Directorate of Aukštaitija Protected Areas together with the Jekabpils County Municipality in Latvia are implementing Interreg V-A Latvia-Lithuania Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 project No. LLI-477 "Creation of the International Tourist Route "Struve Geodetic Arc" / STRUVE. The project aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the programme area, to help it become an attractive and competitive place to live, work at and visit.
The tourism campaign "Discover the Struve Geodetic Arc!" is intended to introduce scientific achievements of the 19th and 20th centuries. The purpose of this campaign is to create an International Route in order to attract tourists who wish to learn and explore the history of science, expand their knowledge and who are prepared to try and explore unknown places.
Lithuania has a total of 18 points on the Struve Arc, three of which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, while Latvia has 16 points of the Struve Geodetic Arc, two of which are on this list. Most of the points of Struve Geodetic Arc are not easily accessible, there are no modern, attractive exhibitions, however, some points are suitable for visiting and are worth the attention of visitors.
During the tourism campaign “Discover the Struve Geodetic Arc!”, visitors are invited to visit 4 countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland), collect stamps, and win special souvenirs.
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