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Stories and Tips Gdansk

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The place called "Shout!"

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 18 Nov, 2011

The place they call Shout!'Wrzeszcz' translates as 'shout!' or 'scream!' imperative, although its actual etymology is less exciting, being related to 'wrzos', or heather. The now fully urbanised terrain used to be a woody area with patches of heather-covered heathland, but the settlement goes…Read More


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Shabby relics of Old Gdansk

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 18 Nov, 2011

Relics of Old GdanskAlthough Srodmiescie (Town Centre) district houses most of the popular sightseeing attractions, the visitors interested in the more elusive, off the beaten track and atmospheric if sometimes rough and a bit unsavoury remains of Old Gdansk can find those relics in the…Read More


Blocks, Blocks and more blocks

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 18 Nov, 2011

These districts skirt the older parts of the city in a crescent of mostly communist era housing developments with very little to offer to a visitor. If you really must visit communist era block sprawl, Przymorze and Zaspa (covered in 'Concrete Sprawl by the…Read More


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Where the river meets the sea

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 17 Nov, 2011

The two easternmost districts of Gdansk are Gorki Zachodnie i Krakowiec at the eastern end of Wyspa Portowa and, beyond there, Wyspa Sobieszewska. These mark a transition from the industrial wasteland in the harbour and harbour-surrounding districts to gentle pleasures of the Vistula Delta waterways.…Read More


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Boring dormitories that used to be countryside

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 17 Nov, 2011

The districts covered in this chapter are among the least interesting for a leisure visitor to Gdansk. They are all residential areas, most of them heavily developed after the fall of communism, and although more desirable and slightly better looking than some of the inner-city…Read More


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Industry and Shipping

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 17 Nov, 2011

Most of the industrial districts of Gdansk are located around the vast harbour area to the north-east of the city. Majority of them have very little to offer to visitors, although there is an odd gem here and there: half-decent beaches at Stogi and Brzezno…Read More


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Concrete sprawl by the sea

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 17 Nov, 2011

Many residents of Gdansk live in the area of concrete sprawl bordered on one side by the waters of the Bay of Gdansk and on the other by the main Gdansk-Gdynia road and the railway. Counting down from the borders of Sopot, this area is…Read More


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Old and Interesting: Srodmiescie & Oliwa

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 17 Nov, 2011

Gdansk is the city of half a million people and is administratively divided into 34 districts. A tourist on a brief (or even longer) sight-seeing visit will only come across some of them, as many are largely or exclusively residential. Others are out-of-the way but…Read More


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Dining and Cafes in Gdansk

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 05 Jan, 2010

Gdansk has plenty of dining options, from numerous snack and fast-food places scattered around the tourist areas to casual eateries to expensive fine dining. The quality can be variable, but there are some reliable places for most tastes and pockets. In the very centre, Czerwone…Read More


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Entertainment and Nightlife in Gdansk

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 05 Jan, 2010

Gdansk has a thriving cultural scene, and a number of permanent cultural institutions as well as recurring festivals and events. The best-known event in Gdansk is the St Dominic's Fair, a 750 year old, annual fortnight of crafts, bric-a-brac, tourist tat, street performances, music and…Read More


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