The Foregate Complex of Długa (Long) Street

  Targ Węglowy 26, Gdańsk ,   Old Town          (+48) 58 573 31 28     20 May 2024
Between the Upland and Golden gates is a 16th-century complex that functioned as a torture chamber and courthouse (the smaller building) and a prison (the tower). It's alleged that flooding the underground cell (see the grate behind the door) was a common torture method used and prisoners had to bail themselves out to survive! Once the home of the city's Amber Museum, now at the Great Mill to the north, the Foregate complex interiors (closed in winter) now host two small exhibits, and you can climb the Prison Tower for panoramic views of Długa Street.

Average visiting time: 40mins.


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Courtyard entrance is free.

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