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Briefly about Klaipeda

Klaipėda is the 3rd largest city of Lithuania, with a population of 150 thousand people. The city’s history goes back as far as 1252, when the Livonian Order constructed the castle of Memel there. Today's Klaipėda is known for its unique Fachwerk (Timber-Framed style) old town, neo-gothic architecture, lovely craftsmen‘s courtyards, cobblestone streets. The city also features the famous Drama Theatre and the Square, with gracious sculpture of Ann from Tharau. renowned for its vibrant atmosphere: folk performances, craft fairs, and amber markets are regularly held here. The city offers to its visitors a large number of exciting museums such as the largest of that kind in Europe, Lithuanian Maritime Museum, Klaipėda Castle Museum, Clock & Watch Museum, Blacksmith Museum. Over 100 various kinds of creative sculptures, statues and monuments can be found in Klaipeda, which make the search for the hidden treasures adventurous and inspirational.

Useful information

Language: Lithuanian 

Pier and terminal: address: Priespilio street 9, LT91240, Klaipedano terminal building.

Distance from pier to city center: Cruise Vessel Pier is located ca. 800 meters from the centre/old town of Klaipėda. 

Closest international airport: Palanga International airport is 25 km from pier; approx. 25 min. by taxi. 

Currency: EU euro EUR 

Transport to/from city center: metered taxi is available at Cruise ship pier.

Tourism information: maps, information and advise are available from Tourism information staff at the pier upon ship's arrival.

Shopping: variety of shops in the central area of Klaipeda and shopping mall Akropolis. Shops open from 09:00 h to 21:00 h local time.

Pharmacy: nearest pharmacy "Camelia", address: Tiltu street 29, Klaipeda; 1,5 km/20 minutes walking distance from pier.

Emergency phone: 112