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  • Gdańsk

Main Town Gdansk

  • Gdańsk
  • Available in: English, German

About the guru Walkative!

Our goal is to promote our cities across Poland, Austria, Ukraine and Germany - no matter what their budget is! Since 2007 we have guided more than 2 million people. We provide tours in English, Spanish and German mostly.

Our goal is to promote our cities across Poland, Austria, Ukraine and Germany - no matter what their budget is! Since 2007 we have guided more than 2 million people. We provide tours in English, Spanish and German mostly.

About the tour

On this 2.5 hour FREE Walkative! TOUR you will see:

• the Prison Tower

• Torture Chamber

• Uplands Gate

• Golden Gate

• Great Armory

• St. Mary’s Basilica

• Arthur’s Court

• the Old Harbor – Crane – Polish Post Office

• … and much more!

Gdańsk, Gdanzc, Dantzk, Dantzig, Danzig… however it was called, the meaning is always the same: proud, wealthy, independent and beautiful Gdańsk. Its character was shaped by gold and the vanity of wealthy merchants who came here from all corners of Europe and simply considered themselves “Danzigers” (citizens of Gdańsk). The source of prosperity of the city of Gdańsk was is its perfect location. Over time, it became the largest city of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and the largest harbor on the Baltic Sea, supplying Europe with Polish grain, Polish timber and “Baltic Gold” — amber. The city was the birthplace of Daniel Fahrenheit, Arthur Schopenhauer and Günter Grass; Napoleon once said, “Gdansk is the key to everything” and so created the first Free City of Danzig. Much, much later, the second Free City of Danzig was intended by Hitler to become one of the most Nazi cities in Europe and was to become home to the headquarters of the NSDAP. The world’s largest military conflict began with strikes on Westerplatte and the Polish Post Office — the first battlefields of WWII. It was also here in Gdańsk that the strike by the shipyard workers led by Lech Wałęsa heralded the beginning of the end of communism in this part of Europe.

Come join us for a walk through the cobbled streets of the Main Town with its elegant, slender buildings with charming terraces, visit the largest brick church in the world, see the largest medieval crane in Europe and listen to the fascinating history of the City of Freedom.

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How to find me: between the Golden Gate and the Amber Museum, guide with a yellow umbrella
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 18

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Isaac marin

1 month ago

El tour fue estupendo, nuestro guía fué Marcin y lo hizo muy entretenido, muy recomendable.

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Fran

1 month ago

Dinámico, divertido y gran cantidad de información.

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Emma

7 months ago

I love a walking tour - it’s a great way to get your bearings when only in a city a short time, and find out the history from one of their locals and this was very interesting and our tour guide made it interesting and fun

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Susi

7 months ago

Great tour. The guide was excellent and knew his stuff. Will definitely do this again.

Thank you

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Agata

8 months ago

We have enjoyed our tour with Sandra. She was very professional and explained us a lot about the history of Main Town of Gdańsk. It was interesting and fun to walk with her. Thanks a lot!

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Darya

8 months ago

Very informative and interesting tour. Found out many new facts about Gdansk! Big thank you to Katja

4.6 (18 Ratings) Rate this tour