Lithuania was under Soviet rule from WWII until the late 1980s. Most of the statues or symbols from this time have nowadays disappeared, but there are still some remains from communist times left.
At some unrenovated buildings you can still see Soviet symbols like hammer and sickle.
A monument to Soviet soldiers can be found in the western part of Mazvydas Sculpture Park.
Jonas Hill Bastion
In the Eastern part of the old town you can see the former bastion that was restored. It is a fortification that appeared in XVII century. It got a name Jonas Hill. Nowadays the place looks like a park and the place for walking.
In Your Pocket Guide
On my travels to East and Central Europe I always try to get myself the latest edition of the "In Your Pocket" guide. These guides are very up to date, provide useful maps and offer all sorts of practical information for independent travels. Most of the tips can also be found on their webpage.
Lithuania is the cradle of "In Your Pocket" as the the first guide was published in Vilnius in 1991. The Klaipeda guide is updated once per year and also includes information about Nida and Palanga. The guides are available locally from kiosks or the Tourist Information Office.
There are some festivals:
first weekend of summer Klaipeda Jazzz festival (more on jazz.lt)
last week or weekend of July Sea festival (more
Remember that there is allways something happening in the city so just check websites and you'll find it
It is good place to taste Lithuanian national food in national atmosphere. If you decide to eat "Cepelinai", please, ask if they can make half of portion, because "Cepelinai" are always two on the plate, and because it is specific food for foreigners, it can be too much for one person ;-) Of course, you can eat there also some other food. You will get long meniu also in English. I don't have my favorite dish there, everything is good ;-)