Amber Museum

Gdansk certainly deserves to be called the World Amber Capital or so the local sentiment claims.  This museum is brand new, it opened last year and it houses some amazing pieces of art and history.  It also houses the larges amber in the world weighing in at 68.2kg.  Every colour and every shade of amber is on display here. Every inclusion you can imagine can most likely be found in one of the amber pieces on display here.  Perhaps the most notable are an entire spider and a tiny gecko, 1 of 2 know pieces in existence in the world.  The museum is located in the old mill build by the Teutonic Knights who not only monopolized milling but also the amber trade in the city.



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