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About Gdansk

Gdansk is a beautiful city located on the Baltic Sea in northern Poland. It is a popular tourist destination due to its stunning architecture, vibrant culture, and rich history. Visitors can explore the city's many attractions, including the Old Town, the Long Market, and the Golden Gate. There are also plenty of museums, galleries, and churches to explore. The city is also known for its delicious cuisine, with a variety of restaurants and cafes to choose from.

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Hi, I’m Karolina. I work as designer in Polish fashion brand. I love art, design and culture but also enjoy spending time outside 😊 I’m excited to meet new people. I know the best coffee in Gdansk (HUGE coffee lover) ☕️❤️


I'm Marie! I'm Norwegian but lived in Gdansk for a bit over a year now working as a journalist. I loove cats, but unfortunately mine is home in Norway where my partner lives. I have a keen interest in the Middle East and Central Asia , as well as politics, photography and more! I am a big fan of travelling through workaways/couchsurfing/solo travelling and love to meet new people!


I am a student at Gdansk University of Technology. I love travelling and meeting new people.

Experiences from Gdansk

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February 7, 2023

Couple travel experience

Just got back from Gdańsk this weekend and I want to recommend the WW2 museum. Around £4 entry and it was amazing! We also went to Stutthof Concentration Camp which is about a 50-minute bus drive from the city centre and is free entry! FreeNow / Bolt is so cheap over there - cost me around £7 to get from Gdańsk airport to city centre (like a 25-minute drive). One thing I will say is to make sure you take some cash with you - I made the mistake of just travelling with my Monzo, not realising that a lot of places (eg the bus to the camp, and some restaurants) are cash only!

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November 27, 2022

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Gdansk is great, I've been 3 times and still plan to go back as I still haven't seen everything I wanted some. Places I have seen and recommend: artus court, free walking tours, walk along waterfront, town hall, war museum, the amber altar at St Brigids church, Roman cellar and ossuary, boat trips to Hel, Sopot (beach, lighthouse, crooked house and archaeological skansen), the world's biggest castle at Malbork a quick train ride from Gdansk (it is big enough that you can easily allocate a full day to spend there, I went for about 4 hours and had to rush through and skip parts of it).

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November 10, 2022

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Gdansk is a lovely place to visit and there are plenty things to do. Here are some must see/do: 1. Old Town (Main City) - you can easily spend whole day wondering around. There are many museums you could visit to learn a bit more about town‘s history (Uphagen’s House, Museum of Gdansk, Artus Court all located on Long Market/Dluga Street; Basilica of St Mary and Mariacka Street; the Crane and Dlugie Pobrzeze; Amber Museum) 2. Wyspa Spichrzów. 3. Ołowianka and the view from Amber Sky. 4. Museum of the Second War. It's really worth it. 5. Guided Kayaking on the river Motlawa. 6. Pierogarnia Mandu Restaurant and famous polish “pierogi” (dumplings). Don’t go to late as there may be long queues! It's the best place to try dumplings! 7. Try delicious Polish craft beers in places like: Pub Red Light, Pijalnia Wódki I Piwa, Winston Bar) 8. Visit Sopot and the beach. Try delicious fish and chips or waffles!

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September 24, 2022

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Gdansk is one of the most beautiful cities, with amazing restaurants. I would recommend staying in a hostel, they usually have lots of solo travellers, and they are quite nice. You should definitely try polish food: pierogi, the best place to have them is "Pierogarnia Mandu Gdańsk Śródmieście", super popular spot. For beer and some fun try - Ulica Elektryków, this is super cool industrial spot with food trucks, music and good beer. Consider spending one night in Sopot - is only 15 min away from Gdansk, but this is more like a holiday destination, with beautiful beach and lots of foreign people so English should not be a problem there. In Sopot my favorite food is - Śliwka w Kompot. '3city' - because this is how we call Gdansk , Gdynia and Sopot is very safe and fun, and most of the people in bars and restaurants do speak English.

