Klaipėda attractions

Museum in Klaipėda

Klaipėda Castle Museum

Spread across four exhibition spaces around Klaipėda's castle, these warren-like galleries introduce different eras of regional history. The most atmospheric is the stone-lined medieval exhibition but the highlight …
Brewery in Klaipėda


Klaipėda is home to the country’s second-oldest brewery, where its biggest beer, Švyturys, has been brewed since 1784. Book through the tourist office, or ask directly at the bar, for tours of the brewery that inclu…
Museum in Klaipėda

History Museum of Lithuania Minor

This creaky-floored little museum traces the origins of ‘Lithuania Minor’ (Kleinlitauen) – as this coastal region was known during its several centuries as part of East Prussia. It exhibits Prussian maps, coins and …
Museum in Klaipėda

Clock Museum

This niche museum is divided into two sections: the first explores the principles of chronology from its earliest times; the second looks at the evolution of design and form in clocks over the past four centuries. T…
Museum in Klaipėda

Blacksmith’s Museum

One branch of the quadripartite Lithuania Minor History Museum, the cute Blacksmith’s Museum displays ornate forged-iron works such as elaborate crosses transferred from the town’s former cemetery (Martynas Mažvydas…
Church in Klaipėda

Mary Queen of Peace Church

This is that rarest of beasts: a Catholic church built during the Soviet era (it is, in fact, unique in the Baltics). Its 46.5m tower is one of the highest points in the city, and visits can be booked through the to…
Statue in Klaipėda

Ännchen von Tharau Statue

A replica of the 1912 statue of Little Annie of Tharau sculpted by Berlin artist Alfred Kune (the original was destroyed in WWII) and inspired by a famous Prussian wedding and love song.
Historic Building in Klaipėda

Klaipėda Drama Theatre

This fine neo-classical theatre, built in 1857, stages productions in Lithuanian. Hitler proclaimed the Anschluss (incorporation) of Memel into Germany from its balcony.
Fountain in Klaipėda

Simon Dach Fountain

Dedicated to the Klaipėda-born German poet (1605–59) who was the focus of a circle of Königsberg writers and musicians, this fountain supports a statue of Ännchen von Tharau.
Museum in Klaipėda

Pranas Domšaitis Gallery

This branch of the Lithuanian Art Museum exhibits works by the German-Lithuanian expressionist painter Pranas Domšaitis (1880–1965) and former Lithuanian artists-in-exile.