Historic Sites in Gdansk

Historic Sites in Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk Historic Sites

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  • Dials
    Belfair, WA108 contributions
    Not fully developed yet, this is the site that Poles consider to be where the first Nazi shells fell. It is worth the visit, better yet bring some written information with you that can help you understand how this tiny unit of Polish soldiers held on for as long as they did against the Nazi war maching.
    Written July 7, 2022
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  • Natasza K
    Wroclaw, Poland61 contributions
    Many stairs to walk, but worth it. You can only imagine what all these walls heard through the ages. You can see beautiful paintings, old furniture, and portraits of kings who visited Gdańsk.
    Defo not a place for small kids, who are bored and scream in the halls (the acustics are great, so you can hear them all the way :/ )
    Written September 20, 2022
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  • Lenn
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands182 contributions
    So much to see here and a must if you stay in Gdansk!
    We have only seen it in wintertime but in summer it must be great too!
    Written December 5, 2021
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  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy2,049 contributions
    A small museum documenting the events that happened on September 1, 1939 at the beginning of World War II. Detailed explanations are provided in Polish and English about the crimes committed by the nazists here.
    It also contains a small active post office.
    If the museum is closed, you can find in the square in front some billboards summarizing the start of the war
    Written September 8, 2022
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  • tinylass
    Sheffield, UK4,003 contributions
    We went through this part of Gdansk on the way to the station. It is next to a pretty little park and on the river. It was having a new roof fitted when we were there so we could only see it from the outside but it was worth a look because of the setting.
    Written April 18, 2019
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  • Chelsea B
    Milton Keynes, UK1,914 contributions
    I visited here as part of a bike tour and I'm glad they took us because I wouldn't have found it on my own. The place itself is not only beautiful but I love the location, right on the riverbank.
    Written May 7, 2020
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  • DJM1945
    Montrose, UK1,895 contributions


    Brama Wyzynna gate house is also known as the Upland gate. It is beautiful and is near the railway station. It is clear that this has been renovated and a tourist information centre is based in it.

    Written January 2, 2019
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  • Malgorzata
    11,440 contributions
    In the beginning Fraternity of st. George gathered at the King Arthur's Court, then they founded his own headquarters next to the Golden Gate, built in the Flemish style. In the basement there was a shooting range for archers and rooms for storing archery equipment. On the first floor there is a large meeting room for Fraternitys, celebrations of important celebrations, feasts and theatrical performances. In 1566, the top of the dome crowning the building was decorated with the figure of St. George killing the dragon. At the end of the 16th century, the manor was rebuilt, including ogival windows have been enlarged. After the dissolution of the Fraternity in 1798, the building became the property of the city. On its roof you can still see the figure of St. George defeating the dragon. It is an interesting variety to the landscape of Gdansk tenement houses with a very interesting and eye-catching leitmotif. Currently, the building houses the headquarters of the local Branch of the Association of Polish Architects. In the cellars is located the restaurant . A delightful monument.
    Written May 29, 2020
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  • leuveen
    United Kingdom1,089 contributions
    One of the many Gdansk's gate, this one looks sturdy and leads to the city centre or to thw riverside (depending which way ate you coming from). Quite different from the more local gates, definitely worth seeing!
    Written August 24, 2021
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  • Wandering Wonderings
    Hastings, UK3,239 contributions
    If you're in this part of Gdansk, it's worth taking a picture or 2. A tall brick tower that is easy to find on a waterfront walk
    Written November 16, 2019
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  • Ernie H
    Cardiff, UK1,653 contributions
    On the opposite side of the road to the mill and is built over the waterway. Unfortunately there is no information on or near it to explain its history or function, but its old. Walked past it a few times and wondered.
    Written November 24, 2017
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK613,120 contributions
    Brama Stagiewna are the remaining parts of the defensive walls and gate remaining from the fortifications built between 1517 _ 1519.
    Known as the mammon stables ,the towers have been destroyed twice ,in the siege of 1813 and in the ferocious Battle of Gdansk in 1945.
    Rebuilt post war ,now home to a co operative of Polish artists.
    We were heading to some of the great bars near this tower and the tower looked amazing especially at night and made for some great photographic opportunities.
    Easy to find on the Milk Bank of Granary Island,it's found on Stagiewna.
    Well worth checking out.
    Written April 24, 2018
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  • Ernie H
    Cardiff, UK1,653 contributions
    Located in a little park behind the river wall opposite the toy shop. No English signage about the chap so Google if interested or just admire the artistry like we did.
    Written November 19, 2017
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  • MalgorzataMazur
    Gdansk, Poland1,561 contributions
    Motlawa Channel Fortifications is a part of the XVII cent. Gdansk fortifications.
    You can walk alongside earth walls and remained bastions.
    Written November 7, 2017
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  • pawel_hbg
    Sopot, Poland9,637 contributions
    Stągiewna Gate is a historic city ​​gate on the Granary Island in Gdańsk which was built at the beginning of the 16th century. The defensive towers are the remains of city fortifications. At the beginning of the 17th century, the gate was rebuilt and during the siege in 1813, part of the gate was destroyed. Nexti in 1945, the interior burned down and the roofs collapsed.

    Written November 15, 2020
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