We stayed at the Camper Park in Stogi. Details can be found via this link https://osrodekprzywydmach.pl/caravan-camping-park/ we paid 80 zlt per night (£16.50 per night) and the site is in a great location to visit Gdansk. Currently the tram line is being replaced so there is a bus service (T8) that takes you to the main tram station. You then take the number 8 tram into the centre. The journey takes about 20 minutes in total and costs about 70 pence!
The main reason we were visiting Gdansk was so that Colin could catch up with a friend who was visiting the Amber Expo that is held annually in Gdansk.
It was fabulous to catch up with Alicia and it also meant we had our own tour guide so we learnt so much history about Gdansk and Poland in general.
Gdansk is famous for its Amber. Amber is a fossil resin that formed 40-50 million years ago. Scientists cannot agree on the exact processes that caused the resin (mainly from coniferous trees) to flow in such great amounts, often trapping pieces of plants, insects and even small vertebrates. These are called inclusions and the amber nuggets that contain them are the most valuable.
You can visit the ‘old prison’ which is now the Amber museum or if you want to purchase some Amber, Mariacka Street is the main street in Gdansk where you can buy amber jewellery.
At the top of Mariacka Street is St Mary’s Church which took over 150 years to build and is one of the largest brick churches in the world.
The main street is Long Street and the Long Market which is located in the heart of the city. This part of the city is a pedestrian precinct and full of bars, restaurants and there were even buskers and magicians.
Here you will find the Fountain of Neptune. The bronze statue of the King of the Seas was erected in front of Artus Court in 1633 and one of Gdansk’s icons.
We ate in a couple of the restaurants and the quality of the food was fantastic. The prices are very reasonable too, so a meal out didn’t break the bank it averaged about £20.00 for both of us including drinks.
There’s a lot to see and do in Gdansk and we didn’t get to see all the sights. At least it has given us a good reason to possibly return one day.