Gdansk. Attractions, photos and descriptions, what to see in one day, interesting facts

Gdansk - the main sea harbor of Poland, large and industrial and cultural center of the country. Gdansk, with its world-famous sights and special atmosphere, is a popular tourist destination.

Where is Gdansk located

Gdansk is a city in the north of Poland and the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, located on the shore of the Gdansk Bay, in the southeastern part of the Baltic Sea, at the mouth of the Motława to the Vistula. The Motława flows into the city from the south and east at the same time, from the fertile region of Żuławy.

The coastal part of Gdansk is separated from the sea by a long narrow strip of land, the Vistula Spit, the western part is located in the Kashubian Lake District, which unites several lakes and the Radunya River, which flows into the Motława in the city.

Gdansk is the center of the Tricity (Tri-city) agglomeration, which it forms together with Gdynia and Sopot.

There are three railway stations in Gdansk: Gdansk Glavny, Gdansk Oliva and Gdansk Wrzeszcz. All major domestic and international trains stop at the passenger railway station Gdansk Glavny.

The most popular rail service is served by Express InterCity Premium trains (Pendolino trains) arriving in Gdansk from Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Katowice. The travel time of the train from Warsaw to Gdansk is only 2 hours.

The carrier PKP Intercity also offers trains of the Twoje Line Kolejowe and InterCity categories, which are distinguished by cheap transportation, but correspondingly longer travel times. Among international destinations, Berlin-Gdansk is considered the most popular, given that if you purchase a ticket in advance, you can use promotional discounts for the service.

Near the Gdansk-Chief Station is the bus station where buses serving domestic and international lines come. You can come to Gdansk from many Polish cities from many Polish cities, including Zelene-Gura, Zakopane, Warsaw, Torun, Rzeszow, Poznan. The most popular international message is the route Gdansk-Munich, which is serviced by Eurolines.

Gdansk-Rembakhovo Airport named after Lech Valenses, located at a distance of 10 km from the center, performs domestic and international flights; Travel from Warsaw in time takes 1 hour.


White fleet, uniting small passenger coastal or internal navigation vessels, organizes cruises to the portions of Poland and foreign ports, duty-free cruises, in particular on the route Gdynia Baltiysk, rides on reservoirs, rivers, internal channels and large lakes Supports a passenger message between seaside cities, serves ferry crossings.

Weather in Gdansk, the best time to travel

The climate in the region depends on the sea, which acts as a thermal pump, that is, in the summer it gets warm, and in the winter gives it. As a result, Spring in Gdansk comes relatively late, in May. Summer air temperature is lower than on average by country (additionally, the temperature reduces the sea breeze), but the water in the Gdansk bay is heated to the sun to 24 ° C.

Very warm, solar and pleasant in Gdansk autumn, which continues in October inclusive. Winters are soft, almost without frosty days and snowfalls (maximum two weeks per year). Depending on the season, the winds blow from different directions: in the summer mostly from the West and the North-West, in winter - from the mainland. For the coast in winter, strong storm winds are characterized.

  1. The best months for visiting Gdansk in terms of weather - August and September. The hottest months - July and August, although July can be rainy. July, August and September are suitable for swimming. At lunchtime, the average temperature is 18 ° C, in September, rain falls about 35%.

    The climate of Gdansky

  2. October may be warm, the record temperature this month is 22 ° C, The precipitation falls about 35%.
  3. From November to March is cool and damp. The maximum temperature in December - 4 ° C, from January to March - to 6 ° C and rain drops almost 55 mm every month.
  4. In April, the temperature rises to 12 ° C, rain often go.
  5. In May, an average of 17 ° C, rains go more or less frequently.

The location of Gdansk in four different geographical units leads to a large spatial differentiation of the environmental conditions in its area.

Sights of Gdansk

Gdansk, attractions of which have an important cultural significance, are known, first of all, the Church of St. Mary (Basilica Mariatskaya).

