Located in northern Poland, the city of Gdansk has had a long and often troubled history. It was, for centuries, one of the most important and powerful ports in the region, home of the Teutonic Knights and member of Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages. But the city suffered tremendously in the Second World War, the victim of relentless bombings. Gdansk rose from the ashes, however, regaining its glory and its beauty, and then some, in the decades after the war. Today, it remains the largest city of north Poland and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Here’s a glimpse into the magical city. ALSO READ: Photos of Quito, a Capital City on the Foothills of the Mighty Andes Also Read - Trending News Today March 05, 2020: Poland Model Goes Blind In One Eye After Getting Her Eyeballs Tattooed Black, Might Lose Eyesight Completely

Aerial view of the Gdansk cityscape and old town with Saint Mary’s Church during sunset

Cityscape aerial view on the old town with saint Marys church on the sunset in Gdansk, Poland Also Read - Four People Dead, 100 Injured From Lightning Strikes in Poland



Ferris wheel in the city centre of Gdansk at night

Ferris wheel in the city centre of Gdansk at night. Gdansk is the historical capital of Polish Pomerania with medieval old town architecture Also Read - US President Trump to Visit Warsaw on 80th Commemoration of World War-II

Fountain of the Neptune in the old town part of the city

Fountain of the Neptune in old town of Gdansk, Poland



Gdansk old city with the oldest medieval port crane (Zuraw) in Europe visible

Gdansk old city in Poland with the oldest medieval port crane (Zuraw) in Europe and a promenade along the riverbank of Motlawa River

A better view of the characteristic promenade along Motlawa River

The riverside with the characteristic promenade of Gdansk, Poland

Golden gate and Prison Tower on Dluga Street in the old city center of Gdansk

Golden gate and Prison Tower on Dluga Street in the old city center of Gdansk, Poland. People on he background

Old town in Gdansk and catwalk over Motlawa at sunset

Old town in Gdansk and catwalk over Motlawa river at sunset, Poland

People walk along the Long Lane of the old town

People on the Long Lane of the old town in Gdansk, Poland. Gdansk is the historical capital of Polish Pomerania

Scenic view of lit old buildings along the Long Bridge waterfront and their reflections on the Motlawa river at the Main Town

Scenic view of lit old buildings along the Long Bridge waterfront and their reflections on the Motlawa river at the Main Town in Gdansk, Poland, in the evening

Traditional Christmas fair in the old town of Gdansk

Traditional Christmas fair in the old town of Gdansk, Poland. Gdansk is the historical capital of Polish Pomerania with gothic architecture.

Night view of the illuminated market square in the old town center of Gdansk

Night view on the illuminated market square in the old town center of Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk today embraces and showcases its past for the world to see, including the dark moments in its history. With an incredible efficient and well spread out transport network, it is also easy to get around and one of the best ways to explore the beautiful Polish Baltic coast. With a population of less than 500,000, Gdansk has just enough residents and travelers meandering around town to make it feel alive and energetic without overwhelming you. With a number of incredible museums and beautiful beaches along the Gulf of Gdansk, this is a city that you should definitely visit on your next summer holiday.