Gdańsk

Travel Guide
Gdansk Crane which includes a river or creek

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 Hotel & Suites, Gdansk
Radisson Hotel & Suites, Gdansk
4 out of 5
Chmielna 10-25, Gdansk
The price is $54 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in Gdansk City Center, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Green Gate, Neptune's Fountain, and Gdańsk Main Town Hall. St. Mary's Church and Gdansk ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (442 reviews)
"Canal view was brearhtaking"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Radisson Hotel & Suites, Gdansk
Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk
Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk
5 out of 5
ul. Dlugi Targ 19, Gdansk, Pomerania
The price is $64 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
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! (960 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel. Amazing location. Recommended."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk
Hampton By Hilton Gdansk Airport
Hampton By Hilton Gdansk Airport
3.5 out of 5
220 Juliusza Slowackiego Street, Gdansk
The price is $82 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Matarnia, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Lezno Palace, Manhattan Shopping Centre, and Gdansk University of Technology. Papugarnia and Medical ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (984 reviews)
"The hotel has a convenient antigen test available on the property which is very convenient."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Hampton By Hilton Gdansk Airport
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.
Grano Apartments
Grano Apartments
4 out of 5
ul. Jaglana 4, Gdansk
The price is $37 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
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! (598 reviews)
"Wszystko jest super co doskonałym pomysłem by była instalacja chlodzenia w gorace dni.Jesteśmy bardzo zadowoleni polecamy mimo małej sugesti.Dziekujemy"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Grano Apartments
City Center Apartments SPA & Wellness by Apartmore
City Center Apartments SPA & Wellness by Apartmore
4 out of 5
Jaglana 6E/4, Gdansk, Pomeranian Voivodeship
The price is $54 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Located in Gdansk City Center, this spa aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Route, Neptune's Fountain, and Gdańsk Main Town Hall. St. Mary's Church ...
4.2/5Very Good! (166 reviews)
"Great hotel in the center"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

City Center Apartments SPA & Wellness by Apartmore
Elite Apartments Waterlane Pool Access
Elite Apartments Waterlane Pool Access
3 out of 5
Chmielna 63, Gdansk
Located in Gdansk City Center, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Long Market, Royal Route, and Green Gate. Długie Pobrzeże and Historic Free ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"The apartment is modern and rather new. It is situated in a building with sauna, Turkish bath, yacuzi and swimming pool. The access tot these facilities is free. The appartment is very well locaties near the old town and near bus and tramway. Oppositie the buiging is a supermarket and 3 bar-restaurants. ..."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2021

Elite Apartments Waterlane Pool Access
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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