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In its complex city history, Danzig was under Polish, Prussian and German rule, often interrupted by autonomy and periods as a free city-state. In the early Middle Ages, Gdansk was part of the Polish crown.
In the interwar period, not least because of its multi-ethnic composition and history, Gdansk was claimed by Germany and Poland, which caused tensions due to its location in the so-called Polish Corridor.
Together with the port city of Gdynia (Gdynia) and the seaside resort Sopot (Sopot) Danzig forms the so-called Trójmiasto (Tricity) with more than 740,000 inhabitants. More than 1.2 million people live in the entire urban Gdansk agglomeration (Aglomeracja gdańska).

Kashubian Switzerland and the Kashubian ethnic group

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Kashubian Switzerland and the Kashubian ethnic group

Anyone who has read the “Tin Drum” by the recently deceased writer Günter Grass or has seen the film of the same name will surely remember Anna Bronski, the Kashubian grandmother of the protagonist Oskar Matzerath, and her strange sounding language.

The Marienburg on the right bank of the Nogat

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The Marienburg on the right bank of the Nogat

Even from a distance, the outlines of the towers and buildings of the Marienburg on the Nogat, an estuary of the Vistula, leave a first imposing impression of their size, thickness and importance, which must have once emanated from it.

Kite- and windsurfing in the bay of Rewa

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Kite- and windsurfing in the bay of Rewa

Everywhere in Poland, where there are sailing centers, you can also do windsurfing or kite surfing as a holidaymaker, so the great Masurian Lakes are just as well known and popular as the western coast of the Baltic Sea.

Rewa Fishermen - boatmen from the fishing village

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Rewa Fishermen - boatmen from the fishing village

The idyllic village Rewa is a Kashubian fishing village, which is first mentioned in documents in 1589, when the abbot of the Cistercians, who were subject to the coastal strip in this region for control, allowed the construction of small fishing sheds.

Gdynia - sandy beaches and important business port

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Gdynia - sandy beach and business port of great importance

Today an imposing city on the Baltic Sea, Gdynia was a real village until 1918. Through the Treaty of Versailles, Poland was granted "access to the Baltic Sea" by the victorious powers through the so-called Polish Corridor, but it did not have a port of its own in the corridor.

Rewa – Peninsula Reff, Fishing dock and the Amber Road

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Rewa – A Fishing dock, Sandbank Reff and the Amber Road

Once a major landing place in trade and for fishing, the landing place of the former fishermen of Rewa is located on the beach at the side of the Putziger Wieks, the Polish Zatoka Pucka.

Short Visit to Wejherowo - Statue of Jakob von Weiher

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Short Visit to Wejherowo - Statue of Jakob von Weiher

Wejherowo calls itself the spiritual capital of the Kashubians, so it has become an important destination of pilgrims to the Holy Portrait of Our Lady, whose image was blessed in 1999 by John Paul II.

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