- See the places where the Solidarity movement began
- Discover communist architecture
- Taste a typical communist snack
We invite you for a trip to see and feel areas that were part of the history of the Solidarity movement and Lech Walesa. You will see the most important places associated with Solidarity but also those less known and off the beaten track.
We will start our adventure at the European Solidarity Center, where we will visit the multimedia exhibition related to the history of communism, birth of the Solidarity, introduction of the Martial Law, the first free elections, and the collapse of communism regime. Then we will walk through the Historical “Lenin” Shipyard, where you will see the Work Safety and Hygiene Room (BHP Hall) where the “August Agreement” was signed. You will also see the Former Shipyard Management Building and Fire Brigade before which the strikes began in December 1970. The Solidarity Square, The Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers and The Historical Shipyard Gate Number 2 where strikes began in August 1980 and where the first shipyard workers were killed. Close by we’ll see the St. Bridget church, a very important place connected with Solidarity. Here the chaplain of Solidarity (Prelate Henryk Jankowski) organized masses and support for the families of detained shipyard workers. Currently, the church has many memorabilia from the Solidarities’ time. Then we will drive to the communist districts of Gdansk and places related to the people of the Solidarity movement. The first point will be Olivia Hall, where the first congress of the Solidarity Trade Union took place, just before the introduction of the Martial Law. Later we will drive past the villa of Lech Walesa, the first president of “Free Poland”. The next point will be the longest residential house in Europe, a typically communist architecture, 800m long with about 4000 inhabitant. Zaspa is one of the largest communist residential districts in Poland and where Lech Walesa lived for 8 years, and now we can find a mural with his image. Finally we will return to the center of Gdansk to enjoy communist drinks and snacks in a bar that has survived since the time of communism.
Time: 6 hours
- Transportation with an private driver
- Private tour guide
- Entrance tickets to European Solidarity Center, St Brigidet Church
- Communist snack and select a shot/beer/tea/coffee
Good to Know:
- Pick up from your hotel in Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia
- Please indicate your meeting point.
- 09:00 or 10:00