Gdansk is an epicenter of global discord.
Originally calm and innocent, Gdansk has been at the center of events that reshaped the global map. World War II started in Gdansk from the shots on the military post in Westerplatte. Consequently, the Nazi’s left Gdansk in ruins and it took the city more than 20 years to recover.
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Once upon a time the Bohemian Bishop Adalbert arrived to the area to bring reason local residents. After the area saw its share of culture it became a major port city with strong cultural flavor shaped by the 13th century. These were the first steps of the successful trading city and the most important trading post in Central Europe. It attracted foreign interest to the city and since then a wave of invasions by the Prussians, Napoleon's forces, the Germans has swamped Gdansk.
With history tugging at its sleeve, Gdansk has much to do with the glory of its diverse cityscape that is a reminder of Gdansk once serving as the major water crossing in the area and its military days that left the city in ruins after World War II.
The post-war Gdansk re-discovered itself as a port city with high-tech industries and tourism business in the area. Actually, Gdansk has expanded on tourism since 1997 after it underwent renewal projects at the turn of the millennium.
A modern and inspiring city, Gdansk is still immersed in its history with Renaissance buildings, ornate facades and massive baroque arches. Attractions include;
- The Hall of the Main City has a museum with historic exhibits about the history of Gdansk
- Neptune Fountain, a statue to honor the god Neptune
- St. Mary's Church, the largest Gothic church in Europe
- Golden Gate, a massive structure serving as a symbol of the city
- Royal Chapel, a unique in architecture structure that falls out the general style of the city
On a tour in Gdansk, it will arise as big surprise to you. Tourists come to Gdansk expecting a compact and noisy seaside city, but face restored yet striking Old Town heritage and impressive waterfront packed with sophisticated restaurants and cozy bars.
Traveling to Gdansk, you will adore it so much that you would like to expand your experience for a couple of days. Booked.net is ready to help you make the very best of your stay in the city.