Gdansk News

Gdansk Recommended By Traveller.com

Dec 3rd, 2014

Renowned traveller's portal pointed to Gdansk as one of the "lost cities", and "oft-forgotten treasures". "It is perhaps Europe's best-known lost city, famous for a chequered history that saw it run at various times by Germans, Poles and as an...

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Westerplatte: Who Did Poles Fight, Again?

May 17th, 2014

When he was biking with his friends at Westerplatte Peninsula in Gdansk, Przemysław Rudz, acting as the administrator of the "Gdańsk, strefa prestiżu" [Gdansk, The Prestige Zone] FB page, noticed something rather odd. "The information board at a...

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Subjective Gdansk Tour Cancelled

Mar 30th, 2014

The popular tourist attraction of Gdańsk, a tour around Gdańsk's shipyard with an oldschool bus, dubbed "cucumber" due to its cylindrical shape, will not run this year. "I find this decision unfavourable for the city" comments Aneta Szyłak, the...

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Lech Walesa Made Into Mascot

Feb 28th, 2014

Made by a company from a town near Gdansk, the mascot's representation is unmistakable due to characteristic Wałęsa-style drooping moustache. And lest you are mistaken, the 10-centimetre felt creation has a characteristic feature, resembling the...

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No More Gov't Aid For Gdansk Shipyard

Jan 1st, 2014

The state-owned Industrial Development Agency (ARP) has no more ways of aiding troubled shipyard Stocznia Gdańsk, Treasury Minister Włodzimierz Karpiński said. He explained that ARP has fulfilled 100 percent of its obligations, while Ukrainian...

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The Underwater Passage Grows Realistic

Dec 1st, 2013

The first leg of the tunnel under Martwa Wisła is now ready. The last metres proved a nuisance, the constructors admitt. The 1070-metre tunnel is one of the largest investment in the history of Gdansk, including excavation of 250 000 cbm of soil....

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Skyscraper To Replace Cinema

Nov 10th, 2013

In two years Poznan will gain a new office building, with cafes, a restaurant and the uppermost viewing terrace in Poznań. The building, adjacent to the Sheraton Hotel, will be named "Baltic", after a historical cinema, which has been one of Poznan...

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World's Largest Container Ship Visits Gdansk

Aug 22nd, 2013

The largest container ship, Triple-E, entered Gdańsk port. The vessel is 73 m tall (as much as in a 20-storey building) and ca. 400 m long, and can hold as much as 18,000 containers. The arrival of the giant has evoked major interest among the...

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Gdansk A Year After Euro 2012

Jun 12th, 2013

On June 10th, 2012 the first match of the European Football Championships Euro 2012 took place. Where is Gdańsk a year after the event? Though authorities point to great emotions, investments and lots of experience, they also admit the effect could...

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Little Brewery in the Big City

Apr 15th, 2013

Barbados, a pub at Karmelicka St. in the heart of Gdynia, is at the verge of serving its customers fresh, unpasteurized beer from its own brewery. The brewing equipment will stand in the heart of the pub. One container will produce as much as 1000...

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Sopot's Stinker for Renovation

Mar 2nd, 2013

An infamous Sopot's tunnel under the railroad track, connecting Majkowskiego and Obrońców Westerplatte St., has quite aptly been nicknamed "The Stinker", not only due to its looks, but also to its specific scent...

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