Gdańsk is a city of nearly half million people, undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist and cultural centres, resiliently developing universities and a fast growing business centre. The city is located at the Bay of Gdańsk, at the southern shore of the Baltic Sea. For ages Gdańsk has been playing a key role in the exchange of goods between Northern and Western Europe and the countries of Central-Eastern Europe.
The city, which was established over one thousand years ago, attracts thousands of tourists each year and connects cultural traditions of many nations. It is a paradise for enthusiasts of old architecture, who can wander endlessly among beautiful tenement houses and medieval monuments. Additionally, one can visit charming restaurants, quaint shops and take part in cultural events, which create a unique atmosphere.
Gdańsk is a hometown of outstanding historical individuals, such as Jan Hevelius, Daniel Fahrenheit and Arthur Schopenhauer, as well as two Nobel Prize winners: the first President of Poland elected in a democratic election - Lech Wałęsa and the German writer Gunter Grass.
ESC is important institution on the freedom trail in a new, experimental form: it is not only a museum dedicated to the history of Solidarity and anticommunist opposition in Poland and Europe, but also a centre of dialog in the modern world
Gdansk Zoological Garden
An attractive recreation and educational
site located in the picturesque Tri-City
17th century unique monument of
the fortifications, right by the harbour
Energa Gdansk Stadium
236 m long, 203 m wide and 45 m high. Shining like amber in the sun.
Modern football stadium, constructed
for the UEFA Euro 2012, the exterior
is designed to resemble amber.
The Museum of the Second World War
The heart of the Museum is the permanent exhibition of 5,000 m2, which makes it one of the largest historical museum exhibitions on the world. Located 14 meters under the ground, it is a story of the tragic experience of the Second World War, its roots and consequences, on perpetrators and victims, on heroes and ordinary people. It is meant to look like a lesson in history, which we should never forget.
The Castle of the Teutonic Knights in Malbork is a masterpiece of medieval defensive and residential architecture. It is the largest gothic Castle complex in the world, with an area of approximately 21 hectares and total building cubature exceeding one quarter of a million cubic metres.