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Tour of Gdansk, Poland

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Gdansk is Poland's main seaport. The first battle of World War II took place at Gdansk when the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein began shelling Polish positions at Westerplatte, and the first landing of German troops began in the area. The Polish fought hard for seven days, until running out of ammunition.

Tourist attractions are the historic buildings, museums & the many bars and cafe's that are inexpensive compared to the UK. The scenic towns of Sopot and Gdynia are also close by.

The currency in Poland is the Zloty, 1 pound = about 5 Zloty. Beer Prices . Currency Converter.

Flight times from UK Airports to Gdansk take about 2 hours 30 min.

Ryanair provide regular flights between Gdansk Airport and UK Airports such as: Birmingham . Bristol . Cork . Dublin . Edinburgh . Leeds . London/Stanstead . Manchester .

WizzAir provide flight between Gdansk Airport and Doncaster/Sheffield . Glasgow/International . Liverpool . London/Luton.

For more information and International Flights, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gdansk_Lech_Walesa_Airport.

Gdansk (GDN) Lech Walesa Airport is situated 9 miles west of Gdansk. Public Buses, journey time = 25 to 40 minutes to Gdansk city centre. Inexpensive tickets can be bought from the driver. Gdansk Private Shuttle. The Bus Terminal and Train station in Gdansk are situated about 1 miles northwest of the Town Hall in the city Centre. Google Map.

The taxi rank is situated in front of the Passenger Terminal main entrance. The services are offered here by CITY PLUS TAXI 9686. Price Guides.

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The Town Hall, situated in the centre of Gdansk, dominates the Long Market skyline. The spire, with a gilded statue of King Sigismund II Augustus of Poland on its pinnacle, was installed in 1561.

The City Hall houses the Gdansk City Historical Museum that can be visited most days.

The impressive interiors include the Red Room (Great Council Chamber), the White Room for audiences, and the Treasury Room.

You can also climb to the top of the 262 ft high tower for some of the best views over the city.

The City Hall is situated under 1 mile southeast of the main bus and train stations, as can be seen in the Google Map.

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Dluga and Dlugi Targ, are the main streets and shopping areas with the most impressive architecture. They run from the Green Gate east of the Town Hall, to the Golden Gate west of the Town Hall, as seen left.

The Golden Gate was constructed between 1612-14 by Abraham van den Blocke with sculptures by Piotr Ringering.

Behind the Golden Gate is the Executioner's House and the Prison Tower.

After the city's outer fortifications were built, the gates were then used as a prison and place for executions.

The Amber Museum is inside the prison tower.

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The Renaissance Green Gate, at the east end of Dlugi Targ Street, was built between 1568-71 by Regnier and Hans Kramer as a house for nobles visiting Gdansk.

The building is now part of the National Museum with temporary exhibits.

By the Green Gate is the Dlugie Pobrzeze street where you will find a promenade along the banks of the Motlawa river. The promenade has a number of restaurants, souvenir stalls and historic monuments.

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The Crane is situated a short walk north of the Green Gate, by the Motlawa River, a scenic area with many cafe's and shops.

This is one of the top attraction in the city, the largest Medieval shipping crane in Europe. The crane was completed in 1442. As well as unloading ships, it served as a city gate.

The Crane's interior has to be viewed, open most days.

You can walk between the Green Gate and the Crane.

St. Mary's Basilica is situated about 0.2 of a mile north of the Town Hall.

This is the largest brick built church in Europe, and the largest church in Poland.

This present Gothic church was built on the site of a former wooden church. St. Mary's Basilica was built between 1343 and 1502.

As well as viewing the large impressive interior, you can climbing the 400 stairs to the top of the tower for great views of the city. Open most days.

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The Late Renaissance Great Armoury, Wielka Zbrojownia, is situated about 0.4 of a mile west of the Town Hall, close to the Golden Gate.

This building was constructed between 1601 and 1609 by the architect Antoni van Obbergen.

The building was used to store armour and to serve as a military depot.until the end of WW I.

The Great Armoury now serves as a shopping precinct and the Fine Arts Academy. The facade of the Great Armoury is a fine example of Dutch Mannierism.

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Sopot is situated about 8 miles northwest of Gdansk.

Sopot is a large health-spa and tourist resort destination, best known for the having longest wooden pier in Europe, the Molo at 1,690 ft.

The city is also known for the Sopot International Song Festival, and the many bars and clubs are said to be some of the finest in Poland.

Regular inexpensive trains and buses run between the towns.

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Gdynia is one of the main seaports in Poland, at Gdansk Bay, on the south coast of the Baltic Sea, about 14 miles northwest of Gdansk centre.

Gdynia has now basicaly merged with Sopot and the city of Gdansk. Together they form a metropolitan area named the Tricity, with a population of over a million people.

Regular inexpensive trains and buses run between the towns.

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Malbork Castle is situated about 39 miles southest of Gdansk

Malbork is situated about 60 minutes from Gdansk's main rail station, about 10 zloty for the train journey.

The Castle Museum at Malbork is one of thetop historical attractions in Poland. The castle was built by Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, Siegfried von Feuchtwangen, in 1309.

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For more information on Gdansk, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gdansk.

Gdansk Website: www.gdansk-life.com.

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