Monuments/ Statues in Gdansk

Top Monuments & Statues in Gdansk, Poland

Monuments & Statues in Gdansk

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  • MrThomas1981
    Ipswich, UK653 contributions
    A significant monument to the struggle for Poland's freedom which really shouldn't just be seen on its own. The Solidarity museum is superb and if you are making the journey here then you must go there as well.
    Written November 2, 2021
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  • rafiost
    Jerusalem, Israel32 contributions
    The monument is of the Jewish children that travelled through Gdansk fleeing from Germany to safe houses in England.
    Written July 16, 2019
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  • Malgorzata
    11,025 contributions
    The monument to the astronomer Jan Heweliusz, located in the old town on Korzenna Street, was designed by Jan Szczypke from Gdansk. It was unveiled in 2006. In this way, a tribute was paid to the great scientist. The most famous citizen of Gdansk was not only an astronomer, he was also a mathematician and a designer of scientific instruments. In 1640 he founded an astronomical observatory. He also built the world's largest 50-meter telescope at the time. He was a member of the Royal Society of Sciences in London. Behind the monument you can see the tenement house at 55 Korzenna Street, in which he lived since birth, and which he inherited after his father's death. On this building there is a small information board . He died in Gdansk in 1687 and he was buried in the church of St. Catherine. A nice monument, worth seeing.
    Written June 4, 2020
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  • pawel_hbg
    Sopot, Poland9,376 contributions
    This monument was unveiled on October 16, 2015 six months after Gunter Grass death and on the 88th anniversary of his birth. It pays tribute to the Gdansk-born writer in the heart of the district where his most famous story was set. The monument shows Grass in middle-age sitting on a bench opposite a statue of possibly his most famous character – Oskar Matzerath. They appear to be in conversation or perhaps Grass is reading to Oskar from the book on his lap which has a snail crawling across it – a reference to the most autobiographical of Grass’ works From the Diary of a Snail.
    Written April 17, 2021
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  • Wandering Wonderings
    Hastings, UK3,206 contributions
    Another grand statue I happened upon during my wanderings. Ornate, celebrating a king and riding a horse. Didn't find out much more than that!
    Written November 10, 2019
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  • tinylass
    Sheffield, UK3,799 contributions
    Very weird tree sculpture that is just on a main street in the middle of nothing in particular but fills a space and looks really good! Made of metal and has lots of intricate different bits about it.
    Written April 19, 2019
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  • Wandering Wonderings
    Hastings, UK3,206 contributions
    Came across this weird little statue as I wandered across the river. Don't know what it's about, or why it's there, but made me smile. Not worth a special trip.
    Written November 16, 2019
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  • DJM1945
    Montrose, UK1,846 contributions
    We came across this beautiful and absolutely piece of street art by chance. The work is by Gunter Grass who is a Nobel Prize Winner and shows an arm holding a fish.i
    Written January 5, 2019
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  • DJM1945
    Montrose, UK1,846 contributions
    This sculpture was built to represent those people who have for over 700 years lost their lives defending Poland. AS the information was in Polish so it took some time to work out the significance of this monument. T
    Written January 2, 2019
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  • Ernie H
    Cardiff, UK1,595 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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  • DJM1945
    Montrose, UK1,846 contributions
    We walked to this monument from the centre of the old city and it was fairly easy and the views from the monument were superb. The monument itself is fascinating and can be seen from quite a distance away.
    Written January 6, 2019
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  • pawel_hbg
    Sopot, Poland9,376 contributions
    Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers of 1970 is located right outside famous Gate #2 to the Gdansk Shipyard and close to the European Solidarity Centre.

    Written February 10, 2020
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