Kryziu Kalnas

Kryziu Kalnas 'Hill of crosses'
Kryziu Kalnas or the 'hill of crosses', sits roughly 7.5 miles north of Šiauliai, Lithuania.
 
Crosses started being placed on the hill in place of a former hill fort, as a sign of respect to those lost during the rebellian against Russian authorities in 1831 and 1863. The site was used to pray for peace for their country.
 
The site continued to be used until Lithuania was occupied by the Soviet union in 1944, who had the site bulldozed three times.

The spirit of the Lithuanian people could not be crushed however, and to this day people still add crosses to the site, which held an estimated 100,000 crosses at its last count in 2006.

Information on how to visit the hill of crosses can be found here:
www.tic.siauliai.lt