Gdansk Shipyard
Gdansk Shipyard
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Thomas E
Karlskrona, Sweden548 contributions
Solo
The former Lenin Shipyard occupies quite a large area north of Gdansk centre. It is nowadays accessed freely to the public. The most common access point is the historical Gate #2 situated at Solidarity Square. At the gate there is a souvenir shop that cannot be ignored as it is run by a legendary lady - Mrs Aleksandra - who is in much advanced age. She is a witness of the strikes of '70 and '80. She is one of the most interviewed persons in Gdansk by the press allaround the world (even Japan). She is taking also care of the flowers at the monument. You can not only buy souvenirs, but also books
Written October 15, 2015
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Graciela A
Oakland, CA349 contributions
Considering what happened after the shipyard workers mnifesto, this place is historic and worth the visit.
Written August 21, 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK612,345 contributions
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You can hardly miss the huge Gdansk Shipyard area on any trip to this vibrant city you take,it's a working shipyard but also historically important in not just the history of Poland but in the history of the world,it's were the first protests against communist influence were first brought to the forefront, it's were the Solidarity movement was at its strongest, it really is a special place and has it's special place in history.
I love the look of the massive green cranes and the huge warehouses, my dad was a dock worker in Liverpool so I have many happy memories of the Liverpool dock area and this shipyard and surrounding dockyards were a must go destination on our weeks holiday to this most beautiful and vibrant of cities.
Well worth a visit.
Written May 7, 2018
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IanL579
Beverley, UK92 contributions
Couples
Whilst visiting Gdansk we took one of the electric golf cart type tours of the city. One is offered various prices for various tours but we were thankful that we opted for the most expensive. This was 250 zlotys for the four of us. Hardly expensive for an hour and a half plus. On route we visited the gates of the Gdansk shipyard. Being of a certain age I well remember seeing n eps reports of Lech Walensa standing outside the gates of the shipyard taking on not only the might of his own country but that of Russia who then effectively ruled it. In truth there is little there to see. There is a substantial and moving monument as well as various placards but it is the gates themselves that ,for me ,were worth seeing. Thinking about what the ship yarders revolt lead to (I would argue the eventual fall of the Berlin Wall and Russia as it was) was a different type of tourist attraction. I am not particularly sentimental but just looking at those gates and remembering those news reels moved me. If you visit I hope you have a similar experience.
Written July 17, 2016
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lynnhurley
Manchester, UK197 contributions
Friends
You can take a standard boat trip around the shipyards but we chose to go on the huge over the top Galleon, it was packed on board but plenty of seats and viewpoints. We sailed to Westerplatz where you have the option to disembark and come back on the next boat but there didn't appear to be much there so we stayed on board. On the trip out we had a guide detailing what we were looking at, on the way back it was good fun with a folk band singing traditional polish songs, there is also a bar on board and we all had a lovely hot chocolate with rum. Cost was 40 Zl per person so great value for the round trip.
Written October 1, 2015
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Herbert L
New Jersey315 contributions
Peaceful and quiet town, Lovely. Historical manifesto. Very close to the Train Station and Old Town.
Written December 30, 2019
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Ronald B
The Hague, The Netherlands2,270 contributions
Couples
Shipyards are always special, but this one is very special because of the foundation of Solidarnosc. Drive around and get the feeling of the werkers. There are even apartment block in the middle of this area where workers still live. Driving around suburbs of Gdansk shows you that economic growth has yet not available for everyone in Poland.
Written July 7, 2017
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Culture499733
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Solo
Beautiful party place and wonderful people.. excellent nightlife and fun.. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Would visit again
Written November 10, 2018
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Ian S
Dunbeath, UK80 contributions
Couples
We went there because it was on our list of places to visit when we went to Poland.
It has such a big place in world history.
If you have time also visit the Solidarity museum there.
Written June 8, 2018
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Giorgos Galanis
Naupactus, Greece308 contributions
Business
I visit Gdansk shipyard as seaman for vessel's dry dock. Taxi is very economic to go in old town, also the prices on the old city .
Written March 23, 2018
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