The building behind this statue used to be a trade centre during the time of the Hanseatic League.
People used to stand at the entrance of the building and throw gold coins to the fountain of Neptune to show their wealth.
One day, Neptune got fed up with all those coins thrown at him and started stirring them.
Instead of becoming the liquid gold, it became vodka! That is how vodka was born apparently.
There is a kind of vodka with gold leaves in Poland.
On top of this story, they say that touching Neptune’s buttocks brings you good luck.
Gdansk became a member of the Hanseatic League in the middle of the 14th century.
They became very rich from the amber trade during the 16th and 17th centuries.
The bricks of the buildings were imported from the Netherlands in those days.