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Helen Betts | profile | all galleries >> Gdańsk: Poland's Undiscovered Treasure tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Gdańsk: Poland's Undiscovered Treasure

Situated close to Poland's Baltic Sea coast, Gdańsk was almost totally destroyed during World War II but was painstakingly and faithfully reconstructed in the '50s and today reflects its former glory and charm. It was first mentioned in 997, was the capital of a Slav duchy in Pomerania, was taken over by the Teutonic Knights and was a member of the Hanseatic League. It was a wealthy city and today is known for its mercantile tradition and openness to the world. Its historic area is stunning, full of historic houses rebuilt as they had looked for centuries, and it also has some beautiful churches and magnificent public buildings. I don't know how popular Gdańsk is in general, but it is definitely worth a visit for something out of the ordinary.

To learn more about Gdańsk and its history, along with many nice pictures, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gdańsk
Gdańsk crane (14th century)
Gdańsk crane (14th century)
Długi Targ houses
Długi Targ houses
Długi Targ
Długi Targ
Długi Targ, Main Town Hall
Długi Targ, Main Town Hall
Golden House (1609-18)
Golden House (1609-18)
Regal house on Długi Targ
Regal house on Długi Targ
Długi Targ houses
Długi Targ houses
Długi Targ house
Długi Targ house
Fanciful downspout on Długi Targ
Fanciful downspout on Długi Targ
Długi Targ, Green Gate
Długi Targ, Green Gate
Golden Gate, Prison Tower
Golden Gate, Prison Tower
The Golden Gate
The Golden Gate
The Arsenal
The Arsenal
The Arsenal
The Arsenal
The Arsenal, front door
The Arsenal, front door
The Arsenal, dragon downspout
The Arsenal, dragon downspout
Arsenal, rear
Arsenal, rear
Gdańsk Shipyard, birthplace of Solidarity
Gdańsk Shipyard, birthplace of Solidarity
Monument to the Shipyard Workers
Monument to the Shipyard Workers
Gdańsk Railway Station
Gdańsk Railway Station
Church of St. Mary, nave
Church of St. Mary, nave
Church of St. Mary, main altar
Church of St. Mary, main altar
Church of St. Mary, organ
Church of St. Mary, organ
Church of St. Mary, astronomical clock
Church of St. Mary, astronomical clock
Church of St. Mary, detail
Church of St. Mary, detail
Church of St. Mary, detail
Church of St. Mary, detail
Church of St. Mary, detail
Church of St. Mary, detail
Church of St. Mary, window at entry
Church of St. Mary, window at entry
Church of St. Mary, pulpit
Church of St. Mary, pulpit
Church of St. Mary
Church of St. Mary
Church of St. Mary
Church of St. Mary
Royal Chapel
Royal Chapel
Fountain of Neptune, Artus Court
Fountain of Neptune, Artus Court
Highland Gate (1574-75)
Highland Gate (1574-75)
St. George's Court (1494)
St. George's Court (1494)
Prison Tower (14th century)
Prison Tower (14th century)
Archeological Museum
Archeological Museum
Green Gate, detail
Green Gate, detail
Green Gate (1564-68)
Green Gate (1564-68)
Długi Targ, still a lively place at sunset
Długi Targ, still a lively place at sunset
Street entertainment (1)
Street entertainment (1)
Street entertainment (2)
Street entertainment (2)
Street entertainment (3)
Street entertainment (3)
Street entertainment (4)
Street entertainment (4)
The joys of summer
The joys of summer
The whole family out for a spin
The whole family out for a spin
Wedding cruise
Wedding cruise
Tourist transport
Tourist transport
Tower, far side of Motława River
Tower, far side of Motława River
Ruins of war, Spichlerze Island
Ruins of war, Spichlerze Island
Waterfront from the river
Waterfront from the river
The houses of Spichlerze Island
The houses of Spichlerze Island
Central Maritime Museum
Central Maritime Museum
Old grain warehouse, now hotel
Old grain warehouse, now hotel
Waterfront, Motława River
Waterfront, Motława River
Oliwa Cathedral
Oliwa Cathedral
Oliwa Cathedral, nave
Oliwa Cathedral, nave
Oliwa Cathedral, organ (video clip included)
Oliwa Cathedral, organ (video clip included)
Oliwa Cathedral, organ detail
Oliwa Cathedral, organ detail
Oliwa Cathedral, side chapel
Oliwa Cathedral, side chapel
Oliwa Cathedral, pulpit, portraits
Oliwa Cathedral, pulpit, portraits
Oliwa Cathedral, ceiling, side chapel
Oliwa Cathedral, ceiling, side chapel
Oliwa Cathedral, 23 altars
Oliwa Cathedral, 23 altars
Oliwa Cathedral, chapel dome
Oliwa Cathedral, chapel dome
Central Market
Central Market
Great Mill
Great Mill
Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall
Library
Library
High school
High school
Church of St. Catherine
Church of St. Catherine
Church of St. Catherine
Church of St. Catherine
Church of St. Bridget
Church of St. Bridget
Ulica Mariacka, amber paradise
Ulica Mariacka, amber paradise
Main Town Hall
Main Town Hall
Gdańsk in 1945 (in Main Town Hall)
Gdańsk in 1945 (in Main Town Hall)
Main Town Hall, Red Room
Main Town Hall, Red Room
Main Town Hall, Red Room
Main Town Hall, Red Room
Main Town Hall, fireplace mantle
Main Town Hall, fireplace mantle
Main Town Hall, winter chamber
Main Town Hall, winter chamber
Whimsical downspouts 1
Whimsical downspouts 1
Whimsical downspouts 2
Whimsical downspouts 2
Whimsical downspouts 3
Whimsical downspouts 3
Whimsical downspouts 4
Whimsical downspouts 4
Whimsical downspouts 5
Whimsical downspouts 5
Długi Targ doors
Długi Targ doors
Długi Targ doors
Długi Targ doors
Długi Targ doors
Długi Targ doors
Długi Targ doors
Długi Targ doors
Długi Targ doors
Długi Targ doors
Długi Targ doors
Długi Targ doors
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
Magnificent buildings of Gdańsk
One last look at Gdańsk
One last look at Gdańsk