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Gdańsk
Travel Guide

Explore medieval streets lined with narrow townhouses in this Polish port city, which has been shaped by centuries of maritime trade and a pivotal role in World War II.

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.

Where to stay in Gdańsk

Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk
Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk
5 out of 5
ul. Dlugi Targ 19, Gdansk, Pomerania
The price is ¥7,339 per night from Mar 12 to Mar 13

Located in Gdansk City Center, this luxury hotel is steps from Neptune's Fountain and Gdańsk Main Town Hall. Gdansk Old Town Hall and Stadion Energa Gdańsk are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)

"Breakfast in the room was great! Great service!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk
La Petite B&B
La Petite B&B
3 out of 5
Ul. Na Zboczu 39, Gdansk, Pomerania
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥3,657 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7

Located in Siedlce, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Forum Gdańsk, Gdansk Old Town Hall, and Gdańsk Main Town Hall. St. Mary's Church and Neptune's Fountain ...

4.1/5Very Good! (155 reviews)

"This B&B has pleasant staff, but my "non-smoking" room smelled distinctly like smoke. From my room I could clearly hear conversations of people both on the street outside and inside the hotel down the hall. The room had an adjustable thermostat which didn't seem to work - whether it was turned to ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

La Petite B&B
Dom & House - Apartments Dluga Gdansk
Dom & House - Apartments Dluga Gdansk
3.5 out of 5
Ul. Dluga 72/1, Gdansk, Pomerania
The price is ¥6,684 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2

Located in Gdansk City Center, this apartment building is steps from Long Lane and Gdańsk Main Town Hall. Neptune's Fountain and St. Mary's Church are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (60 reviews)
Great location

"Great location Lovely clean flat. The only things that could have improved it was some lighting on the stairs up to the flat, some heating as it was chilly on our first night and a double bed rather than two separate mattresses put together ( one of us kept falling in to the gap😂) oh and some simple ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2019

Dom & House - Apartments Dluga Gdansk
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Dom & House - Apartments Dluga Gdansk
Dom & House - Apartments Dluga Gdansk
3.5 out of 5
Ul. Dluga 72/1, Gdansk, Pomerania
The price is ¥6,684 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2

Located in Gdansk City Center, this apartment building is steps from Long Lane and Gdańsk Main Town Hall. Neptune's Fountain and St. Mary's Church are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (60 reviews)
Great location

"Great location Lovely clean flat. The only things that could have improved it was some lighting on the stairs up to the flat, some heating as it was chilly on our first night and a double bed rather than two separate mattresses put together ( one of us kept falling in to the gap😂) oh and some simple ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2019

Dom & House - Apartments Dluga Gdansk
Grano Apartments
Grano Apartments
4 out of 5
ul. Jaglana 4, Gdansk
The price is ¥3,572 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

Located in Gdansk City Center, this spa aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Route and Neptune's Fountain. Gdańsk Main Town Hall and St. Mary's Church ...

4.3/5Excellent! (597 reviews)

"Excellent hotel excellent food happy to stay there again"…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Grano Apartments
Dom&House - Apartments Waterlane Island
Dom&House - Apartments Waterlane Island
3.5 out of 5
Chmielna 63, Gdansk

Located in Gdansk City Center, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Long Market, Neptune's Fountain, and Gdańsk Main Town Hall. St. Mary's Church ...

4.3/5Excellent! (13 reviews)

"I loved the property, beautify decorated and all new with access to local amenities and 5 min walk to the old town. However, the company didn't include the price in the listing, so upon arrival we found out that we hadn't paid extra £30 for the cleaning. I expect that fee to be included in the price ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dom&House - Apartments Waterlane Island
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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