relict dune, as the highest dune at the seaside of
Palanga, is mapped in the large maps since 17th century.
The name of Birute hill is linked with a romantic story of
priestess Birute, who married to the Grand Duke of
Lithuania Kestutis and gave birth to Vytautas, the most
famous Lithuanian Grand Duke. In 1989 the archaeologists
found the evidences of a pagan sanctuary and observatory,
which had existed on the top of Birutė hill in 14th-15th
In 1869 a chapel was built there according to the project
of architect K. Majer. In 1976 stained-glass windows were
arranged in this chapel (author L. Pocius). At the foot of
the hill there is a sculpture "For you, Birute"
(sculptress K. Tuliene, 1965).