OLD VERSION OF THE TOUR – UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST 2022
Two of the watershed moments of the 20th century were World War II and the collapse of communism. Gdańsk is the city where both of these events began.
The death of the city at the end of WWII is our starting point. Post-war Gdańsk was left in ruins, nearly all of its pre-war population was gone and the city had to be repopulated by settlers from the east. On the rubble of the past, the new communist city arose. Like all the other countries on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain, Poland became the part of the Soviet bloc. Despite persecutions and repressions it was the workers of the Gdańsk shipyards who started the strike that sparked the decade-long process leading to the collapse of communism.
We will travel in time from the destruction of Gdańsk to the shipyards, from the Free City of Danzig to the City of Freedom. Join us for a tour that will help you understand the complicated modern history of Gdańsk and its people. Walk with us along the path that brought freedom to half of Europe.
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 Gdansk 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 in the Old Town at the Jan Hevelius Monument, next to the Great Mill (home of the Amber Museum), 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!
Look for a guide with a yellow umbrella or Walkative! sign.
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