Who told you that when it’s raining, a boredom is inevitable? There is no such possibility in Gdańsk!!
The beach is only one of many attractions. During a bad weather everyone can find something so much interesting that will not notice when the sun will come out again.
We are pleased to invite you to the Granaries on Ołowianka Island where on 28th November you will be able to see and participate in some of the most famous naval battles.
No matter what differs us and define as individuals, we all have one thing in common – our complicated and fascinating body.
Did you know that... the official launch of the local Gdańsk TV took place in 1958, and for its call sign adopted the image of Neptune ?
Ferber House otherwise known as Adam and Eve is a Renaissance building built in 1560 and located at the Długa street in the Main Town. The house belonged to a Ferber family, one of the most influential families of Gdańsk. The door to the house were decorated with figures of Adam and Eve and were considered to be the devil's seat of power.
This is an excellent example of late Gothic architecture, with Flemish traits. The building was constructed during the years 1487-94 as the home of the St. George’s Rifle Club. It hosted the meetings of the club’s members, often feasts and banquets, as well as fencing training. In later times, it was home to a fencing school, followed by the main town guardhouse and the Fine Arts School.
One of the Baltic’s most beautiful lighthouses. 27 metres high, from 1894 to 1984 it led ships to the Gdańsk harbour. The lighthouse was also a pilot tower and was equipped with an extraordinary instrument that was the time sphere. Each day at noon its rise and fall allowed ship captains to adjust their chronometers to the exact hour.
The Great Windmill was built in the middle of the 14th Century on an island (Tarcza) created specifically for this purpose on the Radunia channel. It was the largest industrial plant in mediaeval Europe. The placement of the windmill on an island facilitated the doubling of the number of water millwheels - 12 in the beginning and 18 after the reconstruction.
The Maritime Culture Centre is a new department of the Polish Maritime Museum opened in April 2012. Located right in the centre of the old Gdańsk, the Museum plays the role of a maritime educational centre. It is one of the most modern museums both in Pomerania and Poland as well as the only Polish museum which presents information related to maritime subject combining it with multimedia techniques and interactivity.
Located in the heart of Gdańsk, the Hewelianum Centre is an educational–recreational place addressed to children, adolescents and adults. Stretching at the foot of the Millennium Cross view on the panorama of the historic city and the industrial area of the yard, beautiful park and the group of the restored nineteenth century military objects hosting interactive exhibitions – is the current image of the Quarter Grodzisko.
A symbol of Gdańsk, the Neptune Fountain has stood in front of the Artus Court since 1633. It was built on the initiative of the mayor of Gdańsk, Bartłomiej Schachmann. The figure of Neptune refers to the bond between Gdańsk and the sea. The fountain was modeled by Peter Husen and Johann Rogge and cast in 1615 in Augsburg.
Artus Court is a complex of buildings forming a branch of the Gdańsk History Museum, located within the Main City boundaries and forming a part of the representative city route called the Royal Route. Długi Targ located near the historical harbour on the Motława river forms part of the route.
The oldest sources mentioning the Żuraw 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.