Viewpoints in Gdańsk
See Gdańsk from a different perspective. We suggest which viewpoints are worth visiting during your vacation in this city.
Gdańsk is located between forested hills and the Bay of Gdańsk. It has many points from which you can see the city panorama, the seashore or even the Hel Peninsula. You can see the individual districts and the location of the entire city from above. Most of them are free of charge.
Let's start with 8 points, a special tourist attraction called the Crown of the Old Town. They are:
- Main Town Hall Tower,
- Prison Tower of the Amber Museum,
- Tower of the Church of St. Catherine,
- Tower of St. Mary's Basilica,
- Wisłoujście Fortress Tower,
- Naturalists' Tower of the Archaeological Museum,
- Góra Gradowa - Centrum Hewelianum,
- The lighthouse in Nowy Port.
When visiting these places you can collect stamps for a special book. Once you get them all, you will deserve the "Winner of the Crown of Old Gdańsk" badge.
If you want to admire the city from a bird's eye view, it is worth going to the panoramic terrace. It is located on the 32nd floor of the Olivia Star office building. It is the highest and most modern vantage point in Gdańsk, providing a breathtaking view of the four corners of the world. From there you will see Gdańsk, Sopot, Gdynia Orłowo, Gdańsk Bay and the Hel Peninsula.
The original viewpoint is the AMBER SKY viewing wheel. You will find them in the center of Gdańsk, on the Ołowianka Island, near the Baltic Philharmonic and the drawbridge. It is a mobile observation wheel over 50 meters high. It has over 30 air-conditioned cabins, including 2 accessible to the disabled. The journey takes 15 minutes, and in fine weather, you can even see Hel from the top. By the way, you can take advantage of the real treat in the form of a VIP cabin with a glass floor, leather seats and a mini fridge, where you can order champagne.
Another hill worth going is Pachołek. This is the name of the hill (101 m above sea level) in Gdańsk Oliwa, on which stands a modern 15-meter observation tower. This place is also called Czarcie Wzgórze. It sounds interesting? It is suspected that the place was once a point of pagan worship. On the side of the mountain there is a huge boulder called the Devil's Stone, which the devil himself dropped here to destroy a nearby monastery.
The crane, i.e. the M3-type shipyard crane, is the newest vantage point on the map of the Tri-City. It is located in the post-shipyard area, more precisely in the Imperial Shipyard, near the pontoon bridge. It has a viewing platform at a height of about 30 meters. Over 130 steps lead to it. It is worth it, because the view is very impressive. You will see, among others, the Martwa Wisła with vessels, working shipyards, skyscrapers in the districts of Wrzeszcz and Oliwa, as well as moraine hills. On the other side, there is the Old Town, where in the distance you can see the Town Hall, the observation wheel, the Museum of the Second World War and many other buildings. If you want to feel the industrial atmosphere of the city, go there.
These are of course not all viewpoints in Gdańsk. We also recommend 18 scenic routes of the "Gaze at Gdańsk" project. It has been implemented since 2016 by the Gdańsk Road and Greenery Authority and is very popular. The idea of the project is to restore historical, forgotten views of the city and to show new ones that arise in the natural process of urban tissue development. So - happy hike and unforgettable views!
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