Lithuanian attractions

Parks & Gardens in Klaipeda

Klaipeda University Botanical Garden (Klaipėdos Universiteto Botanikos Sodas)
History shows that the monarchs of the Prussian and Russian empires Frederick Wilhelm III and Alexander I, whose territories met a few kilometers from Klaipeda, came together to discuss international affairs on this very spot in a valley by the Dane river way back in 1802.
An exceedingly rare royal occurrence, the event was commemorated as a tribute to the friendship the meeting spawned by the founding of a park which is in the hands of the city’s university. Covering almost 10 hectares, the park comprises of a collection of around 3,000 annual and perennial species organised into several groups, as well as large rock garden.
Address: Kretingos str. 92

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M. Mazvydas Sculptures Park (M. Mažvydo Skulptūrų Parkas)
On the site of the city’s second main cemetery that opened in 1820 and which was destroyed by the Soviets in 1977.
The 10-hectare site contains around 180 works of art by 54 sculptors as well as several memorials and a former chapel that now functions as a Russian Orthodox church. The park is a popular place for strolling all year around.

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