Gdansk Mini Guide
Gdansk is a city on the Baltic coast in Northern Poland, considered as the most beautiful. It is the largest city in the Pomerania region, attracting visitors for its historical monuments and its scenic streets and buildings.
History of Gdansk
Gdansk has a complex political history having different rulers at various times, they have been under Polish rule, German rule and extensive rule, also having periods as a free city under international control. Gdansk has a long history of war and is widely known as a city for its historic action and evidence, attracting many tourists.
Gdansk Lech Walesa International Airport is a growing development and makes accessing Gdansk simple. Budget Airline, Wizz, run routes direct from London
with many new routes planned from main land Europe. The primary train station in Gdansk is just a 10 minute walk west of the city with a tram network opposite the station. Car hire in Gdansk is cheap and convenient and a great way to start your onward journey.
What There is to See in the City
The 'Port Of Gdansk' is a very popular tourist destination which is located on the shores of Gdansk Bay, hugely popular for its cobblestone streets, original quayside and numerous churches. Gdansk is full of many museums and historical attractions revealing where war history was set, giving many tourists amazing and varied experiences.
What to See in the Surrounding Areas
Outside Gdansk are many more historical museums and places that attract many tourists year after year, giving them a chance to experience Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopots history as a Tri-City - the three cities in one destination. Car hire in Gdansk is a great option to explore beyond the city at your leisure.
What to Do in the City
Putting aside all the historical monuments, take time out by visiting the nearby clean and large beach - Stogi Plaza - for a friendly atmosphere including water-sport activities, bars and food stands.
Shopping and Browsing
Gdansk's most popular trade which has been in business for over half a century sends home tourists with jewellery, baskets, paintings and leather-works. Nearby shopping centres include Auchan, Carrefour, and Galeria Centrum - all famous for souvenir shopping.
Food and Drink
The Long Market is a favourite place to meet for lunch or a drink by many tourists and local residents, giving them a huge choice of many cafés, pubs and restaurants, considered as a familiar area to all. Polish meat is known as one of the most famous in the world and have won many top awards such as Polagra Food Expo.
Many popular festivals take place annually in Gdansk. The Carillon festival is a unique music festival located in The City Town Hall and St Catherine's Church, refreshing its historic traditions and is very popular with tourists and locals.