This photo below was probably the very first one I put on Instagram after we arrived in Gdansk. I’d spent the past few hours going “WOW!!!” at every street corner and by this point.
Honestly, I couldn’t hold it any longer, I had to report back to everyone how much I was starting to fall in love with the quaint city.
It’s so easy to spend a weekend here. The city is very walkable, the food is pretty good and the nightlife is also fantastic.
Walking through the city, I had to admit, I was perplexed by one thing. Given Poland’s history during World War 2, I did wonder how the city managed to stay intact during that period. It turns out, it didn’t stay intact during the war. In fact, Gdansk was hit quite badly during the war. After the war, there was a concerted effort to restore the city back to it’s former glory. An effort that proved to be successful and a delight, not only to Polish people but to the many travellers who constantly visit this city.
The statue of Neptune below is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. It’s also almost 400 years old.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – how colourful is this beautiful city?
Oh by the way, that dark (really tall) building in the picture below is a medieval crane. And yes, it was used to do similar stuff to what the cranes we’re more used to seeing these days do. I can’t speak for anyone else of course but this is the first time I’ve ever seen a crane like this. When you visit the city, it’s one of those places everyone will insist you go see and it’s totally worth a gander.
Amber is very important to Gdansk. They make jewellery from it and apparently, a lot of the Amber that went into building the famous Amber Room in Russia comes from this region. Needless to say, anything Amber related is definitely THE souvenir to get from this region.
And there you have it, a little journey through the old town of Gdansk (via pictures, of course).