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Gdansk - interesting facts
St. Dominic Fair is one of the largest outdoor events of this type in Europe. It takes place in August in Gdansk and is visited by about 1.5 million people.
The largest zoo in Poland is located in Gdansk.
Gdansk is one of the oldest Polish towns. Gdansk got city rights in 1263.
Gdansk hosted the UEFA European Football Championship in 2012.
The highest towers of the Old Town of Gdansk are: Tower Town Hall - 82 m, the tower of the church of St Mary's - 78 m and the tower of the church of St. Catherine - 76 m.
The Basilica of the Assumption in Gdansk is the largest medieval temple built of brick in Europe.
The "Solidarity" was born in Gdansk.
Gdańsk, like Pisa. has its own "Leaning Tower". It is a residential house located on the corner of St. John's and Lavender streets.
The facade of the tenement at the intersection of St. Trinity and Okopowa streets has a sculpture of a dog. It commemorates the heroic animal that died saving his master from the rubble of the collapsed building.
Gdańsk has been the center of beer production since the 14th century. The most popular beer was Jopejskie beer, which was also appreciated by the Kings.
In the vicinity of the Artus Court, there are situated medieval torture tools: the gallows, a sword and an ax. They were used to punish wealthy Burghers and nobles.
In Gdansk Corpus Christi Church there is placed the only one outer panel in the town.
The Street of Long Podbrzeże over Motława is in fact the bridge on the water, where once moored ships.

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