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September 21, 2022

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Gdansk is for sure one of the most amazing spots in Poland. Here is my list of things to do: Old Town (Main City) - it’s really beautiful spot with some interesting things too see like Artus Court, Basilica of St Mary (you can get to the tower and see a great view of the old city) and Mariacka Street (cool street with nice bars/ restaurants), the Crane and Dlugie Pobrzeze, Amber Museum, the Neptun Monument Museum of the Second War - it’s really big and worth visiting, very interactive, you can spend few hours there European Center of Solidarity - quite new spot, to learn about the historical events of the Polish opposition to communist rule Wyspa Spichrzów - You can take a walk near Motlawa river and see the city a bit more (all of those things in the Main Old town and the river are super close to each other) You definitely need to go to the beach - Jelitkowo, Stogi, Brzezno -you can get there by tram from the center - Sopot - you can visit it by the Tricity Train (SKM) or take a nice beach walk from Brzezno beach to the Pier in Sopot (around 1h/1h 20m) Malbork castle - it is one of the largest castles in the world. It’s just a short train ride away from Gdansk

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September 17, 2022

Things to do: - Neptune's Fountain - Long Market - Town Hall - Golden Gate Safety: Extremely safe and super solo friendly. Recommendations: Gdansk is beautiful and it’s one of my absolute favorite cities.

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September 10, 2022

Things to do: - Visit the Museum of the Second World War - Hop on the Black Pearl cruise - Visit Westerplatte - Explore the Old Town Safety: It’s safe place to travel to. Recommendations: Gdansk is charming but quite small so I wouldn’t spend there more than 2 days.

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September 3, 2022

Things to do: - Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gdańsk - Museum of the Second World War - Neptune's Fountain - European Solidarity Centre - Pier in Sopot - Mariacka - Amber Museum - Museum of Gdańsk Safety: As a solo female traveler, I always felt safe. Recommendations: Gdansk is terrific, probably my favourite city in Poland. Lots to do there if you're interested in history.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Gdansk safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, Gdansk is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, as with any destination, it is important to take the necessary precautions to ensure your safety. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.

Is Gdansk good for solo travel?

Yes, Gdansk is a great destination for solo travelers. The city is generally safe and there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy. There are also plenty of cafes, restaurants, and bars to explore, as well as a vibrant nightlife.

Is Gdansk expensive for solo travellers?

Gdansk is generally considered to be an affordable destination for solo travelers. Prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all relatively low compared to other European cities.

What to do in Gdansk solo?

Explore the Old Town

Gdansk's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is full of beautiful architecture, cobblestone streets, and interesting shops. Take a stroll through the area and explore the many churches, monuments, and museums.

Visit the Gdansk Shipyard

The Gdansk Shipyard is a symbol of the Solidarity Movement and is a must-see for anyone visiting Gdansk. Take a tour of the shipyard and learn about the history of the movement and the city.

Take a Boat Tour

Gdansk is a port city and there are many boat tours available that will take you around the harbor and show you the sights.

Visit the Gdansk Zoo

The Gdansk Zoo is a great place to spend a few hours and see some of the local wildlife.

Visit the Gdansk Aquarium

The Gdansk Aquarium is a great place to learn about the local marine life and see some of the creatures up close.

Go Shopping

Gdansk is a great place to shop for souvenirs and unique items. There are many markets and shops in the city that offer a variety of items.

Visit the Gdansk Museum of the Second World War

The Gdansk Museum of the Second World War is a great place to learn about the history of the city and the war.

Take a Day Trip

Gdansk is a great base for exploring the surrounding area. Take a day trip to the nearby cities of Sopot and Gdynia or take a trip to the nearby beaches.

Is Gdansk safe to travel alone?

Yes, Gdansk is generally considered safe to travel alone. However, as with any destination, it is always important to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings. Be sure to research the area before you travel and take the necessary safety precautions.

Is Gdansk safe at night?

Yes, Gdansk is generally considered safe at night. However, as with any city, it is always best to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to ensure your safety.

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