Klaipėda is a city in the southwestern corner of Lithuania, situated at the mouth of the Curonian Lagoon where it flows into the Baltic Sea. Originally founded by baltic tribes, the city and castle were built by German knights and called Memel.
As Lithuania's only seaport, it has ferry terminal connections to Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Some of its older buildings have picturesque half-timbered construction, similar to that found in Germany, England and Denmark. Popular seaside resorts found close to Klaipėda are Nida to the south on the Curonian Spit, and Palanga to the north.
Things to See & Do
* Historic buildings
* Marine & Clock museums
* Curonian spit
* Remnants of the Memelburg Castle
* Žardė - ancient settlement
Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Litas (LTL)
Language - Lithuanian (official), Polish, Russian
Land Area – 98.35 km2
Population – 202,500
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code + 370
Port Location – It is a short walk (500m) from the port to downtown Klaipėda.
Transport Links - Klaipėda can be accessed by ferry from Kiel, Germany. Palanga International Airport is located just 28 kilometres from the city. Flights operate to/from Scandinavian and German cities. Buses are available via Kaunas or Vilnius.
Buses, shuttle buses and taxis are available for getting around Klaipėda.