Klaipeda Travel Guide

  • Nida - Typical houses
    Nida - Typical houses
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  • Svyturys from Klaipeda
    Svyturys from Klaipeda
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  • New Port: Klaipeda ferry
    New Port: Klaipeda ferry
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Klaipeda Things to Do

  • Beautiful harbor

    Klaipeda a very important sea transport harbor. International ferries go to Sweden, Germany and Denmark. Needless to say, most of Lithuanian's export and import are not possible without Klaipeda port. As Klaipeda is the only coastal city in Lithuania, summer holiday makers come to this city and take ferries to visit different white beaches which...

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  • Sculpture "Fisherman"

    Sculpture "Fisherman" is a sculpture, symbolizing Klaipeda typical Sea festival. It was built already in Soviet time, in 1971. Many people gather every summer for a few days to Sea festival, it is quite popular celebration in Lithuania.Anyway, it is interesting fact, that before place was known for sculpture "Borussia", built in 1907. It was built...

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  • United Lithuania monument “Arch”

    It was created to commemorate unification of whole Lithuania, adding region of Klaipeda (1923). It is standing here from 2003. It is one of the biggest monuments in Lithuania. Actually every part of an arch means something. Let say, smaller red granite symbolizes Klaipeda region. 'The written words on monument could be translated as “We are one...

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  • Old warehouses

    Klaipeda old warehouses on a bank of Dane river, on old town side is known from 19th century, it was mostly used as city weights and a place to keep fish (herrings). It kept old traditional architecture, typical not only in Lithuania, but also in Latvia (looks like in Liepaja).Nowadays one warehouse is used for "Memelis" bar, where they make their...

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  • Monument to millenium of Lithuania

    It is a nice example how initiative of patriotic people could change city at least a bit, they gathered money to build this small monument commemorating Lithuania millennium. Name of Lithuania was first time mentioned in chronicles of Quedlinburg in 1009, so sculpture was build in 2009. It shows Grand Duke Vytautas on horse.Vytautas is a symbol of...

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  • Sculpture "The tower"

    Sculpture "The tower" was built in 1990 and belongs to a project of A. Bosas. It symbolizes Klaipeda city inhabitants, it is like a house. Every side of house is different, showing people's life from different centuries. As I know, the small square here was formed instead of former house, so sculpture changes a house at least symbolically.

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Klaipeda Restaurants

  • Restaurant "Kurpiai"

    After some walk it old town I decided to take a dinner in one of the restaurants. Actually I didn't know this place is quite popular by locals in evening times, as here is a special place for beer drinking (probably they produce their own beer), also it is a jazz place.Anyway, I ordered a spaghetti with a meat, also a tea (as I needed to drive car...

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  • Home-made beer and Germanic Food

    This restaurant and brewery, in operation since 1871, harkens back to the Prussian days, which of course includes tasty beer and German-influenced food. The interior has a classic beer-hall feel, while the relaxing terrace is a lovely place to enjoy a meal and/or beverage on a warm, sunny day. Good quality food and beer is served by staff who...

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  • Stora Antis

    This restaurant in the old town of Klaipeda is not very known, so when I went there to celebrate my birthday, I was really surprised that we have such a nice restaurant! I mean the best part is food and drinks. As I know owners are Ukrainians, so you can try very nice Ukrainian and also Russian dishes there. Portions are big, food is rich and...

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Klaipeda Nightlife

  • Memelis - Brewery and restaurant

    The Memelis was opened in a reconstructed warehouse in summer 2002. The building is home to a restaurant, a pub and a sort of night club. It includes a large outdoor terrace which offers nice views of the river Dane. They serve various Lithuanian and international dishes and their own brewed beers (light, black and non filtrated). I gave the light...

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  • Dance all night long

    This night club is very good location. Always very crowdy and friendly atmosphere. Upstairs is chinese restaurant and casino. Most of people knows this place as casino but not night bar. No sneakers but anything you would wear in nightclub.

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  • Some beer?

    There you can taste local beer poduced in the restaurant and dance till late night. Come around 9 or 10 PM. Then you will get a table. Usually in the weekends there stays note with amount that you have to spend if you want to sit by these tables (50 or 100 Lt).Ber costs from 3.9 Lt (0.3 l) to... Varies on how much of beer you want... :)This hall...

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Klaipeda Transportation

  • Driving by car

    After relaxing days in Sventoji, the last small holidays day was a bit cloudy, so I decided to leave place earlier and also to visit Klaipeda for a few hours :)It was no problem to find a center of Klaipeda, as I used GPS, but I was disappointing, that everywhere car places looked reserved or non - free for parking. Anyway, I decided to pay for...

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  • Ferry to the Curonian Spit

    Plentiful and cheap ferries connect Klaipeda and the northern Curonian Spit village of Smiltinye. A passenger and bicycle only ferry departs from the old ferry terminal along Dane Gatve, while a car ferry departs from the new ferry terminal along Agluonos Gatve. The former ferry takes about 10 minutes, while the latter one takes about 15 minutes....

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  • Klaipėda Bus Station

    The Klaipėda Bus station is across the street and about a hundred meters down from the train station. This mode of transportation is far more popular than the train, and services are significantly more robust than in the train station. Coaches and mini-buses are available to numerous domestic and international destinations, including Riga via...

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Klaipeda Shopping

  • Beautiful amber - but is it real?

    The Baltics have long been famous for their amber, and much of the production comes from the Curonian Spit.Amber is a fascinating substance, and for me, its attraction is that it was generated by a living organism. Whilst we were in Nida I bought myself a collar necklace made out of rough (unpolished) amber, which is a stunning and highly...