Culting structures Gdansk

This is the last municipal church, built in the 15th century, and the largest brick church in the world.

1. Church of Holy Mary or Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary according to official data dates from 1343. Historical place on a city map having a characteristic silhouette with accents in the form of massive bell tower and narrow angular towers.

The church is located on the square between the streets of Khlebnyatskaya, Beer and Holy Spirit. Seven gates from different streets lead to it. One of the gates can be reached by Motlaws on the picturesque Street of Mariacksky (Mariacksky), on which there are many shops selling jewelry from amber.

The world's largest monument to brick gothic, the temple was built in stages for 159 years, until 1592. The interior of the church in which the ceiling reaches 30 m, called the crown of the city of Gdansk. In the bell tower, 78 m high, there is a gallery from which you can admire the panorama of the city. Despite the complex history of the church, she managed to preserve his historical shape.

This is evidenced by iconography, ascending to 16 V. And the wealth of internal decoration. The church is stored a lot of outstanding works of medieval art, among which the sculpture of the Gdansk Madonna, the Altar of St. Barbara, Pieta, Altar of St. Mary, but also numerous paintings and epitaphy of the XVI-XVIII centuries.

2. In the main city, on the street Sven Toyanskaya 50, there is one of the most important monuments of Gdansk - Catholic church of St. Yana (John the Baptist). The mention of the chapel dedicated to St. John, refers to 1358 and from about 1360 the construction of a three-penette church in the Gothic style was completed at the beginning of the XV century.

The masterpiece of the cult facility is the main altar dedicated to the Holy, from stone from Gotland, gray sandstone and brown marble, created at the turn of the XVI century. Abraham van den by block:

  • Three-level, retabulum height of 12 m and 5.30 m wide;
  • The limit with 2 reliefs with the scenes of the Jewish Easter and the Last Supper;
  • The central relief shows the baptism of Christ in Jordan, surrounded by the figures of St. Paul and St. John the Baptist placed in the slides of the arcade;
  • The top-level reliefs separated by a toothed column show the saint John the Baptist preaching in the desert; Near the apostle Peter and the Iodiad, who takes the head of Ionna Baptist, and St. John Evangelist;
  • The third level is surrounded by the figures of the prophet Elijah, in the oval relief, the image of the Resurrection of Christ;
  • at the top of the Bust Moses with the srices;
  • The altar is crowned with a pelican image, which feeds two chicks with its own blood, from the chest.

It is worth mentioning the magnificent organs collected in 1625-1629 by Marthen Frieze, Andrzej Fisher and Peter Bernmann; Deserves focus on the Baroque style of 1669.

3. Church of St. Barbara in Gdansk - Parish Church in the city center, in latex style. The Sorotmeter Tower of the Church towers over long gardens (st. Dlug Rodi). Three bronze bells located in it - the gift of the sacreds of the Magdeburg Diocese. The church is decorated with seven historical sculptures donated by the National Museum of Gdansk.

4. The Basilica of Holy Brigitta - the church in the old town, in the village of Osijek, in the back of the Church of St. Cathiprian. The history of the church goes back to the 14th century. It is here that the body of the brigitta Swedish was (in the penitentiary chapel) within two weeks. The initiated cult of saint led to the foundation of the Order of Holy Brigitta in Gdansk and the construction of the Church.

Modern equipment of the church is very strict and demonstrates the complex history of Poland, especially in the post-war time. There is a monument dedicated to the martyr's death of the father of Jerzy Piece and a memorial plaque dedicated to the Katyn Execution.

At present, an amber altar is being built in the church. In the future, he will be more famous amber room.

Museums Gdansk

The National Museum of Gdansk is one of the oldest sorts of Poland. The permanent collection of the museum covers seven departments in different historical buildings located throughout the city and beyond.

  1. The main building (Torunskaya street. The meeting is represented by the works of Flemish and Dutch masters of 15-17 centuries: Peter Bruegel of the younger, Yana Bruegel senior, Paul Hambled de vris, Jacob Svanenburg, Jan Fait. The most famous work of the National Museum is a masterpiece of Hans Memling Triptych "Scary Court". Most of the exposition is devoted to historical Gdansk art, from 16 to 20 century. The Museum's Assembly is also a beautiful collection of European engraving from 15 to 19th century, including the works of great masters, Rembrandt and Durera. The gallery also presents samples of European decorative and applied arts - furniture, ceramics, tapestries, embroidery, textiles, products from copper, gold and silver.
  2. A 15-minute walk from the monastery on the famous DLUGI Targ is the Gdanskaya Photo Gallery (ul. Dluga Targ 24), in which photographs made by modern Polish and foreign photo artists are eclocated. The exhibition increases every year, thanks to various donations.
  3. A green gate is located next to the photo gallery - part of the museum where temporary exhibitions dedicated to the cultures of the world are held.
  4. The Department of Contemporary Art is located in the former Abbati Palace in the Oliva district (Tsyrsetsuv ul.), Not far from the zoo. A collection of contemporary art covers all directions of art of 19-20 centuries. The works of famous European artists - Mark Shagal, Vasily Kandinsky, George Marriage, Günther Grass, Polish Geniyev - Yana Matesyo, Olga Ph. Danskaya, Maksmiliana Hermovsky, Vladislav Podkovinsky, Yatsek Malchevsky. In the exposition also engravings, ceramics, sculpture and artistic textiles.
  5. Near the gallery of contemporary art is the ethnographic department of the National Museum (ul. Tsistersv 19). To date, the museum managed to collect and maintain at least 9,000 population exhibits, mainly oriented towards Pomeranian culture. Nevertheless, the assembly has artifacts of the cultures of the Kujawsky, Poloksky, Warmin and Mazury regions. There is also a small, but very interesting collection of weapons of sculpture, ceramics, jewelry from Africa, South America and Oceania.
  6. The National Museum of the Anthem is located in Novy-Barcocoin (Bendomin 16), approximately forty kilometers from Gdansk. Among the picturesque landscape there is a small center dedicated to the patriotic collection. In the exhibition, you can find music boxes of the 19th century, which are still playing Mazurka Dombrovsky (Polish National Hymn), records with songs of the 1920s.
  7. Museum of the Shankt tradition in the village of Vaplevo Velka (Vaplevo Velka, Old Targ).

The National Museum in Gdańsk has so much to offer that the collection had to be divided into several departments. However, there is no better way to travel around Gdansk and take in its sights while visiting the various departments of the museum.

They are open during the summer season (1.05-30.09) from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00 to 17.00; in the winter season (October 1-April 30) from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 to 16.00. A standard ticket costs 10 zł, with a discount - 6 zł, a ticket for 30 days -20, a 30-day ticket - 20 zł.

Monuments in Gdansk

For historical reasons, the central districts of Gdansk are the Main Town (Główne Miasto), where Długa Street, Arthur's Court and Neptune's Fountain are located, while the Old Town (Stare Miasto) is defined closer to the main railway station. Both have town halls.

In front of the Old Town Hall there is a monument to Jan Hevelius, a famous astronomer, optician, brewer and mayor of the Old Town, and next to it is the Grand Mill shopping center. At the Town Hall of the Main City - Arthur's Court and the fountain of Neptune.

Gdansk, whose sights and monuments are concentrated mainly in the Main City, despite the serious damage caused to it during the Second World War, remains one of the most significant places in the European Brick Gothic route.

Długi Targ – a representative square functioning as a market, together with Druga Street forms the so-called Royal Route, and the main monuments are located along it, from the High Gate to the Green Gate, next to the Motława embankment.

1. Between the gates is the Coal Market, where you can see the House of Torture with the Prison Tower (Amber Museum), a little to the left of the Grand Arsenal. The complex represented the barbican of Dluga street. Built in the second half of the 14th century as a fortification of the Main City, it was rebuilt in 1593-1604 by the Flemish architect and engineer Anthony van Obbergen and decorated by Willem van der Meer.

