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  • TheDumbuser
    Dudelange, Luxembourg42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old town
    Old town like a old town should be. With many amazing old buildings, historycal sightseeings, some modern shops, high prices and tourist crowds. Definately worth the walk.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Kylie Hatton
    Edmonton, Canada8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Romantic Cobblestone Streets
    Old Town in Gdańsk is a must do when you’re in the city! The cobblestone streets are beautiful and there’s tons of restaurants, local merchants, and shops to check out! It’s very busy during the weekends so I suggest going during the weekdays if you’re able to!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Happy Traveller
    Sydney, Australia8,556 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous
    Wow I really liked this place . Had a great tour guide who was full of great info. Plenty of free time to wander. Great main streets full of history. Beautiful church. Great canals. 👍👍
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Robyn-and-John
    2,301 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent place to visit
    The old town is always alive with people wandering around. There are dozens of sidewalk cafes and souvenir shops. It's a must to see and soak up the atmosphere. There are lots of cobblestone streets and the old buildings are spectacular.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Susanna
    Gdansk, Poland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a very nice city. I really liked it.
    It's a very nice city: beautiful architecture, friendly people, and exciting entertainment. I really liked it. Prices for food and services are not high. I highly recommend the fish restaurant and massage on Rybny Targ Street
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 September 2023
  • kitd1275
    Bergen, Norway406 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating town
    The Gdansk Old Town is very nice. It has museums, a street market, lots of shops, pubs, bars, and restaurants. We went in December, so there was a Christmas market, and it was actually very nice to see. There were lots of Christmas-themed shops, and they even had a stage for some presentations along with plenty of Christmas decorations and lights.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 December 2023
  • Ilovetravel
    Birmingham, United Kingdom390 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful city break
    We visited Gdansk on a cruise and so were only here for 8 hours but what an incredibly beautiful city with so many superb bars and restaurants. The city has a fascinating history too, particularly the Hanseatic League days, check it out. Will definitely return for a long city break.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Christine O
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Gdansk
    Beautiful city....not cheap and everything is in Zloty currency. I would recommend bringing Zloty with you or having a Revolut card. We were surprised at how expensive coffee shops and drinks were. Meals out are reasonably priced! Amazing cafes, bars and restaurants. Beautiful people who are so kind and polite to tourists. Fantastic museum's with anazing public transport. We got snow in the New Year for all our stay...stunning!!! We felt very safe there with our family.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 January 2024
  • LoSALVA
    Reus, Spain369 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BEAUTIFULL OLD TOWN CENTER
    . . . Beautiful historic center of the old city, rebuilt after the Second World War destroyed by the Nazis at the end of the war. . . very cool to walk and look for a small terrace to eat some pierogi and drink some beers . . . Bonic centre històris de la ciutat vella, reconstruit despres de la Segona Guerra Mondial destruit pels nazis a l'acabar la guerra . . . molt xulo per pasejar i buscar una terrasseta per menjar uns pierogi i beure unes cerveses . . .
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 April 2024
  • Bluesphynx
    1,629 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vibrant river setting
    Had thought of skipping Gdansk as it's so far north but thank goodness found a group tour that takes us to this absolutely beautiful city with its tall narrow houses more like those in the Netherlands . Being restored or completely rebuilt doesn't take away its charm as it's so representative of its Hanseatic League legacy. The rich German heritage makes it quite unlike Wroclaw or Krakow. The lovely fish restaurants deliver the freshest cod at reasonable prices, the river location reminds us Singaporeans of our own Clarke Quay with its fancy restaurants and bumboats. Very touristy but so accessible and the shops selling amber may be pricey but at least they provide certificates of authenticity and have an amazing variety of designs.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 April 2024
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LOTrips
Mumbai, India365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Gdansk old town buildings are reconstructed but still exude so much charm. The food, the walk across old town, the lovely architecture and lovely charm and music all around. This is the place to be. We stayed on the Amber Mariacka street and loved it
Written 3 June 2024
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Anna O
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Great area for dining, walking down the river Motlawa, having a short cruise trip and enjoying the street art. Buy you some amber and support local musicians.
