Tourist guide to Gdansk

The City Hall of Gdansk from the church tower

The City Hall of Gdansk from the church tower ©BernieCB/Flick

The port city of Gdansk lies in the northern part of Poland opened to the Baltic Sea. Gdansk was recognized as a city since 1263 and has a rich history that has left behind a great number of important monuments and relics. It is for stretching from the mouth of the river Mottawa, this being an arm of the unique delta formed by the Vistula River flowing into the sea, until to the Polish capital, Warsaw.

Gdansk is an important tourist center, visited by thousands of tourists every year. This is mainly because of the friendly climate with mild winters and warm summers with regular rainfalls that regulate temperatures.

We offer you a brief tourist guide to Gdansk.

Transportation in Gdansk

The transport network is highly developed and well planned in Gdansk, and tourists reach it at very affordable prices. Also, being an important railway junction, Gdansk has links to all major cities in Poland.

Tourist attractions

In terms of tourism, there are many sites in Gdansk that shoudn’t be missed. The buildings built during the Hanseatic League, which mostly are on the Ulica Długa (Long Street) offers insight into the medieval period.

The impressive architectural style, the massive and imposing edifices and the city gates form the area known as the Royal Road, because this was the place where the kings’ rexeption celebrations were held here in the past.

The City Hall of Gdansk is another important landmark. The building dates back to the fourteenth century, and its main attraction is the Red Room, furnished and decorated in medieval style.

The City Hall of Gdansk from the church tower

The City Hall of Gdansk from the church tower ©BernieCB/Flick

The Golden Gate is a monument that attracts many visitors and is a sublime Gothic construction, for nearly seven centuries.

Other important attractions include the Botanical Garden, the old city center and the Monument of the Fallen Workers in the dockyard.

The Court of Arthur is another objective, the building is one of the most sumptuous ones in the city. In the XIV – XV served as a meeting place for businessmen and leading officials, but today is opened for tourists.

The Arthur Courthouse in Gdansk

The Arthur Courthouse in Gdansk ©Ariaski/Flick

Museums in Gdansk

Tourists can visit a large variety of museums in Gdansk including the National Museum, which contains an impressive collection of art and often hosts important exhibitions. We also mention the SS Soldek floating museum anchored on the Mottawa River this being the first boat built in Poland after the Second World War. The Archaeological Museum and Maritime Museum are also worth visiting.

The most important pedestrian street of Gdansk is the Amber Street. It houses the largest museum of amber in the world, and along the street are dozens of outlets devoted exclusively to objects of amber, that is very popular in Gdansk. The museum covers no less than six floors, each dedicated to a different stage of ambergris.

As you can see, the Polish town of Gdansk can offer tourists a varied and interesting range of objectives because of the tumultuous historical past, and unique landscapes because of the opening to the sea and good geographical position.

The city of Gdansk

The city of Gdansk ©peatc/Flick

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