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A small historical reference

Klaipeda - the third largest city after the capital of Lithuania Vilnius and Kaunas, Klaipeda center, located on the west of the country, on the shore of the Curonian Lagoon, the Baltic Sea, one of the largest ice-free seaport. Dange River city is divided into two parts. Date of foundation and the first written mention - 1252. In 1252 the knights of the Livonian Order built a wooden castle Memelburg and then laid (1252-53) the city. Previous name - Memel. In 1254-1258, the Memel received Lubeck law and place of a wooden castle was standing stone, and next to it - trade settlement, based merchants, mainly Dortmund. Memel was an important trading port, to compete with Koenigsberg and Danzig.

Sights - lost temples Johann, St. Mary, St. Michael, and the Stock Exchange building, the remains of a fort on the Curonian Spit (XIX century), the castle (XV-XIX century), the stone and half-timbered warehouses (XVIII century), the building Magistrate (1770) , theater (1870) and post office (1904).

Klaipeda. Alexander Strasse
Alexander Strasse

 
Klaipeda. In my opinion, too, Alexander Strasse, the post office, 1941
In my opinion, too, Alexander Strasse, the post office, 1941

 
Klaipeda. Sculpture of Anike, bas-relief at the bottom of Simon Dahu, 1925
Sculpture of Anike, bas-relief at the bottom of Simon Dahu, 1925

 
Klaipeda. Market Street, 1910
Market Street, 1910

 
Klaipeda. Factory
Factory

 
Klaipeda. Stock Exchange and Stock street
Stock Exchange and Stock street

 
Klaipeda. Stock street and the bridge, the beginning of the XX century
Stock street and the bridge, the beginning of the XX century

 
Klaipeda. Harbor
Harbor

 
Klaipeda. Governor's house
Governor's house

 
Klaipeda. Stone embankment
Stone embankment

 
Klaipeda. The complex Klaipeda University
The complex Klaipeda University (former barracks)

 
Klaipeda. Magistracy and monument to Borussia
Magistracy and monument to Borussia

 
Klaipeda. Embankment of the river Dange
Embankment of the river Dange

 
Klaipeda. Dange River near New Market
Dange River near New Market

 
Klaipeda. Monument to Simon Dahu, poet, native of Memel
Monument to Simon Dahu, poet, native of Memel

 
Klaipeda. Monument to Borussia, 1941
Monument to Borussia, 1941

 
Klaipeda. Monument to Borussia
Monument to Borussia

 
Klaipeda. Parade in 1926 before the governor's building
Parade in 1926 before the governor's building

 
Klaipeda. Infantry barracks, 1914
Infantry barracks, 1914

 
Klaipeda. Infantry barracks
Infantry barracks

 
Klaipeda. Dange river
Dange river

 
Klaipeda. The market, the beginning of the XX century
The market, the beginning of the XX century

 
Klaipeda. Savings bank
Savings bank

 
Klaipeda. Warehouses Lithuanian concern Lietukis
Warehouses Lithuanian concern Lietukis

 

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