The master of the Gdansk justice lived on the first floor and there were narrow cells without windows with stone beds, in which the suspects were kept. On the top floor there was a large hall where interrogations were carried out. The walls of the tower contained not only dangerous criminals, but also poor people who could not pay taxes.

As such people grew in number and were identified as criminals, the tower gradually expanded to accommodate everyone, and thanks to Michael Enkinger in 1508-1509 it reached the size known today.

Several instruments of torture were collected in the Prison Tower. Chains and shackles are hung around the cold and damp wall. The prison uses a multimedia system to illusively resemble moans of convicts. The inscriptions that scratched prisoners on the walls are noteworthy. They are clarifying how many years a man was there, as his name and where he was.

The relatively soft form of punishment was a spanking, which was carried out on a shameful post. Usually it was a stone pillar on the market, which was kept condemned, but the pillar, preserved until today, has a completely different shape.

This is a stone console located on the eastern wall of the prison tower, which hangs a chain with handcuffs. Next to her brick doors, which led to a wooden platform, suspended a few meters above the ground. Thanks to this position, the execution's place was visible to all the audience to the audience.

2. Gothic brick monument - a large mill built by Teutonic knights on the Radon River in the middle of the XIV century, the pearl of the technical thought of that time. Its mechanisms were driven by 18 water wheels with a diameter of 5 m. The building also had a warehouse and a bakery.

3. Gdansky Zhuravl is the oldest preserved port crane in Europe. Its construction lasted two years from 1442 to 1444. Two brick towers were created, while a wooden crane mechanism was installed between them, which performed various functions.

The propulsion in it was concentrated on two pairs of wheels of different diameters. Wooden beams were installed in the wheels for which the workers followed it in motion. The device made it possible to lift the weight of 4 tons. At a height of 11 m. The main task was the overload of goods, mainly beer. In addition, it was used as a defensive strengthening and city gate.

Today, Gdansky Zhuravl - a branch of the National Maritime Museum, which exhibits an exhibition illustrating the life of the port city during the heyday (XVI - XVIII century), when Gdansk was a granary of Europe and the most dynamic developing port on the Baltic Sea. The object is open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00. The price of a ticket - 8 zł.

4. The magnificent historical fountain of Neptune is located right at the entrance of the court of Arthur, at the bottom of the embankment. It was created as a result of the activities of the then mayor of Bartloma Shakhman and the City Council. Work on the design, modeling and casting in general ranked 9 years from 1606 to 1615.

The Creator of the Statue of Neptune (God of the Seas) - Abraham van den block. The sculpture was cast from bronze on the city foundry and weighs about 650 kg. Abraham Van Den Block is also the creator of the bowl and the core of the statue.

The architectural form of the fountain is a reference to Flemish Mannerism. It is made in such a way that it can be admired from all sides. The shape and appearance of the sculpture indicate that the author knew the works of ancient sculptors: the body of Neptune resembles the body of Apollo Belvedere, the head is the head of Marcus Aurelius in an equestrian sculpture.

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Architectural buildings in Gdansk

Starting from the main railway station, which is a remarkable architectural structure in itself, the Old Town stretches in front of the tourist, to the right - the Main Town.

The old city was badly damaged during the war, and only a few historical buildings and brick churches have survived. However, at present, the Old Town in Gdansk has more of a service and residential function.

Gdańsk, whose sights are mostly located along and around Długa and Długi Targ streets, was a prosperous Hanseatic city in the Middle Ages, famous for its magnificent architecture. Although only a third of the city's buildings survived the war, they were all later rebuilt according to the old plans.

There are several gates in the city, including Green Gate, Golden Gate, High Gate. Długa and Długi Targ Street is referred to as the Royal Route, as it was once the site of processions of the kings of Poland.

  1. Artus Court is the most representative building on the Royal Route, with its origins dating back to the Middle Ages, and whose name is associated with the legendary King Arthur of the Britons. Courts of Arthur were known in the 12th-13th centuries. in England, Spain, Flanders and Germany.It was first mentioned in Gdansk on April 23, 1350. According to some hypotheses, it was founded by the Brotherhood of St. George. Initially, Arthur's courtyard served as a meeting place for Gdansk merchants and the center of social life of the city's social elite, then as the headquarters of the stock exchange. Currently, it houses one of the branches of the Historical Museum of the City of Gdansk. In general, this is a complex of buildings, in addition to Arthur's Court, it includes two more houses.
  2. Uphagen House – an 18th-century trading house owned by Johann Uphagen, in 1911 became a museum. The three-story facade with a two-story attic is painted in brick red. Interiors with ornate doors, panelling, and stucco are decorated with 18th-century furniture and antiques. including clocks, paintings and musical instruments, as well as three original ovens.
  3. Lion Castle - a house designed by Hans Kramer and built in 1569. The name comes from two sculptures depicting lions located on the main portal. In 1636, King Vladislav IV Vaz lived here during his visit to Gdansk.

Since 1984, the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Gdansk is located in the building.

Natural attractions of Gdansk

Natural zones are an important element of the landscape Gdansk. With large squares of green spaces, they emphasize the environmental nature of the city, provide a habitat for numerous organisms and are tourist attractions.

Adam Mitskevich's Park is one of the most famous places in the city. The historic park located in the Oliva area. His story dates back to the monastery garden, based on cytersians in the 17th century. In the following centuries, French, English Garden, Grotto, Cascade, Palm House, Japanese Garden were created.

Park is not big, but rich in flora brought from around the world: Lyriodendron Tulipol, California Fir, Fir Douglas, Chinese Juniper, Rhododendron, Azalea, Ginkgo, Chestnut, Swedish Rowan and others. Among the animals in the park you can find large flocks of wild ducks, swans and protein.

In the French part there is an Abbati palace, which houses the gallery of contemporary art. The path from the Abbati Palace leads to the Olive Cathedral, where you can listen to organ concerts and take part in the organ music festival, which is held every summer.

Obunsky Park is a historic city park located in the Sprayer (st. Novina, 2), is part of the protected landscape of the Obuney Valley. The park hills thickets of beech trees, there are oaks, limes, alder. Over the reservoirs grow weaving willow.

The Kuznichki Park is a small park in the area of ​​Vzhech, located in the estate of the cuznichka, at the streak of Strin. The base of the park dates back to the XVI century, when it was, in addition, the entire court settlement was created with a garden and economic structures, such as brewery in a shrine.

Gdansk, the attractions of which combine the objects of a large metropolis and sea resort, thanks to the picturesque location, offers excellent places to relax, among them the beaches with modern infrastructure. The beaches are sandy and wide, in the summer season are thoroughly cleaned and equipped with numerous baskets for selective waste sorting.

Most of the beaches in Gdansk receive an international certificate of the Blue Flag annually. Water in Gdansk Gulf warmer than in the open sea. Coastline canopy, without sharp jumps in the depth. Toilets and locker rooms, and bicycle racks are available for everyone. Rescuers can rent (free) sports equipment - balls, kits for badminton, air snakes.

Travelers looking for silence and peace will find it all in Green Sobeshevo with its nature reserve Paradise for birds or to the stogs located in the eastern part of the city. Beaches Brzezno, pshot and Zhelitelo are located between the old town and Sopot.

Modern facilities in Gdansk, interesting for visiting

the number of clubs, pubs and restaurants in Gdansk can cause dizziness. And after visiting several, it is easy to say that each club has its own unique atmosphere.

  • Barbados Piano Club (Carmelitskaya St., 1) is located in the Krewetka Cinema City Trade and Service Complex. It must be said that finding such an object in the immediate vicinity of the cinema largely increased the attendance of cinemas. The star covers 3 levels: mezzanine - non-smoking, parter part - restaurant, lower part - club with two halls. The first is the ball, tables and dance floor; In the second - comfortable chairs, two bar racks with hockers.
  • Klub Parlament (Ul. Holy Spirit, 2) is a well-known popular club in the old town, in which events and concerts are regularly held.
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  • Miasto Aniołów (city of angels), club & restaurant, located along the Motlaw River Embankment (Khmelna, 26) - Great place to dine and listen Live jazz performances.
  • Kwadratowa (St. Sedlitskaya, 4) - the club, the story of which dates back to 1961, invites you to dine in the restaurant, have fun at thematic parties, listen to the concerts of the stars of Polish pop.
  • Parlament (ul. Holy Spirit, 2) - a very popular club in Gdansk, in which events and concerts are registered.

Interesting places for families with children

Object name Program Price Features Hours of Operation
Center for Maritime Culture (with interactive exhibition)Museum complex on the embankment of the Motława River (granaries, ship-museum "Soldek", Zhurav, Center for Maritime Culture)32 zł (standard ticket)), with a discount - 20 złchildren dress up as sailors, send models of ships and sailboats to sail in a large pool, learn the secrets of port life, themselves cause a tsunami waveMonday - Sunday, 10.00- 18.00
Gradova, 6complex with interactive exhibitions dedicated to sciences and attractions20-28 zł, with a discount 13-23 zł

Pan Kleks's laboratory – 15 zł

exhibition "Around the World", mobile planetarium, Pan Kleks LaboratoryTuesday-Friday, 08.00-16.00; Saturday-Sunday, 10.00-18.00
Ferris wheel Amber Sky/Olovyanka, 1the trip takes about 15 minutes.28 zł, 18 zł – for children up to 1.40 mreview of the Royal Route, Gdansk stadiumMonday-Thursday, 11.00-22.00; Friday, 11.00-00.00; Saturday, 10.00-00.00; Sunday, 10.00-22.00
Zoo/Oliva, Karvenska, 3monkeys, giraffes, kangaroos, camels, tigers, lions, elephants, reptilesNovember, December, January, February, March 15 zł -10 zł April, May, October 25 zł-20 zł June, July, August, September 30 zł-25 złretro train for a tour of the zoo and cable car (during the summer season); a small zoo where children can feed and touch tamed animals; horseback riding; Rope Park and Dinosaur ParkMonday-Sunday, 10.00-19.00
Energa Gdańsk Stadium and Fun Arena/ul. Generations Lechia, 1entertainment center / special program for children (warm-up in the gym, game interview in the conference room, goal scoring)Monday-Friday 1h-15 zł, 2h-20 zł, unlimited-25 zł; Saturday-Sunday 1h-20 zł, 2h-25 zł, no limit-30 złin Fun Arena Tyrolean railway, skate park, trampoline park, electronic paintball, kartingMonday-Thursday, 10.00-20.00;

Friday-Sunday, 10.00-21.00

Itinerary for exploring Gdansk on your own for 1 day

For most tourists in Gdansk, sightseeing begins in the Old Town, from the Upper Gate (Brama Vizhina), located next to the main railway station.

