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    The interior of the Central Postoffice in Klaipeda

    by globetrott Updated Aug 22, 2014

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    Dont miss to take a look INSIDE the building of the Central Postoffice as well. The Interior of the postoffice was made in Art Nouveau-style and like all of the buildings of Art Nouveau the architecture was not only responsible for the construction of the building, but also for the decorations in Art Nouveau Style INside and OUTside the building.
    So the entrancehall, the staircases and even the fence around the building is really worth seeing as it was all made by the same architect as his very own work of art.
    And what is best for the tourists: nobody will send you out, when you take your photos there !

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    The Central Post Office / Centrinis Pastas

    by globetrott Written Aug 11, 2014

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    The Central Post Office (Centrinis pastas) is a bit outside of the old part of town, but it is really worth that little detour !
    The postoffice was built in 1893 in Neo-Gothic & Art Nouveau style with some interesting brickwork. The building has a tower with a carillion of 48 bells that will play the most famous melodie connected with the city of Klaipeda, "Ännchen von Tharau" at 12:30 noon on weekends and public holidays.
    And like all buildings in Art Noeveau-style it makes sense to take a closer look as well at the fence, the streetlights and other great details of the architecture.

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    The Meridianas vessel

    by globetrott Updated Aug 11, 2014

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    The vessel Meridianas was built in 1948 and was used as a sailingschool for Kadetts.
    After WW II it was confiscated by the Russians and nowadays it will be used as a restaurant as soom as the restoration will be finished. It is a pity I was not able to go onboard, as I really love to see such old sailingships, but maybe it will be possible the next time !

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    Theaterplatz & the Drama Theater

    by globetrott Written Aug 11, 2014

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    The Drama Theater and the theatre square are the sights that will be shown in each and every guided tour of Klaipeda.The theatre was built in the 18th century, but rebuilt in Neo-classical style in the 19th century.
    There is the famous fountain of Ännchen von Tharau and there are lots of other interesting buildings around the large Theaterplatz / theater square as well, see them in my extra pictures.
    There is a small market for Souvenirs as well on the square in front of the theatre.

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    St. Johanniskirche / St. John Church

    by globetrott Written Aug 11, 2014

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    Opposite of Jonas Hill you will find the place, where the former church of St. Johanniskirche / St. John Church used to stand. It was the oldest church of Memel dating back to the year 1258. A row of bushes will show you the former size of the church and there is a singpost as well giving you some infos about the history of this church, that was destroyed in WW II and was never rebuilt afterwards, as this was the church of the german population and they tried to get rid of all of that heritage.
    Nowadays they are raising funds again in order to rebuild the church, so lets see, what the future brings !
    In my other pictures: some great buildings of the old town of Klaipeda / Memel.

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    Some more great buildings of Klaipeda

    by globetrott Updated Aug 11, 2014

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    In my first two pictures you will see the former Bank of Klaipeda, built directely on the river Dane, just a few steps from the vessel Meridianas. It is an interesting building and a cafe nowadays, where you can sit under the old arcades in the shade.
    The backside of the building obviously has some appartments to rent for tourists - see my travelogue or click here !
    In my 3rd picture is the Museum of Minor Lithuania with an interesting facade, but I had no time to go inside.
    In my last two pictures you will see some of the many other great buildings of Klaipeda / Memel.

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    Jonas hill & the old fortifications

    by globetrott Written Aug 11, 2014

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    Jonas Hill is the type of a fortification like it was usual in the time: a system of thick walls by stones, sand and grass in combination with waterways in between of them, so it was easy to fight against the enemies, while they had to struggle in order to get through the waterways on horseback, swimming or by boat.
    In some places there were tunnels as well for a fast and easy retreat and some of these tunnels are still shown next to the place where the old St. Johannis church used to stand. On both ends these tunnels were lockable by irongates.

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    The Crafts yard

    by globetrott Written Aug 11, 2014

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    The so-called crafts yard is a place where you can see a lot of antique german architecture in halftimbered buildings dating back to the 18th century and all of them look like recently restored.
    Nowadays you will find various galleries there in the middle of the old part of town and you will be able to go into that court from 2 different streets. Visitors are welcome and photography is no problem there at all.It is a pity I did not have time enough to take a look into the buildings as well.
    maybe next time !

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    Simon Dach fountain

    by globetrott Written Aug 9, 2014

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    Simon Dach was born in Klaipeda in 1605 and he wrote the famous song about Ännchen von Tharau.
    In 1912 a fountain with Ännchen standing on top of a collumn was built in front of the theatre, but the original fountain disappeared during WW II in order to erase all remains of the german heritage.
    In 1989 the fountain was reconstructed according to old photographs and that is what you will see there now.
    All of the citytours through Klaipeda will stop there and while we were there some local band was performing the famous song of "Aennchen von Tharau"

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    Beautiful harbor

    by Toshioohsako Updated Aug 3, 2013

    Klaipeda a very important sea transport harbor. International ferries go to Sweden, Germany and Denmark. Needless to say, most of Lithuanian's export and import are not possible without Klaipeda port. As Klaipeda is the only coastal city in Lithuania, summer holiday makers come to this city and take ferries to visit different white beaches which stretch more than 90km. Concerts are held on ferries and famous jazz concerts takes place just on the harbor. The annual Sea Festival (end of July) is visited by many Lithuanians and foreigners.

    from ferry harbor by night from the road leading to ferry from ferry from a road to ferry

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    Sculpture "Fisherman"

    by Raimix Updated Mar 17, 2013

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    Sculpture "Fisherman" is a sculpture, symbolizing Klaipeda typical Sea festival. It was built already in Soviet time, in 1971. Many people gather every summer for a few days to Sea festival, it is quite popular celebration in Lithuania.

    Anyway, it is interesting fact, that before place was known for sculpture "Borussia", built in 1907. It was built to commemorate a victory against Napoleon (1807). It was gone in Second World War.

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    United Lithuania monument “Arch”

    by Raimix Updated Mar 17, 2013

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    It was created to commemorate unification of whole Lithuania, adding region of Klaipeda (1923). It is standing here from 2003. It is one of the biggest monuments in Lithuania. Actually every part of an arch means something. Let say, smaller red granite symbolizes Klaipeda region. '

    The written words on monument could be translated as “We are one nation, one land, one Lithuania“ (it is writer‘s Ieva Simonaityte quite).

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    Old warehouses

    by Raimix Updated Mar 17, 2013

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    Klaipeda old warehouses on a bank of Dane river, on old town side is known from 19th century, it was mostly used as city weights and a place to keep fish (herrings). It kept old traditional architecture, typical not only in Lithuania, but also in Latvia (looks like in Liepaja).

    Nowadays one warehouse is used for "Memelis" bar, where they make their own beer, one of them is also a fashionable hotel.

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    Monument to millenium of Lithuania

    by Raimix Updated Mar 17, 2013

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    It is a nice example how initiative of patriotic people could change city at least a bit, they gathered money to build this small monument commemorating Lithuania millennium. Name of Lithuania was first time mentioned in chronicles of Quedlinburg in 1009, so sculpture was build in 2009.

    It shows Grand Duke Vytautas on horse.Vytautas is a symbol of strong Lithuania, a duke who broadened Lithuania from Baltic sea to Black sea.

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    Sculpture "The tower"

    by Raimix Updated Mar 17, 2013

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    Sculpture "The tower" was built in 1990 and belongs to a project of A. Bosas. It symbolizes Klaipeda city inhabitants, it is like a house. Every side of house is different, showing people's life from different centuries.

    As I know, the small square here was formed instead of former house, so sculpture changes a house at least symbolically.

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