Gdańsk

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Gdansk Crane featuring a river or creek

Explore medieval streets lined with narrow townhouses in this Polish port city, which has been shaped by centuries of maritime trade and a pivotal role in World War II.

Gdańsk was catapulted onto the world stage as the first battlefront of World War II. Now mostly reconstructed, this port city today is known for its quaint cobblestone streets, plazas and cafés.

Tour the Old Town for a glimpse into Gdańsk’s medieval past. Each block is crammed with narrow, red-roofed townhouses. Walk along the plazas and cobblestone streets and look for the whimsical gutter spouts, which often resemble dragons.

The Old Town also features Gdańsk’s landmark buildings. Walk north from Dluga Street along the Motlawa River to find the mammoth Gdańsk Crane. Built in the 14th century, this enormous cargo-moving apparatus was the most powerful crane in medieval Europe. Follow Dluga Street west to reach the majestic Golden Gate, which was originally built as one of the city gates in the early 1600s. While in Old Town, you can’t miss St. Mary’s Church; it dominates the Gdańsk skyline. Climb the church tower for aerial views of the city.

Outside of the medieval city center, Gdańsk bears marks of its more recent history. The Westerplatte, a peninsula at the very north of the city, is where Hitler began his invasion of Poland. The epic battle that ensued was the first of World War II. See the ruins of the barracks and the towering memorial to the 180 Polish defenders who for seven days held off 3,500 German attackers.

In summer, take a daytrip by car or bus to Krynika Morska. This beach resort town an hour east of Gdańsk lays on a thin spit of land between the Baltic Sea and the vast Vistula Lagoon. Sunbathe on the beaches and walk along the forested paths that offer panoramic views of the Gdańsk Bay.

Gdańsk is located on Poland’s northern coastline. Arrive by air or road or take the scenic four-hour train ride from Warsaw. Since the main attractions in Gdańsk are located in a small area a car is unnecessary but can be helpful for daytrips into the countryside.

Radisson Hotel & Suites, Gdansk
Radisson Hotel & Suites, Gdansk
4 out of 5
Chmielna 10-25, Gdansk
Fully refundable
The price is £48 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Located in Gdansk City Center, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Green Gate and 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Gdansk Old Town Hall. Historic Free Zone Museum of ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (493 reviews)
"It's really good. Nice rooms and very quiet."

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2021

Radisson Hotel & Suites, Gdansk
Hampton By Hilton Gdansk Airport
Hampton By Hilton Gdansk Airport
3.5 out of 5
220 Juliusza Slowackiego Street, Gdansk
The price is £56 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
Located in Matarnia, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Manhattan Shopping Centre, Fashion House Outlet Centre and Gdansk University of Technology. Papugarnia ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (974 reviews)
"convenient hotel to use when flying out of Gdansk"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2022

Hampton By Hilton Gdansk Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk
Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk
5 out of 5
ul. Dlugi Targ 19, Gdansk, Pomerania
The price is £51 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Located in Gdansk City Center, this luxury hotel is steps away from Neptune's Fountain and Gdańsk Main Town Hall. Gdansk Old Town Hall and Stadion Energa Gdańsk ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (965 reviews)
"Amazing Hotel. Everything wonderful. Staff very friendly. Simply the best hotel to stay."

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2021

Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk
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Grano Apartments Nowa Motława
Grano Apartments Nowa Motława
4 out of 5
ul. Jaglana 4, Gdansk
The price is £59 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
Located in Gdansk City Center, this spa aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Royal Route and 1 mi (1.6 km) from Gdansk Old Town Hall. Laznia Centre for Contemporary ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (606 reviews)
"Visit was decent, however it was hard to find how to check in and once we got to our room, the closet doors were broke and hard to open and some paintings in one of the bedrooms had holes through them. It was very clean however and breakfast was delicious. Close to city center which was also ..."

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2021

Grano Apartments Nowa Motława
Grano Apartments Old Town
Grano Apartments Old Town
4 out of 5
3 Pszenna, Gdansk, Pomorskie
The price is £61 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Located in Gdansk City Center, this spa aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Royal Route and 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Gdansk Old Town Hall. Długie Pobrzeże and Green ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great apartment in Gdańsk
"Staff was friendly, apartment was very nice, close to the river and the beautiful downtown, easy to get to"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2021

Grano Apartments Old Town
Dom & House - Apartments Waterlane
Dom & House - Apartments Waterlane
4 out of 5
ul. Szafarnia 11, Gdansk, Pomerania
The price is £67 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Located in Gdansk City Center, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Marina Gdańsk and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Gdansk Old Town Hall. Green Gate and Historic Free ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (309 reviews)
Nice but bad experience in Swimmingpool
"Overall nice and clean, the swimmingpool is overcrowded and the old Lady in the entrance is rude and agressive, she is a bad ambassador for the Apartments. Swimmingpool is also closed much of the daytime."

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Dom & House - Apartments Waterlane
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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