Gdansk Museums & exhibitions

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Gdansk: Stutthof Concentration Camp Regular Tour

1. Gdansk: Stutthof Concentration Camp Regular Tour

Step back in time on this tour of the Stutthof Concentration Camp from Gdansk. Be moved by stories from the camps victims and see sights where past atrocities occurred.  Be picked up from your hotel in a comfortable and climate-controlled minibus. Relax on the drive to the Stutthof Concentration Camp. Meet your guide and begin your tour of the complex.  Visit to the old and new camp quarters, before moving on to see inside of the commander’s villa. Proceed to the gas chambers and crematorium, while hearing about the mass murder that took place here.  Pay your respects at the camp victims’ monument, before learning about the persecution and occupation of Pomerania. Later on, you will see the first Nazi concentration camp outside of German territory. Travel to Sztutowo, where there was a former camp. Take a 2-hour guided tour of the Stutthof Museum before returning to your accommodation in Gdansk.

Gdansk: Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum

2. Gdansk: Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum

"Do you know what happened on August 31, 1980? Learn about the greatest civic success in the modern history of Poland - the victorious Solidarity movement. Embark on a Communist-themed tour of Gdansk and discover the history of the revolution that led to the fall of the Communist Bloc. During the 2-hour tour you will learn in depth about the Communist-era Poland and the birth of democracy in the Eastern Bloc. Visit the European Solidarity Center (ESC) with skip-the-line tickets that let you beat the crowds. Inside this modern museum, you will walk step by step through the history of Solidarity. You will see the original Tables of 21 Postulates - the written demands that the strikers at the Lenin Shipyard (now Gdansk Shipyard) made against the authorities in 1980, as well as other documents and photographs that document the trade union’s fight for freedom - the strikes, the 1989 round table talks, and first pluralistic election in Poland since 1947. Learn about Lech Walesa, Anna Walentynowicz, and other heroes who led the revolution. Your Private Guide will help you to understand the exhibitions and the historical context behind the Solidarity strikes and their legacy on the rest of Eastern Europe. Choose the 4-hour option to learn even more about the Polish People’s Republic (commonly known as PRL) and communism. See the Solidarity Square and hear the tragic story behind the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers of 1970. Visit the historic site where the “Gdańsk Agreement” of 31 August 1980 was signed - the Center of worker protection of Gdansk shipyard, also known as Sala BHP. The last stop will be Gdansk Shipyard (Stocznia Gdansk), where 17,000 ship builders began the civil resistance against the communist regime in 1980. In the tradition of PRL, we will also invite you for a shot of Polish vodka."

Gdansk Private WWII Tour with Museum of the Second World War

3. Gdansk Private WWII Tour with Museum of the Second World War

During your tour of Gdansk, you will get to hear of the facts, legends, opinions, and consequences of World War II for Gdansk, Poland, Europe, and the rest of the world. You will visit the most important places connected with Gdansk history during the war, and your guide will tell you the stories about brave heroes, victims, and crime. The purpose of this trip is to help you forge your own opinion on the course of the war and its consequences, based on new information. You will visit the Polish Post Office Museum, which was a symbol of the Polish heroic resistance in 1939, at the beginning of World War II. The museum aims to educate you about the patriotic activity of Poles in war-torn Gdansk, as well as the cultural achievements of the "Free City" citizens. Select the extended option, and you’ll also visit the World War II Museum, the newest and most visited museum in the city. Journey 15 meters underground to the museum’s permanent exhibition. At almost 5,000 square meters, the museum is the largest historical museum in Poland. Experience a guided tour which will delve into the war’s causes and consequences, as well as the perspective of its victims, perpetrators, heroes, and common folk.

