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Gdansk Vacations

This port city on the Baltic, also known as Danzig, is the main seaport of Poland and in the Middle Ages was an influential shipbuilding and trade port and member of the Hanseatic League. Today, it contains one of the country’s best-preserved old towns, which is like stepping back in time.

Region: Poland

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Holiday Inn Gdansk - City Centre

Holiday Inn Gdansk - City Centre

Our 4-Star classification designates those properties with well-appointed, deluxe accommodations, extensive amenities and comprehensive guest services. Expect attention to detail and a warm and hospitable staff ready to cater to your needs. These superb properties offer a truly refined getaway.
Downtown Gdansk

Beautifully located on Granary Island, a unique urban concept assembled by the mouth of the Motlawa River, this hotel features comfortable and spacious rooms overflowing with amenities.

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Gdansk is renowned for amber, and this gemstone can be found in shops all over the city. Gdansk is also home to the Amber Museum, which boasts the world’s largest collection of amber. Other must-see sights in the city include the Museum of WWII, European Solidarity Centre, St. Mary’s Church, and Dlugi Targonce the main city market and today a place where locals and visitors alike congregate. 

What to See

Old Town - Gdansk's Old Town, the oldest section of the city, is a treasure trove of historic sights. Here you will find St. Mary's Church, one of the biggest brick churches on Earth; Neptune's Fountain, which was built in the early 17th century and is located in front of the Main Town Hall, home to one of northern Europe's most beautiful Renaissance halls; and the Crane, a 15th-century wooden port crane that was once used to load cargo onto ships on the Motlawa River and today is part of the National Maritime Museum. 

Museum of WWII - This architectural marvel houses informative exhibitions that trace the fate of Poland during WWII. Visitors learn about the destructive impact the war had on Poland and Europe in three main areas of the museum: The Road to War, The Terror of War, and The Long Shadow of War.

European Solidarity Centre - Learn about the history of Solidarity and other opposition movements to Communism in Eastern Europe at this comprehensive museum and library. This must-see museum not only commemorates, but preserves the memory of the Solidarity victory.