Klaipeda used to be called Memel when it was part of Prussia & Germany. Then in 1923, as a result of the Klaipeda Revolt, the city became part of Lithuania and was called Klaipeda. It is a small, picturesque port city.
We just spent some time strolling through the city. We had tried to rent bicycles through their bike sharing program, but the kiosk wasn’t working.
At the market in the Theater Square they were selling lots of amber. Amber, which is fossilized tree resin is widely found in the Baltic states.
The Post Office, which was built in 1893 is one of the more famous buildings in the city.
Honestly, we weren’t too impressed with Klaipeda. Yes, it is a cute town but there really isn’t too much to see or do. Our walk through town lasted about an hour & then we were back on the ship. I think we could have spent the time in another city, despite the fact that parts of our family comes from Lithuania. Although, now we can say we have visited Lithuania!