Gdańsk, Sopot Gdynia, Hel Peninsula
Amber is a precious gemstone, our Baltic Gold. In reality, it is a 40 million years old fossilized resin, which right now creates beautiful stones that you can easily find on the beach after big winter storms. Amber is not only used in jewelry but also as cosmetics, healing treatment, and art. We will start our tour by visiting the gothic church, where I will show you Amber Altar, the biggest thing created from an amber in the world. Then will go through the old streets to enjoy the climate of the town. The next step is planned in the amber museum, where we are going to see how amber was created, how it looks in nature, what you can create from it. To reach the final place I will walk you through the stores of local crafters where you will have an occasion to see some modern amber art. The last point of our tour is a visit in an amber store, where local craftsmen will show you how to create jewelry from raw material, how to find out if it is real or fake amber, and answer all the questions you will have about it.
If you have some extra time and it is Autumn or Winter, we can go to the beach of Gdansk to look for an amber :).