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Long Lane

by Dan

Long Lane or Long Street, connecting the Green Gate at the Motława river to the Golden Gate.

Long Lane

The Long Street or Long Lane (Ulica Długa <Pronunciation: ‘Who-lits-ha  D-who-gha’>) is exactly like the name says. It connects the Golden Gate to the Long Market place and further to the Green Gate at the Motława river. Unofficially, the Long Lane is part of the Royal Roadwhich starts at the Upland Gate.

When walking this Lane, you will notice the many merchants’ houses. Some of the houses are quite known depending on the background and influence of the merchant who lived there. Most famous buildings/monuments you will see on the Long Market’s place, actually the extension of the Long Lane.

Worth seeing

Aside from the Golden Gate, Long Market and Green Gate, the following places are worth mentioning:

A hip-hop performance during summertime. Lots of artists are performing in the proximity of the fountain. This is mainly done on the Long Market’s place near Neptune’s Fountain and the Artus Court.

  • Golden Mansion Town Hall, a masterpiece of art during Gdańsk’s golden age.
  • Uphagen House – Tenement house at ul. Długa 12, built for Gdansk’s Jana Uphagen, who has been a museum since 1911, now a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Gdańsk.
  • Ferber House – Tenement house at ul. Long 28, once owned by the influential Ferber family.
  • Czirenberg House – Tenement house at ul. Long 29, famous from the head of the Caesar, built around 1620 for Hans Freder.
  • Lion Castle – Long Street 35, the highest tenement house on the south side of ul. Long.
    Schumann House – A tenement house with a statue of Zeus.
  • Town Hall of the Main Town – A building of the finest in northern Europe, testifying to the wealth and power of the city. The Historical Museum of the City of Gdańsk is here today.
  • Long Market
  • Neptune’s fountain
  • Artus Court
  • House of Lawyers – Also called Gdansk Siege, built around 1500.
  • The Golden Tenement is also called the House of Speymann or Steffens. It was erected for mayor Jan Speymann.
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