Gdańsk is a city of almost half a million inhabitants, undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist centers and cultural thriving academic and commercial in Poland. Located on the Gulf of Gdańsk, on the southern shores of the Baltic Sea, Gdańsk plays a key role in the exchange of goods between the northern and western Europe andthe countries of Central and Eastern Europe over the centuries. One of the most beautiful old towns in Northern Europe.
DISCOVER THE TREASURE OF GDAŃSK
Gdańsk has for centuries been known as the „World Capital of Amber”. It’s for a reason – amber is a real treasure and a great tourist attraction of Gdańsk. See why!
Discovering the amber trail is a great idea to spend free time Neptune’s City. Amber products – jewellery, gifts and even everyday objects are very beautiful and original. There is no way to walk through the streets of the Main City and not to encounter craftsmen workshops and displays full of amber trinkets. We recommend you visit the Museum of Amber exhibiting the most interesting items and inclusions, like a small lizard from millions of years ago embedded in amber.
It is really worth it.
GDAŃSK – A CITY OF FREEDOM
If, when visiting Gdańsk, you manage to find yourself with some spare time, we recommend a walk along the Freedom Trail. Along it, you will find iconic places and buildings such as the European Solidarity Centre, World War II Museum or the Westerplatte memorial.
Gdańsk is over 1000 years old. No wonder that it has such a rich history. The objects you may encountered along the Freedom Trail document the most well-known and ground-breaking events, which took place in Neptune’s City. The European Solidarity Centre showcases the Polish struggle for freedom against the Communist regime, not only in the country. Additionally, the World War II Museum will let you experience the history of the largest armed conflict in the history of humankind. Visiting the Westerplatte – the place and symbol of the heroic resistance of Polish soldiers and the location of the first battle of World War II will complete the trip.
And these are only the most important locations along the Freedom Trail!
The Malbork Castle is the largest castle of the Teutonic Order located on the east bank of the river Nogat. It is one of the greatest examples of Medieval defence and residential architecture in Europe. It was built by the Teutonic Order in several stages – from 1280 to the mid 15th century. Initially, as a residence of the Komtur, it had a conventual nature, while from 1309 onwards it was the seat of the Grand Masters of the Teutonic Order and
the authorities of the State of the Teutonic Order. Polish kings began to reside in the castle between 1457 and 1772 – during that time it was repeatedly demolished and then reconstructed. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The castle complex currently houses a museum consisting of three parts:
• the High Castle with a courtyard with arcaded galleries, a church, and towers;
• the Middle Castle erected at the site of the former outer courtyard with a large open courtyard and the Palace of the Grand Masters, among others;
• the Lower Castle (outer courtyard) with a number of outbuildings.