After listening to the history of this lovely town, it is amazing how it has been rebuilt with some amazing architecture, and I might add a fun place to visit. As you walk through the old town gates into the area you are entertained by various street acts. At night is when it is truly fun, with street acts throughout the Old Town area and some of the best musicians playing in the archways. It's hard to believe it was bombed during WWII and the people were able to rebuild into its former beauty. Old Town is located by the waterway which leads to the Baltic Sea and used to be a vast shipping port. They still have the round cage where men would climb in and walk to lower and raise the bridge (think of the mice running in the wheel). What a fun time to go through the shops and get amber jewelry at such reasonable prices, and learn how to distinguish real amber from fake (did you know it burns?). So many eating establishments to choose from with great food. We were there at the end of August and the weather was ideal - in the 70s. Our tour stayed there two days and we could have stayed longer. Went away with lots of pictures and gifts.
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