Walk the cobblestoned Old Town in Klaipėda and you’ll see its German heritage in the half-timbered architecture, beginning at Theatre Square where Hitler once spoke. The old warehouses by the Dane River are now pubs and restaurants - try a traditional Lithuanian lunch of fish stew with warm black bread. There’s a museum in the remnants of Memelburg Castle with fascinating photos from WWII, the Blacksmith Museum with intriguing iron works, and the Clock Museum with, well, clocks.

Klaipėda, close to the Curonian Spit, has some charming seaside resorts to explore. German novelist Thomas Mann had his summerhouse in Nida; it’s now a museum. The Ethnographic Fisherman’s Farmstead is an amazing experience - old fishing vessels and 19th century buildings take you back to the life of a fisherman two centuries ago.

Visit the quaint village of Palanga with miles of beautiful beaches backed by dunes and pine forests.

Klaipeda Old Town

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Klaipeda Old Town

Klaipeda Old Town

The oldest city in Lithuania, Klaipeda’s old town is a picturesque mixture of stately architecture, cobblestone streets, and charming squares not to mention a plethora of shops, bars, restaurants, galleries, cafés, and more.

Sculptures

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Sculptures

Sculptures

Klaipeda is known for its numerous sculptures found throughout the city. Some of the better-known pieces include Ann from Tharau, the Serpent, Klaipėdietis, the Black Ghost, and the Magical Mouse, just to name a few.

Meridianas

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Meridianas

Meridianas

An educational vessel built just after World War II, the Meridianas is a historic relic from another time. Learn about the history of the ship, its journeys at sea, as well as marine history in general.

Klaipeda, Lithuania At a glance

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  • 70.04
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Local Details:
Size: 110.00 KM2 (42.47 MI2)
Population: 157,350
Density: 1,430 Pop/KM2 (552 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: 370

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