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The Story of the Solidarity Movement

The Story of the Solidarity Movement

Established in September of 1980 at the Gdansk shipyards, Solidarity was an independent labour union instrumental in the eventual collapse of the…

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Sopot Nightlife Guide

Sopot Nightlife Guide

You're in the Tri-City and you've seen the sights, been to the beach, sat in the churches, and maybe you've even had a drink or two along the water…

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Gdansk's Goldwasser: Alchemic Elixir

Gdansk's Goldwasser: Alchemic Elixir

Goldwasser liqueur (literally 'gold water' in German), has been a popular Gdansk tradition since 1598. And though other brands and distilleries have…

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Gdansk Nightlife Guide

Gdansk Nightlife Guide

It needs to be noted that 'night' is something you won't really experience during a Gdansk summer. The sun doesn't set until nearly 22:00 and it's…

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SKM Rapid Urban Railway

SKM Rapid Urban Railway

To make the most of your time in Gdansk, the SKM trains are a must. Essentially a commuter line, the SKM trains go from Gdansk Glowny (the main…

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Gdansk's Annual Events

Gdansk's Annual Events

The Tri-City calendar has all kinds of colourful feathers in its cap, and with each passing year new numbers are being added. The Baltic usually…

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Gdynia

Gdynia

With a population of over 250,000 and one of the most buoyant economies in the whole of Poland, Gdynia is certainly going places, and it can no…

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Kashubian Culture and Extreme Sport!

Kashubian Culture and Extreme Sport!

Hel, both the town and the peninsula, provides Tri-City urbanites with the perfect getaway. Sandy beaches, sweet ryby (fish) restaurants, and seaside…

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The Battle of Westerplatte

The Battle of Westerplatte

Gdansk's picturesque Westerplatte peninsula has the unhappy distinction of being the site of the official start of the Second World War. A small…

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Sopot Beach

Sopot Beach

Sopot is famous for it's cornucopia of shops, restaurants, clubs, and cultural hot spots. Visitors flock to its shores for all those reasons, but…

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Stutthof Concentration Camp

Stutthof Concentration Camp

The Stutthof Concentration Camp was the first Nazi camp built outside of Germany and was the last camp liberated by Allied forces. It lies 34km…

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An Enchanting Medieval Marvel

An Enchanting Medieval Marvel

The drifting, patient river Wisla quietly passes beneath the massive brick walls and towers that form Malbork's western fortifications. From the…

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What happens here moves the world

What happens here moves the world

The Gdansk shipyard (Stocznia Gdansk) has been called the crucible of modern Europe. History chose this site as the beginning of the end for the…

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The Defense of the Polish Post

The Defense of the Polish Post

Though a rather brief and small battle in the grand scope of history, the story of the defense of the Polish post office during the invasion of…

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Sensational Sopot!

Sensational Sopot!

Sopot has a reputation as the hip brother of Gdynia and Gdansk, and if it's nightlife you're looking for, and not to mention shops, cafes and a…

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Gdansk Streets

Gdansk Streets

Mariacka Street Piwna Street and Sw. Ducha flank St Mary's Church, but if you go directly behind this magnificent cathedral you'll find yourself on…

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Sopot Pier

Sopot Pier

Since the pleasant climate and restorative properties of Sopot were discovered in the 1500's, people have come to its quiet shores for reflection and…

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Monte Cassino Street

Monte Cassino Street

Sopot's Bohaterow Monte Cassino Street is home to the best Poland has to offer for a wide cross section of its citizens. Whether you're an artist…

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The Gateway to Northern Poland

The Gateway to Northern Poland

Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport. What's in a name? Well, a lot if you can introduce yourself as Lech Walesa... True to form, like Poland's two…

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Krzywy Dom

Krzywy Dom

Just relax! The mushrooms on your zapiekanka weren't 'magic'... The building really does look like that. And as for the Cheshire Cat sitting at the…

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Heineken Open'er Festival

Heineken Open'er Festival

If you haven't heard about the Heineken Opener Festival in Gdynia, it's time to book a ticket to find out why it's one of the best around. The…

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Mercantile Majesty

Mercantile Majesty

The heart of Gdansk, and the area where you'll probably want to kick off your adventures, is the magnificent Dluga street (Long Street), which gives…

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Gunter Grass and Gdansk

Gunter Grass and Gdansk

Born in 1927, in what was then the German Danzig, Gunter Grass became the voice for the generation of Germans who grew up during the reign of Nazism.…

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Gdynia Beach Party 2006

Gdynia Beach Party 2006

It may sound like a clich, but the Gdynia Beach Party is back - and is bigger and badder than ever! Following the enormous popularity of the…

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St Dominic's Fair

St Dominic's Fair

The year was 1260 AD. The details are hazy, but I think it was a Saturday. To keep from falling asleep during the evening Mass, Pope Alexander IV was…