  1. Brama Vizhina - gate of the 16th century. in the Renaissance style used to be the main entrance to the city and the beginning of the Royal Way, forming part of a series of fortifications. Currently, they house a tourist information office, where you can get a free map of Gdansk.
  2. Direction to Dluga Street, along the way you can see the Prison Tower and the Torture Chamber, which houses the Amber Museum and an exhibition about the prison and torture methods in the past.
  3. 100 meters from the Prison Tower and the Chamber of Torture is the Grand Arsenal - the building hosts art exhibitions and events organized by the Academy of Fine Arts.
  4. The Golden Gate leads to Dluga Street. Passing through them, you can see paintings on the walls illustrating what Gdansk looked like after World War II.
  5. Długa and Drugi Targ Street is the main "square" of Gdansk with the town hall and other significant buildings around. The path from the Golden Gate to the Green Gate is lined with beautiful apartment buildings, among which is the Uphagen House. Between Dluga and Dlugi Targ streets is the main town hall with a clock tower and a fountain of Neptune, next to which is Arthur's Court. You can climb the tower to admire the beautiful views of the Church of St. Mary.
  6. Passing through the Green Gates, turn left to the embankment of the Motława River, where the ferry tram stop is located, and after going a little further - the bridge, from where the best view of the river bank opens.
  7. Embankment - st. Dlugy Pobrezhe is built with modern hotels.
  8. The walk continues towards St. Mary's Street (Mariacka Street), with terraces and gargoyles on the houses, which is called the most beautiful street in Gdańsk. At the end of the street rises the huge church of St. Mary.
  9. After visiting the church, you can go to the street. Beerhouse, where to relax in one of the many restaurants, bars or cafes. At the end of the street, the Grand Arsenal is again visible.

Hotels in Gdansk

  1. The best option in the historical part of the city is the Admiral Hotel. Located 4 minutes from the center of Gdansk. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free wired internet - from €
  2. BUDUM - 3-star hotel Bonum Hotel occupies the building of the 18th century in the historic center of Gdansk - From €
  3. Mid-level option - Puro Gdansk Stare Miasto Hotel is located 2 minutes from the green gate and 3 minutes from the Long Market (Dluga Targ) - from €
  4. Luxurious option - Hilton Gdansk Hotel Located near the Embankment of the Motlava River - from €
  5. The Smart Hotel in the Vzzhech area offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. - From € There is also a library.

Where to eat in Gdansk

Eliksir (Maryan Hemara st., 1) is an excellent restaurant specializing in molecular kitchen. The main topic is the creation of cocktails, mostly alcohol, which are adapted to specific dishes and strengthen their taste. The choice of more than 300 beverages, including a collection with names associated with trill.

The tasting menu consisting of 5 dishes and cocktails will cost 99 zł. Address: Mariana Hemara 1. The restaurant is located in a reconstructed building of the XIX century, in which a garrison commandant used to stay.

Kubicki (Vartka, 5) - the oldest restaurant in the city, the history of which dates back to 1918, when he was known as Cafe International. Impressive interior, combining vintage objects with modern aesthetics.

The restaurant offers traditional Polish cuisine. Among the favorites - herd with pickled cucumbers and capers, pork chops in Gdanski with cabbage and potatoes, fried duck with red cabbage.


  • Snacks: 24-34 zł;
  • Main dish: 39-99 zł;
  • Dessert: 19-26 zł;

Each Saturday from 18:00 to 22:00 and on Sundays from 14:00 you can listen to piano music.

Pan Baleron is a popular network of Sandwiches Philly, it takes one of the former transportation containers in a seasonal open-air bar 100cznia. The main dish is steaks with beef cooked on the grill, cheese and fillings for taste (caramelized red onions, pickled cucumbers). The average price is 20 zł.

Motlava (Stochen 2/1) - a great option to try real Polish dishes in a cozy atmosphere. In addition, this restaurant is one of the few places in the city, which serves single-beam vodka and Polish wines. Snack prices 16-28 zł, soups 14-19 zł, Main dishes26-58 zł, Desserts 16-24 zł.

Jak Się Masz? (ul. rector of Yatsek Rybinsky, 24) - Bistro: breakfast, lunch, coffee, dessert; Middle price tag - 20 zł.

How to move on Gdansk

Public transport in Gdansk - Bus and tram network ZTM GDAńSK. Buses depart almost to any part of Gdansk and Sopot (Sopot has no own public transport).

The movement of buses and trams is carried out from 5 o'clock. and up to 23 hours. The detailed schedule of all routes for Gdansk and Sopot is presented on the official website of ZTM GDAńSK. Tickets for an hour or 1 route can be purchased in automata located on the main bus and tram stops.

