Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot
Tri-City is located on the Baltic coast and consists of three cities, Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot. The three cities are situated adjacent to one another forming one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Poland. Each of the cities are proudly independent and have their own unique character and history. You’ll find Gdynia in the north, Gdańsk in the south and Sopot in the middle with great transport links between each other.
Within Tri-City, Gdańsk is the most well-known Internationally. In the 1980s, Gdańsk was the birthplace of the Solidarity movement, which played a major role in bringing an end to communist rule in Poland and helped precipitate the collapse of the Eastern Bloc, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact. Gdańsk is also famous for being the location where the first shots of World War II were fired. Not surprisingly, two of the city’s main attractions are the World War II Museum, and the European Solidarity Centre.
There’s plenty to explore in Gdańsk including the picturesque Old Town, which includes the Royal Way leading to the riverfront via several city gates.
Gdansk’s little sister but still a tourist hotspot is Sopot, one of the most fashionable towns in Poland and Tri-City’s primary party destination. The town’s reputation as a spa resort began in the early 19th century, this quickly grew into a reputation as a playground for Europe’s elite, many of whom purchased summer homes there.
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The city is a hip and happening place with buzzing nightlife, quality hotels and spas, sheltered beaches and plenty to do and see. Sopot has the longest wooden pier in Europe, at 515.5 metres, stretching out into the Bay of Gdańsk. For active types, Sopot provides kilometres of bike paths and forest trails to explore.
The most happening place in Sopot, Tri-City is ul. Monte Cassino, the city’s main pedestrian thoroughfare. It is lined with bars, clubs and restaurants and leads directly to the pier and beaches.
Gdynia is a major seaport and is a regular stopover on the cruising itinerary of large, luxury passenger ships. As a relatively new city, Gdynia lacks the 1,000-year history of its better-known neighbour but still has lots to offer. You’ll find beautiful beaches, great walking routes and an active nightlife scene.
Tri-City is located within the Pomeranian Voivodeship, a region which has 316 km of coastline with sandy beaches and a staggering 2,901 lakes. If you wanted to swim in a different lake every day, it would take you almost eight years.
Just 62km away from Tri-City, is Malbork Castle, the largest castle in the world measured by land area and was designated a World Heritage Site in December 1997 by UNESCO. Located on the east bank of the River Nogat, this Gothic brick-built fortress once belonged to the Teutonic Order, and it served as their headquarters for almost 150 years.
Pomerania also boasts two national parks, Slowinski National Park and Bory Tucholskie National Park, it also has nine landscape parks and 127 nature reserves.
Explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts about what makes it so special. Discover the multiple Town Halls in Gdansk, pass by the famous Golden House and see the largest brick church in Europe. Learn the purpose of the Beer Bell and intriguing facts about this Baltic port.
Tri-City Tours & Experiences
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Your English speaking driver will pick you up from your hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned mini bus and take you to Sztutowo where the former camp and the Stutthof Museum are located.