The city of Gdansk is located in the northern part of Poland. It is situated by the Baltic Sea (to be more precise, Gdansk Bay is part of the Baltic Sea). Gdansk is a perfect destination for all travellers because it has a wide variety of attractions on offer. The city is steeped in history but also has modern architecture and is a popular seaside resort. What is more, today every traveller is able to visit the city because it is so easy to obtain flight tickets to Gdansk at reasonable prices.
Historical Gdansk – the face of the Second World War
The pages of Gdansk history are full of war and dangerous times for the city and its citizens. It is the place where the Second World War started on the first of September 1939. Gdansk also has an important role in more contemporary Polish history. It is the place where the Solidarity organisation was founded and from where Communist rule across Poland and Central Europe was eventually overthrown.
Today, tourists are able to visit those places where major historical events took place. Westerplatte is one example that tourists can visit and see for themselves where the first battle of WWII was fought and the Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Światowej) is an essential destination for all those who have an interest in the history of that time.
Day-to-day lives of the citizens of Gdansk
Whilst visiting Gdansk, tourists can to soak up the local atmosphere and observe the daily lives and occupations of the city's people. In the past the majority of Gdansk citizens were either fishermen or shipyard workers. Nowadays, their occupations may have changed somewhat, but tourists can observe natives of Gdansk at their work and appreciate the buzz of the life of the city. Although there may be fewer workers in the shipyards, or on the fishing boats, it is still possible to observe this vital part of the life of the city. It is possible for tourists to visit the Gdansk shipyard as well as the harbour and fish market and observe the people who work there doing their jobs.
When it comes to the famous Gdansk shipyard, there is an interesting project started by women who want to present the history of the former Vladimir Lenin Shipyard from the women' perspective. The tour is dedicated to those women who also took part in the overthrow of the Communist regime. Nevertheless, despite the important work of the women, their involvement was previously underestimated. However, now women of 21th century want to demonstrate the role of ordinary female workers in those times. The tour consists of three elements and the entrance is free of charges.
Relax and do nothing…
Gdansk is also a good place for people who want to clear their heads and recharge their batteries.
There is one place in Gdansk where it feels like time has stopped and where every traveller can relax and enjoy the silence. The place is an island called Wyspa Sobieszewska which is a nature reserve situated between Gdansk Bay and the Vistula River. There are a lot of endangered species which live only on the island. With over 300 species of birds alone there is plenty of opportunity to observe the wildlife of the island. Another good reason to visit Wyspa Sobieszewska during your holiday is most definitely the beautiful empty beaches with clean and soft sand.
The second tourist attraction is certainly the Old Town. Every year, thousands of tourists visit this wonderful place to feel the magic and special atmosphere of the town. It is well worth visiting Dluga Street and taking a picture in front of the Town Hall which was rebuilt after the Second World War.
Gdansk airport [GDN]
The airport is the last place on terra-firma for passengers who can enjoy some time there before they soar into the air to their destination.
This was the primary motivation which led the architects to design the environment in the buildings to be comfortable for all who use it; both travellers and staff alike. The passengers, whether they are holidaymakers or business executives, should not feel like they are in an institution. They ought to have enough space to relax and learn more about both the city of Gdansk and Poland. If you are still looking for the appropriate airport in Poland – you have found it. Welcome to Gdansk airport.
A little bit of history
The international airport was originally opened in 1974. However, Gdansk did have its own airport before that date but it was in 1974 that the airport became an international one. Another important date taken from the airport's history belongs to the year 2004. In this year, the airport was named after the famous former Polish president – Lech Walesa. Since the airport’s elevated status, the authorities have taken great care of the passengers and the airport is constantly being developed and improved. At present, Gdansk airport is not only one of the most modern and up to date in Poland, it is also the third largest airport in the country.
