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HISTORY OF XIX CENTURY FOR FUTURE OF TOURISM IN TAURAGĖ AND SOVETSK

2015-03-23
The project “Creation of Tourist Route from the Tilsit Peace Treaty of 1807 to Tauroggen Convention of 1812” (LPR1/010/185) is successfully coming to an end. Two towns will become more attractive to tourists after the end of the project: Tauragė in Lithuania and Sovetsk (historical Tilsit) in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia.
In April the city of Sovetsk will receive 100 qualitative 3D printed small houses of the historic Tilsit. These houses will become part of a historic stand of Tilsit that will be opened for public by the city park. The town that was once known as Tilsit has already installed the Napoleon’s Lime Tree memorial, restored a monument to the Queen of Prussia Luise and renovated the city park during the project.


In Tauragė, on the Lithuanian side, a track was built from the city centre to the place where Tauroggen Convention was signed back in 1812. On the track one can enjoy a beautiful pedestrian and bicyclists’ bridge over the Jūra river, a bicycle path and a bridge over the Ežeruona river. Those visiting the Tauroggen Convention memorial by cars can park their automobiles in a newly constructed parking territory. All of these infrastructure developments have also taken place thanks to the project funds.

The Tilsit Peace was conluded by France, Prussia and Russia in Tilsit, in 1807. However, in 1812 Napoleon broke the agreement by invading Russia. The Tauroggen Convention in 1812 was concluded between the Prussian and Russian armies. In the document, the Prussian troops declared neutrality from Klaipėda to Tilsit, in case of military clashes between the Russian and Napoleon’s French regiments. The project “Creation of Tourist Route from the Tilsit Peace Treaty of 1807 to Tauroggen Convention of 1812” aims at using the memory of those times for boosting cross-border tourism in Tauragė and Sovetsk.

The budget of the project is 2 888 888.89 EUR. 90% of the budget is provided by the European Union. The lead partner of the project is Tauragė District Municipality Administration and the partner is Administration of Sovetsk City District.




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