Oliwa Park, the green jewel on the map of the region, has a long history. It was probably created in the Middle Ages but its great architectural shape was designed at the turn of 18th and 19th Centuries. The last three Abbots of Oliwa – Jacek Rybiński, Karl and Josef Hohenzollern – were the originators of the park, the majority of which survived by today.
Today’s park, belonging to the City, has maintained the major elements of the style and equipment created over the last 250 years and is an attraction for the residents of Gdańsk and for tourists. A walk in the Oliwa park is recommended as a nice supplement to visiting the cathedral complex, and to relax with nature after seeing pieces of art and the historical beauty located in the church and the monastery.