Gdansk Location and Getting There:
Gdansk is in the north of Poland and an historical seaport on the Baltic Sea. It's easy to get to via the Polish rail system. This sea town is about four hours by train from the Warsaw Central station; express train can take you to and from Gdansk via Warsaw. On the other hand, it is about 8 hours by express train from Krakow via Warsaw.
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What to See in Gdansk:
Gdansk is a fun city to explore with its interesting historical landmarks and museums. Walk the length of Gdansk's Royal Route, through which the king passed during his visits to the city. Medieval city gates, ancient churches, and former houses of prominent citizens are located on this route. Also make sure to pass by the medieval crane, which stands on the waterfront as a stately reminder of Gdanks's well-established maritime connections. You can also visit the shipyards, nearby which are located monuments and exhibits commemorating the workers' uprising of the 1970s.
What to Do in Gdansk:
Besides sightseeing, you'll want to eat at one of the city's seafood restaurants, which serve up steaming plates of Polish cuisine with regional influences. For dessert, purchase a pastry at one of the many "cukierna" shops, which sell an assortment of sweet and non-sweet baked goods. Purchase souvenirs of amber or try your luck at finding amber chips along the beach. Visit one of Gdansk's museums to learn more about the city and its past, or shop for antiques in the historic center.
Day Trips from Gdansk:
From Gdansk, it's possible to visit the two other cities in the so-called "tri-city" area, which includes Sopot and Gdynia. Malbork and its giant fortress, Malbork castle are a short train ride away.
Getting Around Gdansk:
Taxis are plentiful in Gdansk. These wait at designated taxi stands at various points around the center. The tram is also inexpensive and efficient, although its route is limited. Gdansk Old Town and Main Town are both easy to walk, but if you want to leave the city, consider using a bus or train.
Tourism in Gdansk:
As with other Eastern European cities, Gdansk's tourist season is at its height in June, July, and August. To avoid the major tourist glut, travel in May or late August. Sundays - especially Sunday evenings - see less activity, and on Monday, museums are closed. To get the most out of Gdansk, visit this city-by-the-sea during the week.
Hotels in Gdansk:
Gdansk is growing, so you'll be able to find hotels to suit any location needs or budget. Rent a room in a new boutique hotel or go for an internationally known chain that offers all the amenities. Compare Prices for hotels in Gdansk.