Discover Les quais de la Motlawa Gdansk Poland

From the quays along the Motlawa River, visitors can enjoy a magnificent panorama with an unobstructed view of the island and the ruins of the former granaries on one side, and a view of the Soldek ship, which was built in 1948 and nowadays remains docked, on the other. Just opposite the Soldek you will pass by a huge port crane which was used, among other things, to hoist up the masts of boats and to tow some of the bigger ships. Dating back to 1450 and constructed entirely out of wood, it is an impressive building that now holds part of the Maritime Museum.

The banks of the Motlawa are a very popular spot for Sunday strolls; each side of the river boasts restaurants and bars where visitors can quench their thirst while admiring the view.

  • The Long Quay in Gdansk

    Many tourists walk along the Gdansk Quay and stop to eat in one of the restaurants.

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  • The Gdansk Zuraw

    The Zuraw is a medieval dock crane. It can lift up to 2 tonnes to a height of 27 metres and is used to assemble the masts of boats.

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  • The boats in Gdansk

    Tourists can take a boat trip around the port or to the island of Westerplatte.

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  • The Port of Gdansk

    The buildings lining the Gdansk quay are reminiscent of the Flemish houses seen in Amsterdam and Antwerp.

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  • A boat on Motlawa river

    The Long Quay is one of the most magical places in Gdansk.

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  • The Motlawa river, frozen over

    In winter, you can enjoy a fantastic view over the Old Town and the frozen river.

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