Gdańsk

Ołowianka Island

  Ołowianka, Gdańsk     25 Nov 2019
Ołowianka Island
Ołowianka Island
Ołowianka Island gets its name from the Polish word 'Ołów' (English: Lead) due to the fact that lead metals, sailed upriver from Olkusz in Silesia, were stored on the Island in the Teutonic era (1343 - 1454). Centuries later, these warehouses were used as granaries, examples of which you see beside The Philharmonic Hall and also The Royal Granary. The Ołowianka Inn, on the north of the island, is a pre-WWII building in a typical half-timbered architectural style, which features a 'Prussian-wall' façade. This architectural style is very prominent on Granary Island as well.

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