Join us as we visit Gdańsk, Poland in this travel guide exploring the top attractions and best things to do in Gdansk (Danzig). As the final and northernmost destination we visit during our time in Poland this port city is one of the coolest places we’ve visited on this particular trip through Europe. From cobbled streets to posh museums to river cruises you’ll find something for everyone here. One thing we noticed was that it was considerably more expensive in terms of accommodations and food compared with other Polish cities we’ve visited; however, it has charms that more than make up for it.
10 Things to do in Gdańsk City Tour | Poland Travel Guide:
Intro – 00:01
1) St. Mary’s Church, Gdańsk Basilica (Bazylika Mariacka – St. Marienkirche) – 00:38
2) Long Lane Street (Ulica Długa – Langgasse) – 02:16
3) Amber Museum (Muzeum Bursztynu) – 02:29
4) Historical Museum of the City of Gdansk (Muzeum Historyczne Gdanska) – 03:36
5) Motlawa River (Mottlau) – 03:55
6) Medieval Port Crane (Żuraw)- 04:40
7) SS Sołdek (Stanislaw Sołdek) – 04:57
8) Floating Fish and Chips Restaurant at Oscars – 05:32
9) Neptune Milk Bar (Bar Mleczny Neptun) – 06:55
10) European Solidarity Centre (Europejskie Centrum Solidarności) – 09:54
Outro – 10:17
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Gdańsk alternate spellings (German: Danzig – Latin: Gedania)
Our visit Gdańsk travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a food guide, top sightseeing tourist attractions and the city by day including visiting castles, churches and museums. We also cover off-the-beaten-path outdoor activities you won’t find in a typical Gdańsk tourism brochure, Gdańsk itinerary or Gdańsk, Poland city tour.
10 Things to do in Gdańsk, Poland Travel Guide script:
After visiting the Basilica, we walked over to the main pedestrian street in Gdansk: Dluga, also known as Long Street. Unlike most Polish cities, Gdansk doesn’t have a main square, but this stretch of road acts as the equivalent with lots of vendors and performers along the way.
On the west end of Dluga (Dooga) we came across the Amber Museum, which sounded a little unusual, so we bought tickets and went up. Here we learned the history of Amber trade in the Baltic, and we also discovered that the tower that now houses the museum, was once a prison and torture chamber.
Not done with museums just yet, our next stop was the Historical Museum of the City of Gdansk. I think we spent more time staring at the ornate doorways, ceilings and staircases, than we did at the exhibit itself!
Here, we also saw the Medieval Crane, which was first mentioned in texts in 1367, and was at one point the biggest working crane in the world.
Next, it was all aboard the SS Sołdek, a Polish coal and ore freighter which is now a ship-museum.
And since we’re on the topic of food, we need to show you a milk bar we really enjoyed.
On our last day in Gdansk, we walked over to the European Solidarity Centre, which is about a 15-20 minute walk from the Old Town. The museum tells the story of Solidarity, a Polish trade union and civil resistance movement, founded in 1980 at the Lenin Shipyard. This was the first union not controlled by the communist party, and it’s a fascinating museum to learn a bit more about the history.
And that’s a wrap for our Gdansk travel guide. We hope you guys enjoyed this video and that it gave you a few ideas of things to do in Gdansk on you visit. You know the drill, if you have any other tips or suggestions to share with travellers, feel free to pop those in the comments section below. Happy travels and until next time!
This is part of our Travel in Poland video series showcasing Polish food, Polish culture and Polish cuisine.
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