The Curonian Spit - a 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast. Its southern portion lies within Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia and its northern within southwestern Lithuania. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site shared by the two countries.
A huge iron fox sculpture was erected on the bank of the Talkša Lake in Šiauliai in December 2009. The sculpture is 7 metres high, 25 metres long and weighs 7 tons. The iron fox, a symbol of inventiveness and wisdom, was made to commemorate the 1000 year anniversary of the name of Lithuania. The structure of the fox has a "heart" with a built-in time capsule for future generations. The heart is made of galvanized metal and fitted in the statue exactly in the "usual place" for the heart.