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The City of Freedom

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.

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Useful information

Language

Polish

Distance from pier to city center

5-6 km

Transportation to/from airport

12 km to the Lech Walesa International Gdansk Airport (GDN) from the city centre. Services: shuttle bus, taxis, car rentals and public transport bus (no. 210), PKM train.

Currency

Polish Zloty

Port information

The Port of Gdansk Authority Spolka Akcyjna (i.e. Joint Stock Company) with its registered office in Gdansk, is a commercial partnership established in 1998 and operates based on the provisions of the Act on Seaports and Harbours and the Code of Commercial Companies. In that capacity, the Company follows the tradition of all its predecessor entities that used to manage the port grounds in Gdansk. The owners of the managing entity are: the State Treasury, the Municipality of Gdansk and entitled employees. The Port of Gdansk Authority SA is a sole entity managing the port in Gdansk - the Port of primary importance to the national economy. This confirms the strong position of the Port and the continuation of stable and coherent government policy towards the major ports in Poland.

Berthing policy: Information available here

Berth no 3

Max LOA: 240 m Max depth: 9,30 m Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): passenger, cargo Fenders available (brand and type): yes Info on tides: no tides Learn more
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Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

0,13 EUR/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

1,10 EUR /PAX

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Pier
Personal welcome
Musical welcome
Free local food samples
Gifts for passengers
Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays
Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests

Depends of individual agreement between tour operator and shops.

Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests

Depends of individual agreement between tour operator and museums.

Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit
City Cards for sale

Available at Tourist Information offices (at Westerplatte berth and in the Old Town) as well as online.

Port
Independent guest reception and help
Signed route from pier to city centre and/or public transport

There is no signs on the pier, but the nearest bus stop is located about 300-400 m from the ship outside port area

Tourist information (office or maps) in port area

Tourist Information is available during each call at Westerplatte berth. We provide: - free Wi-Fi, - city maps, - brochures about Gdansk & Region (ENG, GER, RUS, ESP, FRA, IT), - brochures of our partners,(museums, shopping malls, cultural events) - souvenirs.

Free Wi-Fi in port
Destination collaboration
Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility
Destination video available for Cruise Lines
Transport
Free shuttle available

Shuttle transport is usually organized by Cruise Line in cooperation with touroperators.

Publicly regulated taxis

Special agreements between Port Authority and Taxi company with fixed prices.

Turnaround facilities
Scandic Hotel(s) in city
Cruise-ready hotels
Direct flights to USA

Available from Warsaw located 320 km away from Gdansk

Airport less than one hour drive from port

20 km away from the port pier (approx. 30-35 min drive).

Airport less than one hour drive from city centre

15 km away from the port pier (approx. 20-25 min drive).

Free Wi-Fi in airport

Selected attractions

During its over-a-thousand-year history, the city of Gdansk has witnessed events that changed the world’s history. It is the place where, on 1 September 1939, started the event that changed the world – World War II. At the same time, Gdansk is the birthplace of Solidarity, the social movement that led to the fall of communism.

Długa Street and Long Market

The Royal Route, street of houses with renaissance facades.

The Crane over the Motława River

The largest port crane in medieval Europe built in 1444.

St. Mary’s Street (Mariacka)

Exquisite, historic Gdańsk urban planning with terraced entrances and richly decorated facades.

St. Mary’s Basilica

Largest gothic brick church in the world: ”The Crown of Gdańsk”. In constant development from 1343 to 1502.

Oliwa Cathedral

The longest church in Poland (107 m), home to the world famous Rococo organs.

European Solidarity Centre

IT is a museum and library in Gdańsk devoted to the history of Solidarity, the Polish trade union and civil resistance movement, and other opposition movements of Communist Eastern Europe.

Museum of the Second World War

The heart of the museum is the permanent exhibition which is split into three parts – The Road to War, The War’s Long Shadow and The Horrors of War. Within these three areas there are a total of 18 rooms or thematic sections covering different aspects of how World War II came about and developed and the suffering it caused. While the numerous films, photographs and excellent translations mark this museum as one of the best we’ve ever visited, it is the collection of artefacts, many of them personal effects donated by private individuals, that really bring the personal tragedies of World War II to life.

Olivia Star Top

The observation deck on the 32nd floor of Olivia Star is an open lookout space, from where you can admire the panoramic view of the entire Tri-City. In addition to an unforgettable view, visitors can count on an attractive culinary offer, chamber concerts and other cultural attractions.

Exciting extras

Gdansk Zoological Garden

An attractive recreation and educational site located in the picturesque Tri-City landscape park.

Wisloujscie Fortress

17th century unique monument of the fortifications, right by the harbour canal.

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.

Malbork Castle

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.

AmberSky observation wheel

Being called "AMBERSKY", it refers to the natural wealth of Gdańsk – amber which makes the city famous worldwide. An enormous ferris wheel allows the residents and visitors to catch sight of a new landscape. With the prickle of excitement they might experience the charms of Gdansk, the view of the Old Town, the Amber Arena, the Crane and Gdansk Shipyard, the morainic hills as well as the distant Hel Penisula.

Events

24 Jul 2016
15 Aug 2016
St. Dominic’s Fair
Place: Gdansk
Category: Folklore,Arts & Handcrafts,Food,Music
24 Jul 2020
15 Aug 2020
760th St. Dominic’s Fair
Place: Gdansk
Category: Arts & Handrafts
St. Dominic’s Fair is the largest open-air trade and cultural event in Poland and one of the largest such events in Europe. It has enjoyed over seven hundred fifty years of tradition; it was established by the Pope Alexander IV in 1260. The contemporary form of St Dominic’s Fair recalls the Medieval tradition of fun and trade such as market square, shows by masters of artistic metalwork or bread day. More than one thousand 1000 traders, artists and collectors participate in the Fair occupying with their stands several streets in the centre of the in the historical city centre. What’s so special about Dominic’s Fair? It’s unique atmosphere and climate. Wide range of stalls full of antiques, works of art, regional products, silvers, chandeliers, samovars, coins you can find everywhere! In artist’s section there are handmade toys, pottery, amber, silver, glass, shell, felt or leather jewellery. During the twenty tree days a lot of cultural events take place and even also a special gate with a visitor counter display. St Dominic’s Fair attracts numerous tourists to Gdańsk from all over Poland, as well as from abroad. The fair always starts with the end of july. Be with us! We are waiting in Gdańsk! Place of event: The Main Town in Gdansk

Varied Shore Excurions

CLASSIC & POPULAR

Old Town
Walk by: Golden Gate, Fountain of Neptune, Artus Court, Green Gate, Crane, St. Mary’s Basilica and more.
Old Town & Oliwa
One of the oldest districts in Gdańsk with the famous Cathedral, surrounded by beautiful Oliwa Park. On route: The historic Old Town.
Old Town & Solidarity Route
Visit key points from the Solidarity era: St. Bridget’s Church, the Monument of the Killed Shipyard Workers, ‘Roads to Freedom’ Exhibition. On route: Historic Old Town.
Malbork Castle
Huge brick castle on the river, one of Europe’s most imposing medieval defensive structures. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Port Developments

Cruises in Central Port

Advantage for Cruise Lines: It will be equipped with all the facilities and conveniences necessary to handle ferries and cruise ships and their passengers. Ships handled: the largest ferries and cruises – up to 370 m in lengthEst. date of completion: 2025-2027
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Contacts

Gdansk Tourism Organization
Bartłomiej Barski
Operations Department & Convention Bureau Manager
Port of Gdansk
Michał Stupak
Account Manager