Gdansk is Poland’s principal seaport and the birthplace of the „Solidarity” („Solidarnosc”) movement. Its leader Lech Walesa – the laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, played a major role in bringing an end to the communist regime. The city has a complex political history with periods of both Polish and German rule, but also extensive self-rule as The Free City of Danzig. Regardless of the political circumstances, Gdansk always had its privileges. Due to its advantageous location in the heart of the Baltic Sea, Gdansk quickly became one of the most important players in international trade. In 1361, the city joined the Hanseatic League, which raised its prestige even more. Nowadays, Gdansk charms with outstanding and well-preserved Renaissance architecture as well as narrow streets full of atmospheric shops with handmade amber jewelry. With Neptun's Fountain, Gdansk Shipyard, and Westerplatte Memorial, the city attracts thousands of people every year. The well-developed tourist infrastructure (Gdansk airport, numerous hotels, Airbnb, restaurants) and bustling nightlife make it a perfect destination for a fun getaway.
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Gdansk Main City
Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers of 1970
European Solidarity Centre
Artus Court in Gdansk
Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary