NORWAY FINLAND ESTONIA LITHUANIA POLAND GERMANY DENMARK SWEDEN Saaremaa Tallinn Gdansk Rostock Lübeck-Travemünde Oslo Arendal Kristiansand Klaipeda Helsinki Kotka Turku Kemi Mariehamn Stockholm Gothenburg Helsingborg Karlskrona Kalmar Malmö Visby Kalundborg Rønne Aalborg Helsingor Aarhus Skagen Fredericia Copenhagen Nyborg
Download as PDF

Klaipeda: timber-framed style city

Klaipėda is the 3rd largest city in 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 timber-framed style old town, neo-gothic architecture, lovely craftsmen‘s courtyards and cobblestone streets. The city also features the famous Drama Theatre 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 exiting museums: the largest of this kind Lithuanian Maritime Museum, Klaipeda Castle Museum, Clock&Watch Museum, Blacksmith Museum. Over 100 creative sculptures and famous statues can be found in Klaipeda which make the search for "the hidden treasures" adventurous and inspirational. The wealth of Klaipeda is a large variety of maritime, cultural and folk events hosted here. In summer, Klaipeda attracts thousands of visitors to the traditional Sea Festival, Jazz Festival, folk dance&song competitions, ship parades, sailing regattas. Cycling in Klaipeda and its region is one of the most enjoyable ways to explore its vast architecture, stunning nature places, numerous activities sites in your own relaxed way, avoiding fixed programs, traffic and congestion. TThe dense network of modern bike routes (which totals to nearly 200 km) were constructed in Klaipeda.

Read more ›
Feel free to use all information on this page in your marketing materials

Useful information



Distance from pier to city center

Cruise Vessel Terminal located 100 meters from the centre of Klaipėda.

Transportation to/from airport

Taxi: 25 km to/from domestic Palanga airport


EU euro EUR

Transport to/from city center

Taxi is available in Cruise ship terminal.

City Card

Not available

Downloadable map

Port information

Klaipeda Cruise Vessel Terminal is located within walking distance from the historical downtown of Klaipeda. Vessels with the length of 315 m and the draught of 8.5 m can be moored at the terminal. All services necessary for tourists are set in the terminal and its approaches: taxi, postal services, Free WiFi, currency exchange, ATM, souvenir shops, bars, restaurants, hotels. In 2024, the 2nd cruise terminal will be build in Klaipeda.

Berthing policy: First come, first served.

Pier 28, 29, 30, 31, 32

Max LOA: 315 m Max depth: 9 m Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): Equipped with rubber cylinder Info on tides: No tides Learn more

Quay No 80

Max LOA: 300 m Max depth: 9,5 m Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger, Con Ro Info on tides: No tides Info on wind: Web site: Learn more

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

0,12 EUR/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
Download PDF with overview of services available at all Cruise Baltic destinations.
Personal welcome
Musical welcome
Free local food samples
Gifts for passengers
Cruise guest national flags
Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays
Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit
Destination has special offers for crew
Independent guest reception and help
Local life and events with locals
Mailbox available
Signed route from pier to city centre and/or public transport
Tourist information (office or maps) in port area
Destination collaboration
Local cruise network
Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility
Destination video available for Cruise Lines
City centre within 1 km from pier
Publicly regulated taxis
Turnaround facilities
Airport less than one hour drive from port
Airport less than one hour drive from city centre

Selected attractions

Klaipeda Old Town

Fachwerk ambience: Half timber frame, stylish buildings, unique rectangular layout of cobbled streets.

Curonian Spit

Unspoiled natural beauty and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Palanga Resort

Beautiful, funfilled seaside resort, home to the Amber Museum, world’s largest collection of amber inclusions.

Plokstine Nuclear Missile Base

Top secret Soviet former nuclear missile base, now museum of The Cold War, Žemaitija National Park.

Lithuanian Sea Museum

Extensive collection of sea fauna, fresh and salt water aquariums.

Exciting extras

“Švyturys” Brewery

Established in 1784, still brewing. Oldest brewery in Lithuania, the beer from here is very popular in all of Lithuania.

Kretinga Museum

Also known as Kretinga Manor: Archeological finds, art and ethnography, restored orangery.

Kretinga Church and Monastery

17th century Franciscan monastery. Peruse the 400-year old altar, church crypts – accompanied by a Franciscan brother.

Vente Cape Ornithological station

More than 50.000 visitors a year. One of the world’s most important bird migration spots.


21 May 2021
21 May 2021
Klaipėda ship parade
Place: Klaipeda
Category: Other
21 May 2021
21 May 2021
“Street music festival"
Place: Klaipeda
Category: Music
21 May 2021
21 May 2021
“Night of the museums”
Place: Klaipeda
Category: Other
2 Jun 2021
2 Jun 2021
Klaipėda Castle Jazz festival
Place: Klaipeda
Category: Music

Varied Shore Excurions


Klaipeda Old Town & Palanga Amber Museum
Old town of Klaipeda. More than 28.000 pieces of amber pieces, jewellery and decorations at the Amber museum in Palanga.
Curonian Spit –UNESCO World Heritage Site
Unique and distinctive UNESCO heritage site, one of the most stunning natural attractions in Lithuania.
Legends of the Witches Hill
Ensemble of wooden sculptures depicting Lithuanian fairytales characters, in the heart of the woodland.
Vente Cape Bird Ringing Station
Wild nature sanctuary, resting place for migrating birds. One of the first European bird ringing stations (1929). Try to ring a bird yourself.


Soviet Nuclear Missile Site
Top secret, former Soviet nuclear missile base: Corridors, main operation room, engine room, impressive 27-metres deep mineshaft.


Klaipeda Tourism and Culture Information Centre
Romena Savickiene
Klaipeda State Seaport Authority
Kristina Gontier
International Relations Manager