Żuraw, Gdansk

Żuraw, Gdansk

Photo by Kolossos (Wikimedia Commons)

Motorhoming in Gdansk

Photo by Tomasz Sienicki (Wikimedia Commons)St. Mary's Church and City Centre Photo by Tomasz Sienicki (Wikimedia Commons)

Gdansk’s political past, in some ways, has probably not been a great benefit to its tourist appeal.  The images of striking shipyard workers in industrial surroundings is not where most people would choose to spend there summer holiday, but there’s a lot more to Gdansk if you take time to look around.

Services for Motorhome Rental vehicles.
There area couple of sites which are close to Gdansk, Camping Stogi Nr. 218 and Camping Orlinek Nr.69.  Their names may not sound very appealing but they both have some good facilities for motorhome rentals and campervan hire vehicles.  Camping Stogi has been voted as one of the top 10 campsites in Poland with space for up to 300 tents, and RV’s.  As you would expect, there is 24 hour hot water, washing machines and on site shop and bar.  The site also offers leisure facilities, a children’s playground and even a WiFi point.

Top things to see and do

Visit the Old Town.  The Old Town is full of…old buildings, unfortunately they are not all original as many had to be reconstructed after World War II, but you would never know the difference.  Dluga or Long Street is packed with shops and restaurants.  If you walk the full length of the street you pass over the river into an area which specialises in selling amber.  Another of the beautiful streets is Mariacka Street.  This cobbled street has some very pretty gabled houses, stop on your way back to enjoy a glass of beer and listen to some of the street performers.

Visit a Pierogi Making Workshop.  What’s a Pierogi?  They are little half-moon dumplings filled with a variety of things which are devoured by locals and tourists alike.  Whilst you’re in the Old Town, stop at one of the shops that sell them for a lesson on how to make them when you get home, its great fun, and not as easy as they make it look.

See the Drogi Do Wolnosci, or Roads to Freedom exhibition, an account of Polish history from 1956 to 1989.  Situated in the former Lenin Shipyard of the 1980’s, the exhibition focuses on the Pole’s fight against communism and their dream of independence.  

The Dlugi Targ, or Long Market, was where the rich people lived, it was also where executions took place. This area is filled with beautiful medieval buildings.  Just like in the Old Town, many of the buildings are reconstructed, but to a very high standard.  Amongst the best places to visit are Dwór Artusa, Uphagen House, Ferber's House, and the Golden House.

Gdansk is a surprising city to visit, and there are some great choices for visitors with a motorhome rental or campervan hire.  The campsites on the outskirts of the city are ideally positioned for transport links and there are lots of places to eat, drink and to enjoy what the city has to offer.

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