About the city

Gdansk is a city with a unique history, which has had a great impact on its contemporary landscape. For centuries it has been a melting pot where diverse cultures, peoples and traditions have formed a unique community.

Gdańsk is the Polish maritime capital with the population nearing half a million. It is a large centre of economic life, science, culture, and a popular tourist destination. Lying on the Bay of Gdańsk and the southern cost of the Baltic Sea the city is a thousand years old. With its Hanseatic tradition, it has for ages played a major role in the commercial relationships between Northern and Western Europe on the one hand, and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe on the other hand. Today, Gdańsk is the capital of the Pomeranian province and an important administration centre.

In its „golden age” the city enjoyed the specific status of a municipal republic. It was also a melting pot of cultures and ethnical groups. The air of tolerance and the wealth built on trade made culture, science, and art flourish. Today, works by outstanding Gdańsk masters can be admired in museums, churches, and galleries. These collections, as well as the historic sites of enchanting beauty witness a thousand years of the city’s continued existence. The break-through events of the most recent turbulent period are documented in the multi-medial exhibition: „Roads to Freedom” arranged in the historic BHP HALL of the Gdańsk Shipyard. The exposition recalls the local struggle for freedom and justice, and the birth of the first Independent Trade Union, „Solidarity”. These developments triggered the avalanche that toppled communism in Europe.


Gdańsk, a city steeped in history and culture, offers a vibrant mix of old-world charm and modern attractions. Whether you’re into exploring historical sites, enjoying nature, or experiencing the local nightlife, Gdańsk has something for everyone. Here’s a guide to some of the most interesting places in Gdańsk.

Długi Targ (Long Market)

At the heart of Gdańsk’s Main Town, Długi Targ is a bustling thoroughfare surrounded by colorful facades, quaint shops, and lively cafes. Don’t miss the iconic Neptune’s Fountain, a symbol of the city’s maritime heritage. This area is perfect for soaking up the local atmosphere and history.

European Solidarity Centre

A must-visit for history buffs, the European Solidarity Centre is an interactive museum dedicated to the Solidarity movement and the fall of communism in Europe. Its modern architecture and engaging exhibits make it a thought-provoking experience.


Westerplatte is a historic peninsula known as the place where World War II began. Today, it’s a peaceful place with monuments and a museum dedicated to the events of September 1939. It’s a poignant reminder of history, set against the backdrop of nature.


Just a short train ride from Gdańsk, Sopot Pier is the longest wooden pier in Europe, stretching out into the Baltic Sea. It’s a popular spot for leisurely walks, sunbathing, and taking in the sea views. Sopot itself is known for its vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches.

Oliwa Park and Cathedral

The Oliwa Park is a serene escape with beautifully landscaped gardens, ponds, and historic buildings. The nearby Oliwa Cathedral is famous for its stunning organ concerts. The intricate architecture and peaceful ambiance make it a worthwhile visit.

Gdańsk Crane

As an emblem of Gdańsk’s shipbuilding past, the Gdańsk Crane is an impressive sight on the Motława River. Now housing a branch of the Maritime Museum, it offers insights into the city’s maritime history and provides picturesque views of the Old Town.


100cznia is a project blending shipping container architecture with cultural offering as well as cuisines from far and distant corners of the globe. Here you can find several street food bistros, four drink bars, a concert stage, offbeat shops, a book exchange point, a city beach, a playground and the LAYUP street art gallery.

World War II Museum

In addition to its main exhibitions, the museum contains a number of other exhibitions including those aimed at children, temporary exhibitions and even virtual exhibitions available through the internet. We warmly encourage you to come and see our exhibitions.


Hevelianum is somewhere you can meet science and history. It is an ideal space to pleasantly spend your free time, strolling past historic architecture and relaxing in the green surroundings. Enjoy reminiscing later about everything and the good time you had.


Official restaurant

Moloteka is a club located on the beach in Gdańsk Brzeźno. It is a haven for athletes and vacationers, providing tasty food and fun until the morning. You can spend time here perfectly both during the day, enjoying the charms of our beach, and at night listening to music played by the best Polish DJs.

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