Get ready for an exciting journey through the history, culture and architecture of Gdańsk. From the charming Main Town through the European Solidarity Center to the Museum of the Second World War - unique and inspiring experiences await you at every turn.
The Neptune's Fountain in Gdańsk is one of the symbols of the city, known to every country-trotter. The famous, historic Neptune stands in front of the beautiful Artus Court, next to the Town Hall, in Długi Targ, which is a kind of market of wonderful Gdańsk. The Neptune Fountain in Gdańsk was made by Abraham van den Blocke at the beginning of the 17th century.
The Main Town Hall is a Gothic and Renaissance building situated at the junction of Dluga Street and Dlugi Targ. The most important parts of the Town Hall, housing the permanent exhibition, are its beautiful rooms: the Hall, the White Room and the Red Room. In high season, for an additional fee, the tourists can climb up to the roof walk in the tower located about 50 m above the ground, where they can admire the magnificent panorama of Gdansk.
Erected in stages for over 159 years, St. Mary's Church is the largest brick church in the world. It is 105.5 m long, 66 m wide in its transept, the vault is 30 m high and the interior can accommodate about 20 thousand people. From the gallery of the impressive 78-metres bell tower with its characteristic flat-roof figure proudly raised over Gdansk, there is a great view of the city panorama. Almost 400 steps need to be covered to climb there. Besides, in the shade of the Church, there is a baroque Royal Chapel funded by Poland's king John III Sobieski, with an original facade and characteristic three domes.
The Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk is a multifunctional venue - a bastion of remembrance and historical memory, but also a contemporary public space, a venue for meetings and discussions. The centrepiece of the museum is its main exhibition, which tells a story of the tragic experience of the Second World War, its origins and consequences, victims and perpetrators, heroes and ordinary people. Its purpose it to teach us a lesson we must never forget.
The ECS is a modern cultural institution which preserves the memory of our greatest civic success - the victory of Solidarity. The place, which features a permanent exhibition, commemorates the Solidarity revolution and the fall of Communism in Europe but, at the same time, serves as an educational facility, a research and development centre, a library (including a multimedia library) and a public space and meeting venue for citizens.
See Gdansk from a different perspective with AmberSky! Get on the 50-metre high Ferris wheel and explore Gdansk “in a nutshell”. The Ferris wheel, located on the Olowianka Island, offers you a new way to experience the city’s charm. Towering over the roofs of buildings, it allows the city residents and tourists to admire the historic part of Gdansk, the amber stadium and the shipyard with historic cranes. The ride takes about 15 minutes.
Adam Mickiewicz Park in Oliwa offers a great number of attractions. With its vast grounds, original trees, linden alley, water reservoirs and the Botanical Garden with the Palm House, it is an ideal place to relax, take a walk or meet with friends. Nearby, you can find the beautiful Cathedral with historic organ where concerts are held.
If you are looking for a place to relax in peace and quiet, then Sobieszewo beach is the right choice. The island is the greenest and “wildest” part of Gdansk. The wide, sandy and often empty beaches allow you to feel the unique atmosphere of the seaside. There are also numerous trails, ideal for a walk among the trees. You can also find here the Birds' Paradise and Sea Gull Backwater nature reserves, which are home to more than 200 species of birds, as well as seals.
One of the most visually stunning historic buildings located on the so-called Royal Route. It used to be a meeting place for merchants, a venue for meetings, balls and events. Later it was adopted for the purposes of the grain exchange. One of the most unique antiques of the Artus Court is the impressive 11-metre high tiled stove, proudly called the “king of all stoves”.