Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia build a metropolitan organism commonly referred to as the
Tri-City. It is a vast agglomeration stretching over 50 km along the southern shore of
the Baltic Sea. The agglomeration is inhabited by more than 1 million people.
Gdańsk is the Polish maritime capital with the population nearing half a million.
Gdańsk is the capital of the Pomeranian province and an important administration
centre. In the Gdańsk Shipyard was born first Independent Trade Union, “Solidarity”,
what triggered the avalanche that toppled communism in Europe.
A thousand-year history of Gdańsk can be seen in numerous monuments especially in the
old town. Gdańsk cultivates its centuries-long tradition in the field, and it’s
nickname of the world capital of amber is well earned. The local masters have developed
their own amber processing school, and the quality of their works is unrivalled
A contemporary Gdańsk is an open space for everyone, offering a wide range of tourism,
culture and sport attractions. Location at the crossroads of important commercial and
communication routes, developing sea-port and a mercantile traditions makes Gdańsk a
meeting place of many cultures, nationalities and denominations.
Sopot is one of the most charming towns in Poland and one of the most popular Polish
seaside and health-spa resort. Sopot has approximately 40,000 inhabitants. It lies
between of Gdańsk to the Southeast and Gdynia to the Northwest.
Sopot’s biggest summer tourist attraction is the sandy beach, which stretch for 4.5 km.
The one of the major attraction is also the longest wooden pier in Europe (515.5
metres), stretching out into the Bay of Gdańsk. In Sopot is located Poland’s most
beautiful amphitheatre – Forest Opera and Bohaterów Monte Cassino Street (a promenade
that is closed to traffic and leads straight to the Sopot pier).
Beside the bustling “Monciak” Boulevard, there are some charming peaceful areas where
can be enjoyed Art Nouveau villas, pleasant parks and forests cut through by gorgeous
ravines. Over 60% of the city is covered with green areas. It is an excellent place for
weekend leisure, family holidays and business meetings.
Gdynia is a developing rapidly harbour city with young sea port. Gdynia is inhabited
by almost a quarter of a million people. The entire downtown area of Gdynia was built
in the spirit of the avant-garde stream in modernism, what is rare on a global scale.
Gdynia can also boast of the sea, beaches, hills, forests right on their doorstep and
the highest annual number of sunny days. It is a city with the reliable public
transport, safety and availability of services.
Every year in Gdynia is organized Gdynia Film Festival – the largest film festival in
Poland and the only one which for decades has been promoting Polish cinematography in
Europe on a large scale.