Dive into the intriguing history of Gdańsk as you explore the events and architecture that give the city its unique character.

Gdańsk has been at the centre of pivotal world events. See where WWII began with a drive to Westerplatte. You’ll pass Lech Wałęsa’s house on the way, a reminder that Gdańsk also witnessed the first crack in the mighty Soviet Empire.

Standing near the Golden Gate, you’re taken back to medieval times. Enjoy the colourful buildings of Long Street, admire the Merchants' Palace of Artus Court and look out for Neptune’s Fountain. Step inside the majestic St Mary's Church and be amazed by gilded chapels and glorious stained glass.

Located close to the Gdańsk Shipyard, the Roads to Freedom exhibition preserves the events of 1980 that sparked the Solidarity movement. See history brought to life with film reels, displays and the famous handwritten plywood sign that became a symbol for the struggle – now on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

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