Insider Tips: Planning a trip to Gdansk
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What should I do on my first trip to Gdansk?
Anyone who’s visited Gdansk will tell you that one of the best things you can do when you’re there is to walk the length of the Dlugi Targ. Also called Royal Way or the Long Market, this is the main thoroughfare through Gdansk, and there are plenty of places to stop along the way.
What are some hidden gems to see in Gdansk?
An incredible hidden gem in Gdansk is St. Bridget’s Church, which boasts some of the most incredible architecture in Europe you’ll ever see. The Gdansk Shakespeare Theater is also a must-see, and many of the bars found on Dlugi Targ (which we mentioned earlier) make for a great evening out.
How much time should I spend in Gdansk?
Many visitors tend to underestimate just how much there is for you to see and do around this stunning, fascinating city. While it’s perfectly acceptable to plan a day trip to Gdansk, there’s really a lot to do, so we recommend spending around three days to a week to get the full experience of this town.
What food is Gdansk known for?
Walking the streets of Gdansk, you’ll find Bigos (meat stew), Pierogi (Polish dumplings), Golabki (cabbage rolls), and Kapusniak (sauerkraut and cabbage soup). There is also a range of international foods and a number of fast-food options.
What is the best way to get around Gdansk?
Gdansk is quite a small little town, so you’ll be able to get anywhere you need on foot. But, if a destination proves too far, there are public transport options available, such as buses and cabs.
What are the best months to visit Gdansk?
The best time to travel to Gdansk is between May and September. During these warm months, you’ll be blessed with an average temperature of around 25°C. Winters in Poland average 3°C - chilly!
What are the best neighborhoods to visit in Gdansk?
Gdansk’s neighborhoods are incredibly beautiful, but Brzeno and Przymorze are some of the most appealing to tourists, thanks to their stunning architecture and excellent nightlife locations.
What are the best neighborhoods for shopping?
There’s a farmer’s market in Gdansk called the Gdanski Bazar Natury, which is one of the best places to shop in the city. It sells some of the finest fresh produce you’ll ever get your hands on and plenty of Polish staples like pickled herring, cheeses, breads, and more. Definitely worth stopping on your trip to Gdansk.
What neighborhood should I stay in when I visit Gdansk?
We recommend staying in the Old Town when you’re in Gdansk. It’s located North of the city center and is a hub of activity, bustling with places to go and sites to see. However, do note that it would also be a bit more premium in pricing compared to other neighborhoods.