Gdansk Artus Court with Fountain of Neptune
Gdansk Ulica Dluga
Gdansk Dlugie Pobrzeze
Gdansk Facades at Dlugi Targ
Gdansk Centrum Handlowe Madison | © Artur Andrzej / Wikimedia
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In history, Gdansk (Gdańsk) has been the center point of world news for quite a few times. At Westerplatte near Gdansk the first shots of World War 2 were fired. And in the 1980s at the wharfs of the port of Gdansk, the labor union of Solidarność led by Lech Walesa fought for more freedom, starting the end to the communist regime.
Nowadays the historic Old Town and the lively nightlife draw many tourists and visitors to the city of Gdansk. And whilst you are there, also visit its sister cities of Sopot and Gdynia!

Main attractions in Gdansk


The Crane

The crane on the quay of the Motława is a landmark sight in Gdansk.



On this location where the first shots of World War 2 were fired, is now a monument.

Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum

This museum gives insight in the important role of trade and the marine in the history of Gdansk.

St Marys Church

St Mary's Church

The Church of St Mary is the largest medieval brick church in Europe.

More information about attractions in Gdansk

Shopping in Gdansk

Gdansk is blessed with a number of great shopping locations. Within the city borders of Gdansk there are three large shopping malls. If you fancy traditional handicraft or are looking for the popular amber jewelry, then stroll down the narrow streets of the Old Town to discover the best small shops and boutiques. Read more...

Nightlife in Gdansk

If you enjoy a beer or fancy a late night dance, you are at the right place in Gdansk. Here you will find numerous pubs, bar and clubs that will make sure you will have a great evening that you will (never) forget! Read more...

Climate in Gdansk

  jan feb mrt apr mei jun jul aug sep okt nov dec
Max. temperature in °C2481319222323191373
Min. temperature in °C-3-2148111312962-1
Rainfall in mm292522324355706949465039
Days with (some) rainfall9757781098879

Pictures of Gdansk

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