A report on Baltic SeaSweden and Klaipėda

Map of the Baltic Sea region
Danish Straits and southwestern Baltic Sea
Klaipėda city seal, 1446 (diameter 200 mm). From the Archive of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Berlin.
Åland between Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia
A Vendel-era helmet, at the Swedish Museum of National Antiquities
Preserved historic timber framed architecture
Cape Arkona on the island of Rügen in Germany, was a sacred site of the Rani tribe before Christianization.
Viking expeditions (blue lines)
Historical illustration of Memel (1684)
Main trading routes of the Hanseatic League (Hanse).
The Tjängvide image stone dating from 800 to 1099, example of Viking art
Spit fortress
In 1649 the settlement of the Latvian-speaking Kursenieki spanned from Klaipėda to Gdańsk along the coast of the Baltic Sea.
Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), a site of religious and political importance in the early days of Sweden
Klaipėda Town Hall was the temporary residence of the King Frederick William III of Prussia, his wife Queen Louise and their children.
The naval Battle of the Sound took place on 8 November 1658 during the Dano-Swedish War.
Skog tapestry, made most probably during the late 13th century.
Central Post Office, the former residence of Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander and monarchs of Prussia
The burning Cap Arcona shortly after the attacks, 3 May 1945. Only 350 survived of the 4,500 prisoners who had been aboard
Gustav I liberated Sweden from Christian II of Denmark, ending the Kalmar Union. He established the House of Vasa which ruled Sweden and Poland until the 17th century
Early 20th-century view of the city
Baltic drainage basins (catchment area), with depth, elevation, major rivers and lakes
Gustavus Adolphus at the Battle of Breitenfeld in 1631.
Supreme Commander of the Lithuanian Army Silvestras Žukauskas in Klaipėda, 1925
Curonian Spit in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia
The Swedish Empire between 1611 and 1815, with its absolute peak between 1658 and 1660.
Visit of Adolf Hitler following the German annexation of the city, March 1939
Regions and basins of the Baltic Sea: 
1 = Bothnian Bay
2 = Bothnian Sea
1 + 2 = Gulf of Bothnia, partly also 3 & 4
3 = Archipelago Sea
4 = Åland Sea
5 = Gulf of Finland
6 = Northern Baltic Proper
7 = Western Gotland Basin
8 = Eastern Gotland Basin
9 = Gulf of Riga
10 = Bay of Gdańsk/Gdansk Basin
11 = Bornholm Basin and Hanö Bight
12 = Arkona Basin 6–12 = Baltic Proper
13 = Kattegat, not an integral part of the Baltic Sea
14 = Belt Sea (Little Belt and Great Belt)
15 = Öresund (The Sound) 14 + 15 = Danish Straits, not an integral part of the Baltic Sea
The Battle of Poltava in 1709. In the following years, Russia and her allies occupied all Swedish dominions on the Baltic coast and even Finland.
Private boats in Klaipėda
Satellite image of the Baltic Sea in a mild winter
Illustration of starvation in northern Sweden, Famine of 1867–1869
Costa Pacifica in Klaipėda
Traversing Baltic Sea and ice
Swedish emigrants boarding ship in Gothenburg in 1905
Klaipėda's climate is under the influence of the Baltic Sea.
On particularly cold winters, the coastal parts of the Baltic Sea freeze into ice thick enough to walk or ski on.
A Swedish soldier during World War II. Sweden remained neutral during the conflict.
The Dutchman's Cap
Piles of drift ice on the shore of Puhtulaid, near Virtsu, Estonia, in late April
Tage Erlander (left), Prime Minister under the ruling Swedish Social Democratic Party from 1946 to 1969.
The port of Klaipėda handled more than 31 million tons of cargo in 2010
Depths of the Baltic Sea in meters
Sweden joined the European Union in 1995 and signed the Lisbon Treaty in 2007.
K and D complex
Baltic Sea near Klaipėda (Karklė).
Second day of the Stockholm Husby riots. The picture shows three cars on fire in the Stockholm suburb of Husby, 20 May 2013
A narrow gauge railway station in 1920
Skerries form an integral and typical part of many of the archipelagos of the Baltic Sea, such as these in the archipelago of Åland, Finland.
