Klaipeda Launches Audio Guide/App And Plans New Terminal
Last year Klaipeda launched an audio guide app, Discover (Atrask) Klaipeda, designed for passengers who want to explore independently. “Our biggest concern was to how make them happy,” explained Kristina Gontier, international relations manager Klaipeda State Seaport Authority.
The 45-minute free guide is available in Lithuanian, German and English.
Those logged in [both passengers and onshore visitors] will hear a narrative as they approach one of the numerous selected sites in the city, for example it could be a story told by the church or a piece of trumpet music played by the mayor.
With sustainability being the word on everyone’s lips these days, Klaipeda has taken the initiative to produce its maps and information on recycled paper which can then be left in boxes dotted about the city and terminal for other users. In this respect also, cycles and segways are on offer to traverse the 200 cycle paths in Klaipeda and the surrounding region.
This year there will be 55 calls and 75,000 passengers rising to 65 and 90,000 respectively next year.
The port is already planning ahead. “In two years we will have a small terminal on the other side of the river because, in the future, the present terminal is not sufficient on two to three days of the year when more ships come in. The new terminal will have unlimited capacity. Both are well located on two different river embankments. The pier is there already,” explained Kristina Gontier.
Klaipeda – Lithuania
Lithuania – a country on the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, with a population of nearly 3.0 million, has the unique coastal region of Klaipeda.
Rich in culture and history, the country’s third largest city Klaipeda is surrounded by picturesque nature and remarkable historical and cultural sights.
Klaipeda region – the most important tourist destination in Lithuania. It displays the uniqueness of untouched nature, outstanding places of interest and a wide range of entertainment facilities. The region combines: Klaipeda city, Curonian Spit and Palanga resort town. Klaipeda city boasts of its Fachwerk-style old town, craftsmen’s courtyards, Lithuanian Maritime Museum and Dolphinarium, and a number of unique museums and sights. Curonian Spit – the confluence of untouched nature and ancient culture, renowned for the highest in Europe white-sand dunes. Palanga welcomes visitors to see its Amber Museum, botanical gardens and the long pier to the sea to enjoy the stunning sunsets.