Select Page

Culture and history in Gdansk

}

1 day

39 €

Overview

Polish Mennonites. lived in Żuławy, Poland's largest area located below the sea level. Hundreds of canals, kilometers of dykes, network of pumps and locks allowed for removing water and gradual drainage of Żuławy territory. A great share of this work has to be attributed to Dutch settlers – a hardworking, puritan community known as Polish Mennonites. They represented one of the strictest branches of protestantism, which had a lot in common with Amish culture. The Dutch Mennonites lived in Żuławy for over 400 years. They came to Poland as refugees fleeing from religious conflict torn Holland. It was here where they could find new home, peace and freedom.

Discover fascinating history and cultural heritage of Gdansk. The Main Town and Old Town of Gdansk are on one of Europa's largest historical centres. For over 250 years Gdansk was one of the most important Hanseatic cities. In the golden age of its prosperity Gdansk was a flourishing centre of international grain and timber trade. Plenty of monuments still prove the city's wealth, including Gothic churches with St. Mary's Church, the beautiful houses of the Gdansk elite, the harbor, the crane, the Fountain of Neptune and many others. Between the 1400 and 1600s Gdansk was also Poland's largest city.

Program

  • A walk around the Old Town
  • Bisit in St. Mary church and St John Church
  • Astronimic Clock parade in S. Mary church
  • Medievial fortifications, city gates and bastion fort from 17th century
  • Lunch in local kashubian tavern
  • Dutch, italian and prussian remains in Gdansk
  • Examples of north european Gothic, Renaissance, Mannerism and Baroque styles of architecture

Includes

  • Entrance ticket to St Mary Church
  • Local guide
  • Lunch in local restaurant