Klaipeda

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About Klaipeda
Klaipėda is a city in Lithuania situated at the mouth of the Danė River, in Northern Europe.

Klaipėda's main attractions are the historic buildings in the city's centre, dating from the 13th to 18th centuries. Highlights include the remnants of the Klaipėda Castle, built in the 13th century, the Žardė ancient settlement, situated on the right bank of the Smiltelė River, dating back to the 10th century, the remnants of the 'Dutch' defence system around the entire town from the 17th–18th centuries and the maritime museum in Fort Wilhelm, built at the end of the 19th century.

The Tourist Office is located on Turgaus Street and is open at varying times, according to the time of year.

Museums include the Castle, Lithuania Minor Historical, Blacksmiths, Lithuanian Sea museum and Dolphinarium and the Clock museum.

Antiques and traditional Lithuanian souvenirs of wood, metal, leather and linen can be purchased in the many shops on Turgaus and Theatre Street. Amber stalls can also be found in Theatre Square.

The Palanga Amber Museum is a branch of the Lithuanian Art Museum and is housed in the restored 19th century Tiškevičiai Palace, surrounded by the Palanga Botanical Garden. The museum's collection of amber comprises of about 28,000 pieces.

Cross by ferry to the Curonian Spit (a UNESCO site) to discover the “Hill of Witches”. The Curonian Spit is a 98km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast.

See the old fishermen’s cottages at Nida, a nearby upmarket holiday resort.

The countryside of western Lithuania is famous for it's white storks. At Ventes Ragas, tour the Bird Ringing Station, where each season, several thousand birds are tagged.

The valley of Singing Stones “Madzuchai” is the largest Japanese garden project in Europe, with picturesque ponds connected by natural water spring sources and cascades, waterfalls and bridges.

The Plokstine Forest in Zemaitja National Park is the site of the Soviet Nuclear Weapons Program, developed in the 1960's. The silos housed the deadly surface to surface missiles which could have changed the world forever.

Local dishes to try include 'Cepelinai' (pork meat wrapped in a large potato pastry and covered in cream curd sauce), 'Šaltibarščiai' (cold beet soup), 'Kugelis' (grated potato cake) and 'Bulviniai blynai' (plain potato pancakes).
Cruise Terminal
Cruise ships dock in the Port of Klaipeda. The cruise ship terminal is situated within an 800m walk from the city centre, in the very heart of the historic old town of Klaipeda with lots of shops, bars and restaurants.

A small information stand is usually set up dockside when ships are in port.

A free hourly shuttle bus is provided to the centre of town and taxis are also available.
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