View of the Stora Sjöfallet National Park
Palanga International Airport
Stockholm archipelago
Scania in southern Sweden
View to the Klaipėda central ferry port terminal – the Old Ferry port
Aerial view of Bornholm, Denmark
Sandhamn island, Stockholm archipelago
Klaipėda Bus Station
Population density in the Baltic Sea catchment area
Köppen climate classification types of Sweden using the 0°C isotherm
Old town of Klaipėda
Vasilyevsky Island in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Köppen climate classification types of Sweden using the -3°C isotherm
One of Klaipėda's most recognizable symbols – The Meridianas
Stockholm in Sweden
Map of Sweden's five major vegetation zones
Klaipėda Drama Theatre
Riga in Latvia
The current King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, and his consort, Queen Silvia
Look alike fachwerk style building "Old Mill hotel"
Helsinki in Finland
Rosenbad, in central Stockholm, has been the seat of the Government since 1981.
Port of Klaipėda in 1852
Gdańsk in Poland
The Riksdag chamber, at the time of a vote, in 2009
Biržos Bridge, photographed before 1930. The bascule bridge was an important source of income for the city.
Tallinn in Estonia
The party leaders lined up before the start of the televised live debate on 12 September 2014.
Klaipėda Old Town in 1932
Satellite photo of the Baltic Sea surrounding Gotland, Sweden, with algae bloom (phytoplankton) swirling in the water
Municipal divisions of Sweden
Klaipėda is famous for Švyturys brewery, established in 1784.
Pedestrian pier in Sellin, Germany
Kingdoms of Svear (Sweonas) and Götar (Geats) in the 12th century, with modern borders in grey
Klaipėda beach
Svetlogorsk resort town in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia
The Riksdag, the Swedish Parliament in 2014
Arka Monument for united Lithuania
Mrzeżyno beach in Poland
Bonde Palace in Stockholm, seat of the Supreme Court of Sweden
Klaipėda University
The EU parliament in Brussels. Sweden is a member state of the European Union.
Ieva Simonaitytė Public Library
Development aid measured in GNI in 2009. Source: OECD. As a percentage Sweden is the largest donor.
Sculpture next to Klaipėda Railway Station
The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is an advanced Swedish multi-role fighter aircraft of the Swedish Air Force.
Statue of a boy in Klaipėda harbor
The Infantry fighting vehicle CV90, which is produced and used by Sweden
Modern buildings in Klaipėda
Gross regional product (GRP) per capita in thousands of kronor (2014)
Litas commemorative coin dedicated to Klaipėda city (2002)
A proportional representation of Sweden exports, 2019
Sweden is home to Volvo Cars, an automobile company with its headquarters in Gothenburg
Real GDP growth in Sweden, 1996–2006
Sweden is part of the Schengen Area and the EU single market.
Nordstan is one of the largest shopping malls in northern Europe
Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant, located south of Gothenburg
The Öresund Bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen in Denmark
Stockholm Central Station
Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and institutor of the Nobel Prize
Population density in the counties of Sweden.
people/km²
Distribution of speakers of the Swedish language
The Protestant Katarina Church in Stockholm
The second oldest mosque in Sweden is the Malmö Mosque, inaugurated in 1984
Historical development of life expectancy in Sweden
Uppsala University (established 1477)
Nationalmuseum in Stockholm
The Swedish band ABBA in April 1974, a few days after they won the Eurovision Song Contest
Djurgårdsbron
Kalmar Cathedral
Headquarters of Sveriges Television in Stockholm
The writer and playwright August Strindberg
Walpurgis Night bonfire in Sweden
Cinnamon rolls originated in Sweden and Denmark.
Former World No. 1 tennis player Björn Borg
Former world No. 1 tennis player Björn Borg

The Baltic Sea is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean, enclosed by Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Sweden and the North and Central European Plain.

