Rumpiškė Manor

In 2015 a single Rumpiškės manor house opened its doors after restoration – one of the few buildings of this nature remaining in Klaipėda region. The beginning of the place of the manor reaches to the middle of the 17th century, however, the current manor building appeared only at the end of the 18th century after reconstructing it after the seven-year war, which brought great loses to the Eastern Prussia. The new building was designed with the then popular forms of Classicistic architecture. The western wing of the building was built in the beginning of the 20th century, by applying the neo-Classicistic principles. The building is keeping its educational function since 1970 – currently an art school operates here.

The exterior of the building is modest and classicistically symmetrical: the rectangular volume of the building is highlighted with centred mezzanines, a balcony from one side and a porch from the other. The first floor of the building is rising above the ground floor: the high stairs on both sides become the important elements of the building. A solution of different colours is also used as a measure of façade splitting. And yet, the most interesting part awaits on the interior of the building. Upon entering, the guests are greeted by the remains of the reconstructed luxurious interior: the wooden wall panels, décor of the structural elements and window panes, ceiling mouldings, the fireplace with the embossed composition, impressive wooden stairs and the caisson ceiling in the lobby. While walking through the building, you find yourself noticing more and more details taking you back to the old Prussia.