Thomas Mann Museum
Thomas Mann Museum
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chrominance
Bristol, UK8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Constrained slightly by the size of the house, this museum was nonetheless a great way to get an insight not only into the life of Thomas Mann, but also into 20th century history in the area. I had actually forgotten this was here until I stumbled across it on a stroll along the coast, was a nice pitstop on my travels.
Written 29 March 2024
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Max A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Family
Nida is one of the most beautiful places I have been to. But it is so remote you really have to want to go there.

The fabulous dunes, first.

The Thomas Mann connection is other one reason to go there.
It is such a sad story, that the Nobel Laureate 1929 burnt his price money on building his dream house in, what he called Nidden, and only could stay there three summer before fleeing the Nazi threat only a few miles from Nida/Nidden in then Ost-Preussen. Sadly we this summer saw this exact border from the same place this year, as the EU- Russia/Kalingrad border.

Let us return to the Thomas Mann museum. It is a miracle, that the house has stayed intact, and is open for the public. Respect for the Mann family waiwing there demands for the property, in "respect of the local initiative".

The museum does not tell you much about Thomas Mann as a person, expect everything about the environment he wanted to live in. Unfortunately he did not have the possibility to do it.
Written 20 October 2023
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK1,320 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Didn’t go inside, but you can walk up to the house, which is a typical example of a larger one in the local style, and look at the view (which must have been gorgeous in Mann’s time, before the trees grew.
Written 2 August 2023
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ToL_123
Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany436 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Thomas M. chose a perfect spot on a hill above the courland lagoon for his summer house. Breathtaking view from a spot on the property, called italian panorama. This alone is worth the visit. The museum itself is nice and give some insights to not so much known aspects of his life as the complicated relation to his brother Heinrich. It is almost a miracle, that such a nice place was preserved, during turbulent Lithuanian, German, Russian and again Lithuanian times.

Summary: to be recommended!
Written 3 October 2022
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Carlos S
Berlin, Germany21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Unfortunately one of the most discouraging aspects of traveling in Eastern Europe is how unnecessary unfriendly people can often be to visitors. The woman in charge of the ticket office of this place is among the worst I have seen. Beyond that, the house is nice, the museum is quite disappointing.
Written 17 August 2022
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Martin C
Stockholm, Sweden49 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Couples
Museums like this gives museums a bad reputation. The point with a museum is to bring history alive with the help of artefacts. This museum has no artefacts at all, only text on walls.
And if you like to visit homes of creative artists of the past, which can be the nicest and most inspiring museums, don’t go here. The building interior is renovated beyond recognition. The outside is pretty thanks to the panoramic view.
There is no toilet for visitors.
Written 7 July 2019
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martinfrendo
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Friends
Visit the home of one of the literature giants in German literature. Their summer house is well presented and very informative. Worth a visit
Written 27 June 2019
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Passenger629539
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019
This big house is not all usefull for tourists: only 3 rooms and corridor, so you need 30-40 min for this object. The best view from top of the hill.
Written 17 June 2019
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Karsten K
Mainz, Germany1,422 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
It is just another beautiful wooden house with an amazing view. For those interested in Thomas Mann the visit to his summer house is a must. The museum is small and mostly consists of photos and all kinds of facsimile items. Go inside only when you are interested in the Mann family.
Written 28 December 2018
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Ilze
Ventspils, Latvia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
At first it looks like a small house and nothing to see, but definitely worth to go inside and explore more. Interesting and full of information exposition that tells more about author, his wife and family, house and its architect. Information on walls is on Lithuanian, German and English, a lot of pictures for each of topics. Digital stand which tells more about Curonian Spit as well is just in Lithuanian and German. You can also see a movie there or buy it as a dvd (in general about life, nature and people in Curonian Spit), but it's just in German without subtitles in other languages.
Nice place where to spend time when it's foggy, cloudy or rainy.
Written 24 November 2018
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