NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY The narrow gauge railway of Aukstaitija, is a unique open- air museum, which celebrated its 110th anniversary last year. A narrow- gauge railway line Panevezys - Anyksciai - Rubikiai was established in 1899. Nowadays it is an object of national cultural heritage and is used for tourism, free time and entertainment purposes. The varied activity programme is changed every year and o ? ers amusing trips such as " The Train of Legends" or " Wine Tasting". If you can't make it to one of the special train journeys, the regular route is as pleasant. On a beautiful summer day, it takes you through the remarkable surroundings of Anyksciai stopping by the lake Rubikiai where you will enjoy a picnic or maybe a dip to cool down the summer heat. More information: www. siaurukas. eu PAGE 10
ZEMAITIJA SAMOGITIA LITHUANIA A NEW DISCOVERY Zemaitija ( Samogitia) is situated in the north- western part of Lithuania. Samogitia is the most ethnically distinctive area of the country. It was the last part of Europe to accept Christianity, but after conversion, Samogitians became passionate Christians and its religious folk art is a very visible and still thriving feature of the province. Wooden shrines mounted on the ground or hung on threes as well as wooden polls with shrines ( koplytstulpis) and wooden crosses are characteristic for this region. Samogitia is famous for its impressive landscapes and wooden architecture. Every parish has an old wooden church - a masterpieces of unknown village architects. Active tourism lovers can go canoeing and kayaking in one of many Samogitia's rivers.