In the past, Gdansk was one of the richest cities on the Baltic coast due to the active maritime trade. In memory of that era, magnificent merchant houses belonging to influential guilds have been preserved in the historical center. Their magnificent facades have been decorating city streets for centuries.
In Gdansk, every tourist will find something to their liking. In summer, a rich excursion program can be diluted with a rest on the city beach, because even the harsh Baltic Sea sometimes gives people a few days of sunny weather. The Catholic churches of Gdansk are classic examples of medieval Gothic, and the city mansions and many administrative buildings are works of art in the Renaissance and Baroque style.