Klaipėda - the third largest city of Lithuania - is situated in the Western part of the country. It city covers 98,35 square kilometers.

It is an ice-free port with favourable geographical position (55o 43' North latitude, 21o 07' East longitude) on the coast of the Baltic Sea and Curonian Lagoon, within close distance to other Baltic sea ports: Kaliningrad (Russia) and Riga (Latvia).

The town was founded in 1252, when the Livonian Order, after occupying the coastal lands of the Balts, built a wooden castle at the mouth of the Dane river and called it Memelburg.

By the end of the II world war, the town was heavily damaged; the greater part of the Old Town was destroyed and few inhabitants remained. During the years of Soviet power (1945-90), the churches and also the many other valuable buildings, were reconstructed. Klaipeda was turned into an industrial town; it expanded and far overstepped its ancient borders. The remaining and restored Old Town preserved its old-time spirit and charm. At present, Klaipeda with its population of 205,000, ranks third among the towns of Lithuania and is one of the most important towns of the Republic with an ice-free port, stretching for 15 km along the coast of the Curonian lagoon. It is an important sea transport centre with an international ferry port.

The town has a university, music and drama theatres, museums, libraries, concert halls, culture centres, an Art Exhibition Palace, and galleries, as well as a park of sculptures, the carillon and many other historical and cultural monuments. The Old Town, with its beautiful Teatro Square, is very distinctive and inviting.


By its old architecture the seaport is closer to the northern countries. Some of the buildings that have survived in the cosy Old Town have a pronounced Fachwerk style. Modern elements can also be traced.


Klaipėda cherishes nice marine traditions - it hosts the Sea Festival on the last weekend of July every year since 1934. This event includes a number of performances of artistic companies and craftsmen’s fairs. The festival attracts many participants and guests not only from Lithuania but from abroad, too.


The Kopgalis Fort complex, built in the 19th century, houses the Maritime Museum with an attractive exposition of marine nature and the history of navigation. These unique structures also accommodate a rich Aquarium and a Dolphinarium hosting shows of trained dolphins and Californian sea lions, which attract many spectators. Another interesting activity of the museum is dolphin therapy for children with disability.


The Lithuania Minor and Castle Museums house exhibits related to the history of the region; Pranas Domšaitis Gallery stores valuable collections of paintings; the Museums of Clocks and Blacksmith also boast interesting collections. A number of original artworks of the best national sculptors are displayed in Klaipėda Park of Contemporary Sculpture. One can listen to the carillon music concerts given in the tower of the Old Post-office at midday on weekends.

Žuvėdra dance sport ensemble, the most famous artistic company of Klaipėda, is a repeated European and world champion.


FaLang translation system by Faboba




Humidity: 77%

  • 11 Dec 2017

    Rain And Snow 5°C 0°C

  • 12 Dec 2017

    Cloudy 11°C 4°C

Europe, Vilnius

Aviabilietai internetu - online


Let Us Help...

Call our team to find out more and let us help you arrange your event

 contact us NOW  phone: +37 052 625243

 emergency phone: +37 061 520462


 Odminiu 11, Vilnius,


   linked in


Online Enquiry

Complete an online enquiry and we will get back to you.

conference request

What's hot in Lithuania ?

Follow Visit Lithuania on Twitter

Read and comment on our
Visit Lithuania 

Keep up to date with the latest news and events at travel agency VISIT LITHUANIA, local provider of travel service in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia. And there's more to come.



We have 1267 guests and no members online

Selected Conference & Meeting Venues in Lithuania!

Visit Lithuania Conference Division and website conferenceLithuania.eu provides all the necessary information and guidance that planners and organizers might need.

In our website you can find  124 convention hotels and 94 convention venues[2016.03.18] suitable for any kind of conferences, events, or meetings in all Lithuania.

Our main objectives are the following:

•  Gather information about available conference facilities and services
•  Give objective advice to meeting planners and organizers
•  Assist in conference, business and travel arrangements

We are ready to give you knowledgeable and objective advice and do our best to handle your request promptly.

+370 52 625243 Fax: +370 52 625242 info@VisitLithuania.net
   Legal notice Privacy policy Site Map