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 tourist office.

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1. Švyturys

0.19 MILES

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…

2. Blacksmith’s Museum

0.37 MILES

This museum displays ornate forged-iron works such as ornate 19th-century stove doors and elaborate crosses salvaged from the town’s former cemetery …

3. Baroti Gallery

0.44 MILES

This gallery is partly housed in a converted fish warehouse dating to 1819. It has a lively program of visiting art and photography exhibitions.

4. History Museum of Lithuania Minor

0.47 MILES

This creaky-floored little museum traces the origins of ‘Lithuania Minor’ (Kleinlitauen), as this coastal region was known during its several centuries as…

5. Simon Dach Fountain

0.58 MILES

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…

6. 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…

7. Arka

0.61 MILES

This monument commemorates the 1918 Act of Tilsit and 1923 Klaipėda Revolt, key stages in the incorporation of Lithuania Minor within the rest of the…

8. Klaipėda Drama Theatre

0.62 MILES

This fine neoclassical theatre, built in 1857, stages productions in Lithuanian. Hitler proclaimed the Anschluss (incorporation) of Memel into Germany…