Gdansk

Gdansk

 

Gdansk sits on the shore of the Gulf of Gdansk, part of the Baltic Sea shore. Merging with nearby Gydinia and Sopot, it forms an agglomeration, the so-called Tricity of close to 1 million people.

Also known as Danzig, the  one-time member of the Hanseatic League was an important commercial city and port in the Middle Ages; numerous monuments have remained from this period.

The city’s main places of interest are located on the Ulica Długa (Long Street) and the Długi Targ (Long Market), parts of the so-called “King’s Way”. Strolling in this part of the old-city, bounded by the city-gates, one finds reconstructions of decorative middle-class dwellings and other representative buildings, which originally dated from the 15th-19th centuries.

Gdansk Old Town Hall 

The monumental Town-Hall dates from the 14th century; its 82m high tower, famous for its ornamental clock, was added to it later.

The Gothic style St. Mary’s Church has the distinction of being the largest brick church in Europe. The oldest church in Gdansk is the Gothic style St. Catherine’s Church.

Gdansk’s coastal beaches, boat-excursions, and cultural programmes, added to the above, will make a visit to the city unforgettable.

Oliwa Cathedral in Gdansk