Main Town Hall

The Main Town Hall in Gdańsk, the former seat of government, today the Gdańsk Museum. It delights with its Renaissance interior and the view from the 80-meter tower
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Najbliższy termin: czwartek, 1 sierpnia o godz. 10:00

The most important attractions of Gdańsk with a guide

Available languages:
Free cancellation up to 24 hours
Duration: 2.5 hours
Licensed guide
from 79 zł
Check availability
What you will see:
  • The Royal Road with the Main Town Hall, Neptune’s Fountain, Artus Court and beautiful tenement houses of wealthy townspeople
  • The Golden Gate, Torture Gate, Green Gate and other water gates
  • St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Mariacka Street, known for its beautiful buildings and amber jewelry sellers
  • Old Port with Crane, Ship “Sołdek”
  • The Great Armory and the bustling Piwna Street
  • Jan Hevelius Monument and the Great Mill
  • The oldest parish church in Gdańsk – St. Catherine
  • Church of St. Bridget, the symbol of Solidarity

Description:

We will start from the picturesque Długi Targ, where we will see the most important monuments, including: The court of Artus and Neptune, the guardian of the city. Then we will go to the monumental St. Mary’s Basilica, one of the largest brick churches in the world, to admire its magnificent interiors. Walking along the Motława River, we will stop at the Old Crane, which is the symbol of the Gdańsk port. We will end the tour at the Neptune Fountain and the City Hall, discovering the secrets of Gdańsk’s history.

Price includes:
  • Sightseeing with a licensed guide
  • Admission to St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Admission to the church of St. Catherine
  • Admission to the church of St. Bridget
  • Headset (for groups of more than 10 people)
Additional information:
  1. The tour will run with a minimum of 5 registered adult participants. If the required number of people are not gathered, we will refund your money.
  2. Guided walking tour
  3. We recommend adapting your clothing to the prevailing weather conditions.
  4. Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.
Najbliższy termin: wtorek, 30 lipca o godz. 10:00

Gdańsk Town Hall Touring with a private guide

Available languages:
Flexible cancellation conditions
Duration: 1 hour 15 min.
Official Private Guide
Suitable for children
from 550 zł
Price per group of people
Check availability
Short description

Discover one of the most beautiful Neo-Renaissance halls in Europe, the oldest door in Gdańsk and secret passages. Additionally, at the end, discover the beautiful panorama of the city from the Town Hall tower.

price includes
  • Entrance tickets to the new exhibition at Stary Żuraw
  • Private guide service
Additional information

Organizer Etours sp. z o.o.

Najbliższy termin: wtorek, 30 lipca o godz. 10:00

Treasures of Gdańsk: Gdańsk City Hall and the Amber Museum with a Private Guide

Available languages:
Flexible cancellation conditions
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes.
Official Private Guide
Suitable for children
from 880 zł
Price per group of people
Check availability
Short description:

Discover the rich history of the city, immerse yourself in stories about ancient times, where the fate of the inhabitants was decided by the sea. Learn about the history, secrets and extraordinary beauty of amber, which some lucky people can find on the beach, others are invited to discover the treasure on a trip.

Price includes:
  • Entrance tickets to the Amber Museum
  • Entrance tickets to the Gdańsk City Hall
  • Guided tour by a licensed guide
Tour plan:
  1. Meeting at the Golden Gate,
  2. A walk along Długa Street – the most famous route in Gdańsk
  3. Neptune’s fountain
  4. Green Gate
  5. Green Bridge
  6. Old Harbor Crane
  7. St. Mary’s Basilica with admission

Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.

Plan your visit

How to get to Main Town Hall

By car

The area near the Museum is covered by a Paid Parking Zone from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Public transport

Access is possible by tram and bus.

From the Main Station there are tram lines 9, 6, 8 and bus line 100.

See the timetable.

Taxi

If you plan to arrive by taxi, you can use the services of corporations such as AS Taxi, Hallo Taxi, or from a mobile app like Uber.

