What was a small village less than 100 years ago, is now a flourishing city with its own universities, buoyant economy, modern architecture and rich cultural life. An impulse for such rapid development was building of a port, which provided Poland an access to the sea while Gdansk became an Independent City after the World War I.
Gdynia attracts visitors with its long seashore with promenades, marinas and yacht clubs. Centre of the city is the Kosciuszki Square with two famous museum ships moored in the dockyards nearby. The ORP Blyskawica Destroyer fought in the Second World War, while the Dar Pomorza is a spectacular ‚tall ship’ from years past. Both ships are still manned by sailors of the Polish navy, who tell visitors about Gdynia’s maritime history and the exciting past these proud ships.
Distance from Gdansk city centre: 23 km, about 30 min driving one way
For guests looking for an unconventional way to discover the Tricity we recommend the Tricity Bike Tour. more