The Baltic Coast and Pomerania Travel Guide

The Baltic Coast and Pomerania Sights

Brama Wyżynna (High Gate)

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Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

The historic entrance to the old town of Gdańsk is marked by this magnificent Renaissance gate, which marks the beginning of the so-called "Royal Route," along which the king passed through the city on his annual visit. The gate is adorned with the flags of Poland, Gdańsk, and the Prussian kingdom. Its builder, Hans Kramer of Dresden, erected it as a link in the chain of modern fortifications put up to frame the western city borders between 1574 and 1576. The brick gate was renovated and decorated in 1588 by Flemish sculptor Willem van den Blocke, whose decorations you can still see today.

Sight Information

Address:

Off Wały Jagiellońskie, at ul. Długa, Gdansk, Pomerania, Poland

Published 07/06/2017

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