Gdansk is a beautiful seaside town, located on Poland’s northern Baltic coast, with a lovingly restored Old Town at its heart. Despite being the victim of devastating bombing during WWII, Gdansk’s restored Old Town feels completely authentic. Gdansk is revered in much of Poland, for it is here where Lech Walesa led the shipyard’s workers in their victorious revolt against the communist regime.
Following centuries of maritime trade, Gdansk has many characteristics that separate it from other Polish cities. With wealthy merchants leaving an eclectic mix of architectural styles and the many shifts between Slavic Poland and Teutonic Prussia the city has endured; Gdansk has a unique history. * The Gdańsk region is famous for the Amber gem. * Some of the first shots fired during WWII took place in Gdansk.