Gdansk, Poland



Gdansk, also known as Danzig, is a city in Poland on the Baltic Sea. It is the capital of Pomerania. Gdańsk is considered the most beautiful city on the Baltic Sea having rich magnificent architecture.

Most of Gdansk's tourist attractions are located along or near Ulica Długa (Long Street) and Długi Targ (Long Market), a pedestrian thoroughfare surrounded by buildings reconstructed in historical (primarily 17th century) style and flanked at both ends by elaborate city gates. This part of the city is sometimes referred to as the Royal Road as the former path of processions for visiting kings.

Things to See & Do

* Upland Gate
* Prison Tower
* Torture House
* Long Street and Long Market
* Historical churches

General information

Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - Polish
Land Area - 262 sq km's
Population - 460,000
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time -GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 48

Port Location - The Port of Gdańsk is located on the southern coast of Gdańsk Bay, extending along Vistula estuary, Port Channel and Kashubia Canal.

Transport Links - Lech Wałęsa Airport, 14 kilometers west of Gdansk, has become a popular destination for low-price flights. Destinations include Cologne, Copenhagen, Dortmund, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Liverpool, London, Munich, Oslo, Shannon and Stockholm. Domestic flights are also available to Krakow, Warsaw and Wrocław. A connection to Helsinki starts in April 2007, providing great connections to Asia and New York.
The main railway station, Gdansk Glowny, is a beautiful historic building. From here you can get to all important Polish cities as well as many other European destinations. The SKM commuter train connects Gdansk and Gdynia. It is a 35 minute ride which stops at Sopot along the way. The bus station is found immediately behind the main railway station.
Gdansk is also accessible by boat from the Swedish towns of Nynäshamn (just south of Stockholm), and Karlskrona-Gdynia.