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Travel around Lithuania and prepare to visit Klaipeda – the oldest city of the country. Start your tour with our friendly Klaipeda tourism geeks, they know exactly what travellers need! No doubt that Klaipeda tours will reveal few interesting facts. Strange, but a long time ago the city was called Memel. For those who don’t know, the town is situated just by the shores of the Baltic Sea and it owns an important seaport. Visit Klaipeda and get inspired by the great history and stunning highlights. Don’t get surprised, once you count on Klaipeda tourism– no time for being lazy. Put traveling in the first place! Come, take a tour in the Lithuanian Sea Museum, spot the admiring Ann from Tharau sculpture, enjoy spending time in the Theatre Square, listen for some music at Klaipeda Castle Jazz Festival! Klaipeda tours always give a possibility to meet up with interesting locals, share your experience, explore unique nature and travel across silk sand beaches. Klaipeda tourism will prove, that the city is tolerant, dynamic and has its own charm! Let‘s get acquainted with Klaipeda tours! It’s thrilling to come back and visit Klaipeda all over again!
Population: 154,275 (2016)
Area: 110 km2
Density: 1 814,4/km2
Postal code: 91100-96226
Area code: (+370) 46
Rank in the country: 3rd in Lithuania
Curonian Spit is almost hundred kilometers long, curved sand-dune spit separating the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast. It is definitely one of the top attractions in Lithuania so it would be shameful to miss it once in Klaipeda! It is easily accessible by ferry and it has been included to the list of UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, you will find quite a few fascinating coastal towns and the famous Sea Museum so there is not a chance that you will not enjoy visiting this unique and beautiful place!
The Old Town is one of the most beautiful parts of the city to explore because it is full of fascinating German and Scandinavian architecture. Streets of the Old Town geometrically configured very correctly so it definitely is like no other Old Town in Lithuania but very interesting nonetheless. The Theatre Square hosts a variety of concerts, the famous Sea festival and the International Jazz Festival which makes it a highlight of the Old Town and a beloved part of the city of all the locals as well as the visitors.
Meridianas Ship is one of the top tourists attraction in Klaipeda located at the dock of the Dane River. The ship was built in the 1940s and was used as an educational ship for the Klaipeda Navigation School. Nowadays it shows marine expositions and has also been turned into a famous delicious food restaurant, Meridianas. So after taking a walk along the shores of the Dane River, make sure to stop for a moment and explore this iconic symbol of the city.
Black Ghost Statue is the famous sculpture looking a lot like a Dementor from Harry Potter. How cool is that, right? The figure looks like it is crawling out of the Dane River and is located near the beautiful Memel Hotel. Commemorating a legend from 1595 about a black ghost lurking around this place, the Black Ghost statue is made entirely out of bronze. It is no doubt one of the top tourists attractions in the seaside city so don’t miss out on seeing and snapping a picture besides the statue.
Dino Parkas is a perfect place to visit if you are traveling with your family and have some kids running around because they will definitely enjoy this cool place. The dinosaur park is located only 7 km outside of Klaipeda and there is no other such park in the Baltic countries. Here you will find about forty life-size moulages of dinosaurs and some other interesting attractions like erroneous mirrors labyrinth. Make sure to check it out, you and your kids are not likely to be disappointed!
Momo Grill is a modern, minimalist steakhouse located in the Liepų street. The menu is not too big so the dishes served here have been improved to reach pure perfection for any meat lover’s stomach! Here you will have one of the best beef, grilled fish and duck’s leg you have ever tried.
Stora Antis is one of the best places to eat in Klaipeda because it is situated in the Old Town and the interior – taking advantage of a beautiful 19th century cellar – creates a magical and cozy atmosphere. The menu offers Lithuanian traditional food as well as more modern European dishes so you will surely find something you like.
Herkus Kantas is one of the best pubs in town with an even greater view. It is located opposite the iconic barquentine Meridianis. During the summer, there is plenty of outdoor seating but during all year round there is a cosy cellar with a great choice of beers on tap.
Viva la Vita is located on the 20th floor of the Amberton hotels and so offers a meal with the best panoramic view of Klaipeda’s waterfront and the spit’s northern point in town. The restaurant specializes in an amazing range of tasty cocktails as well as some delicious snacks and dishes.
Monai is a top choice for a weekend’s brunch and desserts. It is famous for its unique interior and atmosphere – it is so cozy you will feel more like dining at home than at a restaurant. It also has an open kitchen so you’ll get a job to fancy at how the chefs are making your food firsthand.
Visit the Sea Museum is located in Smiltyne and can be reached by a ferry from the Old Ferry terminal or from the New Ferry terminal in Klaipeda. The museum offers to visit various different exhibitions such as the Aquarium, Exposition of Marine fauna, seabirds and mammals alongside with the exposition of History and Navigation. Oh, and to visit the Delphinarium is an exciting and fun thing to do for visitors of all ages!
Check out the sculptures because Klaipeda has just so many amazing ones to see! The famous sculptures: the Golden Mouse, the Cat with the Gentleman’s face and the Childhood Dreams sculpture if to name just a few. So enjoy this amazing art while strolling down the city is surely one of the best things to do in the city.
Visit Klaipeda Castle Museum that is located inside the remains of Klaipeda’s old moat-protected castle dating back to the 13th century. It is a great place to visit for any history level because the museum tells the story not only of the castle throughout the ages, but also exhibits some fascinating photographs from WWII and postwar years when the city was rebuilt by the Soviet planners.
Take a walk down Friedrich Passage is one of the most unique places in the Klaipeda’s Old Town admired by the locals as well as the visitors. But beware! Visit this place with an empty stomach because Friedrich Passage offers a whole chain of restaurants: the main one famous for its Mediterranean dishes, a pizzeria, a steakhouse and a Lithuanian tavern. Taste what Klaipeda is really all about!
Visit the Clock Museum that is among the most interesting museums to visit in Klaipeda. Here, you will find one section exploring the principles of chronology from its earliest times and the second exhibits the evolution of form and design of clocks. There is also a sundial garden worth visiting during the sunny days.
Though one very popular proverb states, that “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” Being sure that during your trip through Venice’s water labyrinths or visiting best Gelato café in Florence you will not stay with only wind in your pocket gives more confidence. So, it is obvious that making small research on city you plan to visit prices and the trip cost and how much you might spend overall will not get worse for you and will not take too much time and even could be done for you by others. How much you will have to spend, depends on the local food and beverage service prices as well as the trip cost. As many tour agencies provide their clients with pretty various vacation deals, it is always 100% possibility that you shall find a trip by a good price which suits you the most.
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