A thousand-year history, a location at the crossroads of important commercial and communication routes, an extensive port and mercantile traditions – all this makes Gdańsk a meeting place of many cultures, nationalities and denominations.
Walking in Gdańsk and getting to know its history etched in the monuments will give you many magical moments and true emotions. Gdańsk is a pearl of bourgeois architecture, boasting beautiful houses and a unique market. It is a world of cozy streets and historical churches. These are also perfectly preserved fortifications, ranked among the biggest in Europe, and interesting harbour architecture.
The city has rich culture to offer. Every year many concerts, shows and festivals are held for thousands of young people. There is also something interesting for sport freaks. Running, sport events on the beach, surfing, sailing, horse and bike rides in Tricity Landscape Park or maybe a thrilling ride on a 200 metre zip line hung up 30 metres high inside the „amber” football stadium Stadion Energa Gdańsk?
Founded: 10th century
Number of Higher Education Institutions: 15
Gdańsk is one of the most significant academic centres in the north of Poland. Among almost 500 thousand inhabitants over 80 thousand of them are students! The most representative groups of students from abroad come from: Ukraine, Russia, China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Belarus, Germany, Sweden and Italy. In Gdańsk you can find universities with dozens of years of academic tradition.
Gdańsk is one of the coldest cities in Poland. The city has moderately cold and cloudy winters with mean temperature in January and February near or below 0 °C and mild summers with frequent showers and thunderstorms.
– Gdańsk is a city placed on the very sea-shore;
– Located in the middle of Europe, easy to get to by air, ship, train, coach or car;
– one of the largest workforce markets in Poland.
– Gdansk is one in three. On 2007 the cities of Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot were banded into one continuous urban fabric called Tricity.
– Gdansk still has its historical Beer Bell that was used to announce the opening of pubs in the old times
– The St. Mary’s Cathedral in Gdansk is the largest brick church in Europe, with a capacity of 25,000 people. It hosts the largest astronomical clock in Poland that has a dial showing the position of more than ten celestial bodies and a calendar of holidays with a variable date.