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The Gdansk New Port Lighthouse


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One of the most beautiful lighthouses of the Baltic Sea, this 90-feet-tall structure built in 1893 is the twin of the Cleveland, Ohio, Main Lighthouse (today no longer standing). Situated at the entrance of the harbour of Gdansk, the Nowy Port Lighthouse combined three distinct functions: that of a coastal...

Gift of Pomerania


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"Dar Pomorza" (Gift of Pomerania), called the White Frigate, has been associated with Gdynia since 1929. She was built in 1909 in the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg as a training ship for the German merchant maritime school. The frigate was given to the State Maritime School in Gdynia and became the second (after...

The Zuraw


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The oldest sources mentioning the Zuraw as wooden port crane equipment date from 1367. Its present look refers to the image of the middle of the 15th century. The first wooden crane totally burnt down as a result of the 1442 fire. A new crane was built in the years 1442-1444. The crane had a defence function. It...

S.S. “Soldek”


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"Soldek" is the first ocean-going vessel put into operation in the history of the Polish shipyard industry. She was designed by a team of Polish engineers under the leadership of Henryk Gieldzik and built in Gdansk Shipyard, established on 19 October 1947.

The Granaries


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The majority of granaries in Gdansk were destroyed as a result of war actions in 1945. The walls of three of them were preserved on Olowianka and after reconstruction in 1985 they became the main exhibition area for the Polish Maritime Museum.

Ethnographical Museum at the Abbatial Granary


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The present-day Ethnographical Museum was originally an Ethnographical Department within the structure of the Pomeranian Museum. Moved in 1979 to the Abbots' Palace in Gdansk-Oliwa, it became an independent division of the National Museum in Gdansk, to be moved again to its current premises in the...

The Gdansk Gallery of Photography


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Originally established by the Gdansk Artists' Association as the G.N. Gallery in 1977, the Gallery was later renamed the Gdansk Gallery of Photography, and has been a Division of the National Museum in Gdansk since 1995.

Green Gate


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The Renaissance Green Gate stands on the site of the most ancient gate in Gdansk, the Koga Gate. This gate was built to serve as the formal residence of Polish monarchs, but was only used for that purpose once in its history. There are four arched passages through this gate and there is a symbol over each: The...

Abbot's Palace in Oliwa – Modern Art Department


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The Abbot's Palace in Oliwa is a roccoco palace in Oliwa, a quarter of Gdansk. The first portion of the palace, the "Old Palace" was constructed in the 15th century. Later, in the first half of the sixteen hundreds a "New Palace" was added, which served as the residency of the then abbot of the Cistercians, Jan...

Historical Art Department


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The Gdansk National Museum’s Historical Art Department is housed in a post-monastery building which was originally used by the Franciscan Order. In 1556, the last Prussian curator Johann Rolaw handed the church and monastery over to the city authorities on condition that the building would be used “exclusively...

Tower Clock Museum


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This Branch of Gdansk History Museum is located in the tower of Saint Catherine’s Church in Gdansk. This is the oldest parish church in Gdansk, whose origins date back to the 12th century. The Museum collects and preserves tower clock mechanisms that are significant for this field of science. At the end of the...

Westerplatte Museum


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According to the decision of the Council of the League of Nations dated 1924, from 1926 the Westerplatte peninsula was transferred to Poland for the purposes of an ammunition and weapons reloading depot. The 88 strong force of Polish soldiers was responsible for ensuring the security of the warehouses and the...

Wisloujscie Fortress Museum


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A unique monument of the fortification works, Wisloujscie Fortress, is located in direct proximity to the Westerplatte peninsula. This was an important area from a strategic point of view, as the movement of ships entering and leaving Gdansk harbour could be controlled from this place. The former Gdansk harbour was...

Polish Post Museum in Gdansk


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The Post Office and Telecommunication Museum was opened in Wroclaw in 1956. At the time it was the only such facility in Poland, which collected exhibits related to the history of the post office and memorabilia related to the defence of the Polish Post Office in the Free City of Gdansk.

Amber Museum


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Amber is particularly associated with the Baltic region, specifically because of the abundance of deposits of this material in the area. Because of historical relations (The Western Prussia Natural Museum in the Green Gate existing before WWII) and primarily because of today’s activities, Gdansk claims the title...

Uphagen house


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Uphagen house is the only one in Poland and one of only a few 18th century merchant town houses in Europe open to visitors. Johann Uphagen purchased this town house in 1775.

Artus Court


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Artus Court is a complex of buildings forming a branch of the Gdansk Historical Museum, located within the Main City boundaries and forming a part of the representative city route called the Royal Route. Dlugi Targ located near the historical harbour on the Motlawa river forms part of the route.

The Main Town Hall


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The main headquarters of the Gdansk History Museum is a Gothic-Renaissance building, located at the corner of Dluga Street and Dlugi Targ, dominating the panorama of the Royal Route – the most representative route of the listed part of the city.

