Fachwerk stile warehouse
In Klaipėda Old town you will face the oldest buildings of the city, dating from the middle of the 18th century. They are warehouses built in the fachwerk style. This construction, influenced by Germanic culture, has been used since the foundation of the City. This method of construction was especially suitable for the marshy soil as frame constructions are lighter than the stone. Unfortunately, many of these buildings were destroyed by fire.
The tiny downtown houses and fachwerk-styled warehouses are being used by various art organizations - writers, artists and photographers. There you can find small art galleries, museums, souvenir shops and cozy cafes.
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