We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Klaudia, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Klaudia lives in Poland, and submitted the following report about Gdansk. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers!
Solo travel rating: 1 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult. Please see chart below)
Languages spoken: Polish
Reasons to Visit Gdansk
Gdańsk – a city on the Baltic coast with a rich, turbulent, and often dramatic past. It is one of Poland's oldest cities and strolling around the Old Town I could see and feel its omnipresent history.
I admired the characteristic stairs leading to colourful town houses, as well as the ornamental doors. I was greatly impressed by the magnificent St. Mary’s Church towering over the city. Its construction began in 1379 and it is one of the largest brick churches in the world.
Don’t miss the Neptune Fountain, one of Gdańsk’s best known landmarks, just opposite the beautiful Artus Court. A walk down the boulevard by the Motława River is a must. Here you will find Żuraw, Europe's oldest medieval port crane.
Gdańsk is full of atmospheric cafes and good restaurants and I found it very charming, relaxing, and welcoming. I highly recommend visiting. It is easy to navigate and everyone will find something to suit their needs here.
Solo Travel Destination Rating System
Safety – 1 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)
Language – 2 (1 English is first language, 2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)
Navigation – 1 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)
Culture – 1 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)
Average Rating – 1 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult)