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Gdansk (Poland)

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5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
4 hours by car from Warsaw
When to go

All year round, though it's more pleasant in summer

Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Gdansk

Timothée D. Seasoned Traveller
564 written opinions

The principal port of northern Poland, Gdansk is a splendid historic town which recalls the sumptuousness of the Hanseatic cities.

My suggestion:
Enjoy the beach just a few kilometres from Gdansk, at Sopot, which offers beautiful stretches of white sand in quaint surroundings. Certain beaches do, however, charge an entry fee!
My review

The city looks out over the Baltic Sea and boasts a superb historic centre, made up of red brick houses with pointed roofs and ancient landing stages which have witnessed the city's glorious past, when Gdansk, or Danzig in German, was one of the major ports of this region of Europe.

It was a real pleasure to stroll the ancient paved streets of Poland's fourth city, and to rediscover the same ambience and architecture that can be found in the Hanseatic cities of northern Germany, such as Hamburg and Lübeck. In addition to this, I particularly enjoyed the friendly, easy-going atmosphere of the city, with its various museums, religious sites, and cafes and restaurants which fill up with revellers each evening.

Overall, I would highly recommend Gdansk as a must-see city on any trip to Poland.  

View of the port of Gdansk