Sculpture "Ann from Tharau"

Theater sq., Klaipėda, Lithuania

Sculpture "Ann from Tharau"

Sculpture "Ann from Tharau"

The main feature of the Theater Square is the sculpture called "Taravos Anikė" (Ann from Tharau).
The monument is to Simon Dach, a poet who was born in Klaipėda and taught at Konigsberg University. Ann was a girl with whom the poet fell in love from the first sight. However, she was engaged to another man. S. Dach dedicated to her the song called "Ann from Tharau" which is still sung in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
The fountain with the sculpture of the girl and the bas-relief of the poet was created in 1912 by Berlin sculptor Alfred Kune. During World War II the sculpture disappeared. It was reconstructed in 1990 on the initiative of the city inhabitants and emigrants.

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