Touring

What you will see at the Main Town Hall

Ground floor

In the Town Hall, on the ground floor there is the Field Gallery, which is a place for temporary exhibitions. Works of art and monuments are exhibited there.

Here you will find information about current exhibitions.

1st Floor

It is located hereWhite Hall otherwise known as the Great Hall of Weta, which is decorated with portraits of kings. Courts and royal audiences once took place in this hall.

Red Hall i.e. the Great Council Hall – There are unique paintings here, including: a series of didactic works by Hans Vredeman de Vries from 1594-1595 and works by Benjamin Schmidt. The main accent of the room is the ceiling composed of 25 allegorical paintings, including “The Apotheosis of Gdańsk”, Mannerist works by Isaac van den Block.

2nd Floor

The second floor of the Town Hall presents paintings by famous Gdańsk painters and porcelain.

The third floor of the Main Town Hall is dedicated to life in the Free City of Gdańsk. You can see here the reconstruction of former banks and pharmacies.

During the summer months, an observation tower is also available to tourists, from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the city skyline from a height of about 50 meters.

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Touring with Children

Touring Main Town Hall with childrens

Children up to 3 years old

The Main Town Hall is adapted for families with children. The town hall is:

  • Adapted for strollers.
  • There are changing tables for children in the toilets.
  • The gallery does not have large thresholds, which makes it easier to move around.
  • There is a skylight in the Town Hall, but it does not lead to the viewing point – only stairs lead there.
Children 4 - 13 years old

The Main Town Hall is open to families with children. Although there are no special attractions aimed exclusively at children, visiting the historic interiors and admiring the historical architecture can be an interesting experience for the youngest.

Youth 14 - 18 years old

Young people can visit the Town Hall without any restrictions.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Opening hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday-Sunday: 10:00-16:00

Thursday: 10:00-18:00

Tuesday: Closed

When was the Main Town Hall established?

The first town hall was built based on the privilege of King Władysław the Elbow-high in 1298. Further expansions took place in the 14th and 15th centuries and were related, among other things, to urban reforms and the development of local government. New rooms were added, the Court Room (currently the Red Room), and a representative White Room was created. After a fire in 1556, it was rebuilt in the Renaissance style, which gave the town hall a modern appearance. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the building served various functions, and is now a museum, preserving a unique testimony to the history of Gdańsk.

How long does the tour take?

A tour of the Town Hall may take from 30 minutes to an hour. If you want to learn more about the history and explore all the interesting rooms and exhibitions, the tour may take longer.

Is the Town Hall accessible to people with disabilities?

The Main Town Hall in Gdańsk is accessible to people with disabilities. The building has appropriately marked and adapted elevators and amenities that enable comfortable sightseeing for people in wheelchairs. There is a bathroom in the Town Hall specially adapted to the needs of people with limited mobility.

Is there a cloakroom available at the Town Hall?

There is a cloakroom in the Town Hall where you can leave your outerwear. Lockers are also available. Large luggage cannot be brought into the rooms.

Is there a food zone in the Town Hall?

In one of the parts of the Town Hall there is a restaurant/cafe “Polowa”, which serves Old Polish cuisine.

Can I take photos?

Taking photos is allowed, but without using a flash.

Can I enter the City Hall with a dog?

Pets are not allowed in the Main Town Hall.

Why is it worth visiting the Town Hall?

This is a historical place that is a testimony to the centuries-long history of Gdańsk. The Main Town Hall offers the opportunity to admire unique architecture and interiors, including representative rooms such as the Red Hall and the White Hall, which delight with rich ornamentation and works of art. Climbing the observation tower of the Town Hall is an unforgettable experience that allows you to admire the beautiful panorama of Gdańsk.

museum description

Main Town Hall

In the Main Town Hall in Gdańsk there are unique historic rooms, such as the Red (Summer) Hall and the White Hall, which delight with rich ornamentation, wall and ceiling paintings, and unique bas-reliefs. The interior of this historic building also includes a beautifully decorated fireplace from 1593 and many other unique architectural elements. What’s more, climbing the City Hall observation tower allows you to admire the panorama of Gdańsk. By visiting the Town Hall, you can immerse yourself in the history and culture of Gdańsk, discovering not only its architectural beauty, but also the secrets of ancient urban life.

