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Gdansk2021-04-20T05:29:40+00:00

Lying at the mouth of the Vistula River on the country’s Baltic coast, Gdansk is one of the most historically and culturally significant cities in Poland. Known by many as the “pearl of the north”, it has enjoyed status as the continent’s wealthiest and most multi-cultural city, where a robust trade network, booming industries and unique traditions combined to form a wonderfully rich culture.

Gdansk’s strong geographical and economic position made it the center of many major historical events; most notably, it was here that the Third Reich army fired the first strikes of World War II. While the war brought complete devastation to the city, its determined citizens wasted no time in rebuilding and transforming it once again into a glorious port city. Today, Gdansk stays true to its multi-cultural roots, attracting growing numbers of tourists and expats from across the world looking to experience a Polish city like no other.

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Teaching English in Gdansk

Without good Polish language skills and knowledge of the local teaching market, it can be hard to to find a reliable English teaching job in Gdansk. Our dedicated team of former ESL teachers are here to help. Working with a team of in-country experts in all things Poland, we offer a small selection of reputable and reasonably paid teaching jobs in Gdansk, which you can apply for through our two different program options. Whichever program you choose, together with our partners we commit to finding you a quality teaching position and providing the support you need to settle in, meet people and make the most of this historic city.

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BASIC INFORMATION

About Gdansk

Weather

Located on the northern coast, Gdansk experiences warm summers, with temperatures averaging around 23°C, and cold winters, dropping to around 1°C. The most comfortable times to visit are spring and autumn.

Geography

Gdansk lies on the coast alongside two other cities, Sopot and Gydnia, which together form the Gdansk Bay. Its location makes it the center of Poland’s sea trade, meaning it’s well-connected with the country’s other major hubs.

Language

The official language of Poland is Polish, and this is the primary language used in school and business in Gdansk. You’ll find that most young people can speak English here, though any effort to learn Polish will be appreciated by the locals.

THINGS TO DO

Top Attractions

Though quieter than the tourist meccas of Warsaw and Krakow, this coastal paradise has enough to keep you occupied for as long as you wish to stay. From museums and theatres, to cafes and shops, to nature, you’ll never run out of things to do.

Dlugi Targ

Dlugi Targ

Known in English as the Long Market or Royal Way, this is the main street passing through the heart of Gdansk. It’s only a mere 500 meters long, but it’s dotted with things to stop and look at on the way, such as the Golden Gate.

The Main Town Hall

The Main Town Hall

Known as Ratusz glownego miasta in Polish, this gothic style building is a must-see along the Dlugi Targ. Visitors can climb to the top of the clock tower for panoramic views over the city and, on a clear day, the Baltic Sea.

Motlawa River

Motlawa River

Another great spot for a walk, the waterfront is both peaceful and picturesque. From here, you’ll get great views of the river, as well as the city skyline.

Mariacka street

Mariacka street

This is one of the city’s most traditional streets, lined with shops and cafes housed within old-style buildings. One of the highlights for most visitors is the “pukers” – gargoyle heads that spurt water during rainstorms.

The Museum of the Second World War

The Museum of the Second World War

This recently opened museum is recognized as being one of the best in Poland. It educates visitors on the events leading up to the war, as well as its impact on the nation. Whether you enjoy museums or not, this one is a must-visit.

Gdynia & Sopot

Gdynia & Sopot

If you feel like escaping Gdansk for a weekend, a visit to Sopot and Gdynia are an absolute must. It’s possible to visit both in one day, though if you want to make the most of the museums, squares and beaches, it’s worth spending a bit longer getting to know Gdansk’s sister cities.

Known in English as the Long Market or Royal Way, this is the main street passing through the heart of Gdansk. It’s only a mere 500 meters long, but it’s dotted with things to stop and look at on the way, such as the Golden Gate.

Piw Paw

Piw Paw

Piw Paw is the bar of every beer drinker’s dreams. With around 100 varieties of beer on tap and a further 200 in bottles, you’ll never run out of new beers to try. It’s open 24/7 though, so you can give it a good go!

Plan B

Plan B

Usually the Plan A of many Warsaw locals, this popular student bar is basic, cheap and a great night out. The bar lays on regular gigs and DJ nights, and it’s always one of the busiest spots in town.

Syreni Śpiew

Syreni Śpiew

If you enjoy live music in a swankier venue, you’ll love Syreni Śpiew. As Poland’s first whiskey and cocktail bar with live performances, it’s a popular venue boasting a huge menu and a bunch of awards.

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