Health resorts in Lithuania
Health resorts in Lithuania are places and areas that have the status of health resort or health resort area. The word kurortas is the official city name of a health resort. Only therapeutic baths, thermal baths or climatic health resorts are allowed to bear this title if the spa operation actually takes place and the title has been awarded to the place by the state government. In 2006 these cities had health resort status: Palanga , Neringa , Birštonas and Druskininkai .
Well-known health resorts
Birštonas is a very quiet spa town in the Alytus district . There are healing springs, a spa park and several sanatoriums on the Nemunas , 40 km southeast of the second largest Lithuanian city Kaunas .
Recognized spa areas are:
- Anykščiai (since July 2007)
- Ignalina (since July 2007)
- Palūšė , Ignalina district municipality (since July 2007)
- Strigailiškis , Ignalina district municipality (since July 2007)
- Zarasai (since September 2008)
- Trakai (since October 2008)
- Kačerginė , Kaunas district municipality
- Kulautuva , Kaunas District Parish
- Zapyškis (a district), Kaunas district municipality
The mineral water spa in Biržai has been in use since 1587 . Spa facilities were not in operation in the 19th century.
There has been a well-known mineral spa in Stakliškės since around 1827 . After a fire in 1857, the buildings were not restored.
In the interwar period
In 1933 the Ministry of the Interior established a list of health resorts and the rules of use. Back then there were even eleven officially recognized health resorts: Anykščiai , Berčiūnai , Birštonas , Smardonė ( Likėnai ), Aukštoji Panemunė , Kačerginė , Kulautuva , Lampėdžiai , Palanga , Pivonija and Zarasai .
In 1933, Druskininkai and Trakai were not registered because they were under Polish occupation.
Under Soviet rule
Later, the municipality of Neringa also acquired health resort status.
From 2007 to 2008 new spa areas were created.
Cities and towns such as Anykščiai, Aukštadvaris , Juodkrantė , Salantai , Smalininkai , Zarasai, Likėnai are also known and are suitable as health resorts (from a medical point of view) and could meet the strict health resort requirements in the future.
Since the territorial reform of 1993, two of the 60 Lithuanian self-governing municipalities have been named health resort , Neringa (which also includes the Juodkrantė seaside resort ) and Palanga . Other core places like Birštonas have this name as a place but not as a municipality.
- Info Center Palanga (English, Russian, Lithuanian)
- Information center Nida (German, English, French, Russian, Lithuanian)
- Mineral springs in Lithuania: Druskininkai and Birštonas (German)
- Rest in Druskininkai and other health resorts (Russian)