Strielčiukai Hiking Path

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Strielčiukai Hiking Path

This place dates back to the 12th century - gloomy and turbulent times.
The Rokantiškės castle standing here was built by Duke Alšis, the ancestor of the famous and majestic Alšėniškės family. The castle that once stood here was one of the first to be built of masonry. Its walls protected not only the life and property of the nobles, but also the peace and tranquillity of this land.
Soldiers helped the ruler to defend the land from the enemies. They were strong and brave devotees; the courage and ingenuity of its soldiers were the strength of the castle. The soldiers were fast and agile, they knew all the paths of the castle and the forest. They could bypass the enemy and prevent him. The forest surrounding this place is called Strielčiukai Forest. Strielčiukai are vigilant guards of the castle standing in this place, who were the first to meet the enemy sneaking in secret.
Walking this hike will take you back to the past, when Aurochs and Bison roamed freely through forests and thickets. An imaginary meeting with the defenders of the castle is waiting for you, you will see how they guarded the castle of the ruler, what weapons they used, you will learn what songs they sang. The length of the route is 2.5 - 3.5 km.
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