- ROYAL WAY
- II WORLD WAR MUSEUM
- THE SHIPYARD - FREEDOM PAT
- 'BALTIC GOLD'- AMBER MUSEUM
- WESTERPLATTE - HEROISM SYMBOL
- BEACHES AND PIER
Must See Places For First Timers
Gdansk · 6 Items · Lukasz Starowieyski
Handpicked by a Gdansk Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Must See Places For First Timers'.
Old City originating from the medieval, full of the marvelous buildings and monuments, the place where the Second World War began, and also the monumental cradle of Solidarity movement as well as a City with great beaches. There are so many places worth to see in Gdansk, that you are easily able to lose your mind:))). Here is a short selection of places to see when you will be in Gdansk for the first time.
Would you like to recreate the same movements of Kings from eras gone by? Why not do it in Gdansk's Old City? Especially as it is recognized as one of the main tourist attractions in the entire city. The Royal Way has been in existence for over 500 years. In fact, it is at the joint of two streets: the Dluga and Dlugi Targ. This road runs directly through the middle of the Old Town. The name is More info
If you really want to go back to the past, and the time frame is of the 2nd World War, you’d probably not possibly find a better place. In the city, where the War itself began, there is an enormous and incredible museum. The Museum which not only illustrates the vast history from those times but also can visually transport you to those exact times and places. This is the biggest war museum in More info
The shipyard of Gdansk is not only a working factory but also a symbol of the Polish people’s faith. It is a symbol of the peaceful fight to gain freedom from the grips of communism. It was with that exact faith and fight which eventually gave Poland it’s deserved and rightful independence. This is also the cradle of Solidarnosc - a Trade Union with 10 million members, which made it one More info
This was a real desire! The desire of the Ancient Greeks, Romans and Persians. They lusted after it so much, that the ancient merchants - about 2500 years ago, were willing to risk everything to acquire it. They even went far over the then maps. They had established a new Route from the coast of the Adriatic to the coast of the Baltic Sea. It was all about amber - called the "Baltic Gold". But the More info
It was 4:45 in the morning, on September 1st, 1939. It was still dark, and just prior to the crack of dawn, when Schleswig Holstein - A German battleship started to bombard the Polish army base in Westerplatte. It was the first shots fired at the start of the 2nd World War. Now, there is a monument, and historic path, through the ruins of the fortification. This also includes the view on the bay o More info
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. The width of them in the city of Gdansk, they are from about 70 meters in Brzezno to about 130 meters in Stogi. Furthermore, the beaches consist of golden sand. The problem, however, for More info
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