Exploring The Haunted Manor | Gdansk, Poland

Author sophos9 - Last updated: 04.03.2011

In Gdansk – a charming city in Northern Poland – there is a hill. Some people still calling it “Devil’s Hill” The old legend says that ages ago this little hill surrounded by deep forest and swamps was favourite place for witches and gatherings, during which some nasty types of demons were summoned.
Legend also says that a very big stone on the top of the hill was brought there by a devil.
We are not sure why, but many citizens believe that because of that legend many years later a small group of freemasonry’s settled down in that area. As a reminder of their existence they left a beautiful XIX century Mansion.


Since 1886 mansion was a home for Zinglers restaurant, between 1925 and 1933 it became a HQ of Gdansk Freemason’s lodge.

After WW2 for a many years it used to be local TV station headquarters, before that many occupants were selling the building as they have been disturbed by ”unknown” forces.
Today the Grade II building stays derelict. No one cares about it. Inside many unstable floors. South wing of building didn’t survive last winter ( two floors collapsed ) whole building still standing thanks to solid external wall.

It was a moody and rainy Sunday. After a few phone calls Shexbeer and I eventually set our meeting point. KFC.
A few stops in a local crowded bus and we got to our destination point.
Just a few more feet and we were admiring the beautiful ”house on the hill”
Lil security hut seems to be empty, but dog is ”keeping an eye” on the things :/
After a while of wondering in local woods we eventually found our way in. Apparently it is not very well known so ill keep the entry details as my lil secret.


Inside we could see some really old Fire places,

windows frames and sealing ornaments. Mansion it self is well decayed , it is in much worse state than you could expect by loooking on exterioir of building. Unstable and decayed floors can be extremely dangerous.

Personally I did feel like trapped in the time capsule.

















Beautifull building, shame it is in such a terrible state of decay…


[i]Visited by Shexbeer and superiwan, photos by SHEXBEER , AKSNIPIL and SUPER_IWAN


#1Mr.MonsterMarch 6, 2011, 4:52 pm

damn what a place….
damn what a set!

just awesome!
great work!

#2George PalovMarch 6, 2011, 5:48 pm

great set! stunning!

#3GaelMarch 7, 2011, 1:29 pm

Great place ! Too shame for the two floors. It looks like a great place.

#4noro8May 6, 2011, 1:26 pm

Nice story!Amazing place,really interesting!Pics are awesome,well done!

#5DanJune 16, 2011, 3:14 am

very nice set. Great photos and processing.

#6Sandy77July 12, 2011, 7:56 pm

Wonderful pictures. I can only imagine how you must have felt, wandering in that place. In complete awe..


#7Clive WylieNovember 15, 2011, 6:22 pm

Lovely shots that have really managed to catch the atmosphere of the house. Feels really creepy just looking at the shots in the comfort of my own home…….what it must have felt like in reality!!!!

#8NicoleApril 24, 2012, 10:30 am

Great shots, beautiful building.

#9mMay 2, 2012, 6:19 pm

excellent photos! I didn’t know it’s so amazing place in my country. I saw a lot of urbex of local buildings, but nobodys here made so fantastic job! : )

#10AnnaJanuary 23, 2013, 10:28 am

This tenement house (sic!) was build in early XX century so you are wrong in some parts of your story. Informations about freemasons loge is also untrue. http://ibedeker.pl/obiekty/o-nie-masonskiej-kamienicy-przy-ulicy-sobotki/#axzz2InEoNaf6

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