Flexible cancellation conditions
Free cancellation up to 5 days
How does it work?
You can cancel free of charge up to 5 days before the tour date indicated on the purchased Voucher.
Cancellation up to 3 days before the tour date indicated on the purchased Voucher will result in a fee of 50% of the order value.  
You can change your reservation up to 5 daysbefore the tour date.
You can make changes to your reservation covering 50% of the order value up to 3 daysbefore the tour date.
To make a modification or cancellation, send a message with information to the address [email protected]
Changes made less than 3 days from the tour date will not be taken into account.
Cancellation of the trip less than 3 days from the tour date is non-refundable.
Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation within 24 hours
How does it work?
You can cancel free of charge up to 24 hours before the tour date indicated on the purchased Voucher.
You can make changes to your reservation up to 24 hours before the tour date.
To make a modification or cancellation, send a message with information to the address [email protected]
Changes made less than 24 hours from the tour date will not be included.
Cancellation of the tour less than 24 hours from the tour date is non-refundable.

Touring Main Town Hall

Tour type
Polish
Private
Private
Free cancellation up to 24 hours
Duration: 2.5 hours
Licensed guide
What you will see:
  • The Royal Road with the Main Town Hall, Neptune’s Fountain, Artus Court and beautiful tenement houses of wealthy townspeople
  • The Golden Gate, Torture Gate, Green Gate and other water gates
  • St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Mariacka Street, known for its beautiful buildings and amber jewelry sellers
  • Old Port with Crane, Ship “Sołdek”
  • The Great Armory and the bustling Piwna Street
  • Jan Hevelius Monument and the Great Mill
  • The oldest parish church in Gdańsk – St. Catherine
  • Church of St. Bridget, the symbol of Solidarity

Description:

We will start from the picturesque Długi Targ, where we will see the most important monuments, including: The court of Artus and Neptune, the guardian of the city. Then we will go to the monumental St. Mary’s Basilica, one of the largest brick churches in the world, to admire its magnificent interiors. Walking along the Motława River, we will stop at the Old Crane, which is the symbol of the Gdańsk port. We will end the tour at the Neptune Fountain and the City Hall, discovering the secrets of Gdańsk’s history.

Price includes:
  • Sightseeing with a licensed guide
  • Admission to St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Admission to the church of St. Catherine
  • Admission to the church of St. Bridget
  • Headset (for groups of more than 10 people)
Additional information:
  1. The tour will run with a minimum of 5 registered adult participants. If the required number of people are not gathered, we will refund your money.
  2. Guided walking tour
  3. We recommend adapting your clothing to the prevailing weather conditions.
  4. Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.
Flexible cancellation conditions
Duration: 1 hour 15 min.
Official Private Guide
Suitable for children
Short description

Discover one of the most beautiful Neo-Renaissance halls in Europe, the oldest door in Gdańsk and secret passages. Additionally, at the end, discover the beautiful panorama of the city from the Town Hall tower.

price includes
  • Entrance tickets to the new exhibition at Stary Żuraw
  • Private guide service
Additional information

Organizer Etours sp. z o.o.

Flexible cancellation conditions
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes.
Official Private Guide
Suitable for children
Short description:

Discover the rich history of the city, immerse yourself in stories about ancient times, where the fate of the inhabitants was decided by the sea. Learn about the history, secrets and extraordinary beauty of amber, which some lucky people can find on the beach, others are invited to discover the treasure on a trip.

Price includes:
  • Entrance tickets to the Amber Museum
  • Entrance tickets to the Gdańsk City Hall
  • Guided tour by a licensed guide
Tour plan:
  1. Meeting at the Golden Gate,
  2. A walk along Długa Street – the most famous route in Gdańsk
  3. Neptune’s fountain
  4. Green Gate
  5. Green Bridge
  6. Old Harbor Crane
  7. St. Mary’s Basilica with admission

Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.