What to See & So in Klaipeda in Lithuania


What to see & do in Klaipeda in Lithuania - Baltic Cruise - Cruise Ship - Northern Europe - Lucy Williams Global

Last year I was cruising around the Baltic region in Northern Europe and it was lovely as we went to ports I had never stepped foot on. I love new ports and countries to explore!

Klaipeda in Lithuania was one of these. Klaipeda is in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.

Lithuania was a part of the Soviet Union until 1993. It became part of the European Union in 2004.

The town was very interesting and I went on a walking tour of the city. It is beautiful and a lovely place explore.

The day we were there of course it rained! This was the story of my life last summer. I was so fed up with wearing a rain jacket and using my umbrella.

The tour made up for the rain as the stories about this quaint city were great.  The one I remember, as it meant to bring good luck.

There was a small mouse statue with very big ears and if you whisper to it your wish will come true! So, I will let you know when that happens!

There were lots of Amber jewellery shops, due to being in the Baltic region and this is where it is from.

After walking around the city we went for a wine and cheese tasting at the Cheese DZIUGAS House. The set up was really nice and cosy inside and there was a guide talking us through the cheese and wine.



The cheese was like parmesan but their version called Dziugas, very nice and a lot cheaper than Italian parmesan.

We tried different ages of cheese and I love cheese! This is a great attraction to visit if you do you too.

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The wine was a little strange as it was made from raspberries for the red and quince for the white, not my personal taste, give me wine made of grapes any day!

My packing tips for Klaipeda are to bring comfortable walking shoes as there are cobbled streets in the town centre and wear a rain jacket, layers and bring an umbrella.

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Essential Info

  • Weather: Summer months between 10*C – 20*C
  • Language: Lithuanian and some English spoken
  • Currency: Euro
  • Top Tips: Bring an umbrella and rain jacket
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  1. August 11, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    Great pictures, the cheese boards look incredible 😊

  2. August 12, 2017 / 7:47 am

    Never heard of this city but it looks very nice! My dream is to do the road trip in the Baltic region, so I definitely should include also Klaipeda 🙂

  3. August 12, 2017 / 7:53 am

    I’ve only been to Estonia, but it definitely made me curious about the rest of the Baltics! I feel like there’s so much undiscovered there. Thanks for the sneak peek!

  4. August 12, 2017 / 8:17 am

    I’m always on the look out for more unusual European destinations to visit and this looks great. I’ll definitely make sure I take my umbrella!

    • August 13, 2017 / 8:20 am

      Klaipeda is a nice place to visit. Northern Europe has way too much rain!

  5. August 12, 2017 / 8:45 am

    Stop! I’m salivating … I’d SO be on that Dziugas House tour if I was there. But I’m with you on the fruit wine as well – I’ve tasted a few, and they’re very ‘nice’ but to me they’re more of a novelty than the real thing. So if I were whispering in that mouse’s ear, I’d be wishing for some of the REAL wine 😀

  6. August 12, 2017 / 8:58 am

    I’ve never heard of this place before- always love blogs that bring me to under the radar destinations like this. I love cheese (and wine and food tours) too so I’m very interested in this local one- never heard of it before.

    • August 13, 2017 / 8:22 am

      This was my first time there, there are so many lovely cities in Europe that are unheard of!

  7. August 12, 2017 / 9:02 am

    How sweet is that little mouse!!!! Have never heard of Klaipedia but will look into it for our summer next year. Which month did you travel in?

    • August 13, 2017 / 8:24 am

      I was there in July, the Baltic region is hit or miss with the weather though!

      • August 13, 2017 / 1:59 pm

        Thank you! I intended carrying all of my lovely summer clothing and dresses… but will throw some warmers in as well now that I know better

  8. August 12, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    My husband and I spent two weeks in the Baltics a few years ago and had the best time. Sadly we only spent 1 night in Lithuania, in Kaunas. We definitely want to go back and will give Klaipeda a visit! Sounds like a super spot.

  9. August 12, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    It’s a pity about the weather but at least you enjoyed the tour.

  10. August 13, 2017 / 2:59 am

    When I visited Lithuania, there was this girl I met who was carrying a small mouse. She took it everywhere ( a stuffed toy) and she took pictures with it. SHe should see this, that would be cute to put it beside that statue.

  11. August 13, 2017 / 3:31 am

    That little mouse statue is absolutely adorable!! I’d love to visit Lithuania one day.

  12. August 13, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    I am obsessed with cheese! That board looks so good. The mouse is so adorable, did your wish come true?

  13. August 13, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    The wine and cheese tasting looks fabulous. It’s always a shame when the weather isn’t great – though coming from London I am fairly used to it!

    • August 14, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      I am from the UK, but that is why I started travelling to get away from the bad weather!

  14. August 13, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    I missed this during my time in Lithuania but I’d love to go back. The cheese alone looks worth going back for. I love cheese lol.

  15. donoghuemc
    August 15, 2017 / 4:04 am

    I’m a very big fan of cheese and wine, so this would definitely pique my interest! I’ve been hearing a lot of wonderful things about the Baltic regions recently, so will add Klaipeda in Lithuania to my list. The town looks quite charming, and I love the pastel colored buildings and charming street sculptures!

  16. August 15, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Haha, whispering to the mouse’s ear seems so fun. please let us know when your wishes come true, then I go and try. Do you know what is the story behind it?

    • August 16, 2017 / 7:23 am

      I will! It is story of the creators of the sculpture that is all I know I’m afraid!

  17. September 19, 2017 / 2:48 am

    We just got back from a Baltic cruise & loved Klaepeda! We hope to go back! Loved your pictures!

    • September 20, 2017 / 10:04 pm

      Thank you very much! So pleased to hear you had a great cruise ❤️🛳😀

      • September 21, 2017 / 4:12 pm

        I want to go back and spend a couple weeks in Lithuania. Not sure if I want to do a tour, or just drive myself, which would be doable as it’s about the size of South Carolina-I live in Indiana. Biggest disadvantage-I don’t know the language. Which would be a major drawback if I wanted to do some genealogical research and maybe meet some relatives, if possible. Guess I could hire someone at a library or genealogy center to help with that. Do they have a central genealogical data bank? Is it intact after wars and Soviet rule? My ancestors came over here around 1900!

        • September 21, 2017 / 9:29 pm

          You should especially if your ancestors are from Lithuania! I’m not sure if they have a central genealogical data bank, maybe have a look online. Good luck with your search 😀

  18. September 19, 2017 / 2:50 am

    What cruise ship/line were you on? We did the Serenade of the Seas, Royal Caribbean.

    • September 20, 2017 / 10:05 pm

      Very nice! Princess, this was last year on the Pacific 🛳

  19. October 29, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    Wow, actually you helped us a lot, when I visited Klaipėda first time 🙂

    • October 29, 2017 / 11:06 pm

      Thank you! I am so pleased! Did you have a nice time in Klaipeda?

      • October 30, 2017 / 7:54 am

        Very! The old town there is amazing one! The whole architecture is outstanding there! Also we took elevator in one of hotels (really high) so we saw the whole city it was unbelievable!

        • October 30, 2017 / 11:52 pm

          It is a beautiful city and I am very please you had a great time : )

  20. November 30, 2017 / 12:25 am

    Hey Lucy!!! I am glad you enjoyed your trip to Lithuania. Hopefully you got a good experience and got to try a little bit of true Lithuanian taste!

    • November 30, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      I really enjoyed exploring Lithuania and hope to go back again in the future.

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