Stutthof Concentration Camp:Guided Tour with Transportation

4. Stutthof Concentration Camp:Guided Tour with Transportation

"Take advantage of comfortable pick up service and experience guided excursion to Stutthof Concentration Camp. Learn how it functioned during the Nazi occupation of Poland in WWII. See authentic barracks and gas chambers in very first Concentration Camp in Poland. Explore whole area with licensed guide and discover facts which are accessible only here. Stutthof was the first concentration camp built in Poland by the Nazis. During its 5 years of existence, the camp held prisoners from 28 countries. Over 110,000 prisoners were tortured, forced to work or died in the gas chambers. During 5 hours you will explore whole area, see moving exhibitions and enter Stutthof Museum Cinema. On the way back you will take relaxing walk toward beach. See white sand and great landscape of Baltic Sea. Enjoy the view and don’t worry about return, you will have drop off to your place. Extend your trip and see also Westerplatte in 7-hours option. It was a military base for many different armies, now is main symbol for the beginning of the Second World War. You will see a small military cemetery and a huge Monument to the defenders of the Polish Coast. Otherwise visit the Museum of the Second World War - considered to be one of the best museums in Poland. Get to know with details about WWII, create your own opinion based on different points of view. The Guide provides you clear context and informative tour. Or choose walking tour of the best highlights of Gdansk Old Town. This adorable Old Town is full of great sights on every corner. Visit the biggest brick church in the world - St. Mary’s Church. See Arthur’s Court, Cranz, Golden Gate and much more!"

Stutthof Concentration Camp and Museum of WWII: Private Tour

5. Stutthof Concentration Camp and Museum of WWII: Private Tour

Take a private guided tour to the Stutthof Concentration Camp and the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk. Make a stop at a beach on the Baltic Sea. Get picked up in Gdansk, Sopot, or Gdynia and depart for a guided excursion to Stutthof Concentration Camp. Learn about how it functioned during the Nazi occupation of Poland during WWII. See barracks and gas chambers in the first concentration camp in Poland. Explore the entire site with a licensed guide. See moving exhibitions and visit the Stutthof Museum Cinema. On the way back, stop at a beach and take in the white sand and landscape of the Baltic Sea. Transfer back to Gdansk and visit the Museum of the Second World War, considered to be one of the best in Poland.

Kashubian Switzerland Private Tour

6. Kashubian Switzerland Private Tour

Learn about the historical and cultural significance of the Kashubian Switzerland region of Poland on a full-day tour from Gdansk. Admire the lush forests and lakes. You'll also get to see the region's rolling hills that were formed by glaciers. Apart from the breathtaking views, the Kashubia Region boasts strong traditions which are still cultivated today, and a unique language and delicious cuisine. In Żukowo check out the historic, 12th-century Norbertine Nunnery building. In Chmielno, visit the Museum of Kashubian Pottery where pottery utensils are decorated with characteristic Kashubian motifs. There will be more attractions in Szymbark, where you can learn how to sing Kashubian songs. Discover the longest wooden board in the world, see a house that stands "upside down," and visit the Siberia Exiles Home. To round off the trip, visit the observation point on the Wieżyca Hill, which stands at the highest point on the Middle Europe Plateau. See the sun set from the hill before beginning the journey back to Gdansk.

Stutthof Concentration Camp Half-Day Private Tour

7. Stutthof Concentration Camp Half-Day Private Tour

Stutthof concentration camp was the first concentration camp in the territory of Poland and as such, was in operation for the longest period of time. It had been established in order to exterminate Jewish and Polish Intelligence, mainly from the Pomerania and the Free City of Gdansk. Built in 1939 and initially intended for approximately 3,000 people, this camp gradually became the place of torment and slaughter for over 110 thousand prisoners from  26 countries, most of whom were tortured, forced to work, or died in gas chambers. The Stutthof concentration camp is currently open for visitors. Since the exposition is quite drastic, it may be visited only by persons who are aged 13 or over. The trip lasts 5 hours and the tour includes the entrance ticket to the museum as well as a guided visit to the former Stutthof area – the old and new camp quarters, the main commander’s villa, gas chambers, crematorium, and the monument to its victims. Additionally, it is also possible to watch a film about the camp.

