Like Gdansk Elbing was destroyed at the end of the 2nd world war up to the foundation walls. For decades nothing really happened in the town; the still usable building material was used to rebuilt Warsaw. In the 90s investors started to be interested in the reconstruction. With the help of historical documents the reconstruction of the historical buildings started. But a new experiment took place. . the old houses were not rebuilt 1:1 – only the plan and the character of the old construction had to be kept. Up to now about 1/3 of the 500 destroyed town houses are reerected , year after year new ones come and the empty sites become smaller. It’s in this way that a pretty modern “Old Town” with small high houses and coloured facades was created.
Campground Elbing: N54°09.226′ E 10°23.625′