About project

We have started development of the Seaside Resort “Queen Louise”. This historically important landmark to the city of Klaipėda is envisioned to be renovated and expanded to create a multipurpose complex including wellness resort and recreational residences. This scenic location, we believe, is ideal for providing access to the pristine Baltic sea coast of Giruliai not only through development but also through preservation.

About project

We have started development of the Seaside Resort “Queen Louise”. This historically important landmark to the city of Klaipėda is envisioned to be renovated and expanded to create a multipurpose complex including wellness resort and recreational residences. This scenic location, we believe, is ideal for providing access to the pristine Baltic sea coast of Giruliai not only through development but also through preservation.

The Baltic shores of Giruliai

An undiscovered gem reflecting Northern Europe's pristine natural beauty. Dazzled by the brightness of our cities, we often forget the extraordinary vision that Systema Naturae can offer us. However, there are still places that are close to nature where the beauty of nature appears in its entire splendour. Surrounded by sandy forests and dunes, this is one of the places where this magic continues to occur and where history keeps telling its eternal and beautiful story. It is a place that it is both incredibly beautiful and that needs to be preserved for future generations' enjoyment.

The investors have a vision that the renovation of this territory will allow this preservation to be done in a commercially viable fashion but that also is aesthetically pleasing.

Lithuania (Lietuva) lies in Northern Europe, on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea and the north- western part of the East European craton. A land of wood and water, proud, independent Lithuania is fast being recognised as one of Europe's gems. Southernmost of the Baltic states, it's a pocket-sized country that's a nature-lover's delight, yet lacks nothing in urban excitement. Lithuania's foremost attraction is its stunning white sand Baltic coastline.

Lithuania is the only Baltic country with more than eight hundred years of statehood tradition and its name was first mentioned one thousand years ago, in 1009. Wedged at the dividing line of Western and Eastern civilizations, Lithuania battled dramatically for its independence and survival. Once in the Middle Ages (15th century), Lithuania was the largest state in the entire continent of Europe, where crafts and overseas trade prospered.

Today Lithuania is enjoying EU membership and is described as one of the greenest countries in the world - unspoilt parkland with sea, lakes, and woods that provides its visitors and inhabitants with a vast amount of personal space. The Baltic seashore remains relatively undeveloped lined with pine forests, dunes, and continuous white sand beaches.

Location

Lithuania (Lietuva) lies in Northern Europe, on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea and the north- western part of the East European craton. A land of wood and water, proud, independent Lithuania is fast being recognised as one of Europe's gems. Southernmost of the Baltic states, it's a pocket-sized country that's a nature-lover's delight, yet lacks nothing in urban excitement. Lithuania's foremost attraction is its stunning white sand Baltic coastline.

Lithuania is the only Baltic country with more than eight hundred years of statehood tradition and its name was first mentioned one thousand years ago, in 1009. Wedged at the dividing line of Western and Eastern civilizations, Lithuania battled dramatically for its independence and survival. Once in the Middle Ages (15th century), Lithuania was the largest state in the entire continent of Europe, where crafts and overseas trade prospered.

Today Lithuania is enjoying EU membership and is described as one of the greenest countries in the world - unspoilt parkland with sea, lakes, and woods that provides its visitors and inhabitants with a vast amount of personal space. The Baltic seashore remains relatively undeveloped lined with pine forests, dunes, and continuous white sand beaches.

History

For centuries, Klaipėda was a provincial town, however unexpectedly it received a new life with the status of the crown-residence and capital after Napoleon Bonaparte conquered feudalistic Prussia. King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia (3 August 1770 – 7 June 1840) relocated to Klaipėda escaping from French conquerors together with his spouse Queen Louise, children and courtiers. Bourgeoning noblemen of Klaipėda previously enjoyed a relatively peaceful life on the Baltic shores, but their new residents saw the rise in recreation and entertainment.

Historical recreational settlement of Giruliai was also known by Lithuanians as Medyne. The German population called it Girininkija (ger. Försterei) or Pajūrio kurorto Girininkija (ger. Seebad Försterei). Back in 1863 the territory of Giruliai was located seven kilometres outside of Klaipėda when it was taken on lease by wealthy merchants with the purpose to establish a recreational resort area.

It was around this time that the first Kurhaus in Giruliai was established along with the planting of rare trees brought from overseas and the construction of a road built to connect Melnragė and Klaipėda. Soon the first six recreational estates were erected. In 1892 a railroad was built to connect Giruliai to Klaipėda which boosted the popularity of the Giruliai resort along with a new road built in 1893. Worth mentioning is that as far back as 1904 a special bicycle track was built between Giruliai and Klaipėda and became increasingly popular with holidaymakers: an early sign of an active and environmentally friendly society. With increasing popularity Giruliai enjoyed a selection of entertainment and dining houses along with recreational and health treatment sanatoriums.

Baltic Sea Coast and Local Ecosystem

The Baltic Sea is located deep into the Continent, and its coast is one of the most beautiful in Europe. Lithuania has 90 kilometres of shoreline. Although, the coast is short - here it is spectacularly beautiful. Fine and clean sand on the beaches, white Curonian Spit dunes, recreational resorts and historic coastal fishing villages - the quietly soothing Baltic Sea is waiting for everyone.

During the hot summer days, the greenish sea and white sand beach attracts the greatest number of people. The goal of the investors is to make sure that the concept is flexible enough to provide a destination year-round.

Vacationers can rest on the sunny beaches, recreation seekers can discover a wide range of activities and entertainment, sailing sports lovers can find their way in waves whipped by the wind. Those who simply want to admire nature can admire the impressive and amazing coastal scenery or simply watch the birds. Those who prefer more of a cultural vacation can find interesting museums and learn about the rich history of this region, or simply visit one of the old fishing villages. For someone tired of the routine and noise of city life it is a real sanctuary.

For example, one of the many natural attractions is The Dutchman's hat – a 24m high clif, permanently eroded by the Baltic Sea waves, which was formed by glaciers 12-15 thousand years ago. This hill has long been overgrown with pine forests, so it was a good landmark for the sailors and fishermen.

Another natural treasure can be found simply by walking along the Baltic Sea coast - amber. The golden stone provides evidence about prehistoric times, when the Baltic Sea had not even taken shape. Amber - is a natural fossilized resin, distinguished from pines, which grew around 50 million years ago.

For example, one of the many natural attractions is The Dutchman's hat – a 24m high cliff, permanently eroded by the Baltic Sea waves, which was formed by glaciers 12-15 thousand years ago. This hill has long been overgrown with pine forests, so it was a good landmark for the sailors and fishermen.

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