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Get ready to delve into the fascinating world of Klaipėda, the oldest city in Lithuania. Allow our friendly Klaipėda tourism experts to guide you through this coastal gem, revealing captivating stories and hidden treasures that make Klaipėda a destination not to be missed. Did you know that Klaipėda was once known as Memel? Situated on the picturesque shores of the Baltic Sea, Klaipėda boasts a bustling seaport, a rich historical tapestry, and an undeniable charm.
Curonian Spit: Stretching almost a hundred kilometers, this sand-dune spit gracefully separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. Accessible by ferry, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, offering enchanting coastal towns and the world-renowned Lithuanian Sea Museum.
Old Town: Lose yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of Klaipėda’s Old Town, a captivating blend of German and Scandinavian architecture. The heart of the Old Town, Theatre Square, is where concerts and festivals come alive, making it a cherished spot for both locals and visitors.
Meridianas Ship: Moored along the Dane River, the Meridianas Ship is a true symbol of Klaipėda. Dating back to the 1940s, it once served as an educational vessel. Today, it houses captivating marine exhibitions and a delightful restaurant.
Black Ghost Statue: Embrace the eerie yet enthralling Black Ghost Statue, reminiscent of a Dementor from Harry Potter. This bronze sculpture, located near the Memel Hotel, pays homage to a legendary tale from 1595 and is a top draw for tourists.
Dino Parkas: If you’re traveling with family, make sure to visit Dino Parkas, just 7 km from Klaipėda. Featuring life-sized dinosaur replicas and quirky attractions like a labyrinth of mirrors, it’s a guaranteed hit with the little ones.
Momo Grill: Satisfy your meat cravings at this modern, minimalist steakhouse on Liepų Street. With a concise menu, the dishes are perfected to cater to every meat lover’s palate, from beef to grilled fish and duck’s leg.
Stora Antis: Nestled in the Old Town, Stora Antis creates a magical and cozy ambiance within a 19th-century cellar. The menu offers a delightful mix of Lithuanian traditional and modern European dishes, ensuring there’s something for everyone.
Viva la Vita: Elevate your dining experience at Viva la Vita, perched on the 20th floor of the Amberton Hotel. Offering panoramic views of Klaipėda’s waterfront and the Curonian Spit, this restaurant specializes in tantalizing cocktails, delectable snacks, and dishes that’ll leave you craving for more.
Monai: For a cozy brunch or delightful desserts, Monai is the top choice. With its unique interior and a welcoming atmosphere that feels more like dining at home than in a restaurant, it’s a dining experience worth savoring. An open kitchen allows you to witness the culinary magic up close.
Lithuanian Sea Museum: Hop on a ferry to Smiltynė and explore diverse exhibitions, including an aquarium, a marine fauna showcase, seabirds, mammals, and a thrilling Delphinarium show that’s entertaining for visitors of all ages.
Sculpture Tour: Wander through Klaipėda and discover its incredible array of sculptures, including the Golden Mouse, the Cat with the Gentleman’s Face, and the Childhood Dreams sculpture.
Klaipėda Castle Museum: Step into history at this museum located within the remains of Klaipėda’s 13th-century castle. It narrates the castle’s journey through the ages and features fascinating photographs from the WWII and postwar era when the city was rebuilt under Soviet planning.
Friedrich Passage: Explore this unique part of Klaipėda’s Old Town, cherished by both locals and visitors. But remember to come with an empty stomach, as Friedrich Passage boasts a delightful lineup of restaurants, including those known for Mediterranean dishes, pizza, steaks, and Lithuanian cuisine. Taste the true essence of Klaipėda.
Clock Museum: For a captivating journey through the world of timekeeping, don’t miss the Clock Museum. It features sections on the principles of chronology from its earliest days and the evolution of clock design. When the sun is shining, be sure to explore the sundial garden.
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Professionally educated in sports and tourism management, Iveta is passionate about encouraging guests to explore the Northeastern region of Europe in the most attractive way. She has been working in the tourism industry since 2013, assisting customers from 64 countries, and she loves doing it!