Gdansk offers tourists the history of a Hanseatic city and long sandy beaches. The heart of the Polish triple city of Gdansk is an interesting city holiday destination with plenty of attractions and relaxation opportunities. Read Rantapallo’s destination guide and plan your own holiday.
Gdansk is an easy and affordable city destination
Decorated with colorful houses, Gdansk is an uncomplicated travel destination, as the trip from Finland is short and the flight offer is affordable. Located in the northern part of Poland on the Baltic coast, Gdansk, together with its neighboring cities of Gdynia and Sopot, forms a dense triple city with short distances and neighbors on the side of each other without even noticing borders. In the Gdańsk region, you can enjoy not only a comfortable city break, but also wonderfully long sandy beaches.
Gdańsk’s number one attraction is the Church of the Assumption, which can be seen far into the city’s skyline. In the port of Gdańsk and the Old Town, colorful Hanseatic houses mix with ornate red-brick churches, gates and other old buildings. There are few cars in the historic center, and the area’s winding and narrow streets are comfortable to walk leisurely. Occasionally, you can stop at one of the many cafés or restaurants in the Old Town, which invite you to sit out on their terraces in summer. Gdansk is a beautiful Hanseatic city whose spectacular architecture and atmospheric old town, combined with its low price level, make tourists return to the city time and time again.
Gdansk, Poland is an easy and affordable travel destination for Finns.
The warmest is in the summer
The best time to travel to Gdansk is in the summer, when the average temperature stays around 20 degrees. Winters are cool, and spring lets itself go a long way. Usually by May at the latest, temperatures will rise 15 degrees for the better. July is the warmest month of the year. In winter, temperatures drop sharply to the frost side, but not to the Finnish level, as at its coldest the thermometer drops to only about five degrees below zero.
Who is Gdansk suitable for?
Gdansk is most typically traveled on a city break. Compared to Finland, the very affordable price level attracts tourists to relax in good hotels and enjoy the city’s diverse restaurant offer.
Shopping opportunities in Gdansk are also good, as there are numerous large shopping malls near the city. Many tourists also combine a holiday in Gdansk with other destinations in Gdynia and Sopot.
Gdansk has an affordable price level compared to Finland, which increases the attractiveness of the property from the point of view of Finns. The local currency is the Polish zloty. Polish is spoken in Poland, but a tourist in Gdansk is also fluent in English. Before the trip, it is worthwhile, as a courtesy, to learn the basic phrases in Polish. The locals are very friendly to tourists, and Gdansk, like the rest of Poland, is a fairly safe destination anyway. However, you should watch out for pickpockets in traffic jams, but there are hardly any other security risks in the city.
THE BEST OF GDANSK
The atmosphere of the Hanseatic city is strongly present in Gdansk.
Experience these in Gdansk
- Walk through the Royal Route in the historic center of Gdańsk.
- Climb the Marian Church tower to enjoy the stunning views over Gdansk.
- Walk from the end of the world to the longest pier in Sopot.
- Visit the aquarium world of Gdynia to admire a variety of seafood.
Gdansk with children
- Spend a beach day in Sopot
- Visit the Toy Museum
- Explore the Centrun Hewelianum Science Center
Polish Riviera Sopot
Sopot has even been called the Polish Riviera. Before the Second World War, Sopot was the number one holiday destination in the Baltic Sea. After a quiet period in the socialist period, Sopot has once again raised its head as a travel destination, and the city is known not only for its fine sandy beaches but also for its lively nightlife.
Sopot’s four-kilometer-long sandy beaches are great for sun worshiping in the summer. The most important sights are the longest wooden pier in Europe, the Krzywy Domek house with a twisted façade and the building of the Grand Hotel in Sopot, which also houses a casino.
Port center of Gdynia
Before the beginning of the 20th century, Gdynia was only a small fishing village. After Poland regained its independence after the First World War, it was decided to build a new port center in Gdynia.
There are few historic buildings in Gdynia, but many tourists also consider this part of the triple town worth visiting. The main attractions in Gdynia are the area’s numerous sandy beaches and harbor. Good restaurants and shopping opportunities as well as a spectacular aquarium world invite you to visit Gdynia as well.