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A small historical reference

Kretinga - center of Kretinga district government in Klaipeda County, located in north-west Lithuania, on the river Akmene. The first written mention - 1253. Hetman Jan Karol Chodkiewicz founded here in 1603 Bernardine monastery, built in the years 1610-1617 Church. In 1652 in Krettingene wooden church was built.

In 1609, Hetman Jan Karol Chodkiewicz founded near the village of Kretinga town called Karolshtadt and gave him the Magdeburg Law. In 1882, the first telephone line Kretinga Lithuania - Plunge - Rietavas joined the estate of Count Tyszkiewicz, Count Zubov and Prince Oginski.

Sights - Franciscan monastery, chapel, Tyszkiewicz Palace, the Winter Gardens, which collected a huge number of unusual plants, flowers and trees.

Kretinga. City life
City life

 
Kretinga. Church of the XIX century
Church of the XIX century

 
Kretinga. Jewish youth, 1936
Jewish youth, 1936

 
Kretinga. Jewish youth, 1936
Jewish youth, 1936

 
Kretinga. The hotel is on the border
The hotel is on the border

 
Kretinga. Lutheran and greek-catholic church
Lutheran and greek-catholic church

 
Kretinga. Panorama of the city and the river Akmene
Panorama of the city and the river Akmene

 
Kretinga. Panorama of the city and the river Akmene
Panorama of the city and the river Akmene

 
Kretinga. Panorama of city, collage
Panorama of city, collage

 
Kretinga. Panorama of city
Panorama of city

 
Kretinga. Boundary stone
Boundary stone

 
Kretinga. The manor
The manor

 
Kretinga. The manor and a winter garden
The manor and a winter garden

 
Kretinga. The manor and a winter garden
The manor and a winter garden

 
Kretinga. The manor
The manor

 
Kretinga. The river Akmene
The river Akmene

 
Kretinga. Synagogue, 1936
Synagogue, 1936

 
Kretinga. Construction of the bridge and the railway near Kretinga
Construction of the bridge and the railway near Kretinga

 
Kretinga. Prussian customs post
Prussian customs post

 
Kretinga. Trade area
Trade area

 
Kretinga. Trade area
Trade area

 
Kretinga. Railway bridge on the border with Prussia
Railway bridge on the border with Prussia

 
Kretinga. Railway station on the border with Prussia
Railway station on the border with Prussia

 
Kretinga. Railway station
Railway station

 

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