Gdansk Tourism, Poland

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Gdańsk (Polish pronunciation: [ɡdaɲsk] ; English /ɡəˈdænsk/, also US /ɡəˈdɑːnsk/; German: Danzig [ˈdantsɪç] , also known by other ) is a Polish city on the Baltic coast, the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland's principal seaport and the centre of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area. The city lies on the southern edge of Gdańsk Bay (of the Baltic Sea), in a conurbation with the city of Gdynia, spa town of Sopot, and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto), with a population approaching 1.4 million. Gdańsk itself has a population of 460,427 (December 2012), making it the largest city in the Pomerania region of Northern Poland. Gdańsk is the capital of Gdańsk Pomerania and the largest city of Kashubia. The city's history is complex, with periods of Polish rule, periods of Prusso-German rule, and periods of autonomy or self-rule as a "free city". Between the world wars, the Free City of Danzig was in a customs union with Poland and was located between German East Prussia and the so-called Polish Corridor. Gdańsk lies at the mouth of the Motława River, connected to the Leniwka, a branch in the delta of the nearby Vistula River, which drains 60 percent of Poland and connects Gdańsk with the Polish capital, Warsaw. Together with the nearby port of Gdynia, Gdańsk is also an important industrial center. In the late Middle Ages it was an important seaport and shipbuilding town, and in the 14th and 15th centuries a member of the Hanseatic League. Five centuries later, Gdańsk was the birthplace of the Solidarity movement, formed in 1980, which played a major role in bringing an end to Communist rule in Poland and helped precipitate the collapse of the Eastern Bloc, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Soviet Union.


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Facts and Stats for Gdansk*

  • Pollution Statistics in Gdansk

    Know the pollution level of Gdansk before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.38 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 34 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.27 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20.19 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 35.58 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20.19 (Low)
  • Gdansk: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Gdansk for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gdansk.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.78 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.48 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.67 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 53.49 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.11 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 36.67 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 74.44 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 51.11 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.11 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.44 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.84 (Moderate)
  • Living in Gdansk - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Gdansk is 164.16 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 59.81 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 71.99 (High)
    • Pollution Index 27.89 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.52 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 48.26 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.98 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.43 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 81.44 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Gdansk

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gdansk

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.3 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.19 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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  • Gdansk Walking Tour Shore Excursion from Gdynia
    Gdansk Walking Tour Shore Excursion from Gdynia

    Duration: 5 Hrs

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  • One way private Gdansk airport transfer up 4 people
    One way private Gdansk airport transfer up 4 people

    Duration: 20 Mins

    Private, hustle-free and convenient Gdansk airport transfers to and from the city center. Take advantage of this affordable, ...

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    Duration: 20 Mins

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  • Gdansk Royal Route
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    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Walk along the Royal Route of Gdansk, the path once accessible only to powerful monarchs and learn about the exciting history...

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