Gdynia is a major Polish sea port located by the Baltic Sea near Gdańsk. It’s second largest city on Polish coast and surprisingly young one in light of its importance. In 1920, newly independent Poland found itself having a narrow access to the sea but no existing sea port – the traditional gateway to the Baltic, Gdańsk, was oficially an independent free city but in practice its politics were dominated by German inhabitants antagonistic towards Poland. Therefore the government decided to turn Gdynia, a large village dedicated to agriculture, fishing and tourism alike, into its major sea port. The port started operating by mid-1926, and the population of Gdynia rose substantially. Unfortunately, both the city and the port were completely destroyed by the end of World War II. As a result, most of Gdynia’s architecture dates to the communist period (1945-89) and the current democratic era. It’s a perfect destination to get a feel of modern Poland! Learn what is worth seeing and visiting in various destinations and how to travel there, the prices of various goods and services, accomodation, weather, maps, tourist guides, opinions of visitors and other practical pieces of information!