One of the attractions of visiting Gdansk is that you don’t just get the city of Gdansk. You get Sopot, Gdynia, Malbork, Frombork, the Hel Peninsula, the Kashubia region, the list goes on and on.
As we head into 2019, there is a sense of real positivity and optimism in the Tri-city of Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia. The cities have enjoyed a period of growth and development and one of the most successful areas in recent years has been the tourism sector. When In Your Pocket began publishing in the city in 2000, there were considerably fewer tourists and even fewer people who had heard of Gdansk and that it was worth visiting. Gradually the tourists started to venture to this part of the world, word got out that it was a fascinating and beautiful place and the investment in the sector began to grow. We are now fortunate to be home to some fascinating places and a vibrant culinary scene.
There is now a wide choice of places that are ready and eager to serve you, the visitor. Visiting at this time of the year (this issue covers the winter and early spring) means that the competition for your business is fierce and therefore you not only miss the crowded streets of high-season but you get that extra time and attention that maybe aren’t available in summer. Enjoy it - we tend to enjoy these quieter moments of the year ourselves, even if the weather is not as cheerful.
The cover shows the beautiful Millers’ Guild House (Dom Cechu Młynarzy). Built in 1894, the building was completely destroyed in WWII but was carefully rebuilt to original plans in 1997. It’s one of the city’s most photographed sights.
Also we would like to point you towards an ever increasing ‘What’s On’ section which we hope will help you entertain yourselves with while you are here and which you can also access via our app (available on IOS and Android now).
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