Thomas Mann first visited Nida in 1929. Recalling his visit there he wrote in his diary: “We spent several days in the fishing village of Nida and we were so impressed by the inexpressible beauty and uniqueness of its surroundings that we decided to build a permanent residence in this fair place”.
One year later a summer-house, designed by the architect Herbert Reissmann, was built on “Mother-in-law” hill. Reminiscent of a fisherman’s house it became the new residence of the Nobel Prize winner, stimulating his creativity and a place to rest and relax.
One can view so-called “Italian Scenery” appearing from the dune called “Hill of Mother-in-law”.
View from the Thomas Mann (Mother-in-law) Hill, Nida, Lithuania 2011
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Image © Evelina Simkute