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The Lowland Gate

  • The Lowland Gate (Brama Nizinna) was the only entrance to the city from the south.
  • Its construction was finished in 1626.
  • It was designed by Jan Strakowski, according to the fortification plans prepared by Cornelius van den Bosche.
  • There is Gdańsk coat of arms placed above the gate. There used to be an emblem of Prussia, which was an eagle. Today it is possible to see only four screws protruding from the wall where the Prussian emblem was fastened.
  • Some postcards feature an old fence at the Lowland Gate. At present there are only some fragments in the grass.
  • At present, the building houses Zejman, the Maritime Club.

Memories and stories told by the inhabitants

  • In 1970s some boys from the district organised a youth club, where a stage was constructed to organise guitar concerts and dancing parties.
  • The building also housed a DIY club and a club for amateur radio operators, cooperating with Unimor. DIY enthusiasts often referred to Zrób to sam (Do It Yourself), a book by Adam Słodowy.

Contemporary photographs

⯆ The Lowland Gate – a view from Dolna Brama St.

⯆ Four screws protruding from the wall where an emblem with the Prussian eagle was once fastened.

⯆ The Lowland Gate building.

⯆ A fragment of the pre-war fence at the Lowland Gate.

Archive photographs

⯆ The Lowland Gate – a postcard.

⯆ A postcard featuring the Lowland Gate.

⯆ A post-war photograph of the Lowland Gate.

⯆ The Prussian eagle which was placed above the Lowland Gate was sometimes mistaken for the Polish eagle.

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