The Old Town of Gdansk is one of the most beautiful medieval city centres in Poland. In the past years a lot of the buildings were restaurated and now the Old Town is even more beautiful than before. The narrow houses along the main street Ulica Dluga give a good impression of the former wealth of Gdansk. Strategically located in a good position close to the Baltic Sea, Gdansk and its port have always been a centre for commerce.
Gdansk: Poland’s most popular tourist destination
Nowadays due to its interesting history, the Old Town of Gdansk is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Poland. Especially in spring to summer, when the weather is warm and sunny, the Old Town is packed with tourists.
Avoiding the crowds: Visit Gdansk in winter!
You’re not a fan of big crowds? Then try visiting Gdansk in plain winter! The atmosphere is totally different, no tourists on the streets and the whole city is quiet. No wonder, because it can get really cold in winter! As Gdansk is far in the North of Poland and very close to the Baltic Sea you will always notice an ice-cold wind. But this is nothing warm clothes can fix! Don’t let the temperatures scare you! In winter, you will get to see Gdansk from a whole other point of view and the mixture of the cold breeze and the amazing medieval architecture will make your visit special! A little bit outside of the Old Town, Gdansk gets more grey and you will see remnants of the old communist times: Grey buildings, a somewhat darker atmosphere – which is even more interesting in winter!
Gdansk Old Town – How to get there
In the past years, especially for the UEFA European Championship which took place in Poland and Ukraine in 2012, Poland’s infrastructure got a significant makeover: Now all major cities have modernized airports and can easily be reached from anywhere in Europe.
Several major airlines offer direct flights to Gdansk, for example LOT or Lufthansa. Or if you want to save money, Gdansk is also a popular airport for low cost carriers like Ryanair, EasyJet or the polish Wizz Air.
Read more about popular travel destinations in Poland:
- Gdansk: Enjoying a winter day in Poland’s popular destination
- Wroclaw – a quick city guide
- Wroclaw – Street Art City!
- 8 tips for a winter city trip to Wroclaw