Outside the Centre

 

The Sobieszewo Island


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The Sobieszewo Island (Sobieszewo) is a seaside district of Gdansk located at 15 km from the city centre. It is one of 3 islands located on the Polish coast and the only Polish island which was created by human effort. Moreover, since 1994, the Sobieszewo Island enjoys the status of an ecological island, which...

“Gdansk Fortress” Culture Park of City Fortifications


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The areas of the Grodzisko Fort are managed by a special municipal unit called:"Gdansk Fortress" Culture Park of City Fortifications. The Grodzisko Quarter is a small part of the centre of Gdansk, unique because of its history and an architectural shape which has remained almost unchanged for the last one hundred...

Zoo in Gdansk – Oliwa


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The idea to establish a zoological garden in Oliwa first appeared in late 1940s, and it was warmly supported by the citizens of Gdansk. The enthusiasm of people was so great that although the city's authorities were at first reluctant to support the project, the official permission to establish a zoological park...

The Oliwa Cathedral


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This Holy Trinity, Blessed Virgin Mary, and St Bernard's Church was first erected as a Cistercian shrine back in the 13th century. Reconstructed in 1350 after a great fire, it re-emerged in the Gothic style and has remained almost unaltered ever since. The Gothic interior was extremely damaged in the 1577 fire and...

Westerplatte


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Westerplatte is famous for the Battle of Westerplatte, which was the first clash between Polish and German forces during the Invasion of Poland and thus the first battle of the European theater of World War II.

Wisloujscie Fortress


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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.

Gdansk New Port Lighthouse


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A lighthouse in New Port is one of the most beautiful lighthouses of Baltic Sea. It was commissioned in 1894, and it showed the entrance to Gdansk port till 1984. In its interiors, beautifully kept historical optic devices and exhibition “Gdansk lighthouses within years”.

The Kindertransport Monument


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The monument commemorates the transports of Jewish children from Germany and other territories occupied by Germany to the United Kingdom, whose government agreed to admit an unlimited number of children. By September 1, 1939, when the final transport arrived, over 10,000 children had been taken, including some 100...

The Cemetery of the Lost Cemeteries Monument


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The Cemetery of the Lost Cemeteries Monument commemorates the Gdansk necropolis which was destroyed by the war and due to the post-war ideology. A small strip of land near the Corpus Christi Church reminds us of the former citizens of Gdansk whose life and toil shaped the city's rich history.

Monument to the Defenders of the Coast


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An immense monument to the Defenders of the Coast commemorates the Polish soldiers who, in autumn of 1939, made a heroic effort to fight with the superior forces of Hitler's well-equipped army.

Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers


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Three majestic crosses with anchors - symbols of hope - have been erected to commemorate the bloody victims of the workers' strikes in December 1970. It stands 30 meters from the spot where the first three victims fell.
 
 
 

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