Gdańsk – A sea of possibilities
The Pomerania Region is a genuine pearl on the map of Poland. Tourists attracted to this Region admire its beautiful nature and unique monuments from the past. All visitors have the sea, forests, mountains and scores of lakes and rivers within their reach. There is something for everyone. For lovers of active leisure – excellent conditions for sports: windsurfing, canoeing, cycling, hiking, riding, sea fishing, hunting, and golf. History enthusiasts will certainly be interested in discovering the secrets of the incredibly rich past of Pomerania.
Gdańsk is a beautiful port city of nearly half a million people, and is undoubtedly one of Poland’s most popular tourist and cultural centres, diligently developing its universities and a fast-growing business centre. The city is located on the southern shores of the Baltic Sea and has played a key role in the exchange of goods between Northern and Western Europe, and the countries of Central-Eastern Europe for ages.
Established over a century ago, the city attracts thousands of tourists each year and connects the cultural traditions of many nations. It is a paradise for old architecture enthusiasts, who can wander endlessly among the beautiful tenement houses and medieval monuments.
Gdańsk is the hometown of numerous outstanding historical individuals, including Jan Hevelius, Daniel Fahrenheit and Arthur Schopenhauer, as well as two Nobel Prize winners: the first democratically-elected President of Poland, Lech Wałęsa, and the German writer Gunter Grass.