European Centre of Solidarity (Europejskie Centrum Silidarności)
Permanent exhibition – history of solidarity movement in Gdańsk and Europe. After the exhibition you can visit the shipyard, there are bars and other galleries.
https://ecs.gda.pl. Online tickets: https://bilety.ecs.gda.pl
Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Światowej)
Permanent exhibition – history of the II WW.
https://muzeum1939.pl/en. Online tickets: https://bilety.muzeum1939.pl/index.html?lang=en
Open-air Museum of II WW – Westerplatte (Muzeum II Wojny Światowej – Wsterplatte)
Outdoor part of the II WW museum at Westerplatte. “ The educational trail on Westerplatte was opened in June 2011. It complements the open-air exhibition “Westerplatte: a Spa – a Bastion – a Symbol”, focusing the attention of visitors on the architecture and topography of the area.”
Guardhouse no 1. at Westerplatte (Westerplatte – Wartownia nr 1)
“ At 4.48 a.m on 1st of September 1939, the German battleship, Schleswig Holstein, paying a courtesy visit to Gdańsk, began shelling Westerplatte, where the Polish Military Transit Depot was located. The battle lasted seven days. Guardhouse No. 1 was one of the key links in the chain of the Polish defence.”
Wisłoujście Fortress (Twierdza Wisłoujście)
If you plan to visit Wsterplatte it is worth to stop before and visit Wisłoujście Fortress. “The Wisłoujście Fortress is the oldest coastal fortress of the Polish seacoast. In the modern times, it is often called the Gate to the Republic of Poland.”
Museum Ship “Sołdek” (Sołdek)
“The unique treasure of naval engineering, the world’s only steam-powered coal and ore carrier preserved until today. It was the first prototype seagoing ship built in Poland after World War II.”
“This is a unique treasure of technology and one of the landmarks in the historic architecture of Gdańsk. Built in the 15th century, the port crane with a wooden structure embedded between two fortified towers is the only such object preserved in Europe.”
Maritime Culture Centre (Muzeum Morskie)
“The Museum branch with its eye-catching unconventional architecture is a modern centre providing comprehensive knowledge on the sea, ports, ships and shipyards, in an attractive manner.”
National Museum (Muzeum Narodowe)
The Memling painting – The Final Judgment, other paintings from medieval times. The collection of everyday items.
New Art Museum – NOMUS (Nowe Muzeum Sztuki – NOMUS)
“NOMUS is Poland’s youngest museum of modern art, operating as a branch of the National Museum in Gdańsk, Department of Modern Art.”
Museum of modern art (Sztuka nowoczesna)
Collection of modern art in Poland.
Ethnographic Museum (Muzeum Etnograficzne)
Traditional, historical life in Poland, especially in Pomerania Region.
Part of National Museum – “Green Gate” (Muzeum Narodowe “Zielona Brama”)
Temporary exhibitions, but mostly high masterpieces of art.
Main Town Hall (Ratusz Głównego Miasta)
“Main Town Hall stands at the convergence of Długa and Długi Targ streets. The origins of the edifice go down to the early Middle Ages. From mid-15th century and up to the year 1921 it was the seat of the city authorities.”
Artus Court (Dwór Artusa)
“The Artus Court opposite the famous Neptune fountain is nicknamed the parlour of historical Gdańsk. The works of arts or their replicas accumulated here refer to legends and myths of the ancient times and the Middle Ages.”
Museum of Amber (Muzeum Bursztynu)
“The Museum of Amber displays natural lumps of the resin and its inclusions, as well as finished products, e.g. jewellery, cutlery and chests.”
Basilica of St. Bridget (Kościół św. Brygidy)
The church with the amber altar.
Basilica of St. Nicholas (Kościół św. Mikołaja Hala targowa Romańska piwnica)
One of the oldest part of Gdańsk hidden in the basement of the Market Hall, go inside and see the history.
Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Kościół Najświętszej Marii Panny)
Architecture masterpiece made from bricks. Organ concerts. Observation Tower. Every day at 11:57 there is show of astronomic clock.
Uphagen House (Dom Uphagena)
Reconstruction of historical house in Gdańsk. Transition into another time.
Gdańsk Museum of Science at the St Catherine’s Church (Kościół św. Katarzyny + Muzeum Zegarów)
“The museum is arranged in the tower of St Catherine’s Church. Its main attraction is a collection of clocks, the oldest built in the Middle Ages. It was here that the first pulsar clock in the world was set in motion in the year 2011.”
Hevelianum (Centrum Hevelianum + Góra Gradowa)
The science world in the buidings of fortification. The panoramic view of Gdańsk.
Gdańsk Old Town from kayak (Spływ kajakiem po Motławie)
The sightseeing the Old Town via kayak
Gdańsk Old Town from boat
At the Długie Pobrzeże in the summer time there are many companies offering the boat cruise.
Oliva’s Park with Catedral (Park Oliwski; Muzeum sztuki współczesnej; Muzeum Etnograficzn; Stary cmentarz)
Oliva is a historical Monks area, now district of Gdańsk. You can find there great historical park, with new palm house (break for a coffee); Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Etnography; Catedral with enormous organs – in the summer every day there are concerts; old cementary. If it is not enough, you can visit new office building Oliva’s Star, Oliva’s Business Centre (10-15 minutes from the Park) for dinner, marvelous view and another palm house.
