Vilnius Trakai Village: A Blast Into the Past
The Vilnius Trakai Village is one of the most charming and beautiful places I have been to this year. Situated outside of Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, Trakai Village is a blast into the past.
Medieval castle. A moat. It looks like something you’d see in Legoland. And the dumplings. Mhmm. Don’t get me started about the dumplings.
To get to Trakai, you’ll need to simply take a bus or a train from Vilnius itself. The ride should be about an hour, and not more than a few euros.
Once you’re dropped off at the bus or train station, you’ll have a couple kilometers walk to the castle itself. But in the meantime, you can enjoy sights like this.
The walk to Trakai Village.
The lake in Trakai.
Getting closer to the castle itself, while some paddle boaters enjoy their time on the Trakai lake.
Probably the best shot of the lake I took on the trip.
And the castle itself.
A dog, watching his castle.
Looks like a nice place to have a drink, doesn’t it?
Going inside the castle itself.
IS THE TRIP TO TRAKAI WORTH IT?
A resounding yes.
As I wrote in my Vilnius city guide, Vilnius is…well, small. There is not a lot to do. You’ll run out of tourist stuff within a day–maybe less. Therefore, an excursion out to Trakai is something that’s great to supplement.
The castle truly looks like a Lego design. It’s fascinating. The lake is beautiful. And those dumplings…
Don’t miss it.