Welcome to City of Freedom!

Get to know the thousand-year history of the beautiful port on the Baltic Sea. Take a walk down the Long Market and call at Artus Court. Meet Neptune – the god of the sea. You can walk in the footsteps of the main character of “The Tin Drum” by Gunter Grass or look at the stars of Hevelius. Get a taste of authentic revolution by learning about the origins of the birth of Solidarność.

Golden Age

In its “golden age” the city enjoyed the specific status of a municipal republic. It was a melting pot of cultures and ethnical groups. The air of tolerance and the wealth built on trade made culture, science, and art flourish. Today, works by outstanding Gdańsk masters can be admired in museums, churches, and galleries. These collections, as well as the historic sites of enchanting beauty witness a thousand years of the city’s continued existence.

The Break-Through

events of the most recent turbulent period are documented in multi-media exhibition “Roads to Freedom” arranged in the historic BHP hall of the Gdańsk Shipyard. The exposition recalls the local struggle for freedom and justice, and the birth of the first Independent Trade Union, “Solidarity”. These developments triggered the avalanche that overthrew communism in Europe.