Danutė Mound

You will see one of the three mounds – also called Danutė Hill – 350 meters southwest of the famous Lyduvėnai bridge. The mound is fortified with ramparts and ditches. Now it is overgrown with forest and after you climb on top, you can see the panorama of Lyduvėnai bridge. Danutė, the duchess of the castle, became very sad when she sent her lover off to war and he did not return. This is where the name of the area – Liūdžiuvėnai, Liūdavėnai, Lyduvėnai (liūdėti is to be sad in Lithuanian) – came from.