Gdansk, Poland – Weekend Travel Guide

Gdansk, Poland – Weekend Travel Guide

Join us for a weekend of Polish food,
polish beer, here in the northern Polish city of Gdansk! Gdansk is perfect for
walking around, all of its major sights are located within 20-minute walk of
each other. The city center was rebuilt after World War two bombings and is now
home to many brilliant shops and restaurants. Strolling along “long market”
you will see many shops selling trinkets and jewellery made from amber. The region is famous for the abundance of this ossified resin. Gdansk is primarily a port city located
right next to the Baltic Sea. If you fancy getting out on the water you can take a trip on this cool-looking pirate ship. Ports mean one thing,
trade and it’s been happening here since the 13th century evidence of this is”the
crane” imagine big wooden ships being loaded and unloaded before setting off
on another expedition out into the Baltic After all that walking we took a break
at Mandu, here you can find many variations of the traditional pierogi
these dumplings can be filled with any number of things and are either boiled
or baked. You can see them being made in the window I wish I was that quick at
making them! We tried a meat one with bacon bits and
sour cream, salmon and dill and pork and mushroom all were totally delicious
and if you’re in the city we highly recommend dropping by to experience the
friendly service and hearty food, you will leave feeling very satisfied indeed. Zlota Brama or “Golden Gate” marks the
entrance to the old town, it’s only about a 10-minute walk from the main train
station Gdansk Glowny. Walking underneath the gate will take you on too “long market” continuing all the way down to the canal waterways that lead off
into the baltic sea This area is currently undergoing
gentrification, there are new hotels and apartment blocks springing up and it’s
going to look great once finished. During our visit we enjoyed the winter Sun and gazing at the comings and goings on the water. Completed in 1502
Saint Mary’s Basilica is the world’s largest brick-built Cathedral. The main
hall is 105 meters long large enough for 25,000 people. It’s possible to climb the
409 steps to the top of the tower. First up a stone spiral staircase which takes you above the vaulted ceiling then continuing via concrete steps before
completing the climb via very steep steel steps. It took us about 15 minutes
to reach the top and the 360 degree views were well worth the effort to get
there. If you fancy giving it a go tickets are 10 zloty. We decided to take a day trip to a small
town called Malbork, famous for its Castle. There are multiple daily trains
from Gdansk Glowney train station. We purchased tickets from the cashier at
the station and jumped on board. There are different classes and speed of train and as such have different prices. We boarded the first available train so
paid 11 zloty each to depart and 17 zloty to return. The polish trains
website lists all the info and timetables, we’ll put a link to the
website in the video description. After about 50 minutes you’re arrived at
Malbork station. The castle ticket office is a 15 minute walk and easy to find. Included in the 29 Zloty
entrance fee is an audio guide that provides detailed information as you
tour the castle. It works on GPS so knows which room you are in and tailors the commentary to suit Malbork castle is the largest
castle in the world by land area. It’s history is vast dating back to the 13th
century so there’s a lot to learn. The guide does a good job navigating you
around as a lack of signs would make it hard without. We found the level of
detail the guide provided to be good, sometimes too good you’d have to have a
deep interest to care about some of the info but it’s still worth coming here to
experience what life would have been like for the Teutonic Knights,Polish
Kings and Prussian army, all of whom occupied the castle World War two brought destruction
the castle was badly damaged but by 2016 restoration was complete and the castle
started a new chapter in its history. Once back in the city we went to central
craft beer hotel which is right next to the main train station. With a fabulous
on-site restaurant and brewery this place is a one-stop shop for all your
eating drinking and sleeping needs. We tried the beer tasting board, 4 beers
came with paired food, perfect for the beer connoisseur. After a couple more beers our weekend
came to an end. Let us know if you enjoyed our video in the comments
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Until next time happy travels from the memory seekers

3 thoughts on “Gdansk, Poland – Weekend Travel Guide

  1. Thanks for a very informative and gentle introduction. I am visiting Gdansk next week and your video gace me a good understanding of things I want to see.

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