Day Trip in Gdansk with Historical Highlights

Day Trip in Gdansk with Historical Highlights

Gdansk is believed to have got its name from the Gothic name of the area called Gutiskandja but as majority of the city's inhabitants were German-speakers during the 16th century, it would have been called its German form 'Danzig' instead of Gdańsk. This historical Polish city with a population 455,000 is right on the Baltic coast. At the southern edge of the Gdansk Bay, Gdansk is the largest city in the Pomerania region of Northern Poland. Not just being Poland's principal seaport, it w... [ read more ]

Poland's Gdansk Calling on History Buffs

Poland’s Gdansk Calling on History Buffs

Today the rubble of the Second World War was remade into posh condos and shopping malls. However, there are still lots places for a historical recollection. You will not missed the Westerplatte point was where the German battleship Schleswig-Holsten fired its first shots. Then Poles surrendered after the 7th day due to the shortage of food and ammunition. These events marked this infamous spot today with a 25m tall monument. Westerplatte is a small peninsula that protrudes out into the Balt... [ read more ]