Amazing Amber, Seaside Culture

Formerly known as Memel, Klaipeda is a unique historic city – with roots stretching all the way back to the reign of German knights. It’s a glorious and royal city too, as Klaipeda was once the capital of the Prussian Kingdom. Today, Klaipeda is a modern city, known for its creative, innovative design and archi¬tecture and, even more, for its friendly and welcoming people. This relatively small town is well known for its grand annual festivals, such as Jazz festival and Sea festival. The cultural scene offers everything from world known music concerts to sizzling jazz clubs, bars, museums and galleries.

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Useful information

Language

Lithuanian

Distance from pier to city center

Cruise Vessel Terminal located 100 meters from the centre of Klaipėda.
JSC Central Klaipeda Terminal located close to the city centre

Transportation to/from airport

Taxi: 25 km to/from domestic Palanga airport

Currency

EU euro EUR

Transport to/from city center

Taxi is available in Cruise ship terminal.

City Card

Not available

Downloadable map

Port information

Berthing policy: First come, first served.

Pier 28, 29, 30, 31, 32

Max LOA: 285 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: meteo.lt 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
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Pier
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
Port
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
Transport
City centre within 1 km from pier
Publicly regulated taxis

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.

Events

22 Jun 2019
22 Jun 2019
Midsummer festival (“Joninės”)
Place: Klaipeda
Category: Folklore
23 Jun 2019
23 Jun 2019
Carillon festival
Place: Klaipeda
Category: Music

Varied Shore Excurions

CLASSIC & POPULAR

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.

NEW & ADVENTUROUS

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

Contacts

Klaipeda Tourism and Culture Information Centre
Romena Savickiene
Director
Klaipeda State Seaport Authority
Kristina Gontier
Head of Marketing Department
k.gontier@port.lt Phone +370 46 499 624 Mobile +370 620 43192
Authority J. Janonio str. 24
92251 Klaipeda, Lithuania