Gdańsk

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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.

Radisson Hotel & Suites, Gdansk
Radisson Hotel & Suites, Gdansk
4 out of 5
Chmielna 10-25, Gdansk
Fully refundable
The price is HK$462 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in Gdansk City Center, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Green Gate and 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Gdansk Old Town Hall. Historic Free Zone Museum of ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (501 reviews)
"It's really good. Nice rooms and very quiet."

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2021

Radisson Hotel & Suites, Gdansk
Hampton By Hilton Gdansk Airport
Hampton By Hilton Gdansk Airport
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$537 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Located in Matarnia, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Manhattan Shopping Centre, Fashion House Outlet Centre and Gdansk University of Technology. Papugarnia ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (973 reviews)
"Front desk staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Since I was checking out before breakfast, they prepared a nice boxed breakfast to take with me."

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2022

Hampton By Hilton Gdansk Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk
Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk
5 out of 5
The price is HK$487 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
Located in Gdansk City Center, this luxury hotel is steps away from Neptune's Fountain and Gdańsk Main Town Hall. Gdansk Old Town Hall and Stadion Energa Gdańsk ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (968 reviews)
"Amazing Hotel. Everything wonderful. Staff very friendly. Simply the best hotel to stay."

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2021

Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk
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Grano Apartments Nowa Motława
Grano Apartments Nowa Motława
4 out of 5
ul. Jaglana 4, Gdansk
The price is HK$261 per night from 22 Feb to 23 Feb
Located in Gdansk City Center, this spa aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Royal Route and 1 mi (1.6 km) from Gdansk Old Town Hall. Laznia Centre for Contemporary ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (607 reviews)
"Visit was decent, however it was hard to find how to check in and once we got to our room, the closet doors were broke and hard to open and some paintings in one of the bedrooms had holes through them. It was very clean however and breakfast was delicious. Close to city center which was also ..."

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2021

Grano Apartments Nowa Motława
Grano Apartments Old Town
Grano Apartments Old Town
4 out of 5
3 Pszenna, Gdansk, Pomorskie
The price is HK$292 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Located in Gdansk City Center, this spa aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Royal Route and 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Gdansk Old Town Hall. Długie Pobrzeże and Green ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great apartment in Gdańsk
"Staff was friendly, apartment was very nice, close to the river and the beautiful downtown, easy to get to"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2021

Grano Apartments Old Town
Comfort Apartments Granaria
Comfort Apartments Granaria
3.5 out of 5
3 Chmielna, Gdansk
Located in Gdansk City Center, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Mariacka Street and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Gdansk Old Town Hall. Archeological Museum ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
"Great location that is close to bars and restaurants. Little shop just around the corner also . Gave us late check out for free 😊 One downside was that we never received any check Inn details of were to go as there is multiple buildings so we had to ring them to find out So it's in 3c area buzz ..."

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2021

Comfort Apartments Granaria
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