Explore the Hanseatic City of Gdañsk
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Gdañsk

A real Polish jewel

Among the countless attractions of Europe, Gdansk stands out for its special beauty. Nature has been generous with this city, situated on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea with the picturesque surroundings of the Tricity Landscape Park and the gentle hills and lakes of Kashubian Switzerland. The thousand-year history and fantastic people complete the picture of wealth and beauty. The architecture of Gdansk combines austere Gothic, elegant Renaissance and sumptuous Rococo.

The city maintains the memory of the Hanseatic League and the “Golden Age”, with every street having its own charm. The admirable Royal Road, which leads from the High Gate to the Green Gate, fascinates with its facades of stately burgher houses, the prestigious Town Hall and historic Artus Court. The Long Bridge on the Motlawa River is a magnificent promenade, running near the historical granaries and the huge crane gate, formerly part of the port facilities of old Gdansk. A romantic mood prevails in quiet Mariacka Street, which leads from the mighty Mariacki church, through the Mariacka Gate to the Long Bridge. This is a magnificent example of early Gdansk architecture, with its famous porches and the narrow, richly decorated facades of houses that once belonged to rich goldsmiths and merchants. For centuries Mariacka Street has attracted artists, craftsmen and jewellers, while today the street is full of jewellery workshops and unique amber galleries. Gdansk continues to cultivate its century-long tradition as the world’s capital of amber.

The historical buildings and the surroundings of Gdansk throb with life in every season, with a rich and diverse program of events. Listen to the music played by classical masters in the repertoire of the organ festival, the only Polish bell festival, the Gdansk music spring and the Gdansk music summer, as well as the concerts of the famous Polish chamber choir: “Schola Cantorum Gedanensis”. The theatre season opens with the International Shakespeare Festival, and the streets fill with colour during the Dominican Market and the FETA international street theatre festival. Regattas, parades of sailing ships, kite-boat races and sea-shanty festivals make not only the sailors’ hearts beat faster.

As one of very few music videos festivals, “YACH FILM” attracts many connoisseurs of film as well as filmmakers and actors. A true feast for the ears for jazz fans is the annual “Jantar Jazz Festival”. Wit and biting satire are the hallmarks of the Good Mood Festival, along Chaplin’s bowler hat. Discover how easy it is to be happy in Gdansk, at any time!


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Impressions from Gdañsk

Gdañsk

never boring and always somthing to discover

Gdañsk

Jolanta Murawska
Gdañsk
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80- 80 Gdañsk