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Gdansk Things to Do

  • Glowne Miasto (Main Town), Gdansk

    Glowne Miasto (Main Town)

    Last month(August 2015) me and my husband travelled to Poland. After leaving Warsaw, our next destination was Gdansk situated at the northern Poland near the Baltic sea. According to us , Gdansk should be called as one of the most romantic cities of Europe :) We stayed there for only one day but we were completely blown away by it's vibe. From our...

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  • Crane on riverside., Gdansk

    Crane on riverside.

    The crane is Gdansk , restored after the war.now a famous landmark...Gdansk is the city of the birthplace of the Solidarty movement under the leadership Lech Walesa which played a major part in the end of the Communist rule in eastern Europe.. P.oland got semi free elections in 1989

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  • Pretty riverside., Gdansk

    Pretty riverside.

    A very pleasant walk by the river in Gdansk. --The city is on the Baltic coast.and is Poland s principal seaport Gdansk is the historical capital of Gdansk Pom erania.. From Gdansk shipyard started the Solidarity movement to bring down Communist rule in Eastern Europe.

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Gdansk Hotels

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  • Mercure Hevelius

    Mercure Hevelius

    Great view from my 9th floor room. [ half way up ]. The room is just what you expect for 450 zloty...

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  • Podewils Hotel

    Podewils Hotel

    Nice and friendly, good rooms and bathroom with nice bath tub/jacuzzi. Breakfast buffet and...

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  • Dwor Oliwski

    Dwor Oliwski

    We got a fair deal via the Internt, and stayed for four nights. Simply a top notch place. Everything...

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Gdansk Restaurants

  • Delicious Polish cuisine, Gdansk

    Delicious Polish cuisine

    If you are visiting Gdansk take the opportunity eating in Kubicki. You'll be met by lovely live music, high level service and great culinary creativity of the chef. Polish national cuisine is very tasty that shows meals at Kubicki which are made with great taste and love. We’ve recently stayed in Gdansk and treated ourselves with the dinner in this...

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  • Fish and Zapiekanki, Gdansk

    Fish and Zapiekanki

    This is the best restaurant I know in Brzezno. Whenever I walked by, the neighboring restaurants would be empty, but this one would always be full. The first two times I came, I had beer and zapiekanki. They cooked them different both times. The first time it was raining, so I was the only one in the restaurant. They took their time to make it, and...

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  • Best pizza place, if the right staff is..., Gdansk

    Best pizza place, if the right staff is...

    The restaraunt is located in a rundown building in Nowy Port. These buildings date from before World War 1, and haven't been renovated, so the building is ugly and rundown, but the interior is okay, but weird. I don't know who designed this place. One half of the restaraunt looks like a cheap Eastern European local, and the other half looks like a...

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Gdansk Nightlife

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  • Cafe Kamienica, Gdansk

    Cafe Kamienica

    During the day tea and cakes are on offer in Cafe Kamienica. At night the place turns into a lively pub with both locals and tourists hanging around. The wooden interior of the two level pub is mainly illuminated by candles which create a warm and cosy atmosphere. Prices are moderate.

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  • Multiplex cinema, Gdansk

    Multiplex cinema

    If you like movies there is a multiplex cinema called Cinema City Krewetka ("krewetka" means a shrimp in Polish) in downtown Gdansk, opposite to the Main Railway Station. Cinema City is a company which runs cinemas in Israel, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Bolgaria. As large, new, multiplex cinema of the same company (Cinema City) is almost...

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  • Beautiful Gdansk night, Gdansk

    Beautiful Gdansk night

    Gdansk at night is quite different from day Gdansk. The most impressive looks are in main square with main town hall and Neptune fountain. It is worth to walk along Motlava river channel and see all nights around, old crane, German style houses and of course...to listen to romantic music played by local artists.

