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New Year's Eve in Gdansk

Sea of attractions? Where if not in Gdansk? Wonderful architectural monuments form the main and Old Town buildings. In the cellars, on the ground floors and in the pre-war houses of historic tenements, amber houses have their own shops and galleries. Souvenirs of over a thousand years of tradition have been preserved in museums, churches and galleries. You can feel the city’s ghost by walking along the Royal Route.

It is mandatory to stop for a moment at the fountain of Neptune. We will feel the magical atmosphere of the city on Mariacka Street, where the impressive St. Mary’s Basilica pops up with its towers. The Old Market Square is the real pearl of Gdańsk. The Wyżynna Gate is the starting point of the Royal Route – where the most important buildings of the city are located – the Golden Gate, the Main Town Hall, the Artus Court and the Neptune’s Fountain – the first secular Gdańsk monument to whom the returning sailors thanked for their prosperity – and the Golden Gate.

A walk along Długi Pobrzeże and Motława with the historic Żuraw is also obligatory, allowing you to admire the over 1000-year old port. At the National Museum, you can admire Hans Memling’s Last Judgment. Nearby is also the Cape Westerplatte – a place of defense of Polish soldiers, which attacked the German battleship Schleswig – Holstein, who bore the beginning of World War II. The first recorded record about Gdańsk comes from 999. Initially, it served as a fortified city and a small commercial port, thanks to which it developed quickly.

Gdansk is really amazing city – why not spend here New Year’s Eve? It is amazing to admire fireworks by the sea or on the Old Square where are held numerous tourist events.