Straps are one of the biggest tourist attractions of Lithuania. Charming wooden small town, inhabited by one of the smallest European nations karaimów; a wonderful lock of the grand dukes has on the lake island, nature of the lake district of Trotsky. Straps are one of the oldest Lithuanian castles, established probably in the XII century. He became one thing around two, near Vilnius of Lithuanian centres państwotwórczych. About 1320 of year there was a seat of the grand duke of Giedymin here, and from 1341 of year capital city of the Kiejstuta district. Witold settled here Karaimów and of Tartars, and 1409 granted the year Straps of the law urban.
The Order of Teutonic Knights repeatedly tempted for occupying the castle itself, but he only made a success of it in 1383 of year., and only in the role of Witold's contemporary ally. From times of Old Zygmunt the city started falling into decline. In period 1413 - Straps were 1795 with district town. Almost all monuments are finding the Strap oneself on the High Street, leading to the castle on an island.
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