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Gdansk - need some information about it


Aniol 4 | 10  
23 Sep 2009 /  #1
Hi,

does anyone know anything interesting about Gdansk? I need to impress my friend with knowledge of his home town...

Aniol
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szczeciniak 4 | 92  
23 Sep 2009 /  #2
anything interesting????
how about ufo in gdansk!!
youtube.com/watch?v=om6ynJgbdv8
i bet you will like it!!!
elnina999 - | 18  
23 Sep 2009 /  #3
oh... come on! If you want to impress your friend, then google Gdansk, read and learn!
szczeciniak 4 | 92  
23 Sep 2009 /  #4
google:
stary rynek w gdansku
zielona brama w gdansku
stary port

in fact goggle as above just gdansk!
Polson 5 | 1,771  
23 Sep 2009 /  #5
I spent a day in Gdansk last month.
The Old Town, at night, is wonderful, really. And i've been told it's even better in winter, at Christmas time, with all the lights and the ambiance.. ;)

I think you'll find all you need on the Internet if you know where to search.
You can also read books, go to a library and give a look at every book about Gdansk you could find.
Good luck ;)
gumishu 11 | 5,493  
23 Sep 2009 /  #6
Gdańsk - the home of Solidarity (the dockyard) has the biggest medieaval church in Poland (guess it's the biggest brick church in Poland) Mary's Church in the Old Town - can't remember the name of the street (also in the Old Town) which is called 'amber street' not far from the church - Gdańsk is pretty (or at least was in the old times) famous for its amber jewelry and similar - one important fact is that much of the Old Town has been rebuilt after substantial war damage (it was not actually damaged during combat but that's a different story) to emulate the looks it had before the war - you will personaly be able to jugde the result - Oliva borough of Gdańsk is a home of organ music festival (one of the biggest and oldest organ preserved in Poland)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
23 Sep 2009 /  #7
If you are going to Gdansk enamour yourself by referring to it as "Danzig".

Greet the locals by saying "Pear Doll She" to everyone you meet ( saying this to doormen can also get you in free )

Koorva can mean many things and should be used liberally - in restaurants, trains, busses etc - its kinda like a universal, "Hi", "I'm OK" "Hello - "how are you" kind of thing.

A fun day out is a trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mines - its a great day out and a taxi should only cost about £5 for a round trip The Taxi driver might look surprised but just reply " Is I a beasty ? " which he will understand.

Alternatively, you can use the search box in the top right of your screen where Gdansk will feature in many threads.
OsiedleRuda  
23 Sep 2009 /  #8
To the OP: do NOT listen to any of this ;)
OP Aniol 4 | 10  
23 Sep 2009 /  #9
Thank you everyone - well most of you! Yes I have googled and found lots of facts, and it sounds beautiful. But I wanted to know something that only a polish person, or someone living there, would know about. The large organ thing sounds interesting...

Aniol
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elnina999 - | 18  
23 Sep 2009 /  #10
Hope, no one takes the answer from szkotja2007 seriously!
It is dumb.... speaking mildly!
OsiedleRuda  
23 Sep 2009 /  #11
The large organ thing sounds interesting...

Well, you know what they say about us Poles: large nose, large... heheheh :)
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
24 Sep 2009 /  #12
What about the fact that it's got the longest residential builing in the world (sorry, can't remember the name of it), but there about two or three bus stops that serve it.
OsiedleRuda  
24 Sep 2009 /  #13
What about the fact that it's got the longest residential builing in the world (sorry, can't remember the name of it)

Falowiec ;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Sep 2009 /  #14
It's in the north of Poland ;) ;)

Just kidding. It was a Hanseatic city, formerly called Danzig. It was founded in 966 I think and a Czech bishop was an important visitor. Their rivals are Arka Gdynia.
scottie1113 7 | 898  
25 Sep 2009 /  #15
does anyone know anything interesting about Gdansk?

Yep. I've been living here for two years. I could tell you about the woman in the window near Neptune and the bas relief of Diana on Mariacka and why it's so unique, but I ain't gonna tell you until you come here and I can show them to you myself. Personally acquired knowledge is a whole lot better than anecdotal, and I'll even buy you a piwo at my favorite place in the process.
Harry  
25 Sep 2009 /  #16
there about two or three bus stops that serve it.

Three actually. Although Falowiec isn't the longest residential building in the world. It isn't even in the top three for Europe.
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
25 Sep 2009 /  #17
It isn't even in the top three for Europe.

Really? You have shattered my illusion.

It is a bloody impressive building nevertheless...
BackOfTheNet81 2 | 18  
2 Oct 2009 /  #18
Is I a beasty?

:D :D :D

Always remember: if you don't understand something in Polish just ask someone to repeat it like this:

"Tea. Who you? Banana."
natty - | 1  
22 Oct 2009 /  #19
Danzig !! there are so many thieves and Polish people tried to cheat tourists all the time .
Be careful!! and don't talk with anyone who comes closer.
don't change money with the man on the street ,go to KANTOUR
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
22 Oct 2009 /  #20
Danzig !! there are so many thieves and Polish people tried to cheat tourists all the time .

Everywhere in the world where there are tourists there are thieves. (Travel rule #1)

Be careful!! and don't talk with anyone who comes closer.

Why not?

don't change money with the man on the street ,go to KANTOUR

You should never ever change money anywhere else than in an exchange office or bank. (Travel rule #2)
jonni 16 | 2,485  
22 Oct 2009 /  #21
Everywhere in the world where there are tourists there are thieves. (Travel rule #1)

Indeed.

Gdańsk is a fairly friendly place. It doesn't seem to have any real centre though. The Old Town is first and foremost a tourist place, ul. Grundwaldska stretches on for ever, and people seem to pop between Gdańsk and the rest of the Tri-city on the SKM all the time. If there's a real heart of Gdańsk, maybe it's in Wrzeszcz.

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