City Culture: Gdansk
Gdansk is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Moreover, Gdansk’s history is a very eventful one. Nevertheless, in regards to culture, Gdansk has not as much to offer. What the Polish town has are a few museums and galleries, but what excels Gdansk in cultural aspects are its festivals.
Museums in Gdansk
The most famous museum of Gdansk is its History Museum (Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Gdanska). Not any surprisingly, this museum features the colorful and changing past of Gdansk. It’s worth a mention that the entrance fee is very low, so if you’re interested, go ahead!
Another place which might be interesting is the Artus Court in the heart of Gdansk. This one is a branch of the History Museum. The Artus Court has been rebuilt almost completely after it had been destroyed in World War II.
Also worth a recommendation is the Solidarity Museum. It shows a hard struggle of the Polish to get out of communism.
Last but not least, one of the seven most important museums in Poland is the National Museum (Muzeum Narodowe w Gdańsku) in Gdansk. At the moment, there are seven different departments featuring categories like Ancient and Modern Art or photography for example.
Festivals in Gdansk
Gdansk houses many festivals, mostly in summer. Together with Sopot and Gdynia, there’s a grand variety of musical events. Artists like the Kings of Leon, Snoop Dog and many more performed there so far. An example for a famous festival is the Heineken Open’er Festival.
But not only music, also film festivals found a home in the Tri-City calendar. Thus, the Gdynia’s film festival is now established. Another aspect is the Sail Gdansk, where a flotilla of fantastic sailing vessels plays the major part.
All in all, Gdansk’s cultural aspects and offerings might not be seen at first glance, but if you’re interested, there are many possibilities, especially considering the variety of festivals!
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