What little remains of Klaipéda's Old Town (most of it was destroyed in WWII) is wedged between the Danés River and recently renovated Turgaus gatvé. There are several well-preserved old German half-timbered buildings in the vicinity of Teatro aiksté (Theatre Square), which is Klaipéda's spiritual heart.
The square's dominant building is the Drama Theatre (Teatro aiksté 2), where in 1939 Hitler stood on the balcony and announced the incorporation of Memel into Germany. Occupying the middle of the square is the much loved statue of Annchen von Tharau a
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