Outside The Main Town


Granary Island

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.

The National Maritime Museum

The Polish Maritime Museum dates back to 1958 when a Museum’s Friends Association was established. The Museum was built from scratch. In its founders’ concept it was planned to be a port and museum facility integrated into the very heart of the old Gdansk port with other typical port facilities, such as the...

The Crane

The Gdansk Crane (Zuraw) over the Motlawa River is the most characteristic and unmistakeable symbol of Gdansk. Back in the Middle Ages it was the largest port crane in Europe handling cargo and putting up ship masts.

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