What and where to buy?
Impressively numerous stalls lure customers in with their diversity. Would you like to bring an exceptional souvenir from Gdańsk and thinking of bringing back some for your loved ones? Here is a list of souvenirs that will transfer the “spirit of Gdańsk” to any place in the world!
Gdansk always by your site!
T-shirt, bag, Thermal mug, or suitcace? Gdansk Tourism Organization, considering tourists and city’s sympathizers, has prepared a new line of Gdansk gadgets. These things will be useful for everyday use, and they will additionally remind you of a visit in the town by the Motlawa River.
Duriung St. Dominic's Fair you can buy it:
- at a mainTourist Information point, by the Golden Gate
- at Gdansk Tourism Information Centre, Długi Targ Street 28/29, nearby Neptun Fontain
The traditions of Gdansk have a taste of chocolate! That is why Gdańsk also has its own line of sweets. Milk chocolate, bitter chocolate with filling, pralines and caramels - it is worth to taste Gdansk! Learn more about Gdansk sweets here.
Where can you buy it during the Fair?
- at the main Tourist Information point, by the Golden Gate
- at all stationary Tourist Information points: at Długo Targ Street, in Madison Shopping Gallery (by the Gdańsk Główny Railway Station) and at Lecha Wałęsa Airport (for addresses click here)
- at summer Information Points in Gdansk ZOO and on Sobieszewska Island (read more here)
- and on-line.
Amber is obviously the most popular material from Gdańsk. It may be encountered in almost any form as for instance rings, necklaces, ear rings, brooches, interior decoration elements, etc. The Amber Fifth Avenue is made up to three streets within the Main City: Mariacka, Długa and Długie Pobrzeże. It is there that we can find the largest number of shops with amber products. Friendly amber sellers will tell us how the material was created and how it is processed. A gift made of amber is ideal for any occasion and for every pocket! It is enough to select the right type. Additionally, you can take your loved one to the Amber Museum to find out how the gift was made and see all the other wonders to dream about for other occasions.
The drink of the god of water
One night the sea god Neptune mixed water in his fountain full of sparkling coins. As a result, a stream of water called Goldwasser came out. Today the name applied to a herb liqueur with gold flakes that has become a symbol of the city. It has been appreciated globally and in the old Gdańsk it was used to toast kings and at various ceremonies, like weddings. Apart from Goldwasser, there are other types of local liqueurs like Kurfürsten, Pommeranzen and Krambambuli. No matter the type, vodka from Gdańsk will satisfy the connoisseurs’ palate.
As it is a well known fact, Gdańsk is the capital of Kashubia – a separate cultural region in Pomerania. Kashubia is famous for its beautiful traditional embroidery which exists in three shades of blue. The first embroidered linen was made in the 13th century by the Norbertine Sisters from Żukowo. We do not have to go far to buy hand embroidered table cloths, napkins, towers and clothes – those exceptional objects can be acquired also in the city centre. The Kashubian embroidery presents well in each home and will make an ideal souvenir when we wish to bring a rustic accent from our trip.
Something for home
Ceramics may be another original souvenir brought from Gdańsk. Hand painted, decorated with peacock eyes and flowers, most often in blue. Traditional ceramics with no problem can find its way to modern kitchens, adding some folk climate to be appreciated by each fashion lover. In the Main City there are lots of small stores with beautiful crystal and ornamented glass, ideal to exhibit dishes that will be highly appreciated by household members and guests alike. The variety of the products is enormous – from cups and wine cups to elaborated flower vases. Those small souvenirs will make your thoughts go back to the picturesque Gdańsk when you are back at home.
Porcelain line "Look at Gdansk" seems to be a great souvenir from Gdansk. Pictures of Magda Benedy are full of charm, show Gdansk what it is, full of colors and positive emotions. You can buy the products at the main Tourist Information point by the Golden Gate (Złota Brama), at Gdansk Tourist Information Center, Long Market Street ( Długi Tagr) 28 / 29m and on-line.
Pictures by local artists
This is an idea for all those who love art and find it hard to leave Gdańsk. Local artists exhibit their works in the streets of the Main City or in art galleries. It is especially worthwhile to come to Gdańsk during St. Dominic Fair held each year in August where the selection is the largest and most interesting. To fit our taste and needs, the artists paint portraits, caricatures, cityscapes of Gdańsk and nearby landscapes. Neptune, the Crane or the Royal Tract in a picture will be a great ornament and a special souvenir. Another hit are live painted pictures with sprayed paint. Having such work, you will smile many times and come back to your great memories related to Gdańsk.
Would like to bring back a piece of antique furniture from the seaside? A new coin or post stamp for your collection? Nothing can be easier! Each collector can find in Gdańsk anything he or she is looking for right now! In the city centre you can visit stores with antiques objects and old works of art. There are lots of antique stores, numismatic and philately stores. Wandering in the city streets, everything is within reach. Additionally, there are places where the history of Gdańsk remains vivid and we are sure to find a valuable object for us.
Zones of the fair
The trump card of the fair is its unique and special atmosphere. Impressively numerous stalls lure customers in with their diversity.
Antiques, pieces of art, handicrafts and regional products are displayed at 1,000 stands. The flea market certainly offers the most surprises. It is dominated by silverware, plates, tin or brass articles, chandeliers, samovars, mantel clocks, old signboards and coins.
The artists supply us with hand-made toys, ceramics and jewellery made of various materials: silver, amber, copper, glass, leather, shells, meteors, linen, silk thread or felt. There is also plenty to stock your home larders with! Ranging from Pomeranian delicacies to regional products and exotic cuisines.