Gdynia, a Part of the Tri-City:
Gdynia is a part of Poland's Tri-City area, which is composed of Gdynia, Sopot, and Gdansk. Their relative nearness to one another makes visiting all three cities fairly easy for the traveler to the north of Poland.
Seaport of Gdynia:
While Gdansk's shipping and seaport history can be traced to medieval times, Gdynia's seaport status is as new as the last century. This was a result of governmental need for a fully controlled seaport. Construction of the seaport was begun in the 1920s. The seaport continued to expand to meet larger demands on its services in the following decades. The city of Gdynia was built up around the seaport.
Gdynia's Maritime Appeal:
Gdynia, in contrast to Gdansk, is a modern city with few historical attractions. However, naval and marine enthusiasts will be interested in its offerings. An aquarium, marina, and historic ships are major attractions. During the summer season, from various vantage points, visitors can view racing yachts and - if their timing is right - a parade of ships.
The Natural Landscape of Gdynia:
Gdynia is, according to its official website, Poland's sunniest city. Visitors can hunt for shells, amber, and even semiprecious stones on the beach. Biking and hiking trails run through parks and reservations. The Panorama Terrace on Donas Hill offers views of Gdynia and beyond - it's possible to see parts of Sopot and Gdansk from this point.
Hotels in Gdynia:
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