Gdańsk Shipyard Uncovered

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Short Description
A tour of the former Gdansk Shipyard grounds (north from Main Town), around the ECS (European Solidarity Centre). We will focus on the subject of post-war, communist Gdansk, the Solidarity movement but also the history of the Shipyard itself. We will also talk about how the Shipyard has now become the beating cultural heart of the city.
Total time
1 h 45 min
Language
English, German, Polish (check the booking calendar for availability)
Price
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
We meet at Plac Solidarności (next to Pomnik Poległych Stoczniowców 1970 Monument). Look for the guide with a yellow umbrella! Go to map
Ending point
Usually at the ECS on the observation deck, or nearby. In the summer we sometimes end up in the party part of the Shipyard, on Elektryków Street.
Additional info
♿️❗️Suitable for people with reduced mobility, but have in mind that we will be walking on a post-industrial, shipbuilding site, so the surface will be uneven.
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The Gdańsk Shipyard is a must-see for visitors to Gdańsk, so we invite you to our Walkative! tour to uncover with us the Shipyard of change.


For many, the Gdańsk Shipyard is the cradle of “Solidarity” and a symbol of the fall of communism in Europe. For fans of industrial buildings, it is a magical space where the industrial architecture of the late 19th century meets the early 20th century, where relics of communism intertwine with modern 21st century architecture.


The Gdańsk Shipyard is a place where imperialism changed into capitalism, where the industrial goals of Nazism changed into the industrial goals of socialism, where communism with the entire Iron Curtain changed into freedom, where the brutal hand of the free market changed the industrial space into a place of entrepreneurship, culture and entertainment.


We will start our tour at Plac Solidarności (next to Pomnik Poległych Stoczniowców 1970 Monument), from where we will take a journey through the dark years of communism, arriving at the Shipyard, where a lot happened and is still happening.


Discover with us a magical part of the city, a district of entertainment, art, history, industry and symbols. Come to the Gdansk Shipyard Ucovered Tour by Walkative!


Meeting Point
The Monument for the Fallen Shipbuilder. Look for the guide with a yellow umbrella!

BOOKING RULES
Our pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. We don’t accept parties of more than 7 people on them. If you travel in a party of 8 or more (school groups, bigger groups of friends etc.), please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.




Gdańsk Shipyard Uncovered Tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
3 months ago

This tour was excellent as was our guide Paul. Very informative and his information was delivered in an interesting way. Would highly recommend this tour.

Fiona

Great Shipyard Tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
4 months ago

Our quide Tufi was great. He was very knowledgeable and talked about the Communism in Poland (especially Gdansk), the fight for freedom and the history of the Shipyard including the Strikes and the Solidarity. We visited the actual Shipyard and saw the historical buildings. This was a very interesting place to visit and would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Gdansk.

Samantha Nicolaides

Amazing tour!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 months ago

We decided to go to this tour so that we can see the shipyards from up close. Finding out that shipyards were the place where major historical events took place and getting to know about Polish resistance and protests against communist regime and basically the whole history of The Solidarity Movement was very valuable for us as people from the neighboring country also oppressed by the regime. Our tour was hosted by Pavel who kindly answered basically any question and was very invested in narrating the historical events and showing us around. We left Gdańsk amazed! Would recommend for 200%. Thank you very much for the experience.

Sara and Ondřej

Great experience in Shipyard

Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 months ago

The quide Tufi talked about Solidarity in the begining. But the most interesting was to visit Shipyard – to see historical buildings (the biggest part of them are in terrible condition), but same time ago life and bussiness were circulationg there very activly. Very interesting place to visit.

Anna

History up close

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 year ago

Our guide was Czarek, who was born in Gdansk and lived all his life in this beautiful city. Czarek talked about communism in Poland (especially Gdansk), the fight for freedom and the shipyard on a very personal level, because he was actually there when it all happened. He had an answer for every question and his style of presenting was very engaging. This made this tour very special in my opinion.

Dennis H.


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