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  • Indulge in affordable ethnic knitware

    We loved the cosy ethnic knitware that was on offer at a number of stalls in Nida. The designs are predominantly geometric in muted colours with a distinctly Scandinavian feel. There are lots of jumpers (that's sweaters for you North Americans) available, but we thought that the designs which fasten up the front with clasps were more unusual and...

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  • Treat yourself to a weather vane!

    The Curonian Spit is famous for its ornate tin weathervanes that adorn many of the roofs. The weathervanes were first developed for identification purposes on fishing boats in the nineteenth century, but have long since been incorporated into house design and feature bold geometric designs in white, blue, red and black that have been personalised...

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Klaipeda Local Customs

  • Baltic housekeeping at its best!

    One of the defining features of both Latvia and Lithuania is the impressive level of general 'housekeeping', with no tolerance for untidiness or litter in cities or towns. Clearly people consider this a priority and tidy up after themselves (and others) out of a sense of pride and civic duty - a lesson that many other countries (especially my own)...

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  • Tips

    I ussually leave 7-10 percent from the bill. Even in daytime when having lunch. If I have a lunch for 15 litas, I will leave 2 litas. If I eat for 45 litas, I will leave 4 or 5 litas... But tips are not must. If I don't like the service of waitress (I never mix waitress and kitchen work), I don't give any tips.

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  • Taking of your shoes

    Ussually when comming to somebody's home, we take shoes away. I know, that acording etiquet, it is not needed to do, but in LIthuania it is acording to the owner of house. It is polite to take shoes of. But if owner tells you "don't take of your shoes", then it means, that you just walk in with shoes. But is can be unpolite just to walk inside of...

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Klaipeda Warnings and Dangers

  • Cars, bikes, staff in cars

    Be aware, that cars with foreign registration plates attract more attention of thieves of all kinds. So it is better have the car equipped with the alarm system and proper insurance. It is also better not to live any staff in the car visible from the outside. If you don't want to carry packets or handbags with you better to put them in the trunk....

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  • General safety so far

    Here I will try to describe more or less common dangers for the tourists in Klaiped (besides of those are in my previous tip):1) Dangerous districts: There is no particullary more dangerous disticts in Klaipeda, at least to the same extent as in US or even some european cities, probability to get robbed or assaulted is almost the same in all town...

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  • hotels booking

    If you plan visit to Klaipeda in the end of July, book hotel very early, because all acomodation is booked for Sea Festival. When there is festival you can check on www.jurossvente.lt . There is same bad situation with hotels the first weekend of June, when Jazz festival takes place.

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Klaipeda What to Pack

  • 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...

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  • Lonely Planet Guide: Estonia, Latvia &...

    The Baltic States are rapidly developing countries, therefore an up to date guidebook is very helpful. I used the Lonely Planet Guide "Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania which offers information for all budgets on what to see and do, and tips on dining and accomodation.

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  • You should have it!!!

    - As small as you can (or you wil have to leave it somewhere) - On winter warm clothes, preferably woterpoof and windproof, long waterproof shoes (protect yourself from snow)- On summer light clother, swimmingsuit and etc.- All seasoms pair of good shoes (street in oldtown are made of stone bricks) Something agaist mosquitos and other bugs in...

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Klaipeda Off The Beaten Path

  • Misty beauty

    These views appear often in the surrounding nature near Klaipeda. However, you have to wake up early in the morning. Maybe 5 o'clock. These foggy photos are taken somewhere in Klaipeda on way to Palanga.

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  • Curonian Spit - nature and villages

    Cutonian Split is a natural long peninsula with one side bordered by Curonian lagoon, another - by Baltic sea. It is a place, protected by UNESCO World Heritage list. It was a huge work made to safe this land from water of one and other sides and strong wind always causing an erosion of soil. Now it keeps natural nature, also a few great villages...

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  • Sventoji - silent resort near Latvian...

    First settlement in Sventoji is known as far as 5000 years back. As a port it was already used in 12th century. It was one of the main ports of former Lithuania, as Klaipeda belonged to Prussia. In interwar times in 20th century a few piers were built, fishermen settlement was created. Nowadays it belongs to Palanga. Anyway, it is more silent and...

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Klaipeda Sports & Outdoors

  • New golf area

    Just in spring 2010 Golf fields were opened for golfers. I don't play golf, just had one lesson in denmark, but I like the view over the fields from a good restaurant terace. One island of the fields is made as Lithuania map contour.

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  • Danes ragatta

    Rowing is one of the most attractive sports to me probably because I heard about it so much from my sister who was rower. So there is one really big event in the summer it is Dane regatta. This year it will be organized 37th time.It is two days event where you can watch people rowing through the Dane river.It is organized around the midle of...

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  • German heritage

    Klaipeda is also known for German tourists. Some of Germans come here to investigate old roots of family, some just to see how this land looks now. Also It is popular just for German architecture style lovers, but pity that not so much of it left.Most traditional here is German fachwerk architecture, that is possible to see on some older houses....

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  • Small sculptures, decorations

    Despite Klaipeda old town and central part is not really big one, there are nice small secret sculptures all around, that make city lively. You could see a small mouse, locals always their wishes to her ears. Also you could find an exotic mystical animal – dragon on one wall of old town‘s house and so on.

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  • Architecture in the Old Town

    Klaipeda's Old Town is home to many half-timbered (Fachwerk) buildings which were built in the 18th and 19th century. This architectural style was influenced by Germanic cuture and is known for its large wooden frames in walls and ceilings. Nowadays many of the old buildings house galleries, museums, little souvenir shops or cafes.

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