Gdank’s Town Hall might not have the flare of Wroclaw’s Town Hall or the tourist-attracting power that Poznan’s pulls in, but it is still an impressive Gothic-Renaissance building that’s worth a visit. Located on the corner of Dluga Street and Dluga Targ, it is also the main headquarters of the Gdansk History Museum.
According to 17th century documents, the Town Hall first sprung up in 1327 and was only reconstructed in recent years in 1946 after being hit with post-war devastation. After going through extensive brick laying conservation work in 1970, the reconstructed town hall was commissioned to accommodate the Gdansk Historical Museum, which includes fascinating displays and exhibits on the city’s long and interesting, if not sometimes painful, history. Unfortunately though, the English translations are almost next to none, with the museum’s web site offering information only in Polish.
For more information, contact +48 58 76 79 100 for admission prices and opening hours.