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Gdansk Transportation

  • PKP trains, Gdansk

    PKP trains

    Gdansk is on a main polish train line. Trains go to Berlin, Warsaw,, Poznan,Krakow [ 7 hours ] and Hel etc The Polish train company is PKP. A mixture of old and modern carriages.on the network.

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  • Line map., Gdansk

    Line map.

    I post two links on the local transports. The first one has the tram lines while the second one has the bus lines. Both maps are in Pdf-format.tram lines map day bus lines

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  • Commuter Trains Don't Announce Stops, Gdansk

    Commuter Trains Don't Announce Stops

    One of the most difficult things about train travel in the tri-city area, is that they don't announce their stops. The long distance trains do, but the commuter trains (the blue and yellow ones) don't. If you are a local, it is no problem, but if you are a tourist, who has never been there before, how are you supposed to know where to get off? They...

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Gdansk Shopping

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  • Kashubian Crafts, Gdansk

    Kashubian Crafts

    Cepelia is a chain store in Poland that sells traditional Kashubian crafts. Most of the items were out of my price range, but I did buy two Kashubian dolls for 87 zloty, about 28 USD. It was a bit much, but I guess it's a fair price since they are hand crafted.If you want to shop here, do so as early as possible, because they raise the prices...

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  • Market Hall, Gdansk

    Market Hall

    Hala Targowa or "Market Hall", is the one of the most popular shopping centers in Gdansk, and the most popular among tourists. I thought it was gonna be a traditional market, selling traditional Polish items, but It's basically a modern day shopping mall. They mostly sell clothes and electronics, but there are also some food markets on the bottom...

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  • Przymorze Flea Market, Gdansk

    Przymorze Flea Market

    Zielony Rynek in Przymorze is one of the best and most popular shopping areas in Gdansk. It's basically a large outdoor flea market. All the merchants have their stalls set up outside. You can find almost anything here from fruit and vegetables, to fresh fish, fresh roasted chicken (only on the weekend), sandals, shoes, belts, hats, clothes,...

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Gdansk Local Customs

  • Danzigers Don't Wear Shorts, Gdansk

    Danzigers Don't Wear Shorts

    You will quickly notice that people in Gdansk, don't wear shorts. Even when it's 90 degrees outside, they will wear leather jackets, jeans, and fancy shoes. This goes for girls too. The style of local girls is skirts, short sleeves, sandals, and flip flops. Seeing a person in shorts is rare, and an automatic sign that reads, "I'm not from here."...

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  • Amber Mining, Gdansk

    Amber Mining

    Although it is illegal, many locals mine the surrounding forests' peat, for amber, which is fossilized tree resin, and is highly priced in the Baltic countries.The miners come out at night to avoid detection, and dig the peat for amber, and then sell it on the black market. My grandpa even used to mine amber, when he was alive. Why it's illegal, I...

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  • St. Dominic's Fair, Opening Ceremony, Gdansk

    St. Dominic's Fair, Opening Ceremony

    Every year, for 3 weeks in summer, the city of Gdansk hosts the largest open air fair in Europe. Over the course of 23 days, more than 1,000 merchants take up residency in Gdansk, and the streets become packed with musicians, food vendors, and street performers. St. Dominic's Fair was first organized in the year 1260, by Pope Alexander IV, as a way...

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Gdansk Warnings and Dangers

  • FOR CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS, Gdansk

    FOR CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS

    If you are coming to Poland via a Cruise ship, then you may be docking in Gdansk or Gdynia.If it is Gdynia, then you need to be aware that it's 22kms to Gdansk by road. This means you may want to book a Ship's tour, a Shuttle, or you can go by Train.We were taken with a VT friend in their Car through heavy traffic to Gdansk. It wasn't a fast trip,...

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  • Public Urination, Gdansk

    Public Urination

    There are limited bathroom facilities in Gdansk, and the ones that they do have, charge you money. So it's no surprise that a lot of people just go, in the street, especially since police do not give out tickets for it. And the locals seem to have gotten used to this, the tourists on the other hand, not so much.We were walking down a sidewalk,...

