Old Town, Gdansk

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Old Town represents a historic section in one of Poland's first cities. Although much of this area features post-World War II reconstructions, you'll also have a chance to experience the spirit of the Middle Ages as you explore. Begin at the famed city hall, constructed in the final decades of the 14th century when Teutonic Knights ruled this region. The imposing five-story building, topped by a gilt statue of King Sigismund Vasa, houses a renowned museum dedicated to the history of the city. As you continue, admire the many Gothic and Baroque buildings that appear frozen in time from centuries ago. Our Gdansk journey builder website makes visiting Old Town and other Gdansk attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Very nice city) we have found a lot of place which seemed to us interesting. Nice sold city with amazing architecture.  more »
  • To just stroll around the old town is an experience-look at the architecture, sit in a diner and have a coffee or a beer, stop by and listen to street musicians or eat a piece of food. To walk the 400 steps up in the Tower of St. Mary's Church is a must. Breathtaking view. The street with all the bärnstensaffärer is my favorite.
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  • I fell in love with it right away! It's so special and easy to get by!There is a lot of animation on the street specially in summer time! You can take a good amount of boat trips from the port to Sopo...  more »

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Where to stay in Gdansk

The suburbs of Gdansk boast plenty of affordable hotels and hostels, offering inexpensive rooms even at the height of the season. Easily accessible by train, neighboring Sopot provides additional sleeping options, including good-value guesthouses and mid-range hotels located mere minutes from the Baltic Sea. If you prefer to stay in Gdansk itself, explore the city's self-catering apartments with free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Alternatively, check out the upscale old town hotels, many of which offer discounted rates on the weekends.
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