The Aukštaitija region is well known for its forests and lakes and is rich in historical and cultural heritage. Walking through the forests of Papiliakalne, you can discover the Ginučiai mound, which dates back to the 13th century.

To reach the top you will have to cross more than one or two steps, but the view from the mound will definitely be worth it.

Did you know?

In history, Ginučiai mound closely linked with Linkmenu castle and was a part of the central Lithuanian defence system. It was particularly important in the 14th – 15th centuries when the mound served as a defence against the Livonian Order. The mound also used to guard the old trade route to the Daugava.

Also, Ginučiai mound has a cultural heritage – you can find examples of different ceramics techniques and patterns out there.