Coastal view of old town and a vintage ship in Gdansk, Poland

Cruise to Gdansk (Gdynia), Poland

Walking through Gdansk, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time. Almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, the Main City was rebuilt during the Soviet era — as a result, today's Gdansk resembles the medieval town it once was. The city is perfect for wandering on foot. Cruise to Poland to stroll over to see the Gothic grandeur of St. Mary's Cathedral, Gdansk's most distinctive landmark and one of the largest brick churches in the world. Then make your way to the Old Town — Mariacka Street is a highlight, with ornate, gargoyle-adorned homes and plenty of cafes you can pop into for espresso and sernik, a Polish cheesecake.
National Language Polish
Currency Accepted Polish Zloty (PLN)

Things To Do in Gdansk (Gdynia)

View of St. Mary Cathedral in Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk (Gdynia), Poland, St. Mary Cathedral

Biggest in Brick

Biggest in Brick

Built in 1343, Gothic St. Mary's Church has been big enough to hold 25,000 worshipers since 1502. Some say it's the biggest brick church in the world. Look for the astrological clock from the 1460s, and be sure to climb the 400 steps of the tower to admire the city views.

The city hall building in Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk (Gdynia), Poland, City Hall

Check out the King

Check out the King

Featuring the highest tower in the old town topped by a statue of King Zygmunt, the Town Hall was constructed in the 1330s and rebuilt after World War II. Once inside, visit the Historical Museum of Gdansk. Admire the nearby Long Street architecture and the 17th-century Neptune Fountain.

gdansk poland abbots palace

Gdansk (Gdynia), Poland, Abbots Palace

Make Way for Monks

Head to lush Oliwa Park to see the rococo-style Abbot's Palace, built in the 15th century. You can also see the New Palace, added in the 17th century. Originally home to Cistercian monks, the palace now houses the National Museum of Gdansk's modern art department. Cruise to Poland and save time to wander the park's paths outside the museum.

A bowl of fish soup in Poland

Gdansk (Gdynia), Poland, Fish Soup

Local Cuisine

In Gdansk, you'll find no shortage of seafood caught straight from the Baltic. Try grilled salmon in white wine sauce or zupa rybna, fish soup cooked with a whole white fish and flavored with smoky bacon or ham. There's also plenty of the hearty, meat-based fare that Eastern Europe is known for: Sample pork knuckle braised in beer, or golabki, cabbage leaves stuffed with rice and ground beef.

Various necklaces made with Amber in Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk (Gdynia), Poland, Amber jewelry


Amber abounds in the Bay of Gdansk, and it makes an excellent souvenir in the form of jewelry, a chess set or a sculpture. Find it in the market hall at Hala Targowa and in souvenir shops. Head to a mall if the weather is uncooperative during your Poland cruise. The port of Gdynia is lined with many small boutiques.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Pedestrians don't have the right of way in Poland, so watch for cars and bikes when crossing streets.
2 There aren't a lot of public restrooms; use it as an excuse to grab a coffee or pastry from a cafe, and use theirs.

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