Gdańsk - a Polish coastal city with a rich history
Gdańsk is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodeship, located on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of Motława to Wisła on the Gulf of Gdansk. A cultural, scientific and economic center and a hub of northern Poland.
It is a city with over a thousand years of history, whose identity over the centuries shaped under the influence of different cultures. Gdańsk was once also the largest city of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, a royal city, had the right to active participation in the act of electing the king, in the sixteenth century was the richest in the Commonwealth.
Gdańsk is considered a symbolic place of the outbreak of World War II and the beginning of the fall of communism in Central Europe. In the city there are numerous architectural monuments, many institutions and cultural institutions operate there.
The world's largest international amber and Amberif amber fair are held in Gdańsk.
Gdańsk looks beautiful at any time of the day or night and there is always something interesting to see and photograph. Even the same motifs at different times of the day look completely different.
Photo credits: Ryszard Stelmachowicz.
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