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Poland's Longest River

Poland's Longest River

The longest river in Poland, the Vistula (or 'Wisla' in Polish) winds its way all the distance from the Beskidy mountains of the south to the Bay of…

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Seaside Shenanigans

Seaside Shenanigans

Every year more and more people discover the beauty and tranquility of Poland's beaches. Leba is certainly one of the most popular destinations and…

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History of Gdansk

History of Gdansk

The millennial history of Gdansk, like the history of many cities, is filled with ups and downs. But, unlike many other cities across the world…

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Tri-City Museums

Tri-City Museums

Gdansk and the Tri-City in general have emerged as a powerful player in the world of culture. Along with the vibrant thespian scene and a whole host…

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Sopot Festival

Sopot Festival

Deep in the storied forests of Sopot, the best of Poland's up and coming musical talent will be battling on stage with passion and tenacity. You'll…

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A Towering Gothic Masterpiece...

A Towering Gothic Masterpiece...

During a casual stroll down many of Gdansk's streets, St. Mary's church can just be seen over the rooftops. Even when you stand directly in front of…

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Cathedrals, Forests and Beaches

Cathedrals, Forests and Beaches

The history of Oliwa begins in the days of yore, when monks of the Cistercian Order established a monastery along the banks of the bubbling Oliwa…

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Gdansk Cinemas

Gdansk Cinemas

For those of you who don't like to stroll the beautiful Baltic beaches, Gdansk and the Tri-City in general offer plenty to do. Maybe you're just not…

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Beaches and Castles

Beaches and Castles

It can't be denied that half the fun of being in a city seems to be in escaping to the country, (or if you're really lucky, to the sea), and…

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Gdansk Churches

Gdansk Churches

Gdansk is a city blessed with incredible architecture and a long history of Catholicism. One and one make two, so you shouldn't be surprised to…

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Gdansk Gates

Gdansk Gates

Upland Gate The Brama Wyzynna, or Upland Gate, is the most impressive of all Gdansk's entrance gates. This gate marks the start of the Royal Route…

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Gdansk Theatres

Gdansk Theatres

Theatre is alive in Poland like nowhere else. There are few countries in the world where one will meet youth catching a play or two...of their own…

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St. George’s Church

St. George’s Church

We've talked up Sopot as the place to party, wine and dine, and dance the night away. So what is that beautiful church doing in the middle of sin…

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Universities & Academic Institutions

Universities & Academic Institutions

If the slop they serve at your school cafeteria has gotten you thinking about a semester abroad, it's time to take a closer look at Gdansk. Within…

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Cliffs, piers and theatre...

Cliffs, piers and theatre...

Another of the Tri-City's lesser known districts, but nonetheless legendary in its own right, is Gdynia Orlowo. This town has a number of charming…

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The Famed Acoustic Paradise...

The Famed Acoustic Paradise...

The Opera Lesna (or 'Forest Opera') is one of the most unique places to enjoy a concert, both in Poland and across Europe. Situated in a small…

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The Bard hits Gdansk!

The Bard hits Gdansk!

Gdansk is a city with a rich history of multiculturalism stemming back to the Renaissance, when it was not only a port city but the meeting place of…

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A Walk Through History

A Walk Through History

The Royal Route is essentially a long street, leading through the centre of Gdansk, which once served as a path for parades, tremendous ceremonies…

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Heineken Opener Festival 2011

Heineken Opener Festival 2011

Poland's premier concert event (and now one of the biggest and best in Europe) will take place from 30th June to 3rd July at the Gdynia-Kosokowo…

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Bay of Gdansk Days

Bay of Gdansk Days

The shallow waters of the Baltic which lap up against the shores of Poland from Krynica Morska, past Gdansk, and all the way to Hel, is collectively…

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Doing Business in the Tricity

Doing Business in the Tricity

Every since medieval times Gdansk (known as Danzig pre-WWII), has been a flourishing sea port and trading town, with a long history of commerce. It…

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The South Pier

The South Pier

One of Gdynia's main roads, ul. 10 Lutego, heads from the train station to the Baltic. Head on down 10 Lutego, then continue past the Kosciuszko…

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Museum of the Second World War

Museum of the Second World War

It will not have escaped the attention of visitors to Gdansk who have any interest in history at all that the city has more than its fair share of…

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Your guide to Euro 2012 in Gdansk

Your guide to Euro 2012 in Gdansk

Welcome to Gdansk, to Euro 2012, and to our one-stop guide to the city and the tournament. On this page you will find all the information you need…

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Best Places 2014

Best Places 2014

Had the yummiest and most romantic dinner of your life? Or a good night’s sleep in a cosy, homelike hotel? Or maybe the best pub crawl ever?…

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