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Welcome to Gdansk

Gdansk is one of the oldest cities in Poland, having a history stretching back a millennium, during which there were periods of Polish rule, German rule and autonomy, all of which helped this port on the Baltic Sea coast to acquire its reputation for tolerance and cultural diversity. Here is where the first shots of the Second World War were fired and where the downfall of communist oppression in Europe began, thanks to Lech Walesa and his Solidarity movement. 
This rich history, abundance of cultural and architectural relics and bustling vitality means that when you choose JiveHippo.travel for your holiday in Gdansk you will certainly not be short of fascinating things to do. The city enjoys a temperate climate with moderate winters and comfortably mild summers, and so can be visited at any time of year. 
Additionally, there's plenty of first rate restaurants, bars, clubs and shops to enjoy, including the famed amber shops, where a classic Gdansk souvenir can be found. The compact nature of much of Gdansk means that it's easy to make the rounds of the city's major attractions on foot; a wonderful way to get to know this charming and friendly city.

Things to do / must-see in Gdansk

The heart of Gdansk is undoubtedly the fascinating Dluga Street, with its elegant merchant houses and architectural reminders of the city's Hanseatic past. The National Museum holds a vast collection of artefacts and paintings, including the famous The Last Judgement by Hans Memling. Not far away is St. Mary's Church, said to be the largest brick built church in Europe. Built in the 13th century and extensively renovated in the 15th century, it was the only one of the major buildings in Gdansk to make it unscathed through World War II. At the top of the building you'll enjoy a panoramic view of the city. 
The long and venerable seafaring history of Gdansk is commemorated in the Central Maritime Museum. Here you can also find the museum ship the SS Soldek. The Wrzeszcz District offers a distinctly late 19th and early 20th century ambience and includes a 19th century brewery. Anyone interested in significant late 20th century events shouldn't miss the Gdansk Shipyard, an imposing but absorbing legacy of the Soviet era. Here is where the Solidarity protest movement spearheaded by Lech Walesa took shape, sparking events that are commemorated in the stirring and inspiring multimedia Roads To Freedom exhibition. Then why not enjoy the ferry ride to the Westerplatte peninsula, where a small Polish garrison held out for six days against the advancing German forces at the very start of the Second World War? 
Other places of interest in Gdansk that are well worth visiting include the Great Armoury, originally built at the beginning of the 17th century and still the finest example of Renaissance architecture in the city, the Gdansk History Museum, the stunning Oliwa Cathedral, the Balrtic Cultural Centre and the world famous Neptune Fountain. Once you have savoured the incredibly rich cultural life of Gdansk, you may feel you want to take it easy and enjoy the beautiful clean beaches of the city. There are two fine bathing beaches in Stogi and Brzezno, offering plenty of watersports recreation, including waterslides, and a great choice of nearby bars and restaurants.
Located only a few steps away from the sandy beach and a quick ride from Sopots centre, the elegant hotel is an ideal destination for guests visiting the city on business and for pleasure. The hotel is right opposite the Aquapark complex and next to the..
The BEST WESTERN Villa Aqua Hotel is situated near Sopot center, next to the Aqua Park. For guests disposal there is an on-site restaurant, underground parking, lift, safe deposit at the reception desk and wireless Internet onsite. The building is adapted..
This 2 star hotel is located in the city centre of Gdansk. It is a short drive away from the Beach and the nearest station is PKP Oliwa Gdansk. The Hotel has a restaurant, a bar, a conference room and a fitness centre/gym. All 45 rooms are equipped with..
Hotel Logos is located in a cozy corner in the historic district of Gdansk. The convenient location close to major transportation hubs can reach the Old Town in 15 minutes. The logos feature classic-style rooms with wooden furniture in warm colors. Each..
The Logos hotel is located in a quiet area of Gdansk, 800 m away from the railway stations of Gdansk Politechnika and Gdansk Wrzeszcz, which allows access to the city centre in only 5 minutes. This charming hotel is perfect for both business and leisure..
This modern hotel is located in the Baltic resort of Sopot, the centre of Tri-City between Gdansk and Gdynia, only 250 m from the beach. The centre of Sopot with the lovely promenade Monciak is within walking distance, the old town of Gdansk and the centre..
Thanks to its long history, its location in the very heart of the town, yet in a quiet alley, and the warm and family-like atmosphere, this hotel is ideal for those who seek rest and relaxation, without having to resign from all the attractions of this..
Property Location With a stay at Amber Hotel in Gdansk, you'll be convenient to MOSiR Stadium and Gdansk Main Town Hall. This hotel is close to Arthur's Court and Gdansk Crane.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 46 guestrooms featuring refrigerators...
The Amber hotel is situated among lush pine forests and overlooking Gdansk's Bay. It is 10 minutes away from the Old Town, where guests can visit some of the city's most beautiful tourist sites. The railway station is 2 km away, and the airport is only..
LocationThe hotel is situated 2 km from the Old Town in the centre of Gdansk. The property is 2 km away from the main bus and train station and 2.8 km from the football stadium. The airport is 12 km from the hotel.FacilitiesThe upper floors can be reached..
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