Gdynia Travel Guide

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    Dar Pomorza
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    Orlowo
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Gdynia Things to Do

  • Beaches

    There are several nice beaches around Gdynia. The nicest and most popular one is in the city, but this one can get really crowded. But if you head a few miles out of town, you will find some quieter beaches. These however aren't ideal for swimming, though I saw people swimming at one of them. They are more beaches to go to, if you want to get away...

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  • Giant Recliner

    Not sure if this is the world's largest recliner or not, but it's certainly the biggest one I've ever seen. I can't find any information about it online, so I can't tell you much about it, other than it's a recliner, and it's big. We were just walking through town and saw it. It was on a grassy area on Bulwar Nadmorski. I wanted to lay down in it,...

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  • Building School

    Building School (Zespół Szkół Budowlanych im. Bronisława Bukowskiego) is one of many schools in Gdynia. It’s a vocational school for 16 – 19 students who graduated middle school called gymnazjum in Polish. The thing which makes me write about it is the unique localisation of school buildings. (It has a dorm either. )The school is on...

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  • Sea Towers, a newly built skyscraper in...

    Sea Towers is the name of a newly built skyscraper in Gdynia, just by the sea. The idea of constructing such a high building in a relatively small city with excellent modernist architecture was very controversial. I was one of the critics, but now I have adjusted to the view of the building and appreciate a piece of not banal architecture in a town...

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  • Plac Kaszubski

    Kashubian Square (Plac Kaszubski) is quite interesting place in Gdynia located at the end of the main street of the town called Świętojańska Street. What interesting in the square that you can see buildings from 1920., 1930. but also modern ones. And I think they are in a kind of harmony. There is a statue of a Kashubian activist,...

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  • Stone Hill

    While touring around Gdynia, we stopped by on the top of the hill to see the panorama of the city. I was taken a photo. That's one of many advantages of hosting friends. "You can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the harbor and of the city from the top of Kamienna Góra (Stone Hill), easily recognizable by the large cross at its top....

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  • Observing vessels in Port

    Observing vessels in the Port of Gdynia is a popular activity in my city. Some of them are really spectacular.

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  • For connoisseurs of architecture

    If you are fond of architecture, especially modernism, Gdynia is the best place to do a lot of sightseeing. You can read on: that: “…only a few cities had their city-centres and key public buildings built in the spirit of modernist avant-garde such as the case was with Gdynia, Tel Aviv or Brasilia. Gdynia is a an exceptional ubran complex of...

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  • A visit to Baltiysk

    When in Gdynia you must take a sea trip to Baltiysk which is in Russia; it takes a whole day to go there and back and costs 100 zloty; unfortunately passengers are not allowed to leave (as it is a military area) but can watch the port and do some extremely cheap shopping in a duty free shop aboard.

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Gdynia Hotels

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  • Willa Anna

    ul. HetmaÅ?ska 1, Gdynia, 81 412, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Antares

    ul. Komandorska 59, Gdynia, 81-232, Poland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Kuracyjny

    Al. Zwyciestwa 255, Orlowo, Gdynia, 81 525, Poland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

Gdynia Restaurants

  • Best coffee in Gdynia

    Definitely the best coffee in Gdynia, but also a place where you can attend small concerts and exhibitions. Cosy interior, comfortable sofas and armchairs. Not for a quick coffee but rather to have a moment of relax in the middle of the day. Coffee and desserts are great!

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  • Poor service and food

    I toured with my wife around Poland for a week. At the last evening (5.8.09) we ate here before leaving the country. There is nothing good to say about this restaurant if you forget its nice decoration! It was the only restaurant within our trip that was really poor. First of all, service... Was there any? Our waiter was almost mute. Whether she...

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  • A shot of strong coffee

    A cafe in the very centre of Gdynia located in an old fisherman's house.Great atmosphere, good coffee (yummy apple pie and cheesecake). If you're hungry- try pierogi or redbeet soup.

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Gdynia Nightlife

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    by Mariachi13 Written Aug 2, 2006

    Although Sopot have the best party, In Gdynia you can find many places with good party!
    one of them is Poklad, a good place with good music and people, try to go and enjoy the night.

    Beside Poklad you can go to other places such as: Taboo, Elypse, Mandragora etc.

