travel42 Port Guide: Klaipeda

Klaipeda travel42 Port of Call Guide

The port of Klaipeda, 175 mi/280 km northwest of Vilnius and today a fishing and manufacturing center, is Lithuania's oldest city (it dates from the seventh century). Although much of its original architecture has been destroyed through the years, the city has a distinctly Germanic look from its 700 years of Prussian rule, when it was called Memel. In 1806, Memel even had a brief spell as the capital of Prussia.

Sights include the Picture Gallery's sculpture collection (we like the statues in...

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