Opened and modern, marked by the history. Welcome to Gdansk.
Despite the fact, the city is over one thousand years old, it impresses with modernity. Proud from its incredibly rich history, opened to the world and the future. With the view to the Baltic Sea, Motlawa River, Tricity Landscape Park. With the Westerplatte Peninsula, where WWII began, September 1 1939, the former Gdansk Shipyard areas and the historical gate no 2, the Gradowa Hill and the Vistulamouth Fortress, with its history form Napoleon times. Gdansk – the city at Motlawa River. A fantastic place to live, work and progress. The biggest city in the Northern part of Poland and one of its kind in the world.
Situated at the Baltic Bay, with the access to sandy beaches, which in Springs and Summers are full of life. Surrounded by picturesque forests of the Tricity Landscape Park and the close vicinity of Kashuby region. Gdansk is one of the most interesting cities on the map of Poland. It fascinates not only with the landscape but with the history too.. This is here, where starting from the Golden Gate to the Green Gate, Polish kings walked and greeted the citizens. This is here, where on the Long Market stands the Arthur’s Court and the Neptune Fountain – symbols of Gdansk.
There are more of those symbols. One of them I also, situated at the Long Embankment, the Crane, the biggest and the oldest, preserved port cranes from medieval Europe, a construction which from XV c. gave a dynamic growth to the port of Gdansk.
Gdansk is the city where famous astronomer, John Hewelius was born, the great physician, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit and the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. This is the place, where Polish soldiers from Westerplatte bravery defended the state, when Schleswig-Holstein, the III Reich battle ship in 1939 attacked Polish Military Transit Depot, and started WWII. This is the place, where at Gdansk Shipyard, in 1980 workers started famous straik which triggered slow stream of changes in Poland and Central – Eastern part of Poland.
The European Solidarity Centre, Fot. Pomorskie.Travel
The most interesting attractions in Gdansk
Today, Gdansk is described as the city of freedom and Solidarity. About the history of the trade unions, called “Solidarity”, we can learn more about visiting the unique in the international scale European Solidarity Centre. Extremely original when architecture is concerned (in a shape of a ship), shows the exhibition about the Solidarity movement and is a place of many cultural events.
Lech Walesa, the first leader of the trade unions, “Solidarity”, the former President of Poland and the laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, has his office here as well.
From the European Solidarity Centre, situated in the former shipyard areas it is not far to the WWII Museum. This is the newest and the most modern museum in the city, built in a big scale. It tells the story about the war in a wide international context.
Gdansk is also a fine place, not only for history lovers, but also for the ones, Who like astronomy and general science. There is Hewelianum Centre situated in a former napoleon’s fort. In one of Gdansk district, called Wrzeszcz, there is a monumental building of Gdansk Technical University, one on the best technical school in Poland.
Talking about Gdansk, we cannot forget about the parks – beautiful and cameral Orunia Park and the unique and vary popular park in Oliwa, which is situated few steps from the XIV c. Cathedral.
The Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, Fot. Dawid Linkowski
Those are just few, the most characteristic places on the map of this over half million city. Gdansk is the city that all the times develops, where new objects of culture appear, like the Shakespeare Theatre, sport objects (the football stadium in Letnica, which has an amber shape), as well as new and modern infrastructure objects – for example: the port and the container terminal, the airport, which in becoming one of the most important airport around the Baltic states.
Gdansk is a modern city which attracts young people and with its history and tradition elder generations. Gdansk is a city which joins.
Beach offer of the Tri-City
What would the Tri-City be without beautiful beaches that stretch from Sobieszewo to Babie Doly? Tri-City beaches and bathing areas invite you to their sandy thresholds at any time of the year.
Sometimes it seems that the Tri-City coastal belt is a completely different land - without cars, without the hustle and bustle of the city, with clean air and this characteristic smell of the wind. Life goes on here with its own rhythm determined by the sound of waves, sunrise and sunset.
Tri-city beaches are full of walkers all year round, but they are most vibrant in summer. Bicycle paths are full of cyclists, rollerblades, rickshaws or people who travel the world on scooters and skateboards. The Tri-City coastal belt can be easily overcome from Brzezno to Sopot Kamienny Potok. It is a 7.5-kilometer route, which you can also go on foot - along the sea or a promenade located among the fragrant forest.
Gdynia Orlowo, fot. Mateusz Ochocki
The Gdansk and Sopot coastal belt has numerous pubs, bars, bistros and restaurants. Where, if not here, taste the delicious sea fish? In season, there are also bars located directly on the beach. There are some people who prefer the climate of Tri-City beaches than the one they saw in the Caribbean!
During the day lounging in the sun, in the evenings beach parties or ... workouts! Yes! The beach is a great place for sports. Tri-City bathing resorts offer beach volleyball courts and a space where You can dance ... zumba! Zumba marathons on the beach are extremely popular and, most importantly, anyone can take part in them.
In the summer, the beach is often the site of various sports championships, not only related to beach volleyball, but also dedicated to football or rugby.
You can't forget about numerous water attractions - windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, swimming competitions - we have everything at your fingertips.
Fot. Mateusz Ochocki
In the season, and therefore at the beginning of the holiday, Tri-City bathing areas are regularly guarded by lifeguards. On the beaches you can see the rescue towers, from where the rescuers watch what is happening in the water. A lot can happen there. Inattentive sunbathers often disregard the rules and have no rules whatsoever. And there is only one truth and you should always have it in the back of your head: do not risk in water! Bathing should always be used with caution and only when a lifeguard is on the tower and a white flag is fluttering on the mast (bath allowed). When a red flag appears on the mast, do not enter the water!
But white and red flags are not everything. Blue flags are waving proudly over the Tri-City beaches. These are the highest-rank certificates confirming the quality of bathing water and an environmentally friendly approach to sunbathing. The blue flag is an international "decoration" - it can be found in many European countries, but only on the cleanest beaches. Blue flags are awarded each year by the Foundation for Environmental Education, and so far regularly flown, among others at the bathing resorts in Gdansk Sobieszewo and Jelitkowo or Gdynia Central.
Pier in Sopot. Fot. Mateusz Ochocki
Those who do not like sand will appreciate the opportunity to walk on the pier. And we have three in the Tri-City, each different: a pier in Gdansk Brzezno, a pier in Sopot and a pier in Gdynia Orlowo. Anyway, the last district, Orlowo, is one of the most picturesque and charming in the entire Tri-City area. Climate like the beginning of the twentieth century, artistic atmosphere and an amazing cliff in Orlowo, from which extends a fantastic panorama of the Gulf of Gdansk. You just have to see it!
Pomorskie in books
Oliwa, a place with a soul
Zaspa- A block that became an art gallery
Pomorskie – the capital of amber
The Bishop’s Hill
Gdansk Lower Town
"The Last Judgment". The most valuable image in Gdansk
The Gdansk Water Supply Trail
Beach offer of the Tri-City
St. Mary’s Church
Wrzeszcz. A story about Gdansk from years ago.
The Gdańsk Brewing Tradition
Maritime Tradition and the Hanseatic League
The Main Town of Gdansk