This museum is dedicated to all things amber and the craft of designing and creating amber jewellery. The musuem is located in the...
Built in 1612, the Golden Gate was designed by Abraham van den Block, son of the man behind the decoration of the Upland Gate. It's a...
The traditional entry point for kings was Upland Gate, at the western end of the Royal Way. It was built in 1574 as part of the new...
It’s startling to step straight from Gdańsk’s historic main street into this very modern café-bar, dominated by bright red panels, a...
Simple vegetarian milk bar with a central location and a menu of curries and lentil dishes as well as szarlotka (apple cake) and juices.
The large 15th-century construction known as the Foregate consists of the Torture House (Katownia) to the west and a high Prison Tower (Wieża Więzienna) to the east, linked to one another by two walls. When the Upland Gate was built, the Foregate lost its defensive function and was turned into a jail. The Torture House then had an extra storey added as a court room and was topped with decorative Renaissance parapets.
A gallows was built on the square to the north, where public executions of condemned foreigners were held (locals had the 'privilege' of being hanged on Długi Targ). The Foregate was used as a jail till the mid-19th century. It was damaged during WWII and the restoration that began in 1951 is still ongoing; today it’s also the home of the Amber Museum , where kilograms of ‘Baltic gold’ radiate a prehistoric glow.