What is Gdańsk known for?

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- und Berufszählung Vom 1. November 1923 in der Freien Stadt Danzig mit einem Anhang: Die Ergebnisse der Volkszählung vom 31. August 1924" It had been separated from Germany after Versailles and made into a nominally independent Free City of Danzig. Hitler sought to reverse these territorial losses, and on many occasions made an appeal to German nationalism, promising to "liberate" the German minority (German minority in Poland) still in the Corridor, as well as Danzig.<

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: poznan 1,36001,4978276.html Kaziuk Wileński w niedzielę w Poznaniu '', Gazeta Wyborcza, Poznań. After holding educational posts at Jenkau and Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland), he was director of the Joachimsthal Gymnasium in Berlin from 1826 to 1856. He died at Berlin on 12 December 1870. He was distinguished in conjectural criticism, the comic writers and Alexandrine poets being his favourite authors. The village of Rumia (then ''Rumina

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. To effect the conjoined throwing of all the shuttles and the various other movements of the loom, the automatic action of the power-loom is necessary; and it is a remarkable fact that the self-acting ribbon loom was known and extensively used more than a century before the famous invention of Cartwright. A loom in which several narrow webs could be woven at one time is mentioned as having been working in Dantzig (Gdańsk) towards the end of the 16th century. Similar looms were at work in Leiden

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waterpark . During the later part of the 18th century, the Commonwealth made attempts to implement fundamental internal reforms; with the second half of the century bringing a much improved economy, significant population growth and far-reaching progress in the areas of education, intellectual life, art, and especially toward the end of the period, evolution of the social and political system. The most populous capital city of Warsaw replaced Gdańsk (Danzig) as the leading centre

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picturesque Europe's streets. Work Teaching English is a possibility. Buy thumb Market hall (File:Mercado, Gdansk, Polonia, 2013-05-20, DD 02.jpg) Gdańsk is sometimes called the '''Amber Capital of the World'''. The surrounding area is the richest known source of this semi-precious stone, and the product can be found in many of the city's shops. The ones with insects in are much more expensive. *

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three large open carriages and go out into the country. After the picnic we would join in singing choral works by Bach, Handel and Mendelssohn." He showed a talent for music at an early age, studying piano and violin from the age of six. By eleven he was composing, and continued his academic and musical studies when his mother moved to Berlin, then to Wiesbaden. Gavoty B. ''Carl Schuricht (Great Concert Artists series).'' Geneva, René Kister, 1956.<

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: * Wiśniówka – Kielce – Tarnów – Pilzno – Jasło Cöslin became part of the German Empire in 1871 during the unification of Germany. The railroad from Stettin (Szczecin) (Szczecin) through Cöslin and Stolp (Słupsk) (Słupsk) to Danzig (Gdańsk) (Gdańsk) was constructed from 1858-78. A military cadet school created

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thoroughfare surrounded by buildings reconstructed in historical (primarily during the 17th century) style and flanked at both ends by elaborate city gates. This part of the city is sometimes referred to as the Royal Road, since it was once the former path of processions for visiting kings. Walking from end to end, sites encountered on or near the Royal Way include: * Upland Gate (''Brama Wyżynna'') * Torture House (''Katownia'') * Prison Tower (''Wieża więzienna'') * Golden Gate (Gdańsk


The origins of the city are subject to ongoing research. The first written record thought to refer to Gdańsk is the ''vita of Saint Adalbert (Adalbert (Archbishop of Magdeburg))''. Written in 999, it describes how in 997 Saint Adalbert of Prague baptized the inhabitants of ''urbs Gyddannyzc'', "which separated the great realm of the duke i.e. Boleslaw the Brave (Bolesław I Chrobry) of Poland from the sea." Loew, Peter Oliver: Danzig. Biographie einer Stadt, Munich 2011, p. 24. No further written sources exist for the 10th and 11th centuries. Based on the date in Adalbert's vita, the city celebrated its millennial anniversary in 1997. Wazny, Tomasz; Paner, Henryk; Golebiewski, Andrzej; Koscinski, Bogdan: Early medieval Gdansk Danzig revisited (EuroDendro 2004), Rendsburg 2004, pdf-abstract.

Archaeological evidence for the origins of the town was largely retrieved between 1948 and 1978, after World War II had laid 90% of the downtown districts in ruins and extensive surveys and excavations were carried out. Loew (2011), p. 24; Wazny et al. (2004), abstract. The oldest seventeen settlement levels were dated to between 980 and 1308. It is generally thought that Mieszko I of Poland erected a stronghold in the 980s, thereby connecting the Polish state (History of Poland (966–1385)) ruled by the Piast dynasty with the trade routes of the Baltic Sea. The dates assigned to the oldest finds have been questioned, resulting in a verification survey in 2003, re-evaluating old finds and also examining new sites on the basis of dendrochronology. None of the remains of the medieval stronghold date to before the 1050s 1060s. Loew (2011), p. 27; Wazny et al. (2004), abstract. Loew (Peter Oliver Loew) (2011) asked if there maybe was an earlier, not yet located stronghold, and said that the identified stronghold site, consisting of a fort and a suburbium covering 2.7 ha (hectare) which may have held 2,200 to 2,500 inhabitants, does not only lack finds from before 1060, but that no material from after the mid-12th century has been retrieved from the fort. Loew, Peter Oliver: Danzig. Biographie einer Stadt, Munich 2011, p. 27. Loew adds that traces of settlement dating to the 10th century have been found in parts of today's Gdańsk outside said stronghold. Loew, Peter Oliver: Danzig. Biographie einer Stadt, Munich 2011, pp. 27–28.

thumb 260px right The medieval port crane, called ''Żuraw'' over Motława (File:635498 Gdansk Żuraw 01.JPG) river.

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