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Pervalka / Perwelk
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State : Lithuania Lithuania
District : Klaipeda
Municipality : Neringa
Founded : 1844
Coordinates : 55 ° 25 ′  N , 21 ° 6 ′  E Coordinates: 55 ° 25 ′  N , 21 ° 6 ′  E
Inhabitants (place) : 40
Time zone : EET (UTC + 2)
Status: Location in the municipality of Neringa
Pervalka / Perwelk (Lithuania)
Pervalka / Perwelk
Pervalka / Perwelk

Pervalka ( German  Perwelk ) is a fishing village on the Curonian Spit in Lithuania and belongs to the municipality of Neringa .


The village is situated in the center of the Lithuanian side of the Spit, part of the District Preila-Pervalka the municipality Neringa and is therefore considered statistically no more than village.

Village structure


With around 40 permanent residents, it is the smallest village in Neringa , but as in all other places on the spit, the number of inhabitants increases significantly in summer due to holidaymakers and seasonal tourism workers. The village is very much characterized by picturesque fishermen's wooden houses, many of which are holiday homes in summer; the few new buildings to date include mainly holiday apartments. The settlement is located 18 kilometers north of Nida and 34 kilometers south of Klaipėda , on the Pervalka Bay of the Curonian Lagoon . In the west it is surrounded by a chain of dunes. To the west of the place runs the Lithuanian regional road KK 167 from Klaipėda to the Lithuanian / Russian border near Nida (to continue on the Russian highway R 515 to Zelenogradsk (Cranz) ).

Before 1945 Perwelk was a residential area of ​​the Preil community (now Lithuanian: Preila) in the Memel district and belonged to the Memelland between 1923 and 1939 .


The name derives nehrungskurisch of "pervalkas" from: between two waters where barges and boats are hauled over land over to other waters. Perwelk was founded in 1844 by residents of the villages of Nagliai (Neegeln) and Karvaičiai (Karwaiten) , which were buried under shifting dunes .


The majority Protestant population Perwelks belonged until 1945 to the parish Nida (now Lithuanian: Nida) in the parish of Memel (Klaipeda) within the ecclesiastical province of East Prussia the Prussian Union of churches . The link to Nida still exists today as a parish that now belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lithuania .

Traditional fishermen's houses

Web links

Commons : Pervalka  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Perwelk Gene Wiki
  2. Location information East Prussia picture archive: Perwelk  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /