GoWonder City Guide GDANSK, POLAND

GoWonder City Guide GDANSK, POLAND

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It is not a standard city guide that you can find everywhere else. GoWonder travellers shared their unique experience to help us create the guide which includes the most important tips and recommendations for cities from all around the world. This time Weronika and Aleksandra want to share with you must do’s for one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. So let’s go to Gdańsk!

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GoWonder City Guide GDANSK, POLAND

MUST-SEE SPOTS!

  • Oliwa Park! It’s a spacious park, with a long history (established in 15th century, remade in 18th). It is a bit French, a bit German with Chinese garden, English touches, a botanical gardens and palm house – such a perfect place to relax and enjoy the nature!

 

  • The view from the tower of St. Mary’s Church, which is the largest Gothic brick church in the world – 82 meters height, the view is one of a kind!

 

  • Well, as you may know, Baltic Sea is not a very hot sea, but the beach, omg, it is amazing! The sand is gorgeous, you can walk miles and miles by the shore enjoying the beauty of the sea. So any beach of the Baltic Sea is worth seeing!

 

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  • You may not know it yet, but you can find lots of cool places to hang out in. Starting from charming coffee shops where you can spend hours chatting with your friends and ending with awesome pubs. One of my favourites is Stary Manez. It’s a cool combination of pub, cafe, brewery, they have a lot of concerts too!

 

  • For those of you who like visiting museums, you should see the Solidarity Center. It is a state-of-the-art cultural institution that honours our greatest civic success—the victorious Solidarity movement. It is a museum that commemorates the revolution of Solidarity and the fall of communism in Europe, but it is also an educational, research and academic centre, an archive, library and multimedia library.

 

  • Hewelianum Centre!  It  is a science park/museum built to honour the famous astronomer, Johannes Hevelius . The exhibition consists of two parts, the first of which is called Wehikuł Czasu – Człowiek i Pocisk (Time machine – the Human and the Bullet). Set inside the brick tunnels of this 19th century fortress, the exhibition recreates what the fort would have looked like when it was first built, its atmospheric corridors filled with cannons, weaponry and lifelike mannequins in period uniform. The second part of the exhibition is titled ‘Z energią’ (With Energy). This does a good job of making sense of science in a fun manner that’s accessible to all ages. It is a place where one can make discoveries, learn and relax in an interactive, creative and innovative way.

 

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MUST-TRY FOOD

  • There are so many great vegan places in Gdańsk – you should definitely try a vegan treat at Avocado Vegan Bistro in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz. It’s delicious, healthy, ethical and not too expensive!

 

  • Of course, pierogi! There are delicious, typical pierogi are boiled in the water, but the ones from the oven are even more delicious!

 

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  • Have you ever heard about bigos – typical Polish type of food made of cabbage and meat.

 

  • Should I even mention vodka? If you like to drink alcohol (duh!) try the flavoured vodka – the shot of hazelnut vodka with milk is sooo good – I know it it sounds disgusting, but believe me, worth trying!

 

MUST KNOW TIPS

Or anything you must watch out for when visiting Gdańsk
  • In Gdańsk, you can buy the tickets for public transport either from the driver on a bus/tram/train, in some shops or from the ticket machine. If you decide to buy it from the driver, make sure you have the exact amount of money, otherwise they may not sell you tickets and then if the ticket inspector comes and asks you to see your ticket, you may get a fine for not having it.

 

  • If you are on a budget, I highly recommend you milk bars, they’re awesome here. Public transport is rather cheap here, Uber works just fine. If you want to take a bus/train/tram, use jakdojade (basically it’s a website that shows you how to get somewhere using public transport). If you want to ask for directions, it’s better to ask young people, old people probably speak Russian better than English. Have fun here!

 

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Thanks Aleksandra and Weronika!

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