Amber Capital of the World
has its own importance in Poland. Second World War started in Gdansk. But
the city has restored itself so beautifully that no one can see the traces
of that hell in the city. Monuments like Golden Gate, Town Hall of Main
town, St Mary's Church and many other historical monuments of the city add
excitement to the city tour. Nature lovers, water enthusiasts and beach
lovers can discover an amazing holiday destination in Gdansk. The city is
also an Amber (famous Polish beer) trade center of the country. Your Gdansk
travel would give you wonderful opportunity to enjoy in Gdansk.
Points of Interest
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Sixth largest city of Poland . Ï
Polish seaport. Ï
Capital of the Pomeranian Voivodship. Ï
Known as world's capital of amber.Ï
Known as Danzig (German) Ï
On the whole Gdansk is a beautiful city to be explored. The city brims with
many historical and cultural Polish sites. Have virtual tour of Gdanbsk
Golden Gate(Zlota Branma)
Tourist magnet of Gdansk, Golden gate is 13th century Gothic gate. Formerly
it was known as Langgassentor. Now a days the gate is an excellent landmark
for the city. Golden Gate is the most decorative monument in the whole area.
The gate stands as a symbol of the human virtues of Gdnask people. Golden
gate is a perfect example of the mannerist architecture.
Tourists often start with the magnificent old town. It is the right place
to stroll around. Market Square here is adorned with several colorful shops
and its souvenirs are simply great to collect. Old town area was thoroughly
damaged after the world war II but it was faithfully reconstructed.
St. Mary's Church
It is one of the biggest churches of Poland. The huge church can
accommodate 25000 people at a time. The church is not only admired as a holy
place but also as a home to the numerous artworks displayed here.
Town Hall is a witness of the former splendor of the city. It is located at
the far end of Dluga Street. Many artifacts of the old age are preserved in
the interior of the hall dating from 13th century. Painted ceilings, wooden
panel, and furniture from the medieval time are on display here. Town hall
serves as a gateway to the Gdansk's most beautiful area, Dlugi Targ (Long
Artus Court and Neptune Fountain
Artus Court initially served as meeting place for the Gdansk citizens.
Interior of the court is exceptionally splendid in architecture. The hall of
the court is quite spacious with 12m tall ceramic style stove, old ship
models and other splendid articles. In front of the court lies the symbol of
the city, Neptune Fountain. Another Rococo fountain of Gdansk and a popular
The Golden House
Golden House is the most flamboyant building of the town. Judith of the
Bahrs and her husband Jan Speymann, were the persons behind the construction
of the house. The designer of the Golden House was Abraham van den Blocke.
Building has a rich ornamented facade and grand sculptural decorations.
Formerly the site was home to the Cog Gate. During 1568-1571 the gate was
designed for providing residence to the monarchs of the city.
Grand Mill of Gdansk
Grand Mill of Gdansk serves as multipurpose entity. A flour mill, granary
and bakery are combined here. It denotes today's technical advancement.
Picturesque garden brimming with a different specimens from all over the
world. Its and excellent example of winter gardens, grotto, cascade, and
horn been ale.
There is no defined history available for the Parish Church. The church is
an majestic Gothic style church. The scraps of the church look like
pilasters and the church building has been built in renaissance style.
How To Reach Gdansk
Once you reach Poland, all its cities are easily accessible via airlines,
trains, and even by road. Gdansk is not an exception.
Gdansk is directly connected with all major European metropolises and
Poland cities. It is easier if one arrives in the Polish capital and catches
a major available airlines to Gdansk. Gdansk airport is 10 km from the city
center. It is recommended to have a tri city tour as Sopot and Gdynia are on
the track when you are coming to Gdansk. Flights for Cologne, Copenhagen,
Dortmund, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Liverpool, London, Munich,
Oslo, Shannon and Stockholm can easily be availed from the Lech Walesa
Airport in Gdansk. Major Poland cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw
are also connected through the domestic flights.
Gdansk Glowny is main railway station of the city. The station has a
beautiful historic building. All major Polish cities are connected through
fast track trains. All important tourist destinations in Europe can also be
visited by train. It is 35 minutes ride from Gdansk to Sopot and Gdynia.
There are lot of inter city trains available.
Dworzec PKS, main bus stand of the city, is just near the railway statio.
It is the national bus operator. Number of luxury buses are available for
all the major tourist destinations. Some major cities like Belgium, Denmark,
Germany, Netherlands or Switzerland can also be accessible by the bus tours.
Gdansk can also be reached by car. All you have to do is to have some
primary information about the driving rules in Poland.
Wana hang around in Gdansk for lot of options are there. Public transport
system of the city is well connected and easily approachable. Taxis are
easily available around the city. Radio taxis are popular in Poland. All
major tourist spots are connected by fast local trains. If you want to
explore the city at your own comfort you can hire cars also. Kindly check
out the traffic rules before leaving.