Gdańsk, Gdanzc, Dantzk, Danzig, Danzig … whatever it was called, it always symbolized the same thing – the proud, wealthy, independent, beautiful pearl of the Baltic Sea Its character, visible Until today, was shaped by gold and the vanity. of wealthy merchants came here from all WHO corners of Europe and simply Considered Themselves Citizens of Gdańsk – Danzigers.
The source of prosperity of the city was its perfect location. Established in the 10th century, over time it Became the largest city of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the largest harbor on the Baltic Sea, Supplying Europe With Polish grain, timber and “Baltic Gold” – amber. The city was the birthplace of Daniel Fahrenheit, Arthur Schopenhauer and Günter Grass. Napoleon once said, ‘Gdansk is the key to everything’, and created the first Free City of Danzig. Much, much later, the second Free City of Danzig was intended by Adolf Hitler to become home of the Nazi movement. World War II, the world’s largest military conflict Began right here on 1 September 1939. It was here in Gdańsk Also That the strike by the shipyard workers led by Lech Wałęsa heralded the beginning of the end of communism in this part of Europe.
Come join us for a walk through the cobbled streets of the Main Town filled with elegant, slender buildings with charming terraces. Visit the biggest brick church in the world, see the largest crane in medieval Europe and listen to the fascinating history of the City of Freedom.
The last point is near to Monument to the Defenders of the Polish Post Office. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Rbmy7JwXfbr4EcwQ9.
After the Main Town tour we strongly recommend taking our Nazi Terror to talk about the dark WW2 days and Gdańsk Shipyard Uncovered tour to talk about the cradle of “Solidarity” movement and a fight that eventually brought communism to an end in Europe.
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