Museum in Klaipėda

Klaipėda Castle Museum

This small museum is based inside the remains of Klaipėda's old moat-protected castle, which dates back to the 13th century. It tells the castle’s story through the ages until the 19th century, when most of the stru…
Brewery in Klaipėda


Klaipėda is home to the country’s oldest operating brewery, where its biggest beer, Švyturys, has been brewed since 1784. Organised by the tourist office, tours of the brewery are 1½ to two hours, cost €10 per perso…
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

History Museum of Lithuania Minor

This small museum traces the origins of ‘Lithuania Minor’ (Kleinlitauen) – as this coastal region was known during several centuries as part of East Prussia. It exhibits Prussian maps, coins, artefacts of the Teuton…
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…
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.
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.
Gallery in Klaipėda

Baroti Gallery

This gallery, with its lively program of visiting exhibitions, is partly housed in a converted fish warehouse dating to 1819.
Ruins in Klaipėda


Originally built by the Teutonic Order in the 13th century, and nearly completely razed in the late 19th (after centuries of neglect), Klaipėda Castle is rising again. Above the surviving moat and earth ramparts a h…