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Gdansk Local Customs: 69 reviews and 146 photos

by matcrazy1

There are odd numbers of houses along a city street and even ones on the other side probably in all countries I have already visited. Well, there is one exception: Berlin, Germany.

In the old town of Gdansk it works just like in Berlin. The houses are numbered one by one on the one side and back from its end on the other side. Simple but quite different I used to see. Does it prove strong German influence in Gdansk? Maybe. In the other cities in the western part of what is Poland now, I mean the cities which belonged to Germany before WWII, houses are numbered in almost typical Polish order. The difference is that in Gdansk, each old house usually has two consecutive numbers.

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  • Updated Nov 14, 2005
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