Gdynia, Poland

Gdynia is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland and an important seaport at Gdańsk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. It is a relatively modern city and one will not find many historical buildings. The oldest building in Gdynia is 13th century St. Michael Archangel's Church in Oksywie. There is also a 17th century neo-Gothic manor house located in the Folwarczna Street in Orłowo.

In the harbour there are two museum ships anchored, the ORP 0Błyskawica destroyer and the Dar Pomorza Tall Ship frigate. Gdynia is also famous for its numerous examples of early 20th century architecture, especially monumentalism and early functionalism. Recently reconstructed Świętojańska street and Kościuszki square are also worth mentioning.

The surrounding hills and the coastline attract many nature lovers. Leisure pier and cliff-like coastline in Kępa Redłowska as well as the surrounding Reservation Park are also popular. 1.5 kilometres long promenade leads from the marina in the city centre to the beach in Redłowo. Most of Gdynia can be seen from Kamienna Góra (54 metres asl) or a newly built observation point near Chwaszczyno. You can also take hydrofoil or ship trip to Gdańsk Westerplatte, Hel or just see the port.

Things to See and Do

* Museum ships, the ORP Blyskawica destroyer and the Dar Pomorza Tall Ship frigate
* Promenade
* St. Michael the Archangel's Church
* Tricity Sightseeing Park
* WW2 Machine Museum

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Złoty (PLN)
Language – Polish
Land Area – 136 km²
Population – 260,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 48

Port Location – The port is located in the downtown area of Gydnia.

Travel Links – Flights are available to and from the International Lech Walesa airport at Gdansk or the international Szczecin-Goleniow airport.

There is a ferry service by SteanaLine from Karlskrona Sweden to Gydnia.

Train and bus services to and from Gdynia are also available.

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