Gdansk. Danzig. It’s belonged to Germany, to Poland, to Prussia. It’s been proudly independent. It’s been an economic powerhouse as a Hanseatic town. It was reduced to rubble in the Second World War. And now it’s reinvented itself as a must-visit tourist destination. Here’s why.

Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

25 thoughts on “Gdansk”

  1. Looks absolutely charming. And, those ol’ Hanseatic towns with a long history of European trading since the 13th century like King’s Lynn. What is this Brexit stuff? Hope you are having a good break.

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  2. Looks lovely- we’re a stone’s throw from King’s Lynn which was Great Britain’s first member of the Hanseatic League and is still a member of The Hanse. Enjoy your trip.

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      1. It seems to have been an utterly cosmopolitan city for educated merchants from all over Europe – especially from the Netherlands. It must have been a wonderful place for the rich and worldly.


  3. Not Gdansk, but Poznan, which we don’t visit this time. My dad has been dead 40 years, and I’ve never had contact with his family. It’s all a closed book.


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