8 Crazy things you didn't know about Taurag臈 (Lithuania)

descubre lituania 29 de oct. de 2017



1. Some people believe that it’s not Lithuania.


This might be a bit polemic thing to say but, as you see on the map above there are 5 ethnicities in Lithuania. Taurag臈 belongs to the聽Low Lands聽(沤emaitija)聽and some people there refer that they should be a different country. Lots of separatist movements nowadays in Europe as it seems!

2. They speak a different language.


Do not kill the messenger! If you check it on ethnologue.com,聽Samogitian聽or聽emaitiu ruodait is recognised as a different language from聽Lithuanian. I assume most of the people in Taurag臈聽(if not 100%)聽speak聽Lithuanian聽as well, but it’s beautiful to have different languages and acknowledge them!

3. Aurochs’ horn.


The name聽Taurag臈聽is made by two words:聽Auroch聽(Tauras)聽and聽Horn聽(Ragas). As read on the official聽Lithuania’s tourist info page, it is believed that some people found horns of聽Auroch聽(an already extinct animal that was similar to a bull)聽when grabbing mushrooms聽(very Lithuanian thing to do I must say). And so the name was made, Tauras + Ragas =聽Taurag臈.

4. They have a beautiful and rounded castle.


In the past, it has been a prison, psychiatric, customs office and of course, a castle. Nowadays it’s a museum!

5. World War II.


This is not technically info, but I just found this high-resolution picture of Taurag臈 during the聽World War II聽and wanted to share it with you! Check it full size here.

6. You can live the fairytale.



Well, this is not something unique from Taurag臈 to be honest, Lithuania kind of looks like this, all of it. But seriously, do you imagine yourself wandering around that silent forest, full of nature and light? And look at those huge and centenary trees! And talking about trees…

7. You can literally sleep on the trees.


Tauru Parkasis the first place in聽Lithuania聽where you can sleep on trees. I haven’t tried it myself but it’s something I’m going to add right now to聽my bucket list.聽I don’t know if they are open on winter, but I think that聽Autumn聽(my favourite season ever)聽could be the optimal place to sleep over there!

8. Taurag臈, where living is a pleasure.

Finally to end the post and as I do on the different posts that I write,聽I want to share a video with you聽where in聽15 mins聽you can learn more about the beautiful city of聽Taurag臈.聽

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Pau Mateo

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