Upland Gate

  Wały Jagiellońskie 2A, Gdańsk ,   Old Town         09 Dec 2023
This 16th-century gate, the main entrance into the Old Town, was the original starting point for The Royal Way. Named the 'Upland Gate' for its upland location above the water level, it was outside this main city gate that visiting monarchs were feted and given the keys to the city, before parading down the city's high street. Built in Mannerist style in the 16th century and once forming a part of Gdańsk's defensive ramparts, the gate was originally accessed via a drawbridge over a moat. The metal pulleys used for raising and lowering the drawbridges are still visible beneath the coats of arms of Poland, Prussia and Gdańsk. The gate has undergone major renovation work in recent years and now houses a tourist information point.
Horny horses of the Upland Gate.


Connect via social media
google sign in button
Leave a comment using your email This e-mail address is not valid
Please enter your name*

Please share your location

Enter your message*
Put our app in your pocket
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here. AGREE