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Klaipeda

Klaipeda is Lithuania’s sea gateway to the world. It is spread along the Baltic Sea coast and the Curonian Lagoon, and it lies on both the banks of the River Dane. Klaipeda’s Old Town is located on the left bank of the river. Today Klaipeda is the third largest city in Lithuania with a population of 210 000 people.

Klaipeda was first mentioned by in historical records in the 13th century. Klaipeda Castle was built for the Livonian Order from the 13th to the 14th centuries. Until the 18th century the city had the status of a fortress, and its inhabitants were mostly traders and farmers. In the 18th century the city authorities established a theatre and therefore Klaipeda became an important cultural centre of Western Lithuania.

The famous German composer Richard Wagner worked here for some time. After World War I the Lithuanian government seized control of the Klaipeda Region from the French in 1923, and the region was soon recognised as part of Lithuania.

Due to its excellent location and facilities, Klaipeda is booming not only as an industrial, cultural and scientific centre of Western Lithuania, but also as a sea resort. Its name is well known as a tourist destination for relaxation and entertainment. Various traditional events and festivities associated with the sea, fairs, exhibitions and other events take place regularly in Klaipeda.




Klaipeda City sightseeing will show you the most beautiful and significant sights of Klaipeda Old Town. Klaipeda Old Town is a territory, which until the 17th century was surrounded by defence ramparts and the River Dane. In the Old Town the traditional medieval urban layout is still clearly distinguishable. The larger districts which lie next to the main street were occupied by merchants, while craftsmen resided in smaller districts. This distribution is reflected in the street names: Kalviu Street (blacksmiths’), Zveju Street (fishermen) and others. The heart of the Old Town was the castle, which after the 18th century was adapted for industrial needs.

Today guests of the city love to spend their spare time in the Old Town. Klaipeda’s streets, yards and squares pulse with life. Many offices, art galleries, museums, clubs, and a theatre are located here. At night it is pleasant to spend time in restaurants, coffee-bars of various styles, or dance in discos and clubs.


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