Poland’s city of Gdansk offers visitors a wealth of cultural
experiences, from architecture to museums, shopping for amber to
partying, especially useful over the new year's eve period.
Take a walk along Ulica Dluga (Long Street) and marvel at the buildings and shops surrounding you as you make your way to the market Dlugi Targ. This is a great place to stop for a bite to eat at one of the cafes or restaurants (it’s a bit more expensive to eat here, but you can venture off to one of the closer streets for something more wallet friendly!)
Jump on the AmberSky wheel for some wonderful views over Gdansk or if you like to be a bit more active, climb the 405 steps up to the top of St. Mary Cathedral for more breathtaking views of the city.
There is of course the Christmas market to visit on Targ Weglowy in December for all manner of Polish delights. With the streets lined with festive lights and decorations it’s a real winter wonderland.
If you find yourself in Gdansk on the 31st December then Dlugi
Targ and Targ Weglowy is where most people will gather to watch the
fireworks light up the sky. It will be crowded as people take to the
streets to welcome in the New Year.
If you are closer to Sopot follow the crowds to the beach and pier for the fireworks, remember your Vodka or champagne to toast the new year!
There are many bars and restaurants in Gdansk that offer New Years Eve events, live music, special menus, check with the venues and make your reservations well in advance as they do sell out quickly.
Sample the Polish cuisine at some of these delightful restaurants:
Prologue Restaurant & Bar
Wine Bar & Restaurant Literacka
Pierogarnia Mandu, Oliwa
There doesn’t appear to be any working webcams in Gdansk at the moment, I’ll update when I find one.
Gdansk has many beautiful hotels to stay in, reserve your room in
advance to avoid any disappointment:
Radisson Blu Hotel Gdansk
Q Hotel Grand Cru
Hotel Gdansk Superior
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.