Gdansk is a port city on the coast of the Baltic sea. The town was reconstructed after WWII and is still growing now. There are plenty of things to do whilst on a trip in Gdansk. Here are some of the weird and wonderful ones…
Bunkier is a six- storey, reinforced concrete cube. It was built as a bunker, air raid shelter and anti aircraft battery by the Germans during WWII. It is also the only building in the area to survive the war. Now it is a nightclub. Each floor is different, as well as keeping some of the original features, there are some artistic touches. Costs for a night out here are fairly low too.
St Mary’s Church
St Mary’s Church is located in the centre of the old town of Gdansk and is often cited as the largest brick church in the world. Building of this church began in 1343 but did not reach the size it is today until 1502.
Dtugi Targ (long market) used to be where the main city market was, but now it is a main attraction for when tourists visit. The area is now fairly touristy with plenty of bars and restaurants. But there is still all of the beautiful architecture to appreciate. The Neptune fountain is also located in the long market. The Neptune fountain is a bronze statue of a sea god made in 1549 and was changed into a fountain back in 1633.
Dumplings or Pierogi are filled dumplings by wrapping dough around a savory or sweet filling and then boiled in water. Pierogi is one of the national dishes of Poland and you will normally find them with some sort of meat filling. You will find these in most Polish Cuisine restaurants around Gdansk and is a must to try while you are there.
World War II Museum
The museum of the Second World War is located about 10 minutes outside of the old town. The museum was recently opened in March 2017. The museum is great for those who have an interest in the history of Second World War. There are lots of things to see and watch so make sure you give yourself enough time to go around everything.
These were some of the weird and wonderful things you can do while on a trip in Gdansk.
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