“Taravos Anike”

 

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“Taravos Anike”, which means Ann from Tharau, is a title of the most famous poem by Simon Dach, German writer born in Klaipeda.


The poem became a popular song, known in all German-speaking countries, but origins of it are not clear. The more romantic story says, that Anike was poet's true love, which was engaged to other man. The other – that poem was written for his friend's wedding.
The monument was created in 1912, in a form of fountain with a figure of girl on a statue in the center of it. The figure was stolen during the Second World War, and restored in 1990, immediately becoming the dominant of the Theatre Square and the symbol of the city.





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