What Can the Old Town Cat Tell Us?
If the Old Town Cat could talk, it would most probably have a lot of interesting stories to tell us. There have been many times when it was abused and even stolen, but, like a phoenix rising from its ashes, it too is always eventually returned to its original place.
The southern part of the Old Town is full of the cat’s friends and neighbours, including the Guard of the Old Town, the Serpent, the Wild Man, the Old Town Chimney-Sweep, the Tower, and the Piano. Not far from where the cat resides, the visitors of the Old Town can find a tiny magical mouse, which further proves that cats and mice can actually live in peace.
Walking down Žvejų st. from the statue of the Chimney-Sweep, you will reach the Birža Bridge, the place of the old Salamander building, the burnt down Baltija Cinema, the old warehouses, and the first high-rise in the city – the Meyhöferhaus. The street is packed with cafés where it is also possible to find authentic decorative elements reminiscent of the old city of Memel. The Yacht Port and the Klaipėda Mound provide spectacular scenery, while a little down the road one can find the swing bridge and the legendary hooded ghost. Lastly, at the end of the Danė River stands a boy and his dog, bidding farewell to the ships that leave the port city. If you look around, on one side of the Danė River you will find the old Lindenau Factory Boathouse, and, on the other side of the river, you will see a little girl sending kisses your way.
This concludes the tour of Klaipėda, the city of jazz and legends.
The route should take an hour to complete, amounting to 3 kilometres of walking distance.
Submitted: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I.Simonaitytės biblioteka
Places on the route