Places in Gdańsk & Pomerania
Northern & Western Pomerania
Stretching northwest from Gdańsk, the Baltic coast is Poland’s key summer-holiday strip. It may not be as well known as Spain’s Costa del Sol, but it’s an attractive coastline of dunes, woods and coastal lakes, fronted by pristine white sandy beaches. The numerous resort towns stretching all the way from Hel to Świnoujście are engaging places to spend some time.
The fertile land within the valley of the Lower Vistula, bisected by the wide, slowly flowing river, was prized by invaders for centuries. Flat, open and dotted with green farms, this region developed during the 13th and 14th centuries into a thriving trade centre, via the many ports established along the Vistula’s banks from Toruń to Gdańsk.
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Tips and articles
24 hours in Gdańsk
Gdańsk is a thousand-year old port city with a dramatic history of war and insurrection, and contrasting periods of trade and prosperity. Walk its beautifully restored streets for 24 hours to pick up its Baltic vibe...
Lajkonik Festival: guide to celebrating folklore in Krakow, Poland
'Kościół Mariacki w Krakowie' by Klearchos Kapoutsis. Creative Commons Attribution Location: Rynek Glówny, Krakow, Poland Date: Thursday after Corpus Christi. 6 June 2013; 26 June 2014; 11 June 2015...
Poland for foodies
There’s more to Polish cuisine than vodka and dumplings...
Mini guide to Krakow, Poland
Poland’s medieval capital has miraculously endured wars and oppressive regimes, to become one of Europe’s cultural treasure troves...