HYDROTECHNICAL AND TECHNICAL BUILDING ROUTE
HERITAGE TOURS, ENGINEERING TOUR TO GDANSK
- transfer from Gdansk airport or ferry terminal to Gdansk centre
- check in at the hotel, meals
Hotel in the Old Town in Gdansk
Gdansk – Tczew
- The Radunia Canal & Great Mill
- walking tour through the Royal Way and Long Quay
- Zuraw – the Crane
- Olowianka Power Station and Granary Island
- Motlawa flow, Stone Floodgate, Bastions
- transfer to Oliwa
- old forge in Oliwa
- transfer to Tczew
- The Vistula bridges in Tczew
- return to the hotel in Gdansk
Lunch – Dutch cuisine
Dinner in Tczew
THE RADUNIA CANAL
The Radunia Canal – historic, artificial channel, 14 km long, built by the Teutonic Order in 1348-1356. The canal was providing fresh, potable water to Gdansk as well as to the local Teutonic Castle. It was also used as the propulsion to the mills. Water flowing by the canal was filling city moats.
Gdansk Crane, built in 1444, was the biggest port crane in Europe. The facility was able to rise 4 tons shipment on 11 m height. Today there is an exhibition – part of the Central Maritime Museum – on merchant shipping history presenting interiors of granaries, wooden models of harbour quays and ships.
THE ROAD BRIDGE IN TCZEW
The road bridge in Tczew was built in 1851-1858. Its length was 837 m. It was the longest bridge in Europe and one of the most beautiful in the world at that time. It served as a railway bridge first. The American Society of Civil Engineers listed the Tczew bridge as an International Monument of the Structural Engineering in 2004. This way the bridge as the first object in Middle-East Europe joined the list of 240 magnificent technical buildings in the world including the famous Eiffel Tower.
Kashubia – Sopot
- canoeing along the Radunia hydroelectric plant route
- transit to Gniewino
- ‘Kashubian Eye’ – a viewing platform
- The Zarnowiec Pumped Storage Power Station
- transfer to Sopot
- walking tour in Sopot, the pier
- return to Gdansk
Lunch in a palace
Dinner in Sopot
HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS ON THE RADUNIA RIVER
The first hydroelectric power plant on the Radunia river was built in 1910. Nine hydroelectric power plants compose a unique complex called The Radunia Cascade which is considered to be interesting because of their scenic location among moraine hills and because of their remarkable architecture. The Radunia power plants are the oldest facilities of this type in Pomerania. They are still operating and producing hydroelectricity.
HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT IN BIELKOWO
During World War II the administration of the Free City of Danzig hid a part of the city archives and the St. George’s figure from the top of the roof of Gdansk St. George Confraternity Manor House in the water power plant in Bielkowo.
The canoeing rally passes the Radunia hydroelectric plants. On the 7 km long section there are 4 historical and still operating hydroelectric power plants dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. Our adventure starts in Straszyn and ends in Pruszcz Gdanski. It takes approximately two hours to cruise this section. The route is rich in picturesque scenery.
ZARNOWIEC PUMPED STORAGE POWER STATION
Zarnowiec Pumped Storage Power Station – it is the biggest hydroelectric power station in Poland. The power station was intended to be a load-balancer for Zarnowiec Nuclear Power Plant which was supposed to be built on the opposite side of the Zarnowiec Lake. After the catastrophe in Chernobyl the works on the nuclear power plant were halted.
- transfer to the airport or ferry terminal
from 240 € per person*
*for 50-person group. The price includes guided tours, pilot assistance, bus transfers, admissions, canoeing rally, meals and accommodation in a double room in a 3-star hotel in Gdansk. The price does not include transport to and from Gdansk.
The programme is addressed to groups from 10 to 50 people
- ferry or ship cruise
- horse riding
- bus transfer
- canoeing rally
- attractions for kids
- amusement park
- workshops or team building
- car rental
- bike trips
- swimming pool
- walking tour
- nature study
- narrow-gauge railway
- adventure park
- bungee jumping
- shotting range or paintball