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Gdynia Transportation

  • Walk From Orlowo

    We took a train from Gdansk to Orlowo. We had no interest in visiting Gdynia, but since we were so close, and had the whole day, we decided to go. We were looking for a trail to get to Gdynia. We had already walked too far to go back to the train station, so we decided to just keep walking. Finally, we found a guy who was from the area, and he told...

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  • SKM station - St. Maksymilian Hill

    Wzgórze św. Maksymilian SKM station has been just gone through a complete renovation. The station is one of many SKM – commuter train station from which I start my everyday short trips to Sopot, Gdansk or Wejherowo. The name derives from the name of the district, which is actually situated on hills. The most important hill, in fact moraine, is...

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  • Walking in Gdynia

    Definitely walking is the best way to move around as the centre of the town is not very big but if you're tired you can take a bus or trolleybus, almost a 100% of which is accessible for wheelchairs. Gdynia has also got a good train connection with Sopot and Gdansk (by so called fast city train which operates quite often, especially in the...

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Gdynia Shopping

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  • Shopping mall

    One of the best and most popular shopping centres in Gdynia. Groceries, clothes, jewellery, parfums About average or more

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  • Freshly smoked fish

    If you visit Gdynia Orlowo with its beaches and wooden pier, don't miss the chance to try freshly caught and smoked fish. the "shop" looks very humble but fish is reallly good! About average- not bloody cheap but affordable!

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  • Fresh fruit and vegetables

    Two big buildings and many outside stalls provide a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and meat, flowers, sweets and many, many other things. Try yourself! Not very much- usually less than in shops.

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Gdynia Local Customs

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    by Raimix Updated Jun 20, 2009

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    I was walking through the pier of Gdynia and turned to yacht open-air museum side. It was nice to see some Lithuanian flags here. The names of yachts were the same as names of few Lithuanian seaside places - Palanga, Nida, Neringa.

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Gdynia Warnings and Dangers

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    by zaffaran Written Apr 9, 2007

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    As Gdynia (and Sopot as well) are located on a relatively narrow strip of land situated between the sea and the woods, you should be aware that any time- even far away from the woods you may have such appointments...

    Boars by the beach

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Gdynia Tourist Traps

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    by zaffaran Updated Aug 2, 2005

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    When you're in Gdynia in high season and want to visit Hel Penninsula, don't go there by car or bus.The road along the penninsula is very narrow and overcrowded in summer, so instead of sunbathing and relaxing you'll spend some hours in your car.

    Fun Alternatives: Going there by boat (www.zegluga.pl) or train (www.pkp.pl) is a better altenative.

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Gdynia Off The Beaten Path

  • Orlowskie Cliffs

    About 2.5 miles south of Gdynia, on a remote beach, lie the Orlowskie Cliffs. At 295 feet (90 meters) high, they are the highest cliffs in Pomerania. The cliffs are made mostly of rock and clay, which makes them really crumbly. Climbing them, is not a good idea. It is advised to not even stand next to them, but people do anyways. They are so...

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  • Orlowo

    Though much closer to Sopot, than it is to Gdynia, Orlowo is a small suburb of Gdynia. It is also one of the richest neighborhoods in the tri-city area. We took a day trip here from Gdansk, to visit the cliffs, but the town also turned out to be nice. It was small, and not every crowded, and had a very nice small coastal town atmosphere and charm....

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  • Cafe Strych in a cottage

    If you do not believe that only 86 years ago Gdynia was a fishing village, visit a cottage, a former fisherman's hut, where Cafe Strych / Attic Cafe/ is located. It's a cosy place, excellent for a charming date or a chat with friends. You can dine, drink beer or coffee and even hear poetry. It's a place just behind a brand new built residential...

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Gdynia Favorites

  • Sovietic feeling of Gdynia

    All around in Gdynia you could feel Soviet being – actually because of architecture of buildings. It is usual not only in this region, but also former Warsaw pact countries and post-communist countries as Lithuania, Ukraine and so on.

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  • I Dust My Broom

    I was walking along the beach & then walking in this small forest. So, you could imagine I was all dusty & jaded.I dusted the sands off my pants & shoes on the train. People were looking as I dirtied the train ! Some men made a comment about my doing, I said, "Nie rozumiem".What was I supposed to say ? Look for a broom & dust my sands off the...

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