Gdansk can be an idea for your corporate incentive that goes beyond the usual destinations. Gdańsk is a beautiful city built on the banks of the Motława River, a branch of the Vistula delta and one kilometer from the Baltic Sea. It built its wealth on the trade, on the shipyards and on the trade of amber, the fossil resin sold in all the boutiques of the city. An employee incentive programs in Gdańsk between past and present.
Its history is troubled between periods of splendor and wars. In 1440, Gdańsk joined the Hanseatic cities of Elbing and Thorn and until the seventeenth century grew rapidly becoming one of the most important cities of the Baltic Sea. Towards the end of the seventeenth century it became part of the kingdom of Prussia and, apart from the Napoleonic break, remained German until the end of the First World War. In 1919, with the Treaty of Versailles, the Free City of Gdansk was created, which included the city, the port, and a small surrounding area. The area was governed by a Commissioner appointed by the League of Nations. In 1939 it was occupied by Germany and experienced sad vicissitudes like the rest of Poland. With the end of the Second World War it returned to the Polish state.
Gdansk expresses all the charm and elegance of the Polish cities and preserves a huge historical and cultural heritage. Almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, it was then rebuilt, recovering its splendid monuments ranging from the Gothic, Renaissance and Mannerist styles.
Gdansk is also a symbol of liberty and epochal change, let’s not forget that here began the protest of the free trade union of Solidarność led by its leader Lech Wałęsa who, after the period of ban by the communist government in 1989, managed to ferry the country from totalitarianism to democracy.
Employee incentive programs between freedom, well-being and success
A starting point for your employee incentive programs in Gdansk comes from a sentence written on the Golden Gate (famous monument in the historic center). On this monument there are statues representing freedom, well-being and success; and a Latin phrase full of meaning is written: “The harmony makes small states grow, discord makes big ones collapse”. What a more motivating mood could you find for a successful corporate incentive!!!!