It is difficult to imagine a stay in Poland without visiting one of its most beautiful cities – Gdańsk. Certainly the most valuable feature of the city is that it is situated at the seaside and during the trip you can take a stroll along the shore. But Gdańsk can offer a lot more than that – in addition to fantastic location, it will provide you with breath-taking sights and monuments. Among the most widely visited attraction in Gdańsk, we can distinguish the Neptune Fountain, the Lighthouse, Royal Route, King Arthur’s Court or Westerplatte.
The history of Gdańsk dates back to over 1,000 years ago. It is an old Hanseatic city, one of the largest and most important port in this part of Europe. It is also a place where „Solidarity” movement has started. It was founded on September 17, 1980 at the Lenin Shipyard under the leadership of Lech Wałęsa. A number of workers fought for their rights against the communist authorities. It led to profound transformation of Central and Eastern Europe, ended with historical and metaphorical demolition of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany. That is why when staying in Gdańśk, you are able to get familiar with historical events important for the whole European continent.
During the one day trip from Warsaw to Gdańsk we stop also in Malbork city, and we offer a Malbork castle tour. As it is a full one day trip, we will obviously arrange a lunch so that you won’t get to Gdansk hungry!
Malbork Castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress. It was originally built by the Teutonic Knights in the thirteenth century. Over the next century, Malbork became the capital of the Teutonic Order.
Malbork Castle was added to list of UNESCO sites in 1997.
It is the largest medieval castle in Europe. The three-part stronghold in the Gothic style consists of the Low Castle, the Middle Castle and High Castle. It has a volume of 250 000 cubic meters, so no wonder that its construction lasted until 30 years. The castle is a huge building with arcades surrounding the courtyard, decorated with stunning stonework. The visit to castle will take you back to the medieval times and you will have an opportunity to feel like a knight.