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Solidarnosc in the Hanseatic city

The port city of Gdansk, located in Pomerania, a region that straddles today's Germany-Poland border, looks back on a long and turbulent history. The city changed rulers and inhabitants frequently and usually by force. Due to its convenient location along the Baltic Sea, the former Hanseatic city is an important port to this day. While nearly half a million people live in the city proper, the Trojmiasto ("Three City") metropolitan area, including the nearby harbor city of Gydnia and the Baltic resort of Sopot, has a million inhabitants. Strolling through the historic district of Gdansk is particularly impressive, its red-brick buildings reminiscent of Amsterdam and the other Hanseatic cities. At the center of the city is the "Long Market," a spot that has survived since the seventeenth century, when the well-to-do of Gdansk resided there. Also worth seeing is the Hanseatic harbor, especially the monumental medieval port crane. And those interested in more contemporary history certainly have much to discover in Gdansk. The Solidarity Trade Union heralded the beginning of the end of Communism through its massive strikes in 1980 at the Lenin Shipyard -- which no longer carries that name.

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  • Gdansk/Danzig ist wirklich eine schöne und lebhafte polnische Stadt. Wir verbrachten 5 Tage um Silvester hier - etwas außerhalb der Saison, aber nicht weniger sehenswert! Die zahlreichen historischen Fakten sind bemerkenswert. Es zahlt sich auch aus, sich rund um die Stadt und abseits der touristischen Strecken zu bewegen. Sopot sowie der Ostsee-Strand gehörten auch für uns unbedingt zum Programm.Reisetipp am Rande: Wer mit der Bahn anreist, sollte wissen dass in Polen Reservierungspflicht herrscht und ein bequemeres und stressfreieres Reisen mit einer solchen eher gewährleistet wird!Alles in allem, ein wundervoller Aufenthalt.
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  • Gdansk es una ciudad muy bonita. Las visitas más populares en Gdansk son : • El camino Real en Gdansk excursión guiada • Ruta de la Solidaridad – la excursión de Lech Walesa • Segunda Guerra Mundial excursión en Gdansk • Juan Pablo II en Gdansk excursión • Excursión por Gdansk, Sopot en Gdynia • Excursión a Stutthof (ex – campo de concentración)
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