SIGHTSEEING GDANSK - OLIWA – SOPOT

Date: June 11, 2019, Time: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Meeting point: AmberExpo, registration desk
In the program:

Sightseeing of Gdansk – the millennial city over the bank of the Motlawa River has the Old Town which is one of the most beautiful in Europe. After the II World War the destroyed Old Town has been reconstructed, and now bring back to its previous glamour, which is attractive for tourists from all over the world . The Long Street and the Long Market together form the Royal Route with the St Mary's Church - the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is the largest brick church in the world. Eager participants allow them to climb up the stairs to the top of the 80m high tower of the Main Town Hall (built up between 1379 and 1492) and see the picturesque panorama of Gdansk.
Oliwa – the organ concert in Oliwa Cathedral. This Holy Trinity, Blessed Virgin Mary, and St Bernard's Church was first erected as a Cistercian shrine back in the 13th c. Reconstructed in 1350 after a great fire, it re-emerged in the Gothic style and has remained almost unaltered ever since. The Gothic interior was extremely damaged in the 1577 fire and was replaced with the Baroque fixtures. The Oliwa Cathedral is 107m long, which makes it the longest church in Poland. The decorative gem is the famous Rococo organ, from 1763-1788. When built, the instrument was the largest in Europe. In the neighbourhood of the Cathedral there is the Abbot's Palace in the lovely Oliwa Park, with its Exotic Palm House.
Sopot has a great geographical location - lying between the beautiful forests of the Tri-City Landscape Park, and the numerous sand beaches of the Bay of Gdansk. Sopot is known for its endless quantities of tourists, who mainly visit the city during the summertime. At the end of the Monte Casino Street you could find the Wooden Pier (Molo), the longest wooden pier in Europe.

Price: 70 EUR per person

The price includes:
bus transportation,
English speaking city guide,
tickets to the St Mary's Church
the organ concert at the Oliwa Cathedral,
entrance to pier in Sopot
lunch


 

EXCURSION TO THE TEUTONIC KNIGHTS’ CASTLE IN MALBORK

Date: June 12, 2019, Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Meeting point: AmberExpo, registration desk
In the program:

The town of Malbork, located 50 km from Gdańsk, grew from a mere settlement around the local castle. In the early 13th century the Teutonic Order launched its first crusades to the territories around the central stretch of the River Nogat in order to convert the local inhabitants to Christianity. At the beginning of the 1380s the Teutonic Knights started building a castle here which they referred to as St. Mary's Stronghold (German Marienburg). In just under 30 years they had raised a quadrangular convent building complete with chapel, chapter house, dormitory, refectory, an enclosed courtyard and a bailey situated to the north. A long, high gallery was built leading from the south-west corner to the Danske or sewage-tower, which was also used for defence purposes. In 1945 the castle was seriously destroyed but after reconstruction on 1 January 1961 the Malbork Castle Museum was founded. The Malbork castle is acclaimed to be the largest Gothic stronghold compound in Europe. In 1997 it was entered into the UNESCO world cultural heritage list. At the Museum you can visit a number of exhibitions such as: The Malbork Amber Collection, PACIFICA TERRA: Prussians – Slavs – Vikings at the Mouth of the Vistula River, The Office of the Grand Master, The architectural transformations of the Malbork Castle, Arms and Colours during Teutonic Times, The High Castle's Chapter House and others.

Price: 88 EUR per person
(Group of 20 persons is the minimum number of participants to orgnize a tour)

The price includes:
bus transportation,
English speaking city guide,
entrance to Castle in Malbork
lunch


 

Date: June 12, 2019, Time: 9.00 am – 1.00 pm

Meeting point: AmberExpo, registration desk
In the program:

We would like you to learn about one of the most important subjects written on the pages of Gdansk’s recent history, and take you to the premises of the historical Shipyard of Gdansk. On the way there you will see the monument commemorating the victims of December 1970 - three 42metre tall crosses standing in an irregular triangular shape. The crosses, as a symbol of suffering, represent the first three shipyard workers to fall to the Police and People's Army of Poland. The anchor is a symbol of hope with reference to 1956, 1970 and 1976.
Then we will enter into the heart of the shipyard in Gdansk. The shipyard once was one of the greatest working places in our region, and also where Lech Walesa worked. Here, “Solidarity” the social movement was founded. Walesa’s leap over the shipyard’s fence became a symbol of certain changes in Poland. It is here, in the BHP Hall that the historical August Treaty between the strikers and the authorities was signed, which became the beginning of the fall of communism in the Central/Eastern Europe.
Today, the shipyard is a large area with huge cranes seen from afar, production halls and docks in addition to artistic installations. The Gdansk Shipyard also has become a post-industrial place where monumental concerts and artistic spectacles are organized, for example the concerts of Rod Stewart, David Gilmour, Jean Michel Jarre and Ennio Morricone with over 100 people symphony orchestra.
Currently a brand new European Solidarity Centre is being built there, next to the historical gate, which will eventually be a huge, modern museum about those events.

Price: 55 EUR per person
(Group of 20 persons is the minimum number of participants to orgnize a tour)

The price includes:
bus transportation,
English speaking city guide,
entrance to the premises of Gdansk Shipyard, ECS, including entrance to BHP Hall and Uboot Hall


 


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