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Gdansk is on the Baltic Sea, close to the boundary between traditionally Slavic and traditionally Germanic lands. Gdansk is a vibrant but historic city, packed with diverse sights: a stunning city centre, elegant mansions, charming narrow side streets lined with cafes, colourful amber shops, pleasure boat cruises, and Mediaeval and Renaissance buildings. Visit Gdansk by booking your holiday package with Direct Flights.

Gdansk, Poland

     

Gdansk is on the Baltic Sea, close to the boundary between traditionally Slavic and traditionally Germanic lands. It has a complex, sometimes tumultuous past featuring periods of German rule interposed amidst long periods of being part of Poland, but it has also existed as the non-affiliated free city of Danzig. Gdansk is a special place, the birthplace of the Solidarity movement which was instrumental in breaking the communist chokehold on Eastern Europe. Strong Germanic and maritime influences make the city's atmosphere and appearance different from all other Polish cities.       
       
Gdansk is a vibrant but historic city packed with diverse sights: a stunning city centre, elegant mansions, charming narrow side streets lined with cafes, colourful amber shops, pleasure boat cruises, and Mediaeval and Renaissance buildings. There are many reasons why discount travel to Gdansk is popular, but whatever your reason for wanting to spend cheap holidays in Gdansk, Direct Flights can get you there. Cheap flights to Gdansk arrive daily from London and a variety of other European cities; Direct Flights searches for available flights to Gdansk, displays your options and then books the low-cost flight you select. Direct Flights can even book your accommodation in Gdansk. It's so fast and easy you'll be done making your low-cost travel arrangements in a snap.       
       
Stop in at Artus Court during your discount travel to Gdansk. A symbol of the city's past power, this impressive mansion provided a meeting place for rich patricians and powerful merchants in the 16th and 17th centuries. Its interior furnishings include a wealth of sculptures, paintings and historical artifacts, as well as a huge Renaissance-era stove covered with tiles portraying coats of arms, portraits of leaders and allegorical figures.       
       
The Neptune Fountain is a striking symbol of Gdansk, a bronze statue of the sea god that was converted to a fountain during the Middle Ages. Hidden away during World War II along with many of the city's other treasures, it's now relocated in its rightful place.       
       
The city's lavishly decorated 14th-century Town Hall and its painted ceilings, frescoed walls and elaborate furnishings now house the Gdansk History Museum. The National Museum showcases extensive collections of Polish and international art and crafts, including paintings by Memling, Brueghel and Van Dyck, woodcarvings, porcelains, gold and silverwork, wrought iron and needlework. Amber was an important trade and decorative material during the Middle Ages, and the unique Amber Museum inside Gdansk's Torture Tower showcases natural and worked amber items. The Amber Museum is attached to Gdansk's Torture Museum, which portrays what happened to the criminals who once were imprisoned in the building.  What are you waiting for? Direct Flights can book all your Gdansk travel needs at prices to fit your budget!  Whether you’re travelling from Asia, South America, or anywhere else in the world- Direct Flights is here to serve you!       
       
Even from a distance, St. Mary's Church is an arresting sight. Believed to be the largest Mediaeval brick church in the world, its bright and spacious interior holds about 25,000 people and is illuminated by natural light passing through its huge windows. The Roads to Freedom Exhibition should be on the itineraries of all Gdansk travel packages, a must-see for anyone interested in the Solidarity movement and the fall of communism.        
       
Gdansk is a popular destination for travellers from the UK, Australia and many other parts of the world. Book discount travel to Gdansk through Direct Flights, your online travel specialist, today.  You'll be glad you did.
       
       
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