Written 17 May 2024
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Martina M
Ningbo, China53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Lovely walk through the old (or after war renewed) streets, lots to see & buy. You can spend as little as half an hour walking just the Dluga Street, but recommend to stay, get a coffee or drink or domě lovely meal, sit or walk And just enjoy the city spirit. Definitely go to the riverside - great Amsterdam -like vibe (currently one part under construction, but worth seeing anyway).
Written 13 May 2024
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holiday032
United Kingdom3,403 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It’s hard to walk in a straight line while you’re in the Old Town as there is so much beautiful architecture and you are always looking up. Full of restaurants bars and souvenir shops and a really nice atmosphere. It was less busy during the week when we visited in mid April.
Written 28 April 2024
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Bluesphynx
Singapore1,629 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Had thought of skipping Gdansk as it's so far north but thank goodness found a group tour that takes us to this absolutely beautiful city with its tall narrow houses more like those in the Netherlands . Being restored or completely rebuilt doesn't take away its charm as it's so representative of its Hanseatic League legacy. The rich German heritage makes it quite unlike Wroclaw or Krakow.
The lovely fish restaurants deliver the freshest cod at reasonable prices, the river location reminds us Singaporeans of our own Clarke Quay with its fancy restaurants and bumboats. Very touristy but so accessible and the shops selling amber may be pricey but at least they provide certificates of authenticity and have an amazing variety of designs.
Written 28 April 2024
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LoSALVA
Reus, Spain369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
. . . Beautiful historic center of the old city, rebuilt after the Second World War destroyed by the Nazis at the end of the war. . . very cool to walk and look for a small terrace to eat some pierogi and drink some beers . . . Bonic centre històris de la ciutat vella, reconstruit despres de la Segona Guerra Mondial destruit pels nazis a l'acabar la guerra . . . molt xulo per pasejar i buscar una terrasseta per menjar uns pierogi i beure unes cerveses . . .
Written 19 April 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,614 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
So far I've visited 4 cities in Poland - Warsaw, Wroclaw, Krakow and Gdansk.
While all of them are beautifully restored after WWII devastations, I found Gdansk to be the prettiest of them.
First, geography and topography put Gdansk on top of that list, as it's surrounded by water. The city is set along the Motlawa river, close to its confluence into the Baltic sea, so you have beaches 15 min drive away from downtown. In the very center there're two small river islands along Motlawa, as well a canal little bit north connecting Motlawa with Vistula river and in that way Gdansk with Warsaw.
Second, the old town is compact and so beautiful. All old town streets are lined with Mannerism style houses in different pastel colors. It's a pleasure to walk them and admire beautifully restored Baroque and Rococo houses. It reminds much on Holland and Belgium. On these two downtown islands are new modern apartment buildings also built in that manner, but as a modern version which perfectly blend with old ones in terms of style, height and width.
Third, Gdansk has several important Churches and two outstanding must see museums. In vicinity are also several WWII historic sites.
Count on at least 2 days to see this fab city properly, 3 days with out of town excursions.
Written 3 April 2024
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Top City Tour Gdansk
Gdansk, Poland19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
Just amazingly beautiful! If you are in Gdansk you will be amazed by its beauty, specially in this area. Culture, pasion, history... And an important tip, dont miss your tour with the golf carts, very close to Neptune Fountain😉
Written 12 March 2024
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Rasa N
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The Gdansk police is tragic and not polite to visitors from other country.
We visit Gdansk old town with the car. And there is a zone that you are not allowed to go to the old town with the car if you don't have premmisions live here or have a booking in the hotel.
The fine is from 500 pln. They lied to us that fine is 5000 PLN. There is only one sign and it wrote only in PL language.
The Police man was very rude and as he said "This is a GIFT from Gdansk to us!"
Also in the internet there is only one post about that in polish language with the map about districtions.
Don't go here. They ar making money from turists in easy way.
Also they don't execpt money with card, also they don't give you a document that you could pay in the bank.
You have to pay right away in cash.
Not recommended at all as basically you have to learn language if you wanna be there without fines.
We had to pay 200 pl which is 57 eur in the bankomat on the street.
Written 27 February 2024
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catherine_sweet_M
Gdansk, Poland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The Old Town Square in Gdansk is simply fabulous, especially at night. I recommend for a romantic walk with your partner. You can feel like you are in Venice.
Written 22 February 2024
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