Although not everyone may have heard of this "pearl of the Baltic, for others, the painful memory of its German name, Dantzig, resonates still. Reduced to rubble during WWII, the city was rebuilt, and a few districts were painstakingly reconstituted. The architecture of this proud, resuscitated city is reminiscent of Flanders and is best visited on foot. Birthplace of the trade union movement Solidarnosc, born in the dockyards, the amber capital, far from being a city without a soul, celebrated its 1000th birthday in 1997.
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