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.