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I decided to visit Gdynia quite spontaneously, after I heard that there are exhibition of ships. I am interested in it, as I do live at non-sea location ? Vilnius, and ships for me aren?t so usual structure. Honestly, if not exposition of ships, it won?t be so interesting, as city doesn?t have any old architecture, it is newer one.

Gdynia is port town, not far from Gdansk and belongs to so called Tricity (Troimiasto). Transportation to this site is easy, it could be about 25 minutes from Gdansk. Population of city is about 250 thousand people, but in real there are no feeling it could be so populated.

Gdynia first was mentioned in 1253 as fishing village. At the end of 18th century it had just 21 houses. Gdynia was more populated later, mostly at 20th century - approval of it is architecture of 20th century here ? monumentalism and functionalism.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:To see oper air museum of old ships and yachts at harbor.
  • Cons:Small if visiting few days.
  • In a nutshell:20th century block architecture and ships? museum.
  • Last visit to Gdynia: Jun 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Wondered what Gydnia looked like. Looks like a popular area for the boaties.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Hi a place with a lot of boats! thanks for visiting my Stockholm page. also lots of boat and lots of water!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2008 at 8:25 AM

    I have been here as well and have met a lovely VT member who showed me around the city were all people are smiling. So where is your travel report?


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