This trip is really special. We have designed it at the request of our guests who are curious about not only Gdańsk’s special places but also its special stories. We will tell you how the people of Poland overcame communism in a peaceful revolution that took place in the spirit of European democracy. We will begin our trip at the European Solidarity Centre, a state-of-the-art multimedia museum that commemorates Poland’s struggle for independence and freedom. We will go through Gate No. 2 of the Lenin Shipyard at which the army opened fire on the striking shipyard workers on 16 December 1970. We will tell you about a great man, Nobel Prize winner Lech Wałęsa, the leader of the Solidarity Trade Union and later the President of Poland. We will visit the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers and, in order to really get a sense of the industrial atmosphere of those times, we will walk through the heart of the former Shipyard. We will visit the storehouses, the immensely spacious production halls and see the famous shipyard cranes up close. Today, Gdańsk Shipyard is a place with a thriving art and culture scene: its lofts and former shipyard interiors are now home to clubs, galleries and bars, with the throb of electronic music and the smell of street food on summer nights.
Solidarności Squere – ECS – BHP Hall –
Gdańsk Shipyard – Imperial Shipyard
in front of European Solidarity
Center, Solidarności Squere 1, Gdańsk.
Time: 3 h
Price: 20 Euro/person
Minimum number of participants: 8
Maximum number of participants: 40
– entrance fee to ECS
– communism soft drink
– exploring area of Gdańsk Shipyard