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  • Restaurant Staff Will Rip You Off, Gdansk

    Restaurant Staff Will Rip You Off

    It doesn't matter if you are a tourist, or a local, restaurant staff will rip you off, any chance they get. We got ripped off 3 times, in the same restaurant. One time, we paid the waiter, and he never gave us our change, 12 zloty, but we didn't make a big deal about it, and just left. The second time, we had to ask for our change. I heard some...

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Gdansk Tourist Traps

  • I got ripped off on the pirate ship., Gdansk

    I got ripped off on the pirate ship.

    One of the best ways to view this beautiful city, is from the water. I saved this cruise, for my last day in Gdansk, so I could get some shots of the city from the water. I would've never said that this is a tourist trap, but I got ripped off on it, so in a way it sort of is.There are actually two pirate ships that leave from the Main City, one...

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  • Lady In The Window, Gdansk

    Lady In The Window

    We attended the opening ceremony of St. Dominic's fair, and some lady told us, that there will be a lady appearing in the window of Nowy Dom Lawy (next to Dwor Artusa), at 2:00, dressed in 17th century clothing, and waving to the crowd. It sounded pretty cool. We had about an hour to kill, so we checked out the fair, then went to see the lady. She...

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  • Lighthouse Museum in Nowy Port, not..., Gdansk

    Lighthouse Museum in Nowy Port, not...

    They say, "It's a museum unlike any other", but trust me, it's nothing special. I've seen way more interesting lighthouse museums in the states. The Cleveland Lighthouse, as it is called, was built in 1893, and is modeled after one of the lighthouses in Cleveland, Ohio. The lighthouse is currently privately owned by a sea commodore, who turned it...

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Gdansk What to Pack

  • Map of the Tri-City, Gdansk

    Map of the Tri-City

    Don't forget to pick up a free map of the Tri-City at one of the Tourist Information Centres. It includes maps of Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia and some other useful information.Gdansk's main Tourist Information Centre is located at the street ul. Dluga 45, just opposite to the Town Hall (Ratusz). A small branch can also be found outside of the Main...

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  • Gdansk - In Your Pocket Guide, Gdansk

    Gdansk - In Your Pocket Guide

    In my opinion the information provided by "In Your Pocket" is most helpful for independent travels to Eastern or Central Europe. Most of the tips are published on their webpage. In addition about 20 printed city guides are available locally at the tourist information offices, kiosks or in hotels. I got myself the Gdansk guide (5 Zloty, 2005) at...

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  • Gdansk in your pocket, Gdansk

    Gdansk in your pocket

    I've bought "Gdansk in your pocket" brochure at Gdansk Department of Polish Tourist Association that is at the eastern end of Dluga Street (# 45), opposite to the Old Town Hall. This 100-page brochure in English is published 4 times a year, costs only 5 zl (€ 1.3) and contains basis information on Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot: basic maps, where to...

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Gdansk Off The Beaten Path

  • Nowy Port, a different side of Gdansk, Gdansk

    Nowy Port, a different side of Gdansk

    Nowy Port is one of the city's four quarters. You won't find any tourists here, and the area is a bit run down, but this is a good place to come if you're looking for an "authentic" Poland, and want to get a look at the different architectural eras of Poland.Nowy Port means "New Port", and it was built by the Prussians in the 1700s, who didn't have...

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  • Trip to Wdzydze, Gdansk

    Trip to Wdzydze

    Wdzydze is a small village in the Kashubia region about 70 km west of Gdansk. It is home to the oldest Polish Outdoor Museum (Skansen) which was founded in 1906. In a nature surrounding the Museum presents regional architecture from a period between the 18th and 20th century. About 40 wooden buildings are situated in the museum area.I was taken...

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  • The monument to the Polish Post Office..., Gdansk

    The monument to the Polish Post Office...

