Cruise to the Amber Capital of the World
Gdańsk is a 1,000-year-old port city on the Baltic coast of Poland, which, together with the city of Gdynia and the town of Sopot, makes up the metropolitan area Trójmiasto, “the Tricity”.
Home to the Westerplatte, where World War II broke out in 1939, Gdańsk was mostly destroyed during the war, but there are still many impressive sights. Wander through cobblestone streets and mazes of red-brick buildings to discover the Upland Gate, St. Mary’s Church, the medieval Gdańsk Crane or the stunning façade of the Great Arsenal.
Architecture buffs can take a custom-made guided sightseeing tour to learn more about the fascinating heritage of the Old Town and the city’s naval history. Explore treasures of “Baltic Gold” at the Amber Museum or collections of paintings, fabrics, and furniture at the National Museum, housed in a former Franciscan monastery. Relax at a beer garden or restaurant and take in the beautiful coastline, which is a popular spot for both locals and visitors alike during the warm months of summer.
Enjoy a little sun, surf, and sand on the many beaches of Gdynia. Head to Plaza Mlejska in the hear of town, Plaza w Orlowie for hiking seaside cliffs, and Osada Rybacka for a glimpse into the area’s historic fishing industry.
Visit Gdynia’s two floating museums to learn more about the area’s naval history. The Dar Pomorza is a striking tall-ship, while the Blyskawica is an impressive WW2 freighter.
Gdynia is home to one of Europe’s longest seaside promenades. Enjoy a casual stroll while you take in the stunning scenery of the Baltic Sea and the comings and goings of this busy port.
Gdansk, Poland At a glance