Gdansk- Prussian Hags and Daniel Fahrenheit

Gdansk- Prussian Hags and Daniel Fahrenheit

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. -Ralph Waldo Emerson


Gdansk! My first solo vacation while living in Poland! I knew that while living in Poland I wanted to explore more than just Krakow. February break presented itself as a lovely opportunity to explore northern Poland. Gdansk is located in the north of Poland along the Baltic Sea. I didn’t know much about it while booking my flight but it is somewhere I highly recommend traveling to.

These statues along the river in Gdansk are known as the old Prussian hags, despite being statues of men. There are about 21 Prussian statues scattered throughout the area. These are quite famous and a site to see in Gdansk.

This is a pirate ship is also a bar!

In the middle, you can see the large black crane. Gdansk is well known for its crane. The crane was originally built in 1363 but it burnt down. This crane was designed around 1442.

Daniel Fahrenheit was born in Gdansk. He was the creator of the Fahrenheit temperature measuring scale. This is a monument a block away from where he was born. It is a recreation of his mercury thermometer based on the original from 1752.


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