Let’s start from a little bit of history.
Birzai Castle was built in the 16th century, During the 17th and 18th century, it was the main Lithuanian defence against the wars with Sweden. But unfortunately, the Sweden army has destroyed it in 1627. It has been reconstructed only 40 years after in the Dutch style with bastions. However, in the 18th century Swedish army attacked the castle one more time and it was abandoned for about 3 centuries. Finally in the end of 20th century, the reconstruction works began and lasted for 1 year.
Nowadays it is a little and nice castle with a local history museum inside. You will have an opportunity to walk around each room and see the ancient atmosphere inside. Rich exposition includes more than one century. You will be definitely impressed by what this museum has to offer!