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The apartment is very modern - it is located in a building newly put into use. It is ideal for people who actively intend to visit Gdańsk, as it is located in the very centre of the city - just a few hundred meters from the old town. As a host, I offer help and would be happy to advise you on how to spend your time here. Welcome :)
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Your guide to Gdańsk
All About Gdańsk
Gdańsk, the sixth-largest city in Poland and the country’s gateway to the Baltic Sea, is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. The Old Town, home to the historic St. Catherine’s Church, is particularly scenic with its canals and colorful Dutch Renaissance-style architecture. Following almost total destruction in World War II, much of the Old Town was reconstructed, preserving its original character in the process.
The city has been a prominent port for more than 700 years. The shipyards here played a vital role in the city’s political history, and more recently, they’ve become home to hip late-night bars and musical performances. Looming freight cranes create a dramatic backdrop in this part of town.
Today, the vibrant local arts scene contrasts with Gothic churches, Renaissance style architecture, and Brutalist buildings. Make sure you check out the towering murals in the Zaspa district. Cafe-hopping along the Motlawa River embankment is a popular pastime, while the sandy beaches near Gdańsk are some of the finest in the region, including Brzezno Beach, which hosts open-air concerts in the summer.
How do I get around Gdańsk?
Gdańsk Lech Walesa Airport (GDN) is around half an hour northwest of the city. If you’re arriving by air, it’s easy to get straight into the action, with regular buses and trains running between the airport and city centre. The A1 highway connects the city to the heart of the country, including Warsaw (around 4.5 hours away) and Krakow (around seven hours away).
Gdańsk is fairly easy to navigate on foot, and public transport is reliable, making it easy to get around. The bus network and tram system (SKM) has stops across the city, making it easy to hop on and off as you explore. The main train station has connections reaching as far as Berlin and Vienna, and it’s also an architectural landmark in its own right. If you’re keen to take in the sights at your own pace, Gdańsk is one of the most cycle-friendly cities in Poland, with 600 kilometres of cycle paths, ample bike parking, and plenty of rental shops.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Gdańsk?
Gdańsk’s weather varies considerably, with long, snowy winters and mild — if somewhat rainy — summers. To make the most of a winter wonderland, book an apartment in Gdańsk between December and February, when the illuminated streets create a magical glow in the snow. The city’s Christmas markets are also a major draw at this time of year, with gingerbread, artisanal gifts, and Grzane Piwo — a spiced Polish beer served hot. For a minimal chance of rain and long, sunny days at the beach, consider holiday rentals in Gdańsk in June. The streets are quiet during this month, as peak season is yet to arrive. For all the fun of the fair, visit in early August when St Dominic’s Fair fills the streets with markets, parades, and open-air concerts.
What are the top things to do in Gdańsk?
Zaspa Monumental Art Collection
This unassuming residential district just 10 minutes from the central station is home to vibrant murals covering the sides of 1970s concrete condominiums. Over the last 20 years, many walking routes have become open-air galleries of international street artists. The contrast of traditional soviet apartment blocks and colourful, contrasting artwork is a unique sight.
Poland exports most of the world’s ‘Baltic Gold’: amber. The Gdańsk region in particular is famed for producing the resin in its ancient pine trees. Housed in a former prison, the Amber Museum showcases all manner of amber curiosities, from jewellery to cutlery — and even a rare lizard that met its fate millions of years ago. The top floor offers sweeping views of the city, while Mariacka Street below is home to the best amber shops.
European Solidarity Centre
Discover Gdańsk’s pivotal role in the fall of Communism across Central and Eastern Europe at the European Solidarity Centre, located at Solidarity Square in the city’s old shipyard region. Exhibitions, interactive displays, films, and original artefacts tell the stories of the region and how they impacted the rest of the world.