The history of the place
Like many other Gdansk streets whose names are related to historical events. Grodzka owes its name to the historical fact - in this place was a medieval stronghold , which was demolished in the 14th century. In its place, the Teutonic Knights erected the castle. Grodzka Street, initially Zamkowa, already existed on the building plan of the Teutonic castle. However, we will not find a trace of the castle, because it was demolished by the inhabitants of Gdańsk, brick by brick - reluctant to the Order. The castle was protected on four sides with water - from the south access was defended by Motława, the other three sides were surrounded by a moat. To get to the stronghold, you had to pass the castle. The so-called low castle was also surrounded by a moat. From the city one could get to it through the gate and a drawbridge defended by the Fisherman's Bastion, which stood in the place where the Swan's Tower is currently located.