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Witaj w Gdańsku
Welcome to Gdansk
Gdansk is one of the oldest Baltic cities with a thousand year old traditions of European culture and maritime history. The city was founded in 997 by St. Adalbert the Bishop of Prague (and the name is thought to originate from the Gdania River). In the 14th century it became one of the most powerful centres of the Hanseatic League, the biggest medieval mercantile organization in Europe.
Gdansk owes its fortune to its seaside location. Ships from all parts of Europe are greeted by the historical port of Gdansk. The trade routes from the east to the west and from the north to the south of Europe crossed here.
This university town is one of the major centres of economical and administrative life in Poland, science and culture. Today, Gdansk is Poland’s maritime capital and a popular tourist destination.
Gdansk is a breath of fresh air with its beautifully restored Old Town and its magnificent relaxed atmosphere that beckons you to rest and relax.