Holidays in Gdansk
Holidays to Gdansk
Gdansk is a city of great historical importance. Rebuilt after WWII, it has become a vibrant, cool and up-and-coming urban metropolis, which retains its old-world charm whilst symbolising the changing-face of 21st century Poland. Holidays to Gdansk are ideal for those looking for a city break promising culture, charm and excitement.
Culture in Gdansk
Gdansk's past is well-documented across the city, including both its role in WWII and before. The magnificent St Mary’s Cathedral is said to be the largest standing brick church in the world. The sheer scope of the church is astonishing, and it is capable of accommodating a staggering 25,000 people. With two gigantic Gothic towers, crowned with Renaissance spires, it's an impressive sight both inside and out, a fascinating piece of architecture not to be missed during a city break to Gdansk. Down by the waterfront, you’ll find the impressive 15th century crane, which at its peak could hoist loads of 2000kg, and was the biggest crane in medieval Europe. Next door is the fascinating National Maritime Museum. Erected in 1350 by the Teutonic Knights, the attractive Grand Mill is one of the most popular attractions in Gdansk, as the largest medieval mill in Europe, in operation until 1945.
If you’d like to gain a deeper insight into Poland’s more recent history whilst on your Gdansk break, be sure to visit the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers. This 42 metre tall monument is the first in any Communist regime to commemorate its victims, making it an important symbol in the political evolution of the region. Purely for its immense historical importance, no holiday to Gdansk would be complete without visiting Westerplatte. A grassy promontory at the entrance to the harbour, Westerplatte has the dubious honour of being the place where the first shots of WWII were fired. Today its serves as a poignant reminder of the heroism of Gdansk’s citizens.
Going out in Gdansk
Gdansk is well-known as an up-and-coming nightlife destination. Exciting and varied, there are simply masses of bars and clubs to suit almost every taste, whether that be progressive house or jazz. The top clubs regularly have big-name international DJs playing, so check their websites before heading out! Top clubs include Cream, Sfinks, and Piekni, Mlodzi, Bogaci, whilst Poklod is the city’s top venue for live music.
Nearby places of interest
13km north of Gdansk is the beautiful beach resort of Sopot, a great favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. The beach is long, sandy and pristine and from late August to early September the water temperature is pleasant. During the summer the whole resort is a non-stop beach party, whilst there is always a fine range of restaurants, bars and clubs available. There are plenty of fantastic water sport activities to try out, and it is said the sea has healing properties!
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