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Tuwima 12, Gdansk, 80-210, Poland
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Gdansk's Golden Gate at rightGdansk's Golden Gate at right

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Traveling from Gdansk to Ostroda

by Koowetzal

Next year I hope to traveling to North East Poland. I will be with my mother who was born in Ostroda (Osteroda, Ostpreußen) but has not been back there since the end of WW2. I expect to flying to Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport then somehow making my way to Ostroda. So far, car hire seems most likely but I would prefer to avoid that if possible, not being the most confident of drivers when in continental Europe. Does anyone know of a suitable alternative? Rail or Bus perhaps. Must be with the minimum of waiting or changing. I have trawled the web for info but, naturally, most of it is in Polish.

Re: Traveling from Gdansk to Ostroda

by henrykkanada

From Gdansk airport, take airport bus or taxi to the train/bus station. There are many direct buses. There are some direct trains, but most require one change. Buses take somewhat less time.

Re: Traveling from Gdansk to Ostroda

by Koowetzal

Thanks for that advice. I am beginning to think the bus might be best. I am also looking into the National Express/ Eurolink(?) which runs from London to Ostroda and beyond. Awaiting their reply.

Re: Traveling from Gdansk to Ostroda

by zaffaran

Here you have the link to PKS a bus company operating in Poland, on the page there are only direct buses.

Re: Traveling from Gdansk to Ostroda

by paulinuk2u

I think public transport in poland is fantastic buses go everywhere

Re: Traveling from Gdansk to Ostroda

by rootvegetable

The bus from London to Poland is a brutal way to travel! Far more comfortable to fly to Poland and then use public transport.

Re: Traveling from Gdansk to Ostroda

by paulinuk2u

?????????? i dont think local polish transport operates in the uk

Re: Traveling from Gdansk to Ostroda

by zaffaran

Local transport of course not, but there are some companies which offer international destinations- also in UK

Re: Traveling from Gdansk to Ostroda

by evaanna

I have just checked. There is a train that goes from Gdansk Glowny (Gdansk Central Station) to Ostroda. If you tell me the date and approximate time of your journey I could find the connection but not before 9 December as the timetable changes then.

Re: Traveling from Gdansk to Ostroda

by Jesperp

The website of PKP (The Polish State Railways):
Regards Jesper

Travel Tips for Gdansk

More Photos...

by coceng

For the memory of Gdansk, I also put here some other photos that didn't turn out well....
Taken around the same time, maybe around 8 pm; before I slowly walked back to the train station to catch the night train to Wroclaw.
Couldn't really remember what I wanted to capture on this photo, probably the tower in the middle of the photo...

Landmark of Gdansk... in the past

by matcrazy1

Huge travelling crane of Gdansk shipyard was the landmark of Gdansk till early 1990. The shipyard cranes are the largest I ever saw - as high as 30-store skyscrapers. The Gdansk shipyard was the most known and the largest company in Gdansk till 1980'. Hard process of restructurisation and privatisation of the shipyard started in early 1990' and ended with both rising the economic efficiency (many times) and closing down about 80% of the shipyard. Most shipyard workers were released when market economy followed the socialist economy of absurd in 1990'. I've got to know that many of them who didn't find any other job are frustrated a lot about it.

But Gdansk seems to look into the future now - there are thousands new companies founded in 1990' who gave jobs to the city citizens. So, the crane is no longer the landmark of the city. It was replaced by Gdansk lions from the old city coat of arms, the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers, the Solidarity logo and the face of Lech Walesa, I think. What next?

Black & white horse-drawn carriages

by matcrazy1

I have seen them twice in the old town. The black, little carriage for two passangers is pulled by two deep black horses which wear white coverings on ears and upper part of a head and below knees. The coachmen are dressed up in black and white clothes. They wear black hats, boots, jackets and ties while their shirts and leggins are white.

The carriages look like the ones used for funeral ceremonies of wealthy citizens in the past. I have no idea, why they are used today in Gdansk. I haven't seen any used for transportation of visitors. Maybe they are hired for special ceremonies like weddings. Never mind, they add some old charm to the Gdansk old town. Don't they?

Biskupia Gorka district


Gdansk's touristy Old Town has been beautifully restored after the massive destruction of WWII.

Nevertheless, Gdansk still has some areas which give you an insight into how Gdansk looked before the war.

One of these areas is the hilly Biskupia Gorka district with its cobblestone streets and old buildings in decay. You even find some German inscriptions on the buildings.

I have heard that Biskupia Gorka is among the most dangerous areas in Poland, just keep that in mind when wandering around.

The Biskupia Gorka district is situated on a hill just southeast of the city centre.

Monument to John Paul II

by matcrazy1

This small and simple monument stands just by the southeastern wall of the St. Briget's Church, not at all off the beaten path but it's easy to skip. There are always fresh flowers and candles put there. No wonder, for most Poles, never mind their religion, pope John Paul II is the greatest Pole ever. As a Roman catholic pope (1978 - 2005) he visited Gdansk in 1987 and in 1999.

I remember well his visit in Gdansk and nearby Gdynia in 1987 that was in times when Solidarity was still illegal. Never ending crowds of people with hundreds flags and banners of illegal Solidarity movement came to demontrate unity against wrong totalitarian system and showed the power of the Solidarity movement. Maybe this event, among many others, finally lead to changes which started two years later.


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