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Panemune Castle

Panemune Castle

 

 

Location: Jurbarkas district Map

Constructed: 1604- 1610

 

 

 

 

Panemune Castle located on the right bank of the Nemunas river in Jurbarkas district was constructed between years 1604 and 1610. It replaces an older citadel that was erected here in the middle 14th century by the Teutonic Knights that were set to conquer Lithuanian lands inhabited by pagan tribes. Unlike former fortress Panemune Castle was not intended as a defensive fortification. Its architecture might look menacing, but it is more of stylization to the romantic age of the Medieval times. The castle underwent massive reconstruction in 1759 by Gielgud family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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