SEASIDE REGION (Klaipėda - Palanga - Šventoji)

84 km
12 h.
10 object
Asphalt: 1%
Gravel road: 1%
Forest Road: 1%
Singletrack: 1%

The 150-km-long route lasting 5 days will introduce you to the history and nature of the Lithuanian port, Klaipėda City and its sister cities of Palanga and Šventoji. The port city, often called the Lithuanian Gates to the Sea has distinct architecture and cultural traits. Visit the Baltic Sea exhibition in the Sea Museum, the Palanga Bridge and the captivatingly beautiful beaches of the Baltic Sea. The route will also familiarize you with the history and culture of the local people living by the Baltic Sea.

Course of route

1. Lithuanian Sea Museum
Museums
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The museum is located in the most northern point of the Curonian Spit called Kopgalis. There, the 98-kilometer-long Curonian Spit peninsula ands and the Klaipėda Port Gates can be seen. The goals of the museum are to collect, store, study, preserve, restore and promote the valuables that reflect the history of seafaring of Lithuania as a maritime republic and the variety of sea nature.

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3 m
2. Klaipėda timber frame architecture
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Klaipėda timber frame architecture. Timber framing was especially popular in Klaipėda in the first half of the last century. Many timber frame buildings can be found in the Old Town of Klaipėda making the architecture of this city historically unique in Lithuania.

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3 m
3. Blue Flag Beach in Melnragė (Klaipėda District Municipality)
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The Blue Flag Beach in Melnragė is a sight for sore eyes and soul. People can relax on the beautiful beach watching the ships passing by the Klaipėda Harbor Gate.

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3 m
4. Memel Nord Artillery Battery
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Memel Nord Artillery Battery is a line of defense at the seaside that has been here since the Second World War. The artillery battery was built by the Baltic Sea after Klaipėda was annexed to Germany.

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3 m
5. The Dutchman’s Cap
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The Dutchman’s Cap is a 24.4-meter-high cliff located at the Baltic seaside in Lithuania. Unfortunately, this parabolic dune on a moraine ridge is being heavily destroyed by the sea.

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6. Palanga Amber Museum and Birutė Park
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Palanga Botanical Garden, formerly known as Birutė Park or Tyszkiewicz Manor Park, is the perfect place for romantic walks. The famous Palanga Amber Museum with more than 28,000 amber exhibits, 15,000 of which contain inclusions, is located in this park.

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7. Blue Flag beach (Palanga Municipality)
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Blue Flag beach in Palanga. The Blue Flag is a mark symbolizing that the beach complies with the highest quality requirements. This 500-meter-long beach is located near Birutė Hill and is maintained by the staff of the Botanical Garden of Palanga.

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8. Palanga Bridge
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Palanga Bridge is a sea bridge leading into the Baltic Sea in Palanga and one of the most popular venues for tourists and vacationers in the Lithuania’s seaside resorts. On August 20, 1899, the first ever Lithuanian play by Keturakis titled America in Sauna was performed in a farm shed that stood near the sea bridge.

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9. Kretinga Museum (Kretinga Manor and Winter Garden)
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Kretinga Manor and Winter Garden have been known since the 16th century. In 1875, Count Józef Tyszkiewicz renovated the manor and built an orangery for his Winter Garden.

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3 m
10. Fisherman’s Daughters Sculpture in Šventoji
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The Longing for Freedom Sculpture in Šventoji. Fisherman’s Daughters is a sculpture that was placed in Šventoji back in the Soviet times. It depicted three sisters waiting for their father to come back home from the sea. When Lithuania gained its independence and the fear of repercussions vanished, Sculptor Zuzana Pranaitytė revealed that the three sisters symbolized the three Baltic States that were looking longingly at the free world just beyond the sea in hopes to one day join it.

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1.5 h.
3 m
Congratulations, you saw all the objects on the route!