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Elbląg is a city in northern Poland on the eastern edge of the Żuławy region with 124,257 inhabitants . It is the capital of Elbląg County and has been assigned to the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. Previously it was the capital of Elbląg Voivodeship and a county seat within Gdańsk Voivodeship .Elbląg is one of the oldest cities in the province. Its history dates back to 1237, when the Teutonic Order constructed their fortified stronghold on the banks of a nearby river. The castle subsequently served as the official seat of the Teutonic Order Masters.Elbląg became part of the Hanseatic League, which contributed much to the city's wealth. Through the Hansa agreement, the city was linked to other major ports like Danzig, Lübeck and Amsterdam. After the defeat of the Teutonic Knights at the Battle of Grunwald and conclusion of the Second Peace of Thorn in 1466, the city was annexed by Poland. It then flourished and turned into a significant trading point, but its growth was eventually hindered by the Second Northern War and the Swedish Deluge.
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Old Town Elblag ©
Historic Walking Area
Old Town Elblag
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kanał Elbląski ©
Kanał Elbląski
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Museum of Archaeology and History in Elblag
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Bazantarnia Park
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Brama Targowa ©
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