An example itinerary that goes through Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
The main attractions are former Hanseatic towns, castles of the Teutonic Order, sandy beaches and
The marked route is available
for online viewing and download in the gpx format.
Located on the river Odra (Oder) with a castle and reconstructed old town.
By Train to Gdańsk
Port city and once an important member of the Hanseatic League.
Besides the old harbour area it contains beautiful medieval houses
Take a train to Malbork (1,5h) to visit the enormous Malbork (Marienburg) castle built by the
Take a train to Sopot, a seaside resort that had its peak in the years before the first world war.
Board a tourist boat for the short trip to the Westerplatte on the coast, where
the first shots of WW2 where fired.
By Train to Warsaw
The capital of Poland and worth a detour (not just for ease of onward transportation).
It offers many great museums (especially WW2 period), a nicely rebuild old town area
and some well kept public parks.
By Bus to Vilnius
The capital of Lithuania with dozens of unique baroque churches, some remnants of a castle and the hill of
Train to Trakai (40 minutes) to see multiple lakes and two brick castles.
By train to Klaipeda
Mostly used as a jumping of point to go over to the Curonian Spit.
Take a boat to the Curonian Spit (takes only a few minutes) to walk up the tallest sand dunes in
or cycle through cozy fishing villages.
By bus to Riga
The capital of Latvia is another former Hanseatic town but today the art nouveau houses are its
most worthwhile attraction. The reconstructed medieval buildings feel a bit off.
It is a good location for visits into other areas of Latvia.
Take a train to Jurmala (30min) for the beach and spectacular wooden art nouveau houses.
Take a train to Sigulda (1h 15min) located in a forest valley with castles, caves, many hiking
and other outdoor activities.
By bus to Tartu
A peaceful Estonian university town with nice parks and museums.
By bus to Tallinn
The capital of Estonia is located on the gulf of Finland and has a unique kind of medieval feeling to it.
One of the highlights is the well preserved city wall with its characteristic pointed towers.