|Municipality||Jurbarkas district municipality|
|Capital of||Skirsnemunė eldership|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Skirsnemunė is a village in Jurbarkas district municipality, Tauragė County, Lithuania. It is situated on the Neman River about 9 km from Jurbarkas. According to the 2001 census, it had 950 residents. The village traces it history to Christmemel, a fortress built by the Teutonic Knights on a nearby hill fort in 1313. The fortress was abandoned in 1328. The town church was funded by the last will of Mykolas, son of Jonas Kęsgaila, in 1523. Skirsnemunė received Magdeburg rights in 1792.
- Borchert, Friedrich. Landsmannschaft Ostpreußen e.V. (26 May 2001). "Kampf im Osten – Diplomatie im Westen". Retrieved 11 April 2006.
- Urban, William. The Teutonic Knights: A Military History. Greenhill Books. London, 2003, pp. 133, 162, 167, 168. ISBN 1-85367-535-0
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Skirsnemunė.|
|This Lithuanian location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|