The Polish Baltic Frederic Chopin Philharmonic


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The Polish Baltic Frederic Chopin Philharmonic is the largest music institution in the northern Poland, visited not only by local music-lovers but also by people from all over Poland and all over the world. This is a place for the ones who desire to enjoy the art of the highest quality. The Philharmonic organizes...

The Baltic State Opera


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The Baltic State Opera is an opera company in Gdansk, which performs in the Baltic State Opera House. Originally, in 1949, it was organized as an Opera-Studio rather than as a full scale opera company. Due to the destruction of all theatres in Gdansk by the end of World War II, it made do with temporary facilities...

Good Girl Killer


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Good Girl Killer was founded at the beginning of 2005 by four polish artists: Magda Jedra, Zbigniew Zibi Bienkowski, Anna Steller and Grzegorz Welizarowicz. Their first project, Good Girl Killer performance, premiered in March 2005 in Poland, Gdansk.

Dada von Bzdulow Theatre


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Dada von Bzdulow Theatre was founded by Leszek Bzdyl – a director and a choreographer, and by Katarzyna Chmielewska – a dancer and a choreographer. On stage since 1993; an independent group of professional dancers and actors, which produces performances in cooperation with Polish and foreign cultural...

The Forest Theatre – Lesny Theatre


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The Forest Theatre is a summer stage situated in a forest of Wrzeszcz. The easiest way to get there is to go through an entrance from Jaskowa Dolina Street. It is a place of numerous events, concerts and festivals that are organized here from May to September.

Maybe Theatre Company


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The first, and for a long time the only, registered theatrical company in Poland presenting plays exclusively in English. The company was officially formed in 1992, after the success of the 1991 production of "A Tempest in a Spaceship", a musical based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest"'. This was the second play put...

Gdansk Shakespearean Theatre


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Gdansk Shakespeare Festival is an international theatre festival devoted to the idea of the Elizabethan theatre, and especially to the works of William Shakespeare. The event was first organized in 1993, on the initiative of Theatrum Gedanense Foundation, which had been created by prof. Jerzy Limon and Wladyslaw...

Znak Theatre


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From 1992 to 2000 the Znak Theater provided a meaningful artistic experience for underprivilaged and ill children. Since 2000, the theater has expanded its operations to include theater workshops, actor training courses, and open air spectacles as well as the origional acting camps for interested youth.

Miniatura City Theatre


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This ‘toy theater’ holds true to its tradition – started in 1947 by Olga, Irena, and Ewa Totwen under the name Latek Theater, it has amused audiences for over 50 years. Currently it is under the direction of one of the most famous Polish directors, Ali Bunsch.

Wybrzeze Theatre


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Gdansk hosts regular festivals of street theatre each year, where language is no barrier. Most of the performances here, however, are in the mother tongue, so unless you've triumphed over Polish grammar you may be a tad bewildered by what's going. Nevertheless, given modern dramas tendency towards minimalism and...

Helios


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Helios Movie Centre is a multiplex cinema operator in Poland. The first cinema was opened at 1993.

Cinema Neptun


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This is one of six movie theaters belonging to the Neptun-Film group in and around the Gdansk area.

Cinema Helikon


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Helikon Cinema is a movie theater belonging to the Neptun-Film group, which has 6 theaters in and around the Gdansk area.

Cinema City Krewetka


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Cinema City International is the largest multiplex cinema theatre operator in Central and Eastern Europe. Company is based in Israel. This modern network operates many cinemas across Poland including of course Gdansk.

Multikino


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Multikino is one of the biggest networks of cinemas in Poland. It belongs to Polish company ITI Group which also operates on media market.

Carillon Festival


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The Carillon Festival is a perfectly unique musical event in Poland, as Gdansk is the only Polish city to have these two precious instruments: carillon in Main City Town Hall and the concert bell set in St Catherine’s. The festival is another example of the city reviving its ancient traditions. Its programs are...

The Heineken Open`er Festival


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The Heineken Open'er Festival is the largest Polish open-air music and performing arts festival and definitely the most important music event in Gdynia - a city in the north of Poland at the Baltic Sea coast, next to Gdansk. It is a special place on the Polish map, where people from more than 30 countries are...

International Jazz Festival


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Three-day festival promoting all types of jazz. The greatest musician of this trend perform.

Stars Festival


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Holiday Stars Festival is a popular annual artistic event, which has been taking place in Gdansk since 2006. It attracts the polish celebrities of theatre, film, music, art and literature – in del’ arte festival formula. On this occasion the concerts, exhibitions, outdoor show and literary saloons are...

St. Dominic`s Fair


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Today, St. Dominic’s Fair is the largest trade and cultural outdoor event in Poland and one of the largest such events in Europe. The contemporary form of St Dominic’s Fair recalls the Medieval tradition of fun and trade. Every August, over 1000 merchants, artists, artisans and collectors put up their stalls in...

Shakespeare Festival


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Shakespeare Festival is an international periodic theatrical event, organised every year during the first week of August in Gdansk and the whole Tri-city. The festival’s history dates back to 1993 and the organisation of first Shakespeare Days in Gdansk, which were transformed into Shakespeare Festival in 1997,...
 
 
 

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