Evangelical-Lutheran Church

  Pamario 43      (+370) 61 68 38 33     more than a year ago
Dating from 1888, this classic red brick Gothic beauty features some fine stained glass and iconography relating to the local fishing industry, although perhaps of most interest are the graves in the surrounding cemetery. Known locally as krikštai (christenings), these peculiar graves feature markers at their feet rather than the usual headstone arrangement. Using masculine-named wood for deceased males and vice-versa and carved with horses’ heads, plants and birds, the footstones for want of a better word are placed thus to help the deceased rise up on Judgement Day. The year 2019 sees some much needed renovation to the building’s exterior, but it remains open for visitors.


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Check around for a schedule of summer concerts in this church if you are staying in Nida for more than a couple of days. Some local history interest inside the church, but of much greater interest value is the cemetery next to the church and those krikstai. Some of these markers disprove the official version of post-WWII history that all the Germans left after the war.
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