    The World War II started at 04.45, September 1, 1939, by the attack on the Post Office Gdansk 1 where the cefenders fought for 14 hours before giving up. By then the Germans had flooded the building with petrol and were going to put it on fire with the defenders inside. The attack on the building was composed of the Gdansk police, the German army...

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Gdansk Sports & Outdoors

  • Speedway - a first class experience., Gdansk

    Speedway - a first class experience.

    When in Poland one should really take the chance to watch a speedway match live. There is an enormous interest and all kinds of people come to the matches, absoloutely not only men or youngsters. When I was here for a match, the most engaged fan around me was a slightly elderly woman. You bet she was scolding the riders if they didn't win the heats...

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  • Stadium Lechii, Gdansk

    Stadium Lechii

    The Stadium Lechii is home to the football team Lechia Gdansk, which plays in the second Polish league (2005/06). The stadium was inaugurated in 1945. It is nowadays an all-seater arena with a capacity of about 24.000.Directions:The Stadium Lechii is located together with other sports facilities in the green Park XXV-lecia.Address: Stadium Lechii,...

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  • horseriding in Sopot..., Gdansk

    horseriding in Sopot...

    Sometimes it is nice to rest for few hours away from the noisy city. You can do it in many ways in Gdansk, one of them is horseriding. We have several schools for this sport. Below you will find the addresses:Nauka jazdy konnej Sopocki Klub JeŸdziecki aktualnie nie dysponuje koñmi do nauki jazdy konnej. Polecamy jednak skorzystanie z us³ug z jednej...

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Gdansk Favorites

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  • A brief historic background., Gdansk

    A brief historic background.

    Gdansk celebrated its 1000th anniversary in 1997. However there was a stronghold on the spot as early as in 980 built by Miezko I, king of Poland. In 997 St Adalbert (Wojciech in Polish), a bishop of Bohemia, arrived from Gniezno and baptized some inhabitants. This is counted as the starting-point for the settlement of Gdansk and is celebrated as...

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  • How to find the objects., Gdansk

    How to find the objects.

    I have put links to Google Map in my tips to make it easier to find the objects mentioned, when possible to get the right position. The links are marked in italics. Unfortunately Google Map isn't very precise and too often points to other buildings than the wanted one.

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  • Tourist Information Gdansk, Gdansk

    Tourist Information Gdansk

    Gdansk is a city of many gates. In fact they are quite big buildings. Unfortunately many were destroyed. I live in a nearby Gdynia and Gdansk is a place I rest in very often. I love strolling in the Main and Old Town, I often visit Stogi beach in summer.

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    Walking through the Ulica Dluga(Long Street)!!!
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    Long Market - some beautiful facades.
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    St Mary's Church, Astronomical Clock, close up.
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    Wisloujscie Fortress
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    The Town Hall of the Old Town.
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    Zuraw - the Big Crane.
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    St Mary's, the world's largest brick church.
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    Neptune Fountain
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    Green Gate – Zielona Brama
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    Golden Gate
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    The Amber Museum
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    Forgate – Prison Tower and Torture Chamber
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    Upland Gate – Brama Wyzynna
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    Gdansk Crane
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    Old Town Hall
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    Brzezno: Parks, Beaches, and more
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    Gdansk Archaeology Museum
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    Hala Targowa Archaeology Exhibit
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    Great Mill - Wielki Mlyn
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    Hyacinthus Tower - Baszta Jacek
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    Market Hall - Hala Targowa
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    St Nicholas Church
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    Royal Chapel – Kaplica Krolewska
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    Grycan Ice Cream Parlour
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    Tram Travel: Tips For First Timers
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    Bus 210 from the airport
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    Train from Sopot to Gdansk
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    Walking from Oliwa to Sopot
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    From Gdansk to Malbork and back
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    Don't miss 'Amber Alley'
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    Gdansk Is A Summer Destination
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    From The Airport to The Old Town
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    PGE Arena Gdansk
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    Cars and bicycles have the right of way.
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    Poles Drive Wherever They Want!
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