The Mariack Cathedral in Gdansk is astounding and even slightly suppresses with its austere monumentality. Its construction, which began in 1343, took almost 160 years. The length of the cathedral is more than 100 meters, the height of the arches is about 30. This is the largest Gothic building in the city, the largest brick church in Europe and one of the largest European churches in general. The cathedral accommodates 25,000 people at the same time. Continue reading
Malbork – the Polish name, in German it sounds like Marienburg – was founded in 1276 as the castle of the Teutonic Knight’s Order. The castle, an area of about 20 hectares, is the largest Gothic castle in Europe. Today, it is not only of interest to lovers of history and castle architecture, but also simply amazes with its beauty even the most tourists who are immune to the beauty. Continue reading
The crane (that is, the “crane”) above Motlava, undoubtedly, “makes” a view of Gdansk from the river. His appearance is extremely characteristic and recognizable. Not a single photograph of the river panorama could do without his slightly strange profile, reminiscent of either a figure from Tetris that got up “on the ass”, or a birdhouse for a heron.
The crane was built in the Middle Ages just as a crane. Life in the old port of Gdansk then was in full swing, and the cargo turnover was serious. Continue reading