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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.


From £134 per night

This weekend

From £288 per night

Next weekend

From £56 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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Gdansk is a very interesting city to visit.

13 August 2020

Gdansk is a very interesting city to visit. Full of history, but very relaxing too. A favourite activity is to sit at one of the numerous outdoor cafes enjoying a beverage and watching the world go by. Whatever the season there is something magical about being in this wonderful old city. Compared to some European cities, Gdansk is a relatively inexpensive place to visit. Linger over the numerous market stalls where silver and baltic amber are shaped into exquisite pieces of affordable jewellery. Treat yourself to some cosy knitted items of clothing or unique leather and wooden crafts. There is lots to see in Gdansk, from the awe inspiring cathedrals to the unmissable Solidarity museum, there is much to learn about Gdansk's recent history. A weekend break is not long enough, you will want to return!

Jill United Kingdom

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 Denmark

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 Denmark

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

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 ❤❤❤


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 Poland

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