Gdańsk Town Hall, Gdansk

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Gdańsk Main Town Hall is a historic Ratusz located in the Gdańsk Main City borough of Śródmieście. It is one of the finest examples of the Gothic-Renaissance historic buildings in the city, built at the intersection of the Long Lane and Long Market, in the most popular part of Gdańsk. The Main Town Hall in Gdańsk houses the History Museum of the City of Gdańsk.
The Main Town Hall in Gdańsk is located at Long Lane, part of the Royal Route. The building is located in the building complex, surrounded by Long Lane, Kramarska Street, Piwna Street, and Kaletnicza Street, located at the corner of the first two. The building is the second highest building in the Main City, after St. Mary's Church, the building is in the most notable part of the Śródmieście in Gdańsk. Access to the building by car is difficult, as the Long Lane surrounding the building is pedestrianised all year around. The public transport does not reach the building. The closest tram stop is located at Podwale Przedmiejskie.
The oldest fragments of the town hall come from 1327 to 1336 - the building was then much smaller in size, which led to its expansion in the subsequent years. In the fourteenth-century the Main City of Gdańsk was reconstructed, and in 1346 replaced the then enforced Lübeck law with the Kulm law. The reform had separated the roles of the city council and ława miejska (which was responsible for the judiciary). The separation of the two bodies led to the need for two separate halls for the two institutions. In 1357, in the location of the current town hall, a temporary town hall was located.
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  • We visited Gdansk an of course the Main Townhall. A very nice Building. In the near there is a nice little Cafè.  more »
  • This is a super building, even though not much is original. We were hoping for more about the history of Gdańsk but what there is is good - paintings of the city and 20C photos pre and post WWII...  more »
  • This beautiful Town Hall built in the Gothic-Renaissance style located on the route of the Royal Road. The building is located in a group of buildings between Dluga, Kramarska, Piwna and...  more »
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  • Beautiful place, beautiful buildings, many things to buy and do for tourists, and many good places to eat at as well. Ice cream and Italian- but I LOVED the Mexican one. Or was it Japanese? I don't remember but it's one of the above.
  • The town hall is worth the time and money. It is has very beautiful halls inside. And the view from the tower is stunning.
  • Beautiful. I loved it here when I visited and had a meal just down the street at a lovely restaurant with a very pretty girl outside who invited me in.
  • Views from the tower are very good (better than St Mary’s church in my opinion). Climb is easy and it was only 5zlt ticket price. I also paid for the “museum (12zlt) bit this was just a handful of displays, interesting but not really a museum. Staff member selling the ticket was exceptionally rude. I was able to store my cabin case in the locker room so could make the climb just before I left for the airport
  • A phenomenal place. Wonderful museum and beautiful historic interiors. Tickets cheap and I think this is a mandatory point when we visit Gdańsk. Friendly staff, ask about the readability of the map, indicate the direction of the tour when someone is wandering, they suggest a more advantageous version of the ticket. I recommend the entrance to the tower, a beautiful view of the old town. The only thing that can be improved is to reduce the frequency of ticket checking because during the visit I show them with 6 times. One thing is some even the mouse does not exaggerate ☺
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