Difference between revisions of "Talk:Gdańsk"
Revision as of 23:44, 9 July 2010
There are different spellings used throughout the article (both Gdansk and Gdańsk). Which should be used? Jamboo 05:44, 20 March 2008 (EDT)
German ties of Gdańsk?
Expression "The German population was expelled and replaced by Poles as the city came under Polish rule and changed its name to Gdańsk. However, the impact of its former German ties is still evident." - suggests, that Gdańsk was formerly a german city, overtaken by Polish people... Gdańsk was a part of Kingdom of Poland since 1242, previously it was owned by Pomeranians (old Slavic - not German - culture). Aftrerwards it was many times conquered by either Teutonic Knights, Prussians or Germans, especially after 1871. It had a complicated history and multicultural bakground, also with great inpact from Jews and Dutch (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gda%C5%84sk ). But thinking that it was a German city - is by far not correct. but before the coming of the slavs to that region it was inhabitated by germanic tribes and some of them remained there after the barbarian migrations, and those who remained there were either expelled or absorved by the invadiding slavs in the sixth century
The recent additions to the 'Splurge' restaurants were done by me. I didn't mean to edit anonymously. (I'm visiting Gdansk for Wikimania 2010.) Ijon 19:40, 9 July 2010 (EDT)