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Gdansk for free

Sightseeing in Gdańsk and great fun with no need to reach for your wallet? It is possible! There are many interesting places in this beautiful city that you can visit and see for free while having a good time in the process. Print this article, go out and do not worry about the expenses. You will rediscover Gdańsk with us with no need to spend money too often. Ready to go? Let us begin.

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Gdańsk Shipyard
Gdańsk Shipyard
Fot. Gdańska Organizacja Turystyczna

The Gdańsk Shipyard is one of the more important symbols of our beautiful city. It is one of the largest and most recognizable Polish shipyards. It was established in 1945. The German Imperial Shipyard and Schichau Shipyard were located in the area before. In 1980, the August Agreements were signed there and were permanently etched in the history of Poland. When thinking about the Shipyard, one immediately associates it with the Independent Self-governing Trade Union "Solidarity" [NZSS Solidarność] and with Lech Wałęsa. In the summer, the City Culture Institute organizes free guided walks in the Shipyard titled “In the footsteps of women”. During the sightseeing, we can learn the stories of ordinary women workers of the Gdańsk Shipyard and those who played important roles during the August strike in 1980 such as Anna Walentynowicz, Henryka Krzywonos and Alina Pieńkowska. Therefore, if you are interested in contemporary history, would like to learn about the times of your parents or you just have no other plans for the Sunday afternoon this place will be right for you.


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