Flying from Gdansk…
Travellers may be surprised to learn that a wide range of destinations can be flown to from Gdansk airport. The leading airline, which is the main provider of cheap flights to Gdansk, is LOT Polish Airlines. Passengers may also be interested in the recent additions to the LOT Polish Airline’s fleet. Lot Polish Airlines is now in possession of the latest planes which are available on the market; including Embraer 195 and Boeing 787 which is better known as the ‘Dreamliner’. Moreover, when it comes to domestic flights (for example from Gdansk to Warsaw or Cracow), passengers can expect to travel in comfort on the Embraer 175.
On arrival at Gdansk ….
If you have just arrived in Gdansk airport, you should be delighted because the most amazing and breath-taking region of Poland, (Pomorze), is waiting to be discovered by you. Gdansk airport is situated quite close to the cities of Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot which together are known as Tricity. These cities are perfect for the holidaymaker because they are located directly by the sea and have excellent transport links between them all so you can travel from one to the other with ease. The Polish Baltic coastal areas are magnets for millions of tourists every year. The climate in Poland is temperate and tourists love to visit these amazing corners of the country.
One of the most interesting and important places which should be on any tourist’s itinerary in the Pomorze region is the city of Gdansk where the old market square is astonishing and the statue of Neptun makes the place special. You can soak up the atmosphere of the market square while sitting in a cafe and drinking delicious coffee. It is worth noting that Gdansk is situated only 12 kilometres from Gdansk airport- which has very good transport links to the city. Executives who travel to Gdansk can also leave the Tricity with smiles on their faces because the area contains many modern and prosperous industries with which to do business.
Gdansk is a seaside Polish resort which attracts thousand of tourists every year. There are located plenty of tourist attractions and the travellers have a lot of opportunities to visit one of them every day, regardless of the weather conditions and season of the year. What is more, in Gdansk, the holidaymakers will find suitable hotels for their financial possibilities. In the city the tourists will find luxurious hotels as well as inexpensive guest houses.
In the heart of Gdansk
Gdansk is full of various tourist attractions and historical places which can be described as attention-grabbing. The most beautiful elements of the city are located in the city centre. There are also placed hotels, apartments and hostels which are ideal for the travellers who want to go sightseeing and discover the town rather than staying in the hotel room.
The inexpensive accommodation provides bed and breakfast option which is the most suitable form of accommodation. Another advantage of choosing this form of accommodation is the possibility to meet other people from all over the world who have similar interests like every traveller. What is more, you may live with them in one room if you decide to stay in a youth hostel where are available dorms. It can be also a great adventure for every traveller when you make a decision to discover the city with other people from different corners of the world. What is more, the two or three-star hotels offer also air-conditioned rooms, laundry services and access to the Internet.
Relax at the bosom of nature
Some travellers who visit Gdansk do not want to go sightseeing busy and crowded city. They prefer to relax and enjoy the silence or sound of the sea. Those travellers should choose one of the seaside district of Gdansk and have fun at the beach. Everyone can enjoy lying on the Gdansk's beaches because the flight to Gdansk does not take much from London and Paris. Moreover, the journey can be a pleasure because LOT Polish Airlines provide comfortable and safe planes for their customers.
The peaceful area of Gdansk seaside is full of tourist during summertime (from June to August).
However, every traveller will definitely find some quiet guest house or hotel which is situated close to the beach. The prices of the rooms are varied from 50zl (10 pounds) to even a thousand zloty per night. The huge diversification make the stay possible for people who do not have much money and for those who can afford to spend more and who expect a lot from the hotel and hotel room.
Luxurious hotels in Gdansk
Gdansk has in its offer a few luxurious, four and five-star hotels which are perfect for guests who expect the highest standards. Some of the hotels are located close to the Old Town and have a lot of facilities such as air-conditioned rooms and wi-fi. Moreover, the travellers may expect the professional and pleasant service, delicious cuisine which is served in hotel restaurant as well as the possibility to relax in the leisure zone.
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