The last stop on our Eurotrip turned out to be an absolute icing on the cake. Gdansk, the port city of Poland, was the perfect enchantress with mood-lit ports, fine architecture, breezy coast, and exuberant atmosphere yet basking in the festivities.
The city was our concluding destination before we boarded the intercity train to Warsaw for my onward flight to New Delhi. I must admit that Poland’s fourth largest metropolitan city is certainly the most beautiful metro city I have been! Kissed by the Baltic Sea in the North, Gdansk still revels in its magnificent history.
The city is fitting in numerous ways when contrasted against other Polish cities. More English speaking/understanding people, better tourist amenities (exchange counters), fine architecture, and unparalleled coastal charm are my top pick while maintaining Gdansk as Poland’s best.
Save a day or two, and you can actually plan on a church trail, city-hopping, museum visit close to Gdansk Port, or just go for a walk through the not-so-busy bylanes with gothic structures overlooking from all around. The city has everything perfect about it and pictures stand by all the bragging!
How to reach Gdansk
Gdansk is well-connected by flights from all the major cities across the world. While the intercity train is quite popular and well used in this part of Poland. Frequent trains ply from Gdansk Glowny to Krakow (584 km in 6 hours) and Warsaw (417 km in 4 hours) while buses are available from the bus station to most of the major European cities.
Map of Gdansk
Here’s how we made the best of our 24 hours in Gdansk!
Soon after reaching the city we headed to the port area! It was lit!!
Posing in the most scenic street in Gdansk be like!
No, that ain’t a monument! That’s a college building
Continuing the series, this is another posing photograph at the iconic spot at Gdansk
And that’s the Black Pearl of Pirates Of Carribean fame!
One of the entrances to the biggest shopping arcade in Gdansk City Center
The customary selfie at the remarkable spot in Gdansk
And I timed this one just perfectly. This is from the photowalk in the city
This one is special to me, for it belongs to the iconic clock tower street
Another selfie by the port. It was a wonderful moment watching those adorable swam swimming across the canal
The view of this iconic crane located right next to the National Museum in Gdansk
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View of ferris wheel from the adjoining street
The Clock Tower with Christmas Tree by its side
And that’s the beach in Sopot before sunset
The colorful shells lying on the sand, yet continuing to be awesome
Wonderful seagulls flying with vastness of the sea in the backdrop
And this is a Mc Donald’s store located next to Gdansk Glowny
After the full day of an exhausting journey, some Thai Food made for a sumptuous treat
Too much of wait for the food results in too many selfies clicked
The interiors were so tasteful and lush green at the Thai Thai
One of my top favorite cityscapes from Gdansk
The parting picture of Gdansk Glowny Railway Station
Thou shalt be missed Gdansk!
For a place as captivating as Gdansk, you definitely need set yourself free and take a stroll around the victorian streets of the city. And you will leave this place only to realize that it changed you forever. Transforming you into its true admirer!