Oliva Star: https://www.oliviastar.pl/en/
In Gdańsk (e.g. Jelitkowo, Brzeźno), Sopot and Gdynia you can find the entrance to the Gdańsk Gulf and the beach. It is possible to rent water-sport equipment (especially in Sopot). Please look at the white flag = you can swim in the Gulf.
AmberSky (Koło widokowe)
Astonish view of the Old Town.
Gdynia – city centre
Gdynia, the city with unique architecture from the beginning of XX century.
Gdynia city guide: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.treespot.gdynia&hl=pl
Gdynia City Museum (Muzeum Miasta Gdyni)
Different floors – different exhibitions.
Gdynia: Museum Ship ORP BŁYSKAWICA (Muzeum ORP Błyskawica)
“ORP BŁYSKAWICA was the most powerful destroyer of her time in Europe. The ship greatly surpassed rival navies’ destroyers in terms of artillery power and especially speed. Now is preserved as a military museum ship in Gdynia, Poland.”
Gdynia: The Naval Museum (Muzeum Morskie)
“Our exhibitions present the story of the Polish naval forces that everyone, who is interested in the history of Polish presence on the seas, can enjoy.”
Gdynia: Museum Ship – Dar Pomorza (Dar Pomorza)
“The three-masted sailing ship built in 1909, served in the Polish Merchant Navy from the 1930s to the 1980s as a training ship for the students at the Maritime School in Gdynia.”
Gdynia: Experyment (Experymet)
Museum of science.
Gdynia Orłowo – Clif (Klif Orłowski)
Do you like walks? Nice trip by the Gdańsk’s Gulf – from the Orłowo Beach to the Gdynia’s Centre. Visit the Orłowo’s Pier. Remember to take with you water to drink and something on head.
Sopot: Monte Cassino Street and the Pier (Sopot, ulica (Street) Monte Cassino & Molo (Pier))
Historical street of the City. Walk down the Monte Cassino Street to the Pier. Previously you can visit the National Gallery of Art (Modern) in Sopot. Feel free to turn on the left or right site of the Monte Cassino Street to see historical, precious houses of Sopot.
National Gallery of Art (Modern) in Sopot (Państwowa Galeria Sztuki w Sopocie)
3 floors of 3 different exhibitions.
Museum Stutthof Żuławy Region
The site includes the concentration camp in Sztutowo. You can combine the trip with a visit at the Balitc Sea – Stegna, Jantar. You can use the old line of train (narrow-gauge railway).
https://stutthof.org/ Train: https://kolejzulawska.pl/
Castle in Malbork (Zamek w Malborku)
Medieval Castle, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997.
Complex trip: https://www.getyourguide.com/activity/gdask-l1960/gdask-wycieczka-do-zamku-w-malborku-t218583/?partner_id=XI5D4YM&utm_medium=platforms_and_communities&utm_source=transpomat&placement=content-top&cmp=Transpomat&visitor-id=6Z42XL7LGPBG7YSO1PQZKSHHBRCT6G3T&locale_autoredirect_optout=true
Hel peninsula (Półwysep Helski)
Hel peninsula, a 35-km-long sand bar peninsula in northern Poland separating the Bay of Puck from the open Baltic Sea. The width of the peninsula varies from approximately 300 m near Jurata, through 100 m in the most narrow part to over 3 km at the tip. Since the peninsula was formed entirely of sand, it is frequently turned into an island by winter storms. Until the 17th century the peninsula was a chain of islands that formed a strip of land only during the summer.
Kashubian Ethnographic Park in Wdzydze Kiszewskie (Muzeum – Kaszubski Park Etograficzny)
Marvelous open-air museum with old houses, workshops, church, school and many more buildings from real Kashubian willages.
The Education Centre of Region Promotion in Szymbark (Centrum Edukacji i Promocji Regionu w Szymbarku)
Eighteenth-century house built by Polish exiles sent to labor camps in Siberia and moved from Irkuck to Szymbark. The house built up – side – down. Local brevery.
Elblag canals, slipways (Pochylnie, spływ Kanałem Elbląskim)
3 different types of trips from.
Online ticket: http://bilety.statkiempotrawie.com/rezerwacja/wydarzenie.html?d=3&fbclid=IwAR03ViSmFYrscAm8vD8cR-d0TjZ28RcsOmLlWO1U5tZRU3LHFUklU3Digx0
Ceramic Kashubian Centre (Pracownia ceramiki Kaszubskiej)
“The history of the Necel workshop and it’s 10 generations of potters.”
- Please before the visit at the chosen place check opening days and hours. Mostly in national museum Mondays are closed. At some places you can make the online ticket booking. The conference is held during the summer holydays in Poland, reconsider the previous reservation.
- In the most museums: the last visit is 60 – 30 minutes before closing hour.
- Guided tour only for Gdańsk’s shipyard: https://mfh-gdansk.pl/zwiedzanie-stoczni-gdanskiej/
- Many more options: https://tinyurl.com/yc392ukc
- Długi Targ 28/29 , Gdańsk (historical part of the city),
- Wały Jagiellońskie 2A (historical part of the city),0
- Juliusza Słowackiego 210 A, Gdańsk (at the Airport),
- Dworcowa 4, Sopot (at tourist route),
- Plac Zdrojowy 2, Sopot (at tourist route),
- 10 Lutego 24, Gdynia (on Sunday – closed).