bitė" invites everyone to visit  each March, pet, feed the sheep and lambs, see  how the washed, heated wool looks, try on the  woolen socks. You can also make paper sheep. In  May-June, all the attention is given to the asparagus. October and November - Pumpkin Days.

Kaimas namuose

A family farm called “Kaimas namuose” invites to  enjoy fallow deer and domestic animals running  around in its territory as well as to purchase the meat of their grown turkeys and other products. It is like visiting your grandma in her village – you always come back full of impressions of real nature and full  of presents.

Kristiano alpakos

The alpacas’ farm is located in Bartninkų village. On a visit, surrounded by nature, you can rest from rushing  by touching the soft alpaca’s wool and find out the  origin of alpacas and how they ended up in Lithuania. You can also interact with these animals, stroke them,  feed them, walk them and of course have a photo with  these lovely creatures!

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Activities

Kazlų Rūda region museum

The modern and interactive exposition covers the main themes  of the Kazlų Rūda municipality - the urban legend, the railway, the wood  industry, the interwar period,  partisan battles, the beauty of nature, iron ore, the distinctiveness of the communities, attractions and famous people. It is quite new but already very loved by all the visitors.

Art activities

The art school brings up tens of young fine art and music talents every year. In addition to the traditional practice, the school offers educational activities for the  young and grownup guests of the  town, such as activities with colours, henna, eco reflector making, card pressing and other.

Cricket tasting activity

You can book an educational session  with people who grow crickets professionally for food. They will tell and show what domestic crickets are, introduce historical facts, present a wide range of curiosities from the life of crickets, surprise with culinary discoveries and delight with delicacies: from dried crickets to dishes with the most unexpected flavors.

Forest museum

The forest museum was opened in 1983 in the old building of the Forestry Agency and hold both the history of this agency and the basics of the forestry. You can try and recognize the plants and trees of the forest, find out about the pests and diseases of trees and try out the old forestry tools.

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Fun activities in Višakio Rūda

Everyone will enjoy the educational activities organized by the women of this community – you can draw on silk, make creatures of Višakio Rūda but also you can hammer the cards. Not to mention, the indulgence of Saint  Baltramiejus that happen every August in Višakio Rūda and attracts a lot of people with its traditional timpani drum beating. Moreover, trips to four local museums, the spring and the church tower are arranged on the demand.

Tasting kropeliai in Būda

Would you like to taste kropeliai (traditional desert of Kazlų Rūda)? If yes, you  definitely need to visit the community of Būda village. They will not only cook  you kropeliai, but also let you try the old crafts, dance with you to live music or take you to the museum of vintage items of Būda village. All events are organized either in the old granary or in the community home.

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Waterboarding park

The lovers of active leisure time will enjoy a visit to Bebruliškės Wakefield cable waterboarding park. You can also sunbath on the lounge chairs  there, enjoy nature, good food and music and rent the necessary gear. In additions, visitors are invited to try fishing in nearby ponds.

Rope park

The park has six climbing trails – two for children and four for adults. All trails are of different difficulty level. The park also has disc golf courts. There are picnic places for those who want to have a snack. You can rent a scooter or a bike from the sports centre to ride in the park or around the town.

Owl hunting

Bagotoji is the capital of owl sculptures. There are now more than 25 of them and the number is growing every year. On your way through the cosy streets of the village, use a map from our website and find all of these characters.

Festivals

A number of unique traditional festivals and events are held in Kazlų Rūda: one day family festival “Forest to human, human to forest”, the international art festival of Rimvydas Žigaitis, the Sūduva region contest of folk songs collected by Jaunius Vylius and other. Join them during your visit  to our town.

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Accommodation. Larger groups

32 rooms, 80 beds, parking spaces, professional kitchen with a menu to choose from.

The motel also provides these services:

  • Kids playgrounds.
  • Mini golf (18 tracks).
  • Water bike.
  • Voleyball court.
  • Outdoor chess set.
  • Table tenis.

Website: https://selemoskiemas.lt   E-mail: selemoskiemas@gmail.com   Tel.no.: +370 698 36663


Gudelių karčiama

It offers 20 cosy rooms accross three homestead buildings. There is a big restaurant with a wide menu, a playground for children, a sauna and other facilities.

Website: https://gudeliai.lt/   E-mail: info@gudeliai.lt   Tel.no.: +370 687 41922

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Accommodation. Stay in Kazlų Rūda town

Gintolina

This cosy hotel-cafeteria offers bed and breakfast for those who want to stay in town  centre, it is located next to the train station and just a walking distance from all main activities.

Website: www.gintolina.lt E-mail: gintolina@gmail.com   Tel.no.: +370 620 87777

Svečių namai

It is a place in town for smaller groups or individual travelers. It might actually fit more  people if more rooms are vacant as there is 14 rooms. They all have seperate bathrooms, conditioning systems, TVs. There are also 4 rooms that need to use a shared bathroom. There is parking and also a walking distance to town centre.

Website: www.sveciunamai.eu  E-mail: [email protected]  Tel.no.: +370 618 10115

Catering 

  • Gūdelių karčiama
  • Sodžius
  • Paparčio pavėsyje
  • Peronas
  • Būdelė
  • Gintolina

 

Photo credit: Kazlų Rūda Tourism and Business Information Center.


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