Things to do here
Gdańsk holds a special place in the hearts and minds of many Irish football fans. In the summer of 2012, thousands of Trappatoni’s army descended on the port city with inflatable hammers, leprechaun hats and an appetite for good times. The visitors endeared themselves to the locals and despite the poor results on the playing pitch, a bond between peoples was formed. Gdańsk was the birthplace of the Solidarity movement, which played a key role in the collapse of Communist Poland. Today, the Baltic city is a tourist town with pretty cobbled streets and ornate brightly coloured buildings. Just five minutes by train will bring you to the sandy beaches and impressive pier of Sopot while the city itself now boasts a host of new buildings, museums and restaurants.
- Tawerna Mestwin offers traditional northwest Polish cooking in a rustic dining room.
- Restaurant Kubickicja is the longest continually serving restaurant in the city.
- Located on Ul Mariacka in the Old Town, the Gotyk House was built in 1451 and is reputed to be the oldest house in the city.
- Hotel Podewils is a luxury hotel located on the waterfront with great views of the Old Town.