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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 £143 per night

This weekend

From £208 per night

Next weekend

From £40 per night

Most popular time to visit July–September
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency 10 zł = £2.06
Language Polish
Average weekend price £56 per night
Average weekday price £58 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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8.0

There are some great old german/hansa cities populated...

10 August 2020

There are some great old german/hansa cities populated by someone else now. This usually means not so great upkeep, but many of the places are reviving now and becoming unique in their own right :)

Mindaugas
Mindaugas Denmark
10

The harbor was my favorite place at night.

9 August 2020

The harbor was my favorite place at night. In fact I and my wife had a fantastic dinner at Basia Ritz. The polish women who won Poland Best Chef. If i could for-fill my dream, I would defiantly move to Gdansk.

Carl
Carl Denmark
10

Гданьск- город, в который хочется возвращаться снова и снова.

8 August 2020

Гданьск- город, в который хочется возвращаться снова и снова. Один из прекраснейших в Польше! Всего полчаса на трамвае и ты на берегу моря Балтика- сурового, но прекрасного и неповторимого в любую погоду! Гданьск - ❤️

Anonymous Poland
10

Piękne miasto , jestem pod ogromnym wrażeniem.

6 August 2020

Piękne miasto , jestem pod ogromnym wrażeniem. Akurat trafilismy na coroczny jarmark wiec było bardzo klimatycznie . Myśle , że miasto Gdańsk powinno być na liście godne i warte zobaczenia 👍 Tym bardziej , że kilka dni temu byłam w Poznaniu, Warszawie , Toruniu , Olsztynie i żadne z tych czterech miejsc nie urzekło mnie tak jak GDAŃSK . Serdecznie polecam ❤❤❤

Marzena
Marzena United Kingdom
8.0

The magic about Gdansk is the old town and the near of the...

4 August 2020

The magic about Gdansk is the old town and the near of the others cities. If you want Castle (for example) you have to go to Malbork... if you want beaches, Sopot. It's amazing place for vacations.

terribele
terribele Poland
10

Gdańsk seems to be one of the best Polish cities for the...

27 July 2020

Gdańsk seems to be one of the best Polish cities for the foreigners - so much history, tradition, and amazing views (with beautiful beaches nerby) in one place! Highly recommend visiting Tricity to anybody! :)

Anonymous United Kingdom

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