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Discover Gdansk Old Town by night, sometimes referred to by its German name Danzig, a strategic and highly influential port for nearly a thousand years.  What was once the stronghold of the Teutonic Knights and an influential city within the Hanseatic League during the Middle Ages has become northern Poland largest city and capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship.  It gain notoriety in the 70s and 80’s when it became the heart of political upheavals against communism and  the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers on the Plac Solidarności visibly commemorate victims of the ancient regime.

Video transcript:

  1. Gdansk Old Town by night
  2. Gdansk prison tower and Torture Chamber: originally built in the 14th century as part of the city’s fortifications
  3. Golden Gate: designed in a Dutch Mannerist style, located at one end of the Long Lane
  4. Long Lane (Ulica Długa): Gdansk’s most popular Medieval street with Dutch-inspired architecture
  5. Mary’s Church (Bazylika Mariacka): world’s largest Gothic brick church fitting nearly 20,000 people
  6. Main Town Hall (Ratusz Głównego Miasta): Gothic-Renaissance building dating back to the 14th century
  7. Piwna Street: charming medieval street parallel to Long Lane
  8. Baszta Jacek: Gdansk highest medieval towers built around 1400 and once part of the town’s fortifications

The music soundtrack is Battle at the misty valley by zero-project and under Creative Commons (CC) licence Attribution and Share Alike and approved for commercial purposes.

HD travel documentary film created by Mat Siems with 5D Mark 3 and GlideGear Steadycam.

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