Long Market

Long Market – Gdansk, Poland

The Long Market (Polish: Długi Targ, German: Langer Markt) in Gdańsk, Poland, is one of the most notable tourist attractions of the city. It is situated between the end of Long Lane (Ulica Długa, Langgasse) and Green Gate (Brama Zielona, Koggentor). Established in about 13th century, initially as a merchant road leading to the oval market place. Soon after bloody takeover of Gdańsk by Teutonic Knights, known as the Gdańsk slaughter, the street become the city's main artery. Its official name in Latin Longa Platea was first written in 1331, German name Langgasse was introduced later and Polish Ulica Długa in 1552. Before the Partitions of Poland it was also called the Royal Route because it served as a road of solemn entrances into the city during the visitations…