Gdansk: Private Small-Group Stutthof Tour

8. Gdansk: Private Small-Group Stutthof Tour

Your tour will begin as your English-speaking driver picks you and your group from your hotel. From here it will take you about an hour to get to the Stutthof Museum. Once there, your driver will take you to your private guide who will explain to you all of the details about this place. Within the camp, you will visit both the old and the new camp quarters, as well as the commander’s villa. You will then go to the gas chambers and the crematorium, where you will hear terrifying reports of mass murder. You will then be able to pay your respects at the camp victims’ monument, before learning about the persecution and occupation of Pomerania. Your tour of the Stutthof Concentration Camp will take around 2 hours, and at the conclusion of your tour you will taken back to your point of origin in Gdansk.

Stutthof Concentration Camp and Gdansk Old Town Private Tour

9. Stutthof Concentration Camp and Gdansk Old Town Private Tour

Take advantage of a comfortable pickup service and set off on a guided excursion to Stutthof Concentration Camp. Learn how it functioned during the Nazi occupation of Poland in WWII. See the barracks and gas chambers at the first concentration camp in Poland. Explore the whole area with a licensed guide and discover facts only heard there. Stutthof was the first concentration camp built in Poland by the Nazis. During its five years of existence, the camp held prisoners from 28 countries. Over 110,000 prisoners were tortured, forced to work, or died in the gas chambers. During the five-hour tour, you will explore the entirety of the site, see moving exhibitions, and enter Stutthof Museum Cinema. On the way back, take a relaxing walk toward a beach. Discover the white sand and amazing landscapes of the Baltic Sea. Enjoy the view and don’t worry about your return to Gdansk — just sit back and relax in the car. Drive straight to Gdansk Old Town for a great walking tour of the area's highlights. This adorable Old Town is full of surprises on every corner. Visit the biggest brick church in the world, St. Mary’s Church, see Arthur’s Court, Cranz, Golden Gate, and much more.

EVERYDAY Stutthof Concentration Camp with Extra Gdansk Tour

10. EVERYDAY Stutthof Concentration Camp with Extra Gdansk Tour

As the most experienced group tours company in Gdansk, only with us you can visit the Stutthof Concentration Camp everyday with transport and pick up, drop off service. Choose our well-organized smaller group of 15 participants and don’t stay in a crowd of 30 people as other agents offer. It will deliver you the best experience and a very informative tour. Take advantage of comfortable pick up service. Our english-speaking will pick you at your accommodation, collect all group so you can together hit the road. Enter the very first extermination camp in Poland. It’s the unique place showing Nazis Concentration Camp and its history. In Stutthof the local guide will show you authentic facilities such as: wooden prisoner barracks, the gas chamber, crematorium and much more. Walk through a huge area, explore buildings and see moving exhibitions full of remains from World War II times and watch documentary movies in Stutthof Museum Cinema. Get to know its blood curdling history. Stutthof city is also known for its beautiful beaches. Enter one of them and see white sand, a wide beach, the great landscape of Baltic Sea and enjoy the fresh seaside air far away from the big city. Don’t worry about returning, you will have to drop off to your place.

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What people are saying about Gdansk

This museum is one of the best we have ever visited. We booked a private tour, which we recommend for anyone wanting the best experience. The museum is very large and so many things to see and learn about. Our guide Elvira was very good, knowledgeable and informative and made the experience even better. She could answer all of our questions and gave us very good insight of the history.

The driver, Simon, was great! He was there on time as agreed, super friendly and professional! The guide, Thomas, on site was perfect. We were treated to a tour of the camp with an explanation on all points. The guide was open to questions and discussions. He was also very honest in his answers. I recommend this experience!!! Thanks

Exciting visit to Stutthoff. Our guide was knowledgeable and good at English. Can be recommended if you are interested in the Second World War and the history of Poland.

A stop-gap dose of history, led by an excellent guide. A suitably long tour and relevant in a concise and informative format. A lot to see. I recommend visiting.

Great tour with a great guide 100% recommend to anyone going to Gdańsk!