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This historic harbour city showcases Baltic beauty through its eye-catching architecture, charming old town and expansive sandy beaches. Gdansk is sometimes referred to as the amber capital of the world, due to the abundance of the semi-precious stone sourced in the surrounding areas. You'll find plenty of shops selling amber souvenirs, with some even containing preserved insects.

Take a stroll through the city's time-honoured centre and you'll be charmed by the numerous canal bridges, cobblestone streets lined with colourful houses arts and craft stores, and St. Mary's – the oldest brick church in the world. The area is also home to the Royal Way, where Polish kings were once paraded, and the iconic Neptune Fountain in the centre of the Long Market. There's also a number of great museums worth checking out, like the European Solidarity Centre, Artus Court Museum and the National Maritime Museum.

Just a short tram ride away from the city centre are the popular beaches of Stogi and Brzeźno, catering to water sports enthusiasts or those just wanting to relax on the sandy shores. The months of July and August provide the best weather for beachgoers but this time of year also sees the traditional Saint Dominic’s Fair and annual Shakespeare Festival held in the city.

Most flights arrive at Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport, situated 14 km west of the city. The easiest way to travel between Gdansk and the airport terminals is by using the PKM rail line.

Tonight

From £17 per night

This weekend

From £42 per night

Next weekend

From £46 per night

Most popular time to visit July–September
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency 10 zł = £2.02
Language Polish
Average weekend price £52 per night
Average weekday price £63 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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10

It is enough to visit for 4 days.

14 July 2020

It is enough to visit for 4 days. Many things are closed or working partly. I really missed some good dining it is pretty basic and mostly just european -italian cuisine. But the walks are nice, no mess in the streets. I liked the city.

Anonymous Lithuania
10

Gdańsk is a great city.

5 July 2020

Gdańsk is a great city. There are many interesting museums (like Polish Post museum or Spichlerze/żuraw) and there is always something to do at any time. There are different gastronomical options depending on your budget. The beach was not in its best shape because it was still not summer. There were still many swans on the seashore

Iwona
Iwona Argentina
10

Gdansk is a city with a history of trade and war.

6 June 2020

Gdansk is a city with a history of trade and war. What is now the old town was all rebuilt after near total destruction following WW2. If you didn't know you wouldn't notice though, townhouses and other buildings have been beautifully rebuilt meaning the city has been able to retain a cozy and authentic atmosphere. Gdansk is more than the sum of it's parts and there are many modern cultural establishments like the EU solidarity museum and the WW2 museum. There are also numerous unique coffee and breakfast places and bars with outdoor seating which along with the nearby Baltic beaches makes it a perfect weekend getaway.

Willem
Willem Poland
10

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14 April 2020

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IVO
IVO Czech Republic
10

Absolutely amazing city!

15 March 2020

Absolutely amazing city! From the top of the tower till the boat cruise on the river to the sea. We enjoyed this friendly, sparkly clean and unical city. 😍 I can recommend the Czarna Pearl boat. Like the real pirate ship! With good food and live music. Also can recommend the Cafe restaurant Zuraw. Friendly staff, good food and amazing view to the river. And we also loved the Under beer pub with a lots of kind of craft beer. The waiter was really helpful and professional. The pizza is also tasty there. From Gdansk to Sopot by Uber is simply and cheap. Like to Sopot and Gdynia. And the architecture is sooo beautiful! 😊

Margaréta
Margaréta United Kingdom
10

Lovely waterways and boat trips.

12 March 2020

Lovely waterways and boat trips.Amazing Solidarity Museum and Worls war 2 Museum.Many other places of interest.Plenty of cafés and bars.Prices reasonable.All within walking distance...ideal for long weekend.

Madeline
Madeline Portugal

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