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The Essential
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The old Prussian city of Danzig was a flourishing place in the Middle Ages. A strategic point in Poland - at the mouth of the Vistula where it empties into the Baltic Sea -, it was here that Europe slipped into the Second World War when Nazi troops attacked the town in September 1939. In the 80's, Gdansk rose to fame as the birthplace of the trade union movement Solidarnosc, active in the dockyards under the leadership of Lech Walesa. Reduced to rubble during the war, the city has been rebuilt in an attractive style reminiscent of Flanders.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Gdansk
Golden House Golden House
Golden House
Two gables to the right of the Artus
Medieval Crane Medieval Crane
Medieval Crane
Originally used to unload cargoes, this
Long Market Long Market
Long Market
This square was once the centre of
The Royal Way
The Royal Way
Linking the Upper Gate to the Green Gate
Ulica Mariacka (Notre-Dame Street) Ulica Mariacka (Notre-Dame Street)
Ulica Mariacka (Notre-Dame Street)
With its façades and front stoops,
Gdansk Old Town Gdansk Old Town
Gdansk Old Town
Only the town hall survived the ravages