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Top 7 Interesting Facts about Gdansk

Gdansk
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Gdansk

Gdansk is one of the most beautiful of the tourist-beloved cities in Poland. Travel on Spot offers you a collection of intriguing facts about this Baltic port.

* Gdansk still has its historical Beer Bell that was used to announce the opening of pubs in the old times.

* The St. Mary’s Cathedral in Gdansk is the largest brick church in Europe, with a capacity of 25,000 people. It hosts the largest astronomical clock in Poland that has a dial showing the position of more than ten celestial bodies and a calendar of holidays with a variable date.

People walking on the street at a traditional yearly market in the city center
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  People walking on the street at a traditional yearly market in the city center

* The city‘s special drink is the locally produced Golwasser liqueur with small flakes of gold floating in the bottle. It is believed that it brings luck to those who drink it.

* Gdansk has several town halls. One of them, the Main Town Hall, is decorated with a 80-metre-tall tower housing the Red Hall that has one of the most luxurious town hall interiors in Europe.

* Most of the amber stones washed by the Baltic Sea are found on the Gdansk seaside. The boardwalk, bearing the name of John Paul II, is 511.5 metres long.

City center of Gdansk
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  City center of Gdansk

* Gdansk hosts the longest building in Poland, called Falowiec (from the Polish word for wave, fala), because its shape and distribution of balconies resemble a wave. Falowiec has four ten-storey compounds each with four Falowiec hosts a total of 1,792 apartments.

* Gdansk also hosts the country‘s tallest monument dedicated to the fallen shipyard workers. Three crosses with anchors symbolize the sacrifice of the fighters against the Communist regime.

Comments (2)

neazzy   1 month ago  Edited
thanks for your this information I really like it these places are so awesome and fantastic.
Deanna Friel   1 month ago  Edited
I adore Cracow and polish mountains. But recently I’ve changed direction to Szczecin. It’s worth to visit philharmonic there, Waly Chrobrego or Rose Garden. I also stayed one night in historic but renovated Dana Hotel like You. To eat main course traditional and salty sweet, because, apparently, English, and one Hindu person was surprised that I am cooking , in England, from scratch, Polish meal. “do you want to try some?” “what is it” so I explained you put putter and some sugar on top . ” I don’t really like, not that I hate , just don’t eat sweet things” so I tried “it’s not…a desert”. But the guy was so confused that I gave up. It was lazy noodles. Face control? Really? I’ve never experienced that although I live in Poland and I’ve visited quite a lot of clubs. (Including Carpe Diem which is on my picture – my friends use to call it “Carp” (in Polish: ‘karp’) and I actually didn’t know what they mean when we were going there for the first time. ‘Why are we visiting a fish?’). Thank you for sharing your article about Top 7 Interesting Facts about Gdansk.