Family holidays in Gdansk: What are we doing in Poland?

in the Middle of the tourist mile, on the Zielony Most, of the "Green bridge", says the fourteen-year-old Teenager: "Hey, why is that so perverse is beautifu

Family holidays in Gdansk: What are we doing in Poland?

in the Middle of the tourist mile, on the Zielony Most, of the "Green bridge", says the fourteen-year-old Teenager: "Hey, why is that so perverse is beautiful here? Actually, I don't feel old-fashioned stuff, but here it's cool.“ Amazing words from a young person due to their age, spends most of its time Complaining or Silence.

A stone's throw away is the Black pearl ship is at anchor, a historical Galleon. Seagulls circling above the Green gate that leads into the old town. You hear the typical Poland, especially Church bells. We are in Gdansk, a city like a doll's house, just Right for a long weekend with the kids. Admittedly, my three children have not ripped just to take a drive with dad to Poland. And maybe they are simply mirroring a common attitude. You can hardly say it differently, the ratio of German to be its second largest neighbour is disturbed. A recent study revealed that the poles always learn less English at school. And in our messages in front of all, two things from Poland are: state-sponsored homophobia, as you otherwise only in religious dictatorships. And the constant Nagging of the EU, in Poland in 2004 so much wanted to enter.

in search of the tin drum

the Republic of Poland is with us, as a Destination popular. Poland receives about 19 million tourists a year, about a third are German. And much connects the two countries. Sometimes it is the Gdansk-born Günter Grass. We are in the so-called amber alley, the Ulica Mariacka. In the shops everywhere in display cases of the yellow stone, even race cars the dealer from amber to build. But in the middle of a cast-iron shield: "Biblioteka says". In high shelves, stacks and rows of books, an old wooden staircase leads to the upper floor, it looks like "Harry Potter" (and the only reason the kids go inside). Inside, a gentleman of middle age sits behind the counter. In an old shelf, next to a historical globe: the red and white striped tin drum. "It's the Original," he says. "From the movie." And then he pulls out a great Band after the other from the shelf and shows old footage of gdańsk. "From the estate of Günter Grass," explains the librarian. He thought about what might interest the children. The hewelianum centre, the children's Museum – unfortunately closed. "Take a walk easy!"

And this is what we do every day. In the North of the city, the old shipyard is forfeited and unguarded. There, the strikes of 1980 began, the solidarity trade Union was created by the labor leader Lech Walesa. The historical site you can visit by simply climbing through a broken window. The kids immediately disappeared into the ruins. For adults, there are a couple of information boards. Everything looks highly improvised. On Werfttor flowers are still hanging, old photos of the demonstrations on the site, and a picture of the then Pope.

Updated Date: 05 July 2020, 12:20

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