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Klaipeda is one of the most attractive tourist regions of Lithuania. Its administrative center is the city of the same name. Other tourist destinations are Neringa and Palanga. Klaipeda attracts fans of various activities. It will be interesting to fans of beach vacations and excursions, as well as to those who can’t rest without exploring beautiful natural places.
Every city of Klaipeda has very attractive accommodation places; historic and luxury resorts are very popular among travelers. Memel hotel in Klaipeda occupies the completely renovated … Open
The leader in terms of attractions is the ancient city of Klaipeda and Memel Castle is among its prominent historical characters. Built in the early Middle Ages, the castle has managed only partially. Through the efforts of architects building was almost completely rebuilt in 2002. Today, the castle houses the Historical Museum.
The landmark of the later period is Kopgalis Fortress. Built in the 18th century, it has well preserved to this day. Today it’s open to visitors, which can stroll through the long corridors of the fortress and look into the museum. The exhibition in latter is devoted to the development of navigation. An important feature of Klaipeda is the abundance of emblematic monuments and memorials, which you can see literally in any part of the city. Each of them is dedicated to an important historical event; the most beautiful sculptures are The Tower and Arch depicting United Lithuania. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Despite the fact that Lithuania has the shortest coastline comparing to Baltic countries, every year thousands of beach goers come there. Klaipeda has incredibly attractive local beaches … Open
Palanga is also ready to offer its guests a rich excursion program. The city has many priceless monuments, including the incomparable Tyszkiewicz Palace. Built in the late 19th century, the palace was severely damaged during the WWII; its reconstruction began in the second half of the 20th century. It's a beautiful palace considered a true sample of the neo-Renaissance style. Several years ago, the building surrounded by the vast park was converted into the Museum of Amber.
Another curious attraction is Sventoji lighthouse. It’s a striking monument of modern architecture. The lighthouse has being operating since 1957. The scarlet construction is 39 meters high, so it’s visible from a distance of more than 30 kilometers. The resort village of Sventoji located in the immediate vicinity of Palanga is famous for its Sculpture Park. All the sculptures in the park are made of two materials, wood and stone. Best Lithuanian sculptors were working hard to create the park.
Every city of Klaipeda has very attractive accommodation places; historic and luxury resorts are very popular among travelers. Memel hotel in Klaipeda occupies the completely renovated … Open
The resort town of Neringa also has historical monuments; tourists should definitely see the Nida lighthouse located on the Hill of Urbas. According to historical records, the first lighthouse on the hill was built in 1874; it was destroyed in the final stage of World War II. However, it was rebuilt already in 1945. The height of the lighthouse is more than 29 meters, thus, it’s perfectly visible from literally any part of the town.
The most mysterious attraction of Neringa is Raganu hill that is called Raganas kalnas or the Hill of Witches in many guide books. The first inhabitants of these places were Sambians and Kurs tribes. They considered the mountain sacred, so it remained a place of religious worship for many years. Later, locals began to celebrate religious holidays there. In the late 20th century, the mountain park appeared and it was decided to decorate it with sculptures. Now there are 80 of them.
Despite the fact that Lithuania has the shortest coastline comparing to Baltic countries, every year thousands of beach goers come there. Klaipeda has incredibly attractive local beaches … Open
In the northern part of the region, vacationers will find two absolutely charming beaches – Giruliai and Melnrages. Despite the fact that cool Baltic water becomes warm enough to swim only in the midst of summer, these beaches are always very popular with tourists regardless of the temperature of water. People come to relax among sand dunes and beautiful pine groves. In summer, numerous beachside entertainments are available to vacationers.
Klaipėda regularly hosts a number of interesting holidays and festivals. The sea holiday is one of the most famous events in the region. This holiday is celebrated on the last weekend of July. The majority of entertainments take place on the shore of the Dane River. In spring and summer, Klaipeda traditionally hosts numerous exhibitions dedicated to art and crafts. Various theatre and music festivals are also not rare in summer.
Every city of Klaipeda has very attractive accommodation places; historic and luxury resorts are very popular among travelers. Memel hotel in Klaipeda occupies the completely renovated … Open
The city is not deprived of large sports competitions, including the annual Baltic Sails regatta. Everyone, who wants to get acquainted with peculiarities of the national culture, is recommended to attend Parbėk laivelis. This folklore festival takes place every year in the first part of July. This time of the year is also notable because of one more event – the traditional classical music festival.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Klaipeda Region
♥   Castle 'Klaipuda Castle' , 23.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ragnit Castle' , 71.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schaaken Castle' , 91 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Klaipeda Region
♥   State Park 'Nemuno deltos regioninis parkas' , 26.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Pajurio regioninis parkas' , 34.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Kursiu nerijos nacionalinis parkas' , 42.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Kurshskaya Kosa' , 46.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Pagramancio regioninis parkas' , 53.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Travellers who are interested in ornithological features of the area will have an opportunity to visit ‘Fringilla’ station. It was founded to study birds as early as the beginning of the 20th century. Incredibly interesting is the route called ‘Lake Swan’, whose participants will see the highest dune range, as well as get acquainted with the amazing animal and vegetable world of this area. Tourists are allowed to visit the reserve only when accompanied by a guide. During a hike, a number of special visiting rules should be observed. So, the dune sands can only be admired, walking on them is prohibited. … Read further

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One more prominent landmark is located in Kaunas. This is Kaunas Castle, which belong to the list of the oldest buildings in the country. The fortress was built in the 14th century and was severely damaged during military campaigns of Teutonic Knights. Later, the castle was rebuilt and restored several times. Nowadays, one of the towers of the castle is open for tourists. Acropolis Entertainment Centre, which is the biggest centre of its kind in Lithuania, is another great tourist destination. This is the place where tourists will enjoy numerous shops, movie theatres, bowling, gym, and a swimming pool. … Open
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