Artus Court Museum
Rising in all its embellished grandeur behind the Neptune Fountain, the Artus Court is perhaps the single best-known house in Gdańsk....
The nearby 1618 Golden House, designed by Johan Voigt, has the richest façade in the city. In the friezes between storeys are 12...
Historical Museum of Gdańsk
Reaching the eastern end of ul Długa, take a moment to gaze up at the pinnacle of the Town Hall . This tall, slim tower, Gdańsk’s...
Popular with a hipper brand of student, the murky stained glass here conceals a den of wannabe urban chic, complete with cutting-edge...
The gods are smiling on this excellent cellar-restaurant, near the Neptune fountain and below a striking entrance topped by a statue of...
Neptune Fountain information
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According to legend the Neptune Fountain, next to the town hall, once gushed forth with the trademark Gdańsk liqueur, Goldwasser. As the story goes, it spurted out of the trident one merry night and Neptune found himself endangered by crowds of drunken locals. Perhaps that's why in 1634 the fountain was fenced off with a wrought-iron barrier. The bronze statue was the work of another Flemish artist, Peter Husen; it was made between 1606 and 1613 and is the oldest secular monument in Poland.
A menagerie of stone sea creatures was added in the 1750s during the restoration of the fountain