Gdańsk, also known under its German name Danzig, is a large port city in the north of Poland. The city, surprisingly, was not built around sea and river transport and commerce but around a late 12th century monastery. It gained prominence under German rule in 19th century, and first half of 20th century marked the city, populated by Poles, Germans, Jews and Kashubians (lacal Slavic ethnic group) in roughly equal numbers, became political hot point between Germany and newly-independant Poland. Sadly, it was almost completely destroyed in WW2 and its original inhabitants either killed or expelled. In the decades since, the city rebuilt into a modern center of commerce and culture. Learn what is worth seeing and visiting, how to travel, the prices of various goods and services, accomodation, weather, maps, tourist guides, opinions of visitors and other practical pieces of information!