The economic potential of a metropolis is, among other factors, a function of well organized public transport which enables the residents to move smoothly from and to school, work, and places of leisure. The main organiser of the public transport in the Gdańsk Metropolis is the Metropolitan Transport Association of the Bay of Gdańsk (www.mzkzg.org).
travelling by plane
Poland’s accession to the European Union and opening the skies to low-cost carriers have triggered increase in air transport. The number of regular flights, passenger traffic, and the volumes of the cargo handled in Gdańsk are growing year by year.
travelling by train
Four international railway trunk lines cross the voivodship: from Gdańsk via Szczecin to the German border, from Gdynia via Warsaw and Cracow down to the Czech and Slovak border, from Gdynia via Bydgoszcz, Łódź, and Katowice to the western and southern state borders, from Gdynia via Olsztyn to Kaliningrad, or via Białystok to Belarus.
travelling by car
The Metropolitan Area and the region lie exactly on the convergence of international trunk transport corridors running from Scandinavia and North-Eastern Europe to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea in one direction, and from the northern part of Western Europe to Eastern Europe.
Shopping means something else for tourists and for people who live in Gdańsk. In the times of globalization there are many shops that can be found in every European city and those are not the shops that tourist are looking for. The most important are the shops in which you can buy something that is characteristic for the Region.
Food & Drink
Food and drinks are as important to tourist as the places they visit. Every Region of Europe wants to be recognized not only by the monuments, but also by what is served on the table. Gdańsk is famous for Kashubian cuisine, Gdańsk vodka and the beer… from all over the world.
Gdańsk has different forms of entertainment to offer, depending on the age, and also on the money we are planning to spend. We offer special tourist routes for entire families, for the one in love and for those who value peace and quiet. It is possible to sightsee the city ridding a bike on many bicycle routes. You can sail and surf (not only in the Internet).
Culture & Art
The culture and art are the legacy left by generations living in Gdańsk for over a thousand of years. The city’s difficult history has not always allowed to preserve authentic works of art. Centuries-old buildings which can be admired today in Gdańsk, were rerected in the 20th century after they had been damaged during the war they still present great value. They help to feel the atmosphere of historic Gdańsk.