Gdansk

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As more people discover the cities of Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia, so the things on offer for them continues to improve. Once upon a time it was enough to simply open a bar, café or restaurant to get into Gdansk In Your Pocket. Nowadays, the standard of places already in the guide mean a new place really needs to make a mark to make it into the print guide (a copy of which you can download here). This issue has seen a bunch of new places make the grade, while others join the extended selection you’ll find here on our website. Take a look, and let us know what you think of those that made, and did not make, the cut.

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 the second half of the summer and on into autumn the Tri-city of Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia has been enjoying a tremendous year. The long run of hot weather has ensured that the beaches and beer gardens have been doing a roaring trade and the number of visitors has been unprecedented. 

The challenge for the region now is to attract more people outside of the high season and we hope that you’ll recognise the area’s potential as a short-break destination out of season. The three cities and the surrounding region offer not just excellent value as a leisure destination but with the huge increase in top-class hotel rooms; the continuing development in less weather-sensitive attractions such as the Spa, Wellness and Beauty sector in places like Sopot and the modern conference and meeting facilities offered by places including the European Solidarity Centre, the Sopot Conference Centre and even the Shakespeare Theatre make the Tri-city a genuine candidate for your company’s meetings and conferences. 

Local business has really grown in recent years thanks to the increase in visitors, but their efforts need customers year-round. If you’ve had an enjoyable visit in a private capacity, why not consider encouraging your friends and colleagues to come and visit too – in whatever capacity.

The cover photo this issue shows the pier at Sopot. It’s just one of the many popular tourist attractions in the city and at 511.5m is the longest wooden pier in Europe. A walk along it is recommended at any time of the year.

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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