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Gdansk was my holiday base for one week at the beginning of October 2005. The Polish city is situated at the Baltic Sea and has a population of about 460.000. With the seaside resort Sopot and the commercial city Gdynia it forms the conurbation called Tri-city.
Gdansk had a moving history and therefore offers many different memorial places from the WWII monument at Westerplatte to the Monument of the Fallen Shipyard workers at the shipyard gate. Large parts of Gdansk's city centre were destroyed during WWII. The rebuilt Old Town, the Royal Way and the famous Crane at the river Motlawa are the touristy centre of Gdansk. This area is full of all kinds of restaurants, cafes and pubs.
From Gdansk I visited Sopot and Gdynia at the coastline, Koscierzyna and Wdzydze in the Kashubian Switzerland and the sandy peninsula Hel which protects the Bay of Gdansk.
"He who puts out his hand to stop the wheel of history will have his fingers crushed."
--- Lech Walesa ---
- Pros:Fabulous place for historic sightseeing, exciting exploring and affordable dining.
- Cons:Restaurants, cafes and pubs can be quite empty in low season.
- In a nutshell:Capital of the Tri-city at the Baltic Sea.
Don't forget to pick up a free map of the Tri-City at one of the Tourist Information Centres. It includes maps of... more travel advice
Wdzydze is a small village in the Kashubia region about 70 km west of Gdansk. It is home to the oldest Polish Outdoor... more travel advice
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