Page on allows the user to check how much will you have to pay for a taxi course in Gdansk, depending on which company you choose: As, Caro, Dajan, Hallo Taxi, Super Hallo Taxi, Neptune, ECOCAR and CITY DRIVERS TAXI. 10 kilometers at the night rate on weekdays prices range from 33 to 49 zł! The cheapest trip during the day costs 40 zł, the most expensive - 60 zł.

In companies there are 4 tariffs:

  • daylight, from Monday to Saturday from 6:00 to 22:00 - approximately 1.80 zł / km;
  • Night (also on Sunday and on holidays) from 22:00 to 6:00 - 2.43 zł / km;
  • the starting rate "for landing" - 6-8 zł;
  • Tariff taking into account stops, movements with a speed of less than 20 m / h, standing in traffic jams -40-50 zł.

The site also has phone numbers of the corporation and a list of their services.

Most of the main streets of the city are closed to move.

Interesting facts about Gdansk

  1. Gdansk - the place of birth of the trade union "Solidarity", the founder and historical leader of which was Lech Valens.
  2. On September 1, 1939, the fire, open from the German Linkornna "Schleswig-Holstein" according to Westerplatte, was the second attack of World War II, immediately after the bombing of the Velun city.
  3. The old pharmacy adjacent to the large arsenal was used not for the production of pharmacent drugs, but for ammunition.
  4. Solden Schogruz - the first in the history of Polish shipbuilding vessel built after the war, in 1948, on Gdansk shipyard. It received its name in honor of Stanislav Solden, the markup worked on shipyard.
  5. Before World War II, Gdansk was the center of winter sports in Northern Poland. This configrates and the slope for jumping from a springboard, located in the Joy Valley (Dolinie Radości), in the Oliva area; Springboard was built in 1932. Memorial board, near the slope, installed on the spot where the 35-year-old skier jumped from Tramlin Ernst Becker was crashed in 1940.
  6. Gdansk, whose sights are attractive with interesting architecture, has its own leaning house, "Crooked House" (Krzywy Dom), located in the Main City, at the corner of Lavendova and Svetojanska streets. With a significant slope (up to 50 cm from the vertical), this feature is due to poor soil structure, which cannot support the weight of the structure.
  7. On the facade of an apartment building at the intersection of St. Trinity and Okopova streets, built on the site of an old cottage, there is a sculpture of a dog in memory of a heroic animal that died saving its owner from under the rubble of a destroyed building.
  8. Saint Dominic's Fair, which takes place in August, is the largest event of its kind in Europe, along with the Christmas Market and Oktoberfest. It is visited annually by about 1.5 million people.
  9. Since the 14th century Gdańsk has been a center of beer production. Beer Jopenbier (in Polish "jopejskie") is a Gdansk specialty beer produced since 1449, for which mold was first used. Brewed without the addition of yeast during spontaneous fermentation, it is actually a thick beer syrup with healing properties. Fermentation took place in cellars, the floor and walls of which were covered with mold. The mold was not removed, since it provided spontaneous fermentation of the mixture. The name of the beer comes from the wooden bucket "jopy" used in beer brewing to pour malt into hot water.
  10. The Strahanijar Gate became the residence of the famous actor Zbigniew Cybulski after the war.
  11. In the area of ​​Arthur's Court there are medieval tools used for the execution of wealthy burghers and nobles: a wheel for wheeling, a gallows, a sword and an axe.
  12. In the 19th century, Søren Bjorn, a Dane, saved Stogi by planting trees and shrubs in the dunes, thus preventing the area from drowning due to the movement of sand.
  13. In Gdańsk, the historic Beer Bell, which was used to announce the opening of pubs in the old days, has been preserved.
  14. Gdańsk is home to the longest building in Poland, Falowiec (from the Polish word for "wave"); its shape and distribution of balconies resembles a wave.

With its outstanding historical sights and cultural treasures, Gdansk is a city with much to offer. Once a wealthy Hanseatic city in the region, it continues to attract many tourists today.

Article design: Mila Fridan

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