Gdańsk is a beautiful city with a huge number of monuments, museums, galleries and other interesting places to visit. The old city looks stunning from above. You can see them - just go to the ferris wheel AmberSky on the island of granaries (Wyspa Spichrzów), the tower of the Main Town Hall or the tower of St Mary's Basilica. You can see winter photos in the gallery: Winter in Gdańsk.
Panorama of Gdańsk: the Old Town, the Crane, the National Maritime Museum, the Sołdek ship and the Stara Motława river. You can see more winter photos in the gallery: Winter in Gdańsk.
The golden hour over Gdańsk - amazing light and stunning colors. In the picture: The Old Motława River (Stara Motława) and Wyspa Spichrzów in the city center.
The rotating footbridge from Długie Pobrzeże to Granary Island (Wyspa Spichrzów) in Gdańsk is 57 meters long, 4.5 meters wide and weighs 105 tons.
Olivia Business Center in Gdansk at night. I have strange feelings when I look at these glass factories. Those who work there probably feel somehow honored - they can look at the world from modern office buildings and from above. For me, a man who escaped from the city and abandoned the corporation, it is a glass cage in which I would not be locked up ...
The Co-Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the so-called St. Mary's Basilica) in the Old Town of Gdańsk. From this perspective, it looks like a giant brick ship sailing through "waves of tenement houses". The tower of St. Mary's Basilica was built in 1466 and is 77 meters high up to the edge of the roof. You can enter the observation deck on the tower - you only need to climb stairs with 409 steps. It is worth going there because the views are unforgettable.
December morning in the middle of the week is the perfect time to explore the city in peace. The rising sun gently illuminates the buildings - it is quiet and peaceful - just look and admire.
I like the vividness of such pictures - with light mists and soft light, the further plans blur a bit as if they were painted with watercolors. Gdańsk like painted: St. Mary's Basilica and Main Town Hall, old town. A Christmas tree is already standing on the Long Market (Dlugi Targ) at Neptune .... Gdańsk is almost ready for Christmas. Now we're just waiting for snow...
The center of Gdańsk is in the controlled zone of the airport CTR (controlled traffic region), so before you start a drone flight, read the regulations carefully. First of all, you should not fly above 100 m.
Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers 1970 on the Solidarity Square in Gdańsk. Monument was unveiled on December 16, 1980 to commemorate the 42 (or more) killed workers during the protests in December 1970.
Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, Poland. There you can see the Martwa Wisla River (Dead Vistula River) and the areas of the former Gdansk Shipyard in the distance.
Tourist attractions in Gdansk: Żuraw, Old Town, St. Mary's Church, National Maritime Museum, Town Hall, Motława River - there are many monuments and interesting places to see in Gdansk!
Polish Baltic Frédéric Chopin Philharmonic in Gdańsk on the Ołowianka Island and the panorama of the old town.
The European Solidarity Centre is a museum, archive, library, media library, conference room at the Solidarity Square in Gdańsk.
The rising sun illuminates the shipyard and the waters of the Martwa Wisła river (dead Vistula) in Gdańsk.
The Gdańsk Shipyard was one of the largest Polish shipyards. There, over 1,000 seagoing ships were built in it. Only a few cranes, halls and buildings are there today ...
Martwa Wisła (dead Vistula) flows through the port, shipyard and industrial areas in Gdańsk. The length of this branch of the Vistula is 27 km.
Modern buildings on Wyspa Spichrzów (Granary Island) and a rotating footbridge on the Motława River in the center of Gdańsk.
The cable-stayed road bridge (Third Millennium John Paul II Bridge) on the Martwa Wisła River in Gdańsk, Poland.
The Oliwa district in Gdańsk changes completely. Olivia Ice Rink and Sports and Entertainment Hall was a huge building but now disappears between glass houses and the University of Gdansk. I marked the exact location of the business center on the map.
The University of Gdańsk is still expanding. That's very good :-)
Winter view of the Gdańsk Oliwa district, the Church of Our Lady, Queen of the Polish Crown and the Olivia business center in the distance.
Expressway S7 from Gdańsk to Warsaw.
A view of the old city just after sunrise.
Grunwald Avenue in Gdansk, Alchemia business center and University of Gdansk.
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Olowianka footbridge on the Motława River and Gdańsk in the morning sun.
A gilded statue of King Zygmunt II August on the top of the town hall tower in Gdańsk. The total height of the tower is 83.45 m.
The Wisłoujście Fortress (Twierdza Wisłoujście) is a historic fortress located at the entrance to the port of Gdańsk. It is the oldest seaside fortification on the Polish coast. The first wooden port watchtower was probably built here in the 13th century. The brick tower in the center was built in 1482. Until 1758 it was a lighthouse. There was a fire on the tower that showed the ships the way to the port.
Military museums in Gdańsk: Wisłoujście Fortress, Westerplatte, Motława Defensive Fortifications, Museum of the Second World War. The photo shows the central part of the fortifications in the Wisłoujście Fortress. There is the Gdansk Museum in the fortress now and can be visited by tourists.
A Christmas tree on the Long Market next to the Neptune's fountain, illuminations, decorations and a Christmas market - Gdańsk in December is magical!
Gdańsk shines at night with thousands of lights... The top view of the old city can make an impression!
It was an exceptionally foggy morning in Gdansk. Driving to the center I could hardly see the buildings in front of me. When I started photographing the fog began to disappear and more rows of colorful tenement houses appeared.
The gate and medieval port crane (Żuraw) is one of the most famous monuments in Gdansk. It is the oldest port crane in Europe.
Tourist ships on the Motława River, Ołowianka Island and the Polish Baltic Philharmonic from a bird's eye view.
Panorama of the historic center of Gdansk - below you can see Motława River, Długie Pobrzeże and medieval port crane (Żuraw).
Historic granaries on the Motława river bank. There are restaurants, hotels, apartments and ZUS in these stylish buildings.
Panorama of the Gdansk Old Town. There you can see a drawbridge over the Motława River for walkers and cyclists at the bottom.
The construction of hotels, restaurants and apartment complexes on Wyspa Spichrzów (Island of Granaries) is in progress. There you can see also the Gdansk Marina on the left.
Night photography of Gdańsk - lighted old town, town hall and St. Mary's Church.
Churches, tenement houses, lots of narrow streets - the Old Town in Gdansk is impressive! There is a St. John's Roman Catholic Church in the foreground.
We have more and more places from which you can see Gdańsk from a bird's eye view :-) View from the 32 floor of the Olivia Star office building with a observation deck, a cafe and restaurants. The journey up to a height of 130 meters takes only 45 seconds.
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