The polish tall ship Dar Meodziezy (Dar Młodzieży) home ports in Gdynia a conurbation of the spa town of Sopot and the Free and Hanseatic City of Danzig, as Gunter Grass called it in Tin Drum, or Gdańsk as the Polish natives prefer. She is here on a friendly visit to the port of Nyhavn.
Previous visits from the Hanseatic League were not so friendly as Copenhagen was repeatedly attacked.
Between 1361 and 1370, the League waged war against Denmark. Initially unsuccessful, Hanseatic towns in 1368 allied in the Confederation of Cologne, sacked Copenhagen and Helsingborg forcing Valdemar IV, King of Denmark and his son-in-law Haakon VI King of Norway to grant the League 15% of the profits from Danish trade. This treaty was the high-water mark of Hanseatic power.