keskiviikko 1. marraskuuta 2017

Nida, Lithuania

The House of Thomas Mann and The Fisherman's House,  Curonian Spit, Lithuania

travel time 35 days
distance travelled 929 km
9 Oct, 2017 received from Agne Lithuania

The world-famous German writer Thomas Mann had built a summer house in Nida on the Curonian spit with the money he got as Nobel prize. He spent just two summer seasons there from 1930 till 1932.  The Lithuanian culture and creative people rescued the house from destroying and made it to a multifunctional museum and culture center where now several activities like concerts, workshops, seminars etc. take place. It s located at the Curonian Bay with a marvellous sight high from the hill and inside of the house one can find an interesting exhibition about life and work of this genius Thomas Mann.

The Curonian Spit is a 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast. Its southern portion lies within Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia and its northern within southwestern Lithuania. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site shared by the two countries.

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