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If you don't want to see old buildings and museums, or would like only to take a break from it, you probably could not find a better place to do so. The beaches of Gdansk Bay are beautiful, sandy and very wide.
Gdansk is one of the largest and most beautiful cities in Poland as well as on Baltic Coast. With the more than the thousand years of history is also one of the oldest in both categories and is considered as a city that has the largest numbers of monuments from the Baltic region cities.
If you have plans to visit Gdansk it is recommended to spend at least a few days there. Sometimes that is impossible. If so, here are some tips on what to see and where to go. Here is Gdansk in a one-day nutshell.
More than a thousand years of history. A mix of the culture - Polish, German, but also Jewish, Scottish and Dutch. Years of glory and times of decline. Hundreds of years of rivalry between Poland and Germany. Long periods of peace, but also many horrific wars. That is basically Gdansk's history in a nutshell.
A white, very long, wooden construction crosses the wide beach and cuts deeply into the water. The pier - the top attraction and the symbol of Sopot. This picturesque city is truly a unique place on the map of Poland, an exclusive resort that is frequently called and compare to Italian resort Rimini.
In about 40 minutes to 2 hours, you can go from Gdansk to ... Hel - the paradise for windsurfers, and divers. Nevertheless, the peninsula and the city of Hel has many more tourist attractions - with wide, sandy beaches, a picturesque view of the sea and bay, nice old fishers houses, and delicious fish restaurants.
If you like not only to visit the city but also enjoy it with a little bit of physical effort, you should not forget about a bicycle. The more so because the Tri-City area looks like it was created for traveling in that way. Especially during the Spring and the Summer times.
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