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

  • The interior of the Central Postoffice...

    Dont miss to take a look INSIDE the building of the Central Postoffice as well. The Interior of the postoffice was made in Art Nouveau-style and like all of the buildings of Art Nouveau the architecture was not only responsible for the construction of the building, but also for the decorations in Art Nouveau Style INside and OUTside the building.So...

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  • The Central Post Office / Centrinis...

    The Central Post Office (Centrinis pastas) is a bit outside of the old part of town, but it is really worth that little detour !The postoffice was built in 1893 in Neo-Gothic & Art Nouveau style with some interesting brickwork. The building has a tower with a carillion of 48 bells that will play the most famous melodie connected with the city of...

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  • The Meridianas vessel

    The vessel Meridianas was built in 1948 and was used as a sailingschool for Kadetts.After WW II it was confiscated by the Russians and nowadays it will be used as a restaurant as soom as the restoration will be finished. It is a pity I was not able to go onboard, as I really love to see such old sailingships, but maybe it will be possible the next...

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  • Theaterplatz & the Drama Theater

    The Drama Theater and the theatre square are the sights that will be shown in each and every guided tour of Klaipeda.The theatre was built in the 18th century, but rebuilt in Neo-classical style in the 19th century.There is the famous fountain of Ännchen von Tharau and there are lots of other interesting buildings around the large Theaterplatz /...

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  • St. Johanniskirche / St. John Church

    Opposite of Jonas Hill you will find the place, where the former church of St. Johanniskirche / St. John Church used to stand. It was the oldest church of Memel dating back to the year 1258. A row of bushes will show you the former size of the church and there is a singpost as well giving you some infos about the history of this church, that was...

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  • Some more great buildings of Klaipeda

    In my first two pictures you will see the former Bank of Klaipeda, built directely on the river Dane, just a few steps from the vessel Meridianas. It is an interesting building and a cafe nowadays, where you can sit under the old arcades in the shade.The backside of the building obviously has some appartments to rent for tourists - see my...

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Klaipeda Restaurants

  • Terrace restaurant-winter impossible

    Its a nice and pleasant terrace resturan, of course in summer. In winter go to the ground floor, you will find a cozy corner for meal. Its simple but nice. The servers are friendly and helpful. Hamburger, salad

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  • Try Tabu

    Its a simple restaurant, cozy atmosphere and lively. You can have quick lunch with delicious and reasonably-priced food. Its location is right in the building of Klaipeda Concert Hall. local salad, meat ans soup

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  • 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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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

  • walking distances

    Klaipeda is a town that is easily walkable on your own. Cruiseships will dock in a distance of maybe 500 meters from the old part of town and when you walk that distance you will see some of its sights already, like the Kurenwimpel that is shown on top of a mast close to the port. Walkingtime to town is about 15 minutes on a path without any...

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  • Take the ferry to the Kurshian Spit

    In order to get to the Krushian Spit / Curonian Spit you dont need to book a guided tour on your ship, you can do that by yourself as well, at least when you just want to see a small bit of it at the very end of the Spit. You will see some sandy beaches there, some lovely houses, BUT you will miss the House of Thomas Mann and other sights that are...

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  • To Klaipeda on a Baltic cruise

    I came to Klaipeda on a cruise. Cruiseships will have their port opposite of the very end of the Kurshian Spit. From your ship you will be able to walk to the old town of Klaipeda within 15 minutes and in about the same time you will also be able to catch a ferry that will take you over to the Kurshian Spit on a regular basis (read more about this...

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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

  • Ännchen von Tharau - the lyrics

    Aennchen von Tharau - the lyricsJust in case that you are interested in the lyrics of the famous song and hopefully you know some german PLUS also have some extra phantasy in order to understand the parts of the lyrics that are in some very antique german language, click on the link here to youtube while you read the text below:Ännchen von Tharau...

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  • Kurenwimpel / weathervanes

    A Kurenwimpel is something that you will find only in this part of the world. It is something like a flag, but not made of cloth, but made of wood, iron, copper or tin or a combination of them. Local fishers of Klaipeda had to fix such Kurenwimpel / weathervanes on top of the mast of their fishingboats, so the authorities could easily find out...

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  • Litas is still the currency of Lithuania...

    Lithuania still has the old currency Litas (LTL) , BUT Euros are accepted everywhere at souvenirstands and similar places where lots of tourists are going to shop.The exchangerate between Litas and Euros was fixed already some years ago: 1 EURO = 3,45280 Litas For 2015 the country is planning to take over the Euro as the official currency 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

  • Old Memel warehouses

    At some places of the old town of Klaipeda and also close to the port you will still see some of the old warehouses.Typical for the warehouses is the roof with a crane outside on top and large windows or doors on each floor below that craneYou will see various such warehouses in the old town of Klaipeda and close to the port and the river Dane and...

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  • The Arch - Monument to the United...

    The Arch - Monument to the United Lithuania by Sculptor A. Sakalauskas was built in order to memorize the 85th anniversary of the Act of Tilze and the 80th anniversary of the unification of the Klaipeda Region and Lithuania.The red granite column represents Lithuania Minor and the larger, grey column represents Lithuania Major and on the monument...

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  • Kaminkretys / The Old Town chimney-sweep

    The Sculpture Kaminkretys / The Old Town chimney-sweep is a funny sculpture on the very top of a house and it is 2,3 meters tall.For ordinary people without equipment it is totally impossible to get up there, BUT there is a belief, that who-ever will touch at least a button of the chimney-sweep on the New Years morning, will be lucky throughout the...

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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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Klaipeda Favorites

  • Klaipeda & the german heritage

    Klaipeda was founded in the year 1253 and has a population of 157.000 inhabitants nowadays. Memel was the german name for Klaipeda in the time, when it was part of Germany and it used to be the northernmost town in Germany.In 1923 the Memel Territory was detached from Germany and the French government became provisional administrators of the...

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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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Jonas hill & the old fortifications
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The Crafts yard
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The Sculpture Slibinas / The Dragon
Off The Beaten Path
Sculpture Juodasis Vaiduoklis / The Black Ghost
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The Sculpture Keturi Vejai / The Four Winds
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The Sculpture Vejas / Wind
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Simon Dach fountain
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Monument for the Millenium of Lithuania
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Siling by speed boat to Juordkrante and Nida
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Beautiful harbor
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Misty beauty
Off The Beaten Path
Sculpture "Fisherman"
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United Lithuania monument “Arch”
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Old warehouses
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Monument to millenium of Lithuania
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Sculpture "The tower"
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Museum of Minor Lithuania
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K and D building
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Driving by car
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Curonian Spit - nature and villages
Off The Beaten Path
Sventoji - silent resort near Latvian border
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Palanga - the most popular summer resort
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Former bank of Klaipeda
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Jonas hill
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Sculpture „The Old Town chimney-sweep“
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Town hall
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Vessel "Meridianas"
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Drama theater
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Sculpture of Ann from Tharau
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Unification Arch
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Walking on the Curonian Spit
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Ferry to the Curonian Spit
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Home-made beer and Germanic Food
Restaurants
Klaipėda Bus Station
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Klaipėda Train Station
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Busk at the Simon Dach fountain
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Baltic housekeeping at its best!
Local Customs
The intriguing Lithuanian sea museum
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Catch a ferry to the stunning Curonian Spit!
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Definitely the strangest dolphin show I've seen!
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