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Where in the world: Europe  /  Poland  /  Northern Poland  /  Pomerania Province  /  Gdansk

Top 15 things to do in Gdansk

1. St. Mary's Church

One of the largest brick churches in the world, St. Mary's Church was begun in the 14th century and can hold 25,000 people. The large hall has enough space for three aisles under the high white arches with carved relief star vaulting. The plain brick Gothic-sytle architecture stands tall in the city center and is an iconic structure for the city. Artwork inside the church, such as the Holy Mother of God sculpture and the Ten Commandants sculpture, date to the 15th and 16th centuries. The organ is a 21st-century addition; its sound fills the space with music.
Suggested duration: 1 hour
Tours from $32 › Learn more about St. Mary's Church

2. Old Town

Old Town represents a historic section in one of Poland's first cities. Although much of this area features post-World War II reconstructions, you'll also have a chance to experience the spirit of the Middle Ages as you explore. Begin at the famed city hall, constructed in the final decades of the 14th century when Teutonic Knights ruled this region. The imposing five-story building, topped by a gilt statue of King Sigismund Vasa, houses a renowned museum dedicated to the history of the city. As you continue, admire the many Gothic and Baroque buildings that appear frozen in time from centuries ago.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $3 › Learn more about Old Town

3. Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej)

The Museum of the Second World War (Polish: Muzeum II Wojny Światowej) is a state cultural institution and museum established in 2008 in Gdańsk, Poland which is devoted to the Second World War. Its exhibits opened in 2017.

The Kwadrat architectural team won an architectural competition for the building of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $33 › Learn more about Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej)

4. Discover Gdansk! - €5 Walking Tour

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What can you expect from the Walking Tour in the Main Town of Gdansk?Besides the tour being very affordable, it also is a veritable introduction to the heart of Old Gdansk. Your guide will strive to achieve a balance between entertainment and historical knowledge in a city that was a witness to times of grand prosperity and great misery, times of destruction and reconstruction, blazing fires and fireworks on display, times of tolerance and times of persecution, hope and despair. How many states attempted to control it? What people have lived in Gdańsk throughout the centuries? How come we had the Crusaders here?Not only you guys can expect me to answer all these important questions but I will try to do it in a light-hearted, entertaining way.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $6 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Spas

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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6. Dluga Street (ul. Dluga)

Explore the cafes, shops, and array of Dutch architecture along Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), a pedestrian walkway that is one of the city's most popular attractions. The buildings alternate between pink, yellow, and green pastel colors, giving the area a cheerful atmosphere. It is a tourist hub with many hotels, restaurants, museums, nightlife, and shops, so take your time touring the street.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $16 › Learn more about Dluga Street (ul. Dluga)

7. Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci

Celebrating the bravery of the Polish solidarity movement, Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci includes exhibition halls, a theater, and impressive architecture. Reopened in 2014, the attraction's building is as much a reason to visit as the engaging exhibits. Designed to resemble a ship's hull, the structure pays tribute to its location in the shipyards. Inside the "ship's hull," historical exhibits tell the story of Poland's fight against Russia through videos, audio recordings, and documents accompanied by visuals and interactive displays. Visit the attraction's website for a calendar of upcoming events and to purchase tickets in advance.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $30 › Learn more about Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci

8. Main Town Gdańsk Walking Tour

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Please note that booking this tour you will be joining our general free walking tour (tour in which it is up to the guest how to reward his or her guide). In this case the amount you pay covers the reservation fee and the guide's payment. If you wish to join a smaller, private tour let us know and we will organise it for you!
Suggested duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Tours from $16 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Walking tours

Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $21 › Learn more about Walking tours

10. Westerplatte

Once home to a spa complex and baths, Westerplatte was also home to a Polish military transit depot. Today the ruins of a World War II battle fought over this depot serves as a museum, and a totem-like monument stands tall on the peninsula. Carvings on the side pay homage to the Polish soldiers who died defending the piece of land. In fact, the peninsula is filled with memorials: some gravestones, some ruins of barracks. Each monument can be reached on foot or by water taxi along the coast.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $60 › Learn more about Westerplatte

11. Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka)

Known for the booths selling amber jewelry that line the street, Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) is also home to cultural curosities, such as a sculpture of a tightrope walker balancing high above shoppers' heads. The narrow, cobbled road with walk-up townhouses recalls the city's golden age. The Krzywy Domek building represents an architectural oddity, with warped walls that make it appear as if it is a mirage materializing on the horizon. Take your time exploring this narrow pedestrian street.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $6 › Learn more about Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka)

12. Undercover City Games: Gdansk

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Our game is a truly fun & unique way to spend a few hours in the centre of Gdansk. Tourists, families, business groups, stag/hen parties... whether you want to see the sights & learn about the history of the city, entertain the kids a little, beat your mates in serious competition or just do something completely different, you're going to find it here :)
Suggested duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Tours from $21 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Malbork

One of the largest castles in the world by surface area, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku was once home to an order of Teutonic Knights and today ranks as a World Heritage Site and national historical monument. After being nearly demolished in a battle during World War II, the castle has been completely restored. Besides the large number of knights that used the castle as a home base, Prussian kings from the 15th century also resided here until the 18th century. Wear walking shoes to tour the grounds comfortably. Consider combining your visit with a tour of the town, which offers historical sites from the same period.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $82 › Learn more about Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku

14. Archikatedra Oliwska

Full to bursting with valuable artwork, Archikatedra Oliwska serves as the final resting place of many of the region's prominent families. The great organ was designed in the 18th century by a Cistercian monk and features dramatic carved wood against the white vaulting above the congregation's heads. The angels balanced on top of the organ are movable. Other notable artworks adorn the walls and are worth a closer look as well.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $95 › Learn more about Archikatedra Oliwska

15. Gun Shooting Experience with Hotel Transfers

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Test with your friends your shooting skills in safety at the best shooting range in Gdansk and practice firing with a variety of weapons, including AK 47s, Glock, Glauberyt and Hammerli.Do you want to shoot firearms that were some of the most common weapons available in the second half of the twentieth century? And we don’t mean any replicas but the really heavy, fat guns like the famous old-communist soviet AK47 Kalashnikov, movies famous Glock, Hammerli or even machine gun Glauberyt? All of the above are provided in the premium additional package but three of them are used in a bestseller basic package. With us, you get the option to choose if you want to go deep with the gun shooting experience or if you would just like to try it for fun. The activity takes place at the best Gdansk shooting range with an experienced English-speaking and dedicated instructors taking care of you, making sure you learn the skills fast and the whole activity is performed in a safe environment.
Suggested duration: 30 to 60 minutes
Tours from $54 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

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