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  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

LLI-447 Exploring Balts and Promoting Awareness of the International Cultural Route “Balts’ Road” (Explore Balts)

Project Explore Balts continues project Balts’ Road with activities which will increase awareness, recognition and exploration of Balts. Balts’ Road itinerary is 2145 km long, connected by irregular loops or extending lines that include territories once inhabited by Curonians (~ 790 km), Semigallians (~ 620 km) and Sellonians (~ 735 km) in Lithuania and Latvia.

Balts’ Road combines unique natural and cultural objects such as Balts’ cult areas: springs, trees, forests and lakes, exclusive monuments, modern interesting places, educational programs offered by craftsmen and local cuisine.

One of the aims of the project is to learn how to manage projects associated with culture, cultural tourism and cultural routes well. This will be done with the help of experience-sharing and experience-gaining study visit to the famous Viking Route in Sweden and participation in tourism fairs and exchange visits between regions of Balts’ Road.

Project will use innovative solutions: 3D movies, virtual reality tours, educational programs for children and pupils in Balts’ Centre in Siauliai city, environmental objects in Sēlpils, improved area of Mežotne Hillfort – reconstructed pedestrian footpath, sightseeing platform etc. and reconstructed Klaipeda district tourism center: repaired premises using symbols of ancient balts, installed interactive map of Klaipeda district that shows most attractive places to visit to encourage tourists to explore “Balts’ Road” objects and sites. Project activities are planned to raise awareness about ancient Balts and to continue further development of “Balts’ Road”.

Social media and contacts:
Phone: +370 41 523 110
E-mail: tic@siauliai.lt
Website: https://tic.siauliai.lt
Address: Vilniaus st. 213 - 77, LT-76348 Siauliai

4 November 2020

NEW ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECT – A REMINDER OF ANCIENT BALTIC CULTURE

With the support of the project implemented by Zemgale Planning Region, the construction of a new recreation place has been completed in Zvejnieklīcis, Salas municipality. It can be found on the picturesque bank of the Daugava with a magnificent view of the Sēlpils castle mound, where until the 13th century was the castle of the ancient Sēlija rulers, which was a significant political and economic center of Sēlija. Today, unfortunately, after the construction of the power plant on the Daugava, the castle mound is almost completely hidden under water. The new recreation area is located next to the Zvejnieklīča open-air stage, which is popular with locals and tourists, and as the head of the Salas municipality Irēna Sproģe admitted, it will be a great addition to this recreation area and will serve as a historical testimony to ancient Baltic culture.

The mentioned environmental object has been created in the form of a shell, because the idea of the construction project arose by studying information about archeological excavations carried out in the vicinity of Sēlpils and provides extensive information about the ancient Sēļi lifestyle. In one of the expeditions, bare shells were found, which were the equivalent of exchange and an ornamental element of the ancient whites.

The recreation area was built within the framework of Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014–2020 project No. LLI-447 “Exploring Balts and Promoting Awareness of the International Cultural Route “Balts’ Road”, arc. “Explore Balts”  and will serve to promote the visibility of the new tourism route.

Total projects size is 869 689.02 EUR. Out of them co-funding of European Regional Development Fund is 739 235.65 EUR

This article has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this article are the sole responsibility of Zemgale Planning Region and can in no way be taken to reflect the official position of the European Union.

Project contact person: Anna Builo-Hoļme (Anna.Builo@zpr.gov.lv, +371 63028457).

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Project result: an increased number of visitors in The Programme area up to 10 percent. The created and further developed means and visual technologies are expected to improve site recognition, raise awareness and increase the number of visitors up to 10 percent by ensuring longer stays and more stays overnight in The Programme area.

 

Last updated: 14.05.2021 16:50