Lots to see, lots to do
You will find some well-known events in Gdansk, in particular International Pop festivals such as the Heineken Opener Festival.
Other popular events in Gdansk include The International Festival of Street Feature and Gdansk’s Musical Summer, which runs top notch classical concerts across the city. One of the oldest and also the most prestigious annual events in Gdansk is St. Dominic’s Fair, which stretches all the way back to 1260. Besides the treasures of the fair itself, which are particularly strong on art and amber, the festival embraces a range of events from concerts to firework displays.
Another established event is Gdynia’s Film Festival, which remains one of the most important celluloid celebrations in Poland. Many of the country’s most famed directors such as Kieslowki and Zanussi have taken part in the competition.
Last but not least is Sail Gdansk, which sees the Bay come alive with a flotilla of fantastic sailing vessels. This event usually takes place in July and it’s a must for maritime maniacs.
The thousand-year history was not only a time of merchants but also artists who still abound in the city. Gdansk has have huge theatrical traditions and modern cinema halls. You will come across connoisseurs of the opera and philharmonic here but will also be entranced with the liveliness of culture during city festivities. And at night you can spend a romantic time in the light of flaring fireworks.
Gdańsk’s city centre is relatively compact, with nearly all major attractions accessible on foot. Visitors wanting to explore the further reaches of the city can use the city’s excellent public transport system, ZTM Gdańsk. Usually coloured red and white, trams and buses are cheap and frequent throughout the city. Tickets can be purchased from kiosks and most newspaper shops, at ticket machines placed at numerous stops and from the driver. Locals are keen to help with directions but always ask several people and see if they agree.
Dental tourism in Gdansk
A strategic and highly influential port for nearly a thousand years, Gdańsk is Poland’s largest northern city. It draws numerous visitors into its historic city centre, its outstanding museums and its expansive beaches spread along the coast of the Gulf of Gdańsk, making it a popular summer destination for many Poles and foreign visitors alike. Gdansk is very popular with people from the UK wishing to save money on dental treatment – more info