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What are the best things to do in Gdansk?
Also known as the Motlawa River Embankment, Dlugie Pobrzeze is a must-visit spot for visitors with flights to Gdansk. While strolling along the riverfront Dlugie Pobrzeze, you’ll see stunning views of Gdansk’s Medieval architecture. Restaurants and bars are located all along Dlugie Pobrzeze, and the street especially comes to life on summer evenings. While holidaying on cheap flights to Gdansk, head to Dlugie Pobrzeze to take in the views and try some local delicacies, such as pierogies and Polish pancakes.
Museum of the Second World War
Learn about the impact of WWII while holidaying on flights to Gdansk by visiting this popular museum. The Museum of the Second World War is teeming with information about the war. While it touches on all different aspects of WWII, it focuses primarily on the impact of the war on Poland and the people of Gdansk. Tickets to Gdansk’s WWII museum typically cost 23 zloty ($9.05 NZD), except Tuesdays when entrance is free. The museum is located beside the Motlawa River just north of the city centre.
You may not expect to spend a day at the beach when planning a trip to Poland. But when you book cheap flights to Gdansk, you’ll have access to several beaches on the Baltic Sea. Of the beaches within reach of the city centre, Jelitkowo Beach is widely considered to be the most impressive. The long sandy beach features calm waves, making it ideal for paddle boarding or swimming. If you book return flights to Gdansk in summer, make sure Jelitkowo Beach is on your radar.
What’s on in Gdansk?
Open’er is an annual music festival held in the coastal town of Gdynia. If you book airfare to Gdansk during the festival, make your way to Gdynia in about 25 minutes by train. Open’er takes place over four days in early July and features some of the biggest international artists. Book airfare to Gdansk for the 2020 Open’er Festival to see performances from Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Twenty One Pilots, and other pop, rock, and hip-hop artists. Between musical acts, check out the festival village where you can purchase food and fashions from local vendors.
Gdansk Shakespeare Festival
If you’re a fan of theatre, plan your flights to Gdansk to coincide with the city’s Shakespeare Festival. The Gdansk Shakespeare Festival takes place over 10 days in late July and early August. Each day, you can catch performances of famous Shakespeare plays as well as popular spin-offs such as Lady Macbeth and Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Performances are held in several theatres across Gdansk and the neighbouring town of Gdynia.
St. Dominic’s Fair
St. Dominic’s Fair is one of Poland’s most famous events. It’s a massive festival that attracts millions of visitors each year. St. Dominic’s Fair first became a tradition in 1260 and has been celebrated more than 750 times since. Over the course of 20 days, more than 1,000 stalls set up across the city where you can shop products from local artisans. Additionally, visitors can enjoy entertainment such as live music, parades, and a funfair. If you’d like to experience the excitement of St. Dominic’s Fair, plan your return flights to Gdansk between late July and mid-August.
What is the best way to get around Gdansk?
After arriving on flights to Gdansk, you can reach the city and start exploring in less than an hour. From Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport (GDN), travel to Gdansk Main Railway Station by either bus or train. The bus departs every 30 minutes on weekends and every 60 minutes on weekends, arriving into central Gdansk in 40 minutes. The train will get you to your destination in a similar amount of time. Catch a train from Terminal 2 toward Gdansk Wrzeszcz station, then transfer to the SKM train to the centre. For a direct ride to your accommodation, catch a taxi from Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport (GDN). Taxis into the centre of Gdansk cost about 50 zloty (about $20 NZD).
While holidaying on cheap flights to Gdansk, the best way to explore the city is by foot. The city centre and old town are compact, allowing you to walk just about anywhere in less than 30 minutes. Of course public transport is available if you’d like to rest your feet after a day of walking or venture outside of the city centre. Between your return flights to Gdansk, you can take advantage of the local tram network to make your way around. The tram stretches to every corner of Gdansk, including popular museums and Jelitkowo Beach. Tickets to Gdansk trams cost 3.20 zloty ($1.25 NZD) and can be purchased from kiosks at each tram stop.