The best attractions of Gdańsk II
Places in Gdańsk can be divided into the obvious, the so-called "Must see" (see the article: The best attractions of Gdańsk - the Old Town and its surroundings) and non-obvious ones.
Read where it is worth going to get to know the city from a completely different perspective.
Gastronomy gardens and cultural and entertainment areas, all in the historic place of the Gdańsk Shipyard. Following the example of many European cities, a place was created in Gdańsk that combines history and the future at the same time. These are fashionable, modern points that quickly became part of the modern landscape of Gdańsk and became popular not only among residents. Other Polish cities look with envy at Elektryków Street and 100cznia.
Garrison of Culture
It is a lively space for culture, art, entertainment, sport and recreation, which since 2015 has been the new center of the Gdańsk Wrzeszcz district. A modern part of the city with lofts, apartment buildings, offices, restaurants, which has become a permanent element of the cultural landscape of the Tri-City. For 170 years, the place was occupied by the military, including the Prussian Hussars of Death from the 19th century. Currently, the space with buildings is over 12,500 square meters, surrounded by a park with historic old trees. The main building is Stary Maneż, where, among others, concerts.
Gdańsk Shipyard and Imperial Shipyard
The Gdańsk Shipyard is one of the largest Polish shipyards, located in Gdańsk on the left bank of the Martwa Wisła and in Ostrów. During its activity, it has built over 1,000 fully equipped seagoing ships, including container ships, passenger ships and sailing ships. The Imperial Shipyard Trail is becoming more and more popular. Along it, there are 13 panels with descriptions and visual materials on which you can learn about the history of the shipyard and the people who worked here. Sculptures-robots, the so-called castaways, are a showcase of this area. Recently, a new viewpoint has been opened in the shipyard - the M3 Crane, from which you can admire the panorama of the shipyard area.
Park in Oliwa
Its date back to the 15th century. Thanks to the abbots of Oliwa, the Cistercian congregation, a monastery, and later a cathedral, was established there. The park was designed in a French pattern, enchants with its vegetation and orderliness. There are: tulip tree, California fir, Douglas fir, Chinese juniper, silver birch, rhododendron, azalea, ginkgo biloba, edible chestnut, hops algae and Swedish rowan and many other tree species. There is a Botanical Garden and a Palm House as well as whisper grottoes, i.e. acoustic shells that allow two people distant from each other to communicate in a low voice.
Ronald Reagan Park
The youngest, one of the three seaside parks in Gdańsk, in the Przymorze district. It has approximately 60 hectares. There are coniferous and deciduous forests, meadows, as well as a place for those who like to spend the day actively: bicycle and walking paths, playground, alleys, benches, outdoor gyms, skate parks, pumptracks. The patron of the park is Ronald Reagan, the president of the USA, who visited the city in 1990.
It is the largest zoo in Poland. Over 160 species of animals live here, and their total number exceeds 800 individuals. It is a great place for both children and adults. Elephants, hippos, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles, lions, cheetahs, llamas, alpacas, bisons, chimpanzees, wolves, meerkats, many species of birds and reptiles are just some of the animals that you can admire while strolling through the well-kept and green alleys. There are also places where you can have lunch or sweets and buy souvenirs.
Gradowa Hill and Hewelianum Center
Góra Gradowa is a vantage point with a beautiful view of the Old Town and the shipyard. Next to it, there is Hewelianum, a multimedia educational center located in a 19th-century fort in Gdańsk surrounded by a park. The center has several departments, including: "Around the world", "Playing with history", "With energy".
Pier and beach in Brzezno
The bathing area forms about 2 km of the beach line. The 130-meter-long pier is entirely wooden, and along with the promenade it is an extension of Al. Jana Pawła II leading the road through a picturesque park. It is a place both for lazy sunbathing and for active recreation, rich in bicycle paths, green areas and amenities such as: volleyball courts, water slide, rope park, playgrounds for children, changing rooms, toilets, equipment and sunbeds rental, restaurants and other eateries.
AmberSky Observation Wheel
It is a 50-meter Ferris wheel in Gdańsk, which provides a wonderful panorama of the city. It consists of 36 comfortable, air-conditioned and heated gondolas. It quickly became a hit with tourists and residents, and even its modern showcase. It allows you to look at the Old Town, the amber stadium, the shipyard, the moraine hills and even the Hel Peninsula from a completely different perspective.
While in the city, it is impossible to miss the museums. We recommend: European Solidarity Center, Museum of the Second World War, Amber Museum, National Maritime Museum, DeJa Vu Museum, Center for Contemporary Art, National Museum in Gdańsk, Sołdek Ship, Toy Museum, Archaeological Museum.
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