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.
Skyscrapers, Romantic and Museums
Discover the history of Gdańsk’s maritime life and enjoy sweeping city views at this unique medieval crane that dominates the city’s waterfront.
Look over Gdańsk’s rooftops from the tower of this magnificent 14th-century landmark, which is also the main branch of the Gdańsk History Museum.
Once a meeting point of luminaries and wealthy merchants, today this grandiose mansion is a branch of the Gdańsk History Museum.
Visit this monument to the Roman god of the sea, which is shrouded in local folklore and surrounded by architectural masterpieces.
Gaze in amazement at the magnitude of this almost 700-year-old church beautified by ancient art, dozens of chapels and a soaring clock tower.
At the eastern entrance to the Royal Route is this ceremonial archway, a onetime royal palace which now has galleries dedicated to exhibits of art and photography.
Soak up the energy of seaside Gdansk and uncover the secrets of its colorful cobbled streets from a double-decker bus. Cruise around town to learn about the Baltic city's maritime history, and hop off whenever you want to get a closer look at a dockside brewery, a red-brick church, or a fascinating museum.
Experience the beauty of Gdansk with a private guide on a walking tour of the historic city center. Look inside the stunning Arthur's Court, learn about the Royal Way and see the highlights of the Gdanks Old Town.
During 4-hours World War II Tour you will learn about invasion of Poland by the military forces of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Listen how Polish army was fighting devoting life for freedom of Poland. Learn about Nazi death camps dedicated for Jewish and Polish nations.
Our common meeting point is under Upland Gate. You can choose the meeting location (for example railway station) and start time or optionally we can pick up you from Hotel in Gdansk Old Town.
Enjoy a 6-hour tour from Gdansk to Malbork Castle, the largest red brick Gothic castle in the world. Admire the beautiful architecture, learn about the history of the castle, and admire the “History of Amber” exhibition in the castle’s cellars.
During this tour you will be able to visit Stutthof concentration camp and village Sztutowo The tour includes transport from your hotel or apartments in Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia. When you finish visiting the concentration camp after your stay, the driver will take you back.