If you stay in Gdansk for a longer time, it’s worth visiting Gdynia. Although the city has a very short history – which can’t compare to Gdansk, its modern architecture and seaside make it a great destination for a one-day trip.
Public transport in Gdansk is a convenient way to explore the city. The fares are acceptable, and if there are no traffic jams caused by some roadworks, accidents or extreme weather, it’s pretty punctual. All the buses and most of the trams are modern, with air-conditioning in summer and heating in winter.
Have you come to Gdansk with a camper car? This is a relatively new form of travelling in Poland and there are not a lot of places prepared for campers. However, there are at least four places where you may come with your camper car in Gdansk.
Moving sand dunes are located about 100 kilometres from Gdansk towards the north, near small city Leba. This is a sandy area close to the sea, that moves with the wind, with the average speed of several metres per year. So although dunes will not move in front of your eyes, if you look closely, you will see how the grains of sand are captured by the wind and moved – this is how the process takes place. Going to Leba is a good idea if you have a spare weekend, or plan to go towards Szczecin on your trip to Poland.
Every year in July, thousands of Gdansk citizens and visitors come to the Lower Gdansk – district where usually nobody comes. This is because of FETA- International street and open-air theatres festival, that takes over the district for one weekend.
Camping in Gdansk If you come to Gdansk during a long trip, it is possible that you have a tent with you and would like to put it up somewhere to save some money. Unfortunately, it is not possible to put up your tent wherever you want. Unless you want …
St Dominic’s Fair in Gdansk is one of the biggest commercial open-air events in Europe. It was established in 1260 by Pope Alexander IV, and since then has been annually organized in the streets of Gdansk – with the short period of break during and after the Second World War. Until 2003 St. Dominic’s Fair started in August and lasted for two weeks. Since 2004, it starts on the last Saturday of July and lasts for three weeks.
Mevo – public bike system in Gdansk was launched in March 2019 and is still supposed to develop. So far there are only 30% of the bikes available and the system is suffering from initial setbacks, but once put in its full operating capacity, it is going to be a great complement to the public transport in Gdansk.
Although Gdansk Airport is not a big transport hub, there is still a chance that you might have a stopover in Gdansk. There is a free Wi-Fi at the airport that you may use to plan your further trip, but except for that Gdansk Airport doesn’t provide a lot of entertainment, and prices in airport shops and bars are significantly higher than outside the airport. Is it worth leaving the airport then? What are you able to do when you have only a couple of hours? Here’s what you can do when you have a stopover in Gdansk.
What is Gdansk Tourist Card? Like most tourist destinations in Europe, Gdansk has developed a tourist card with the intention to ease the sightseeing in the city. You may consider buying Gdansk Tourist Card regardless of the purpose of your visit, as it comes in four versions to suit various needs. …