Pre-war Gdańsk, perfectly combining the features of a charming city with a powerful centre of port industry, in April 1945 was turned into 3 million cubic metres of debris by the Soviet army. Slowly, thanks to the persistence of new settlers – mainly from former Polish lands that after the war were annexed into the Soviet Union – from this sea of ruins again began to emerge the former shape of the city.
Maritime culture and identity – these are the two main motto of this year’s 5th World Gdańsk Reunion, which will be held on 6-8 July. The Reunion is a great opportunity to visit Gdańsk, talk to old friends, meet interesting people, check out places known from the past and discover completely new parts of the city.
20 selected destinations have just competed for the prestigious title of Best European Destination 2017. After a three weeks’ period of online voting, Porto was elected Best European Destination 2017 and won this prestigious title, the 2nd was Milan and 3rd – Gdańsk.
Gdańsk is the only city in Poland that has been nominated in the competition for the title of “European Best Destination 2017”. Participating in the competition are cities that tourists most willing visit and have a very good reputation on the Internet – our competitors are cities such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Milan, Paris, Vienna, London, Madrid and Budapest. You can vote till 10th of February 2017.
Gdańsk offers many routes which bypass the typical tourist trails. You can follow in the footsteps of medieval and Gothic fortifications, ancient shipbuilding tradition, the Dutch trail, the Jewish trail or the route of G. Grass, Hevelius or Napoleon. You can follow the trail of love and lions, former granaries and magic parks.
The multicultural cuisine of coastal Gdańsk has always been based on fish. Herring, Baltic salmon, sprats, eel, sturgeons and above all cod, turbot and various kinds of flounder types of fish have appeared on tables, served in thousands of ways.
KLM announced today, on December 15th, its new connection between Gdańsk and Amsterdam. Next to Warsaw and Kraków, Gdańsk is the third Polish city operated by the Royal Dutch Airlines.
Clipster is a place which has existed for less than a year but has already become an important place on the map of Polish innovations. This is the only place in the country, where you can live together with a group of tutors and develop yourself and your business ideas and projects. Gdańsk Entrepreneurship Incubator Starter and the company Alfabeat would like to invite you to come to Gdańsk and to live in Clipster! Between July and September the creators of this innovative space will provide a programme for startupers and those connecting their work with travelling.
“Summer Clipster” is held under Link to Poland’s media patronage.
Over 5,000 participants, 20,000 Euro for the winner of the Startup Contest, a chance to show your idea at the Startup Expo – don’t miss infoShare 2016 – the biggest tech & new media conference in the CEE region.