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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 US$41 per night

This weekend

From US$165 per night

Next weekend

From US$103 per night

Most popular time to visit June–August
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency 10 zł = US$2.57
Language Polish
Average weekend price US$73 per night
Average weekday price US$81 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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10

Very nice historic downtown.

22 July 2021

Very nice historic downtown. Lots of things to do and to see. Great churches and musea as well as restaurants. The Jarmark festival was just about to start. For sure we’ll come back another year to see it.

Jeroen
Jeroen Netherlands
10

Gdansk is an amazing city.

22 June 2021

Gdansk is an amazing city. Lots of history, great contrast in architecture. Hugh number of things to do from the museum's in Gdańsk, shopping, beaches and great food. Too many restaurants and places to eat to be able to choose. I had amazing weather.

Grimshaw
Grimshaw United Kingdom
10

Beautiful city with nice old city centre.

21 June 2021

Beautiful city with nice old city centre. Nice walk and sightseeing experience, and good service in restaurants. Also great restaurants, plus only short taxi ride from the beach. Definetively recommended travel destination.

Henning
Henning Norway
10

I have been visting Gdansk for the last 25 years and it...

30 May 2021

I have been visting Gdansk for the last 25 years and it keeps evolving. Initially it was the main centre Old Town that was the attraction and the nearby riverside, The workmanship, skill and dedication to rebuild this area after WW2 to its original design is a credit to those involved. The opposite bank of the river was all bomb damaged buildings and ruined warehouses, now again the transformation is exceptional, it's a modern hub of accommodation and restaurants with a real vibe about it. I was initially worried that this huge development would ruin the old town but in my opinion it sympathetically enhances it.

Steven
Steven Poland
10

Huge history and very beautiful architecture.

9 December 2020

Huge history and very beautiful architecture. Promenade by the river in the old town has nice view. Near Gdansk is nice beach where you can spent one hole day, if you enjoy long walks and sound of the sea.

Marko
Marko Serbia
10

Awesome weather and fantastic places to visit here in Gdansk...

25 October 2020

Awesome weather and fantastic places to visit here in Gdansk and in the area - Sopot, Gdynia, Hel. Great value to money compared to for instance, places in Cornwall, UK. And not that congested. Hel is quiet in particular, I loved it!!! Gdańsk is beautiful and whole area is just such a energising, regenerating place.

Piotr
Piotr Poland

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