Guide to Gdansk for First-Time Travellers

Guide to Gdansk for First-Time Travellers, Gdansk, Poland (B)

While Gdansk makes is a perfect option for a European city break, I think that 4 days is the minimum amount of time to see the highlights of the city and beyond for first-time travellers. 

This seaside city was the birthplace of the Solidarity Movement that shaped Europe’s history in many ways. It’s been an important port for centuries, with many people from all around Europe coming to Gdansk for prosperity, trade and freedom. It is very well reflected in the mix of architectural styles. If you are Scottish, you might notice some familiar motifs. 

Gdańsk is speedily becoming one of the trendiest cities in Europe and it is not surprising. While keeping its original and beautiful architecture in the centre, it managed to add a modern touch to hotels and restaurants without any destruction and tradition. 

Always without hesitance, I visit Gdańsk whenever I have an opportunity. And I am pleased to see how it is developing and always offering something new and pretty. My recent trip to Gdańsk this summer had an interesting touch of an annual fair- Jarmark Dominikański (Fair of St Dominic). The centre becomes ever more bustling than usually with visiting crowds, events and stalls offering local products and crafts. Of course, it would not be complete without a vast collection of amber, including jewellery and other items made of this semiprecious stone found in the Baltic sea.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Guide to Gdansk for First-Time Travellers
Guide Location: Poland » Gdansk
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Anna Nowak
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Town Hall
  • Green Gate
  • Neptune’s Fountain
  • Golden House
  • Schumann House
  • Lion Castle
  • Żuraw
  • Oliwa Church
  • Basilica of St, Mary
  • Museum of the II World War
  • European Centre of Solidarity
  • Museum of Gdansk
  • Museum of Amber
  • Invisible Gdansk
  • Westerplatte
  • long beaches
  • molo
  • Sheraton Grand Hotel
  • crooked house
  • train station
  • Long Street
  • PURO Hotel
  • Radisson Hotel & Suites
  • Qubus Hotel
  • Treinta y Tres
  • FINO
  • Gdański Bowke
  • Stacja Food Hall
  • Chleb i Wino