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Klaipėda (Memel; Kłajpeda; Клайпеда; ) is a city in Lithuania on the Baltic Sea coast.

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Situated in Northern Europe, Sweden lies west of the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothnia, providing a long coastline, and forms the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula.

- Sweden

Klaipėda (Lithuania) 194,400

- Baltic Sea

🇸🇪 Karlskrona, Sweden, since 1989

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The ferry ports of Karlskrona and Karlshamn in southeastern Sweden serve Gdynia, Poland, and Klaipeda, Lithuania.

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Map of the Baltic Sea region

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Lübeck

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City in Northern Germany.

City in Northern Germany.

Lübeck as illustrated in the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493
Entry of the Fusilier battalion on June 18, 1871 in Lübeck.
Hospital of the Holy Spirit, one of the oldest social institutions of Lübeck (1260)
City hall
St. Mary's Church
Lübeck Cathedral and historic buildings at the Obertrave
Salzspeicher
Niederegger marzipan
The Lübeck Academy of Music
The skyline of the old town as seen from North
Lübeck main station (Lübeck Hbf)
Lübeck civil registration office, in the St. Jürgen zone
The beach of Travemünde
Lübeck Airport
Ephraim Carlebach 1936
Willy Brandt in 1980
JF Overbeck, self portrait with family 1820
Dieterich Buxtehude
Robert Christian Ave-Lallemant in 1851
Heinrich (left) and Thomas Mann in 1902
C.F.Heineken 1726

With around 217,000 inhabitants, Lübeck is the second-largest city on the German Baltic coast and in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, after its capital of Kiel, and is the 35th-largest city in Germany.

🇱🇹 Klaipėda, Lithuania (1990)

🇸🇪 Gotland, Sweden (1999)

Kiel

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Capital and most populous city in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, with a population of 249,023 .

Capital and most populous city in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, with a population of 249,023 .

Panoramic view of the city
Kiel in the 16th century
Schleswig-Holstein with Kiel Fjord at the Baltic Coast
Port and Kiel Fjord
Kiel Opera House and the tower (107 m) of Kiel Town Hall
The German cruiser Admiral Scheer capsized in the docks at Kiel after being hit in an RAF raid on the night of 9/10 April 1945.
Kiel Harbour, an Admiralty chart of 1971
Image showing the population density of Kiel by district. Data from 2010.
Geistkämpfer in front of the Nikolaikirche, by Ernst Barlach
Kiel Opera House and the Town Hall (Kieler Rathaus)
Results of the 2018 city council election.
The Holstenstraße is one of the longest shopping streets in Germany — Kiel is the largest city in the state of Schleswig-Holstein.
traffic map
Holstenstraße Kiel 1917 ({{Interlanguage link multi|Willy Lucas|de}})
Special issue stamp Kiel Week 1982
Historic ships at Kiel Week
Old Botanical Garden, Kiel
U995 Laboe
Warleberger Hof
Maritime Museum in the former fish market

Due to its geographic location in the southeast of the Jutland peninsula on the southwestern shore of the Baltic Sea, Kiel has become one of Germany's major maritime centres, known for a variety of international sailing events, including the annual Kiel Week, which is the biggest sailing event in the world.

A number of passenger ferries to Sweden, Norway, Lithuania and other countries operate from here.

Passenger ferries operate to and from Gothenburg in Sweden (Stena Line, 131⁄2 hours, daily), Oslo in Norway (Color Line, 191⁄2 hours, daily), and Klaipėda in Lithuania (DFDS Lisco, 21 hours, 6 times per week).

Lithuania

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Country in the Baltic region of Europe.

Country in the Baltic region of Europe.

Lithuania's name in writing, 1009
Baltic amber was once a valuable trade resource. It was transported from the region of modern-day Lithuania to the Roman Empire and Egypt through the Amber Road.
Changes in the territory of Lithuania from the 13th to 15th century. At its peak, Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. Lithuania's strength was its toleration of various cultures and religions.
Trakai Island Castle, the former residence of the Grand Dukes and capital city of the medieval state
Battle of Grunwald and Vytautas the Great in the centre
The victory of the Polish-Lithuanian forces over the Muscovites at the Battle of Orsha in 1514
Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius, marked 6, in 1600
Emilia Plater, often nicknamed as a Lithuanian Joan of Arc, leading peasant scythemen during the 1831 uprising
Bishop Motiejus Valančius resisted Russification. He urged protest against the closing of Catholic churches and organised book printing in Lithuanian in Lithuania Minor
The original 20 members of the Council of Lithuania after signing the Act of Independence of Lithuania, 16 February 1918.
Lithuanian armoured train Gediminas 3, used in Lithuanian Wars of Independence and Lithuanian soldiers
Antanas Smetona was the first and last president of interbellum Lithuania (1919–1920, 1926–1940)
Lituanica above New York in 1933. The transatlantic flight was one of the most precise in aviation history. It equaled, and in some aspects surpassed, Charles Lindbergh's classic flight.
Soldiers of the Red Army enter the territory of Lithuania during the first Soviet occupation in 1940.
Lithuanian resistance fighters. The armed resistance was 50,000 strong at its peak.
Site of the Paneriai massacre, where the German Nazis and their collaborators executed up to 100,000 people of various nationalities. About 70,000 of them were Jews.
Monument in Naujoji Vilnia in memory of the Soviet deportations from Lithuania
The Baltic Way was a mass anti-Soviet demonstration where approx. 25% of the population of the Baltic states participated
An Anti-Soviet rally in Vingis Park of about 250,000 people. Sąjūdis was a movement which led to the restoration of an Independent State of Lithuania.
On 13 January 1991, Soviet forces fired live rounds at unarmed independence supporters and crushed two of them with tanks, killing 13 in total. To this day, Russia refuses to extradite the perpetrators, who were convicted of war crimes.
Physical map and geomorphological subdivision of Lithuania.
White stork is the national bird of Lithuania which has the highest-density stork population in Europe.
Seimas — Parliament of Lithuania
Commemoration of the Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania in the historical Seimas hall where it was originally signed in 1990. The ceremony is attended by the Lithuanian President, Prime Minister, Chairman of the Seimas and other high-ranking officials.
Statutes of Lithuania were the central piece of Lithuanian law in 1529–1795
Lithuanian police cruiser in Gediminas Avenue, Vilnius
Stamp dedicated to Lithuania's presidency of the European Union. Post of Lithuania, 2013.
Lithuania was recently a member of the United Nations Security Council. Its representatives are on the right side.
Lithuanian Army soldiers with their NATO allies during Iron Sword 2014
Lithuanian Army soldiers marching with their dress uniforms in Vilnius. An officer stands out with a sword.
Real GPD per capita development of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
Lithuania's GDP per capita compared to rest of the world (2020)
Lithuania, GNI per capita, PPP (current international $), 2016
A proportional representation of Lithuania exports, 2019
Nasdaq Vilnius Stock Exchange, located in K29 business centre in Konstitucijos Avenue, Vilnius
LituanicaSAT-2 in the thermal-vacuum chamber.
Druskininkai is a popular spa town
Telia (skyscraper with the old Teo LT logo) and Huawei headquarters in Vilnius
Major highways in Lithuania
Marijampolė railway station, completed in 1924
Mineral water spring in Birštonas
FSRU Independence in port of Klaipėda
Kruonis Pumped Storage Plant
Population of Lithuania 1915–2014
Population density
Kaunas Clinics is the largest and the most advanced medical institution in Lithuania.
Hill of Crosses near Šiauliai
Vilnius University, one of the oldest universities in the region. It was established by Stephen Báthory, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, in 1579.
Vilnius University Life Sciences Center in the Sunrise Valley
The earliest known Lithuanian glosses (between 1520 and 1530) written in the margins of Johannes Herolt book Liber Discipuli de eruditione Christifidelium. Words: teprÿdav[ſ]ʒÿ (let it strike), vbagÿſte (indigence)
The first Lithuanian printed book Catechism of Martynas Mažvydas (1547, Königsberg)
The title page of Radivilias (1592, Vilnius). The poem celebrating commander Mikalojus Radvila Rudasis (1512–1584) and recounts the famous victory of Lithuanian Armed Forces over Moscow troops (1564).
Vilnius Cathedral by Laurynas Gucevičius
Gryčia (traditional dwelling house, built in the 19th century)
Kings' Fairy Tale (1908–1909) by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
Lithuanian National Drama Theatre
Romuva Cinema, the oldest still operational cinema in Lithuania
Painter and composer M.K. Čiurlionis
Rock band Antis, which under firm censorship actively mocked the Soviet Union regime by using metaphors in their lyrics, during an Anti-Sovietism, Anti-communism concert in 1987
Lithuanian dark rye bread
Cepelinai, a potato-based dumpling dish characteristic of Lithuanian cuisine with meat, curd or mushrooms
Lithuania has longlasting beer brewing traditions
Lithuania men's national basketball team is ranked eighth worldwide in FIBA Rankings.

It is one of three Baltic states and lies on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea.

It has a maritime border with Sweden to the west on the Baltic Sea.

Its capital and largest city is Vilnius; other major cities are Kaunas and Klaipėda.

Old town center of Sassnitz

Sassnitz

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Town on the Jasmund peninsula, Rügen Island, in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Town on the Jasmund peninsula, Rügen Island, in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Old town center of Sassnitz
Cliff shoreline of Jasmund National Park
Parts of the chalk cliffs at Jasmund National Park: Victoria-Sicht (Victoria's View) and Königsstuhl (King's Chair), seen from the Baltic Sea
Historical postcard (1912) of the hilly shores lined with noble mansions, showing the typical resort architecture of German Baltic Sea resorts. More postcards
Fishing boat in the port, circa 1962
Nowadays: Posh historical hotels of the former upper class, including the 'Fürstenhof' (royal court) and 'Strandhotel' (beach hotel)
Suspension bridge to the port (for pedestrians)
Town hall
Old fishing port
On the breakwater wall of the old Sassnitz harbour
HMS Otus submarine in Sassnitz Harbour
Skane Jet operates the Sassnitz - Ystad route from autumn 2020.
Dwasieden Castle, drawing from 1879
1981 East German stamp with the memorial to anti-fascist resistance fighters
Former POS of Sassnitz (Polytechnic Secondary School), interior designed by Hermann Henselmann
Sassnitz Ferry port
Route of the Stralsund–Sassnitz railway
Monument to the deep sea fishermen in Sassnitz who did not return from sea
Monument to Lenin in Sassnitz
New Mukran Port
Sassnitz aerial view (2011), the famous chalk cliffs of the Jasmund National Park to the right. {{sub|More aerial photos}}
Sassnitz Mukran, the ferry port of Sassnitz
Chalk rocks in the front, spa town of Sassnitz in the back
The small yet deep Herthasee in the national park as part of Sassnitz, with the Slavic hill fort Herthaburg at its banks
Sassnitz Breakwater Light
Concert pavilion of Sassnitz, shaped like a shell
'Alter Reichshof' (imperial court)
Villa Hertha, a historical mansion featuring the typical resort architecture of the region
'Kurhotel', the historical health resort hotel of Sassnitz
At the main shopping street of Sassnitz
Old post office
Former pilot station, now used as a vacation home
The Protestant (Evangelical) church

The predecessor to what later became the Baltic Sea, the Ancylus Lake, was formed.

In 1871, the road to Sassnitz was upgraded, in 1891 the town was connected to the railway network from Bergen; in 1878 there was a boat service to Stettin; in 1889 to the port in Sassnitz and, soon thereafter, sea links to Rønne (Bornholm), Trelleborg and Memel (now Klaipėda).

🇸🇪 Trelleborg, Sweden