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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Sofia was a wonderful guide, showing us the main landmarks of the city. The story of the city was very interesting and I have learnt a lot. Thank you for the recommendations.
We enjoyed the tour very much. Lots of historical facts, storytelling and smart humour. Not all the locations, including the main town gems, showed by our lovely guides, pani Kasia (Dynamite) and pani Sandra, can be found easily in the online city guides. They engage you very effectively, keep great dynamics of the tour, and bring your attention to the details one definitely would miss, when walking in the town on their own. Pani Kasia and pani Sandra are really recommended!
Marcin was amazing! We enjoyed every minute of the tour he filled us with a lot information we could never find online. And the way he used a lot maps and photos made everything more clear.
We had a lovely tour with Sofia! The city is beautiful and Sofia made it much more interesting with the explanations given! Thank you!
We took this tour today and feel very lucky that we had Katie Diamond as a tour guide. She took us around the main points of interest in the city. She was also very helpful in answering questions about other tours, trams etc. very interesting tour with a well informed and interesting guide.