Trakai and Trakai Castle Lithuania

The town of Trakai, with its reconstructed immense Island Castle, and environs including Senieji Trakai and 32 lakes, is an easy drive of  about 30 km west of Vilnius. It is part of the Trakai Historical National Park established in 1991. Trakai is also known for...
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Trakai Karaite or Trakai Karaim

Not to be confused with the much larger world Judaic Karaite movement, the Lithuanian Trakai Karaite (or Karaim, or even sometimes Karaimic) are as perplexing as the confusion surrounding their name suggests. Settled in Trakai from the Crimea by Grand Duke Vytautas at the end...
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