Gdańsk

A historical coastal city in Poland.

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Summary

Gdańsk is a city on the Baltic coast of northern Poland. Today Gdańsk is a major shipping port and tourist destination. The city has some buildings surviving from the time of the Hanseatic League. Gdańsk has a number of historical churches including the largest brick church in the world.

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Reasons to visit Gdańsk

  • It is the capital and largest city of the Pomeranian Voivodeship and the most prominent city in the geographical region of Pomerania.
  • The city is situated at the southern edge of Gdańsk Bay.
  • It is a part of well known metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto).
  • It has a complex history, which includes periods of Polish, Prussian and German rule, and periods of autonomy as a free city-state.

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Why is Gdańsk worth visiting?
  • It is the capital and largest city of the Pomeranian Voivodeship and the most prominent city in the geographical region of Pomerania.
  • The city is situated at the southern edge of Gdańsk Bay.
  • It is a part of well known metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto).
  • It has a complex history, which includes periods of Polish, Prussian and German rule, and periods of autonomy as a free city-state.
What are the best day trips from Gdańsk?
  • Malbork Castle
  • Gdynia
  • Sopot
  • Elbląg
  • Grudziądz
  • Orłowski Cliff
  • Krynica Morska
  • Słowiński National Park