Roads to Freedom Exhibition
Monument to the Shipyard Workers
Just in front of the shipyard gates, the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers commemorates the workers killed in the riots of 1970....
Old Town Hall
Behind the Great Mill, across a small park, the Old Town Hall was once the seat of the Old Town council. A well-proportioned Renaissance...
Standing conspicuously opposite St Catherine’s Church, the Great Mill certainly lives up to its name. Created by the Teutonic Knights in...
Set in the vast vaulted cellars of the Old Town Hall, this sort-of Irish pub is famous for its cheap booze and shamelessly naff sessions...
The bakeries belonging to this chain are located throughout the city centre and are great for a coffee-and-pastry breakfast.
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Roads to Freedom Exhibition information
Housed in a bunker deep beneath thundering ul Wały Piastowskie, this exhibition tracing the Polish struggle against communist rule is essential viewing for every visitor to the Tri-City. The story, all related with English captioning, begins with the uprisings in European capitals (Berlin, Budapest) against postwar communism, before moving on to the events around the Lenin Shipyard in the 1970s and ‘80s. Listen to Wałęsa’s rabble-rousing speeches with subtitles, see the rather odd Pope-themed clown pen he used to sign the August Agreements, try to decipher the Unesco-protected plywood board on which the handwritten, occasionally fantastical, demands of the dockers were displayed (Three-year maternity leave! Retirement at 50!) and watch the harrowing film showing the imposition of martial law in July 1983. All in all, an outstanding exhibition and a superbly interactive way of learning about the events in Gdańsk that still echo around Eastern Europe to this day.