Mound of Varnupiai (Kirvakalniai)

Natural monument

This mound is 13 km away from Marijampolė and has been known since old days. There is a legend about his mounds; it says that the mound was created by Lithuanians, who were bringing lands with their hats in winter. It was a way to hide from crusaders. Story tells that there was a basement in the middle. The same basement was filled with assets of people. The story paid attention of treasure hunters, who dig out a huge fosse. Now this mound has its own festival, where people can participate in international archaeological days.