Gdynia has experienced rapid growth since it officially became a city in 1926. Nestled on the shores of the Baltic Sea in northern Poland, the