Klaipėda – Highlights
Klaipėda city (pop. 158 900) is the northernmost ice-free port in the Baltics and the only one in Lithuania. Built and developed by German Teutonic knights this city is a part of Lithuania only since 1923 when Germany lost World War 1. Klaipėda has been an important commercial centre since ancient times; as early as the 13th century. Having crossed the Baltic Sea, merchants from the northern and southern countries frequented it. Because of its old architecture, the seaport is closer to the northern countries. Some of the buildings that have survived in the cosy Old Town have a pronounced Fachwerk style. Modern elements can also be traced.
The secret in catching amber. During the tour You will find out about the origins and properties of amber and see an original collection of guide. Amber catching, picking and gathering tricks will be disclosed to You. The bravest will be able to try their strength with a scoop net in the sea waves. Everyone will come home in jovial mood carrying pieces of amber.