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Free tour

Nazi Terror in Gdańsk Free Tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on July 05, 2017

We are Walkative! Our goal is to promote our cities across Poland, Germany, France and Ukraine - no matter what your budget is! Since 2007 we have guided more than 3 million people. We provide tours in English, Spanish, Polish and German mostly.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The great merchant Free City of Gdańsk was not very free for everyone throughout the 20th century.

Between WWI and WWII Gdańsk was a city-state - desired by both Germany and Poland. It was only semi-independent and eventually became a nest of the Nazi movement. In Hitler's era, the city witnessed SS and SA troops marching to the rhythmic vibe of military music, swastikas decorating its streets, persecutions against Jews and Poles. Eventually, it saw the death of it all: Jews, Poles, Germans, and... the city itself, destroyed almost completely.


On the tour, you will learn the story of the Nazi movement in Gdańsk, the fate of the pre-war Polish and Jewish minorities. You will be surprised, shocked, and scared by the story of one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history — indeed far bigger than the Titanic. These were the shameful moments of wartime Gdańsk, the city where it all started.

ℹ️ ⚠️ ATTENTION - booking rules

Please note that our free tours are designed for individual travelers and small private groups only. Hence, we do not accept parties of 8 or more people on regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a private tour in advance.


If you show up at the meeting point with the bigger group our guide will ask you for the payment (8 eur/person) before the tour or cancel your reservation on the spot. To confirm your reservation please arrive 10 minutes before starting. We can not guarantee participation when you will be late.                                  

Please note that multiply bookings (under different names) for 7 people who belong to one group will still be treated as one organized group and the guide has the right to deny participation to such parties.

This policy is implied in the best interest of our individual visitors. 

Please respect our rules.     

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  • Meeting point:
    Targ Węglowy 26, 80-836 Gdańsk, Poland
    Targ Węglowy 26, 80-836 Gdańsk, Poland
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    Meeting spot is the Golden Gate in Gdańsk — look for the yellow umbrella of Walkative!

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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4.67
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Bryony 14 Aug 2022
Edinburgh
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022
Filip was a really knowledgeable and interesting guide and this is a fascinating and probably little known part of the city's history. The tour ends outside of the main town and there's a big hill so wear sensible shoes and be prepared to find your way back.
Simon 28 Jul 2022
Bath
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Jul 2022
An excellent tour - fascinating information presented in a relaxed yet thoroughly professional way. Answered questions flawlessly - Paul is a genius.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 7 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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