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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. For Old Town and beyond, use our Gdansk vacation builder to get the most from your Gdansk vacation.
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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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  • The city center is beautiful and totally worth going and walking through all the small streets. The harbor is lovely as well.  more »
  • Spending four days in Gdansk and from the first couple of hours of landing have been so impressed. Very historic city that can be better appreciated by bolting on a short city tour. River walk area, D...  more »
  • We were amazed just how nice Gdansk is, the old town certainly has a wow factor, we would recommend it for a city break  more »