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Straddling the Danė River as it joins the Baltic Sea, the port city of Klaipeda is steeped in the richest of histories. The Tuetonic Knights, Prussia and Germany have all shaped its identity over the years, as its 13th to 18th century architecture will attest. A city packed with historical, cultural and gastronomical offerings, Klaipeda’s vibrancy is especially evident come summer, when it celebrates its nautical credentials with the Klaipeda Sea Festival. Another draw is access to the Curonian Split, a 98 kilometre long stretch of sand dunes.

Things to see

Originally built by the Tuetonic Knights in the 13th century, Klaipeda Castle was destroyed, rebuilt and renovated multiple times during its war-torn history. Today the remnants of Klaipeda Castle are occupied by an archaeological site and a museum, which is housed under the bastion. With exhibits detailing its complex history, the museum also displays findings excavated from the site itself. The heart and soul of the city, Theatre Square sits before the white Neoclassical Drama Theatre. A stone fountain adorns its centre topped with a sculpture of ‘Ann from Tharau’, the subject of a famous poem by Simon Dach. Acquainting visitors with the city’s complex heritage, The History Museum of Lithuania Minor houses an eclectic trove of artefacts. Set within a traditional half-timbered building, the collection includes coins, photographs, city models and various ethnographic artefacts. Football fans will want to check out Zalgiris Stadium, which is regularly used by Lithuanian A-League team, the FK Atlantas.

Hotels in Klaipeda

The hotels in Klaipeda cater to all tastes and budgets, whether you want a modern chain name hotel, a self-catering apartment, or even a golf resort. The larger hotels in the city come with the most amenities, ranging from onsite restaurants and bar lounges, to fitness facilities, business centres and occasionally steam rooms and saunas. Most rooms come equipped with satellite televisions and wireless internet access, whilst tea and coffee makers are usually standard. The cheap hotels in Klaipeda range from budget establishments to locally owned guesthouses, offering less frilly surroundings but all of the necessities.

Where to stay

A hotel in Klaipeda’s centre puts you in easy reach of the city’s historical attractions, such as Theatre Square and Klaipeda Castle. The New Town area is home to much of the city’s commercial activity, most of which can be found around Herkaus Manto street, the city’s main thoroughfare. Along with restaurants serving up everything from Lithuanian fare to international favourites you’ll find plenty of unique shops dotted about, with the gargantuan Akropolis mall nearby. Herkaus Manto also leads into Old Town, over the Danė River. With its 18th century buildings, many built in the quaint Germanic half-timbered style, here you’ll find galleries, museums, quaint souvenir shops and cosy pubs and cafes.

How to get to Klaipeda

Situated close by to the resort town of the same name, Palanga International Airport is the region’s primary gateway. It serves a small selection of European destinations, including Copenhagen, Oslo and Riga, with seasonal flights to Moscow. As such, you may need to make a connecting flight if you’re travelling from further afield. Once you’ve landed at Palanga, it’s a half hour journey to Klaipeda city centre, which can be done by taxi or a transfer arranged through your hotel. It’s also possible to travel to Klaipeda by ferry. The Old and New Ferry Terminals welcome ships from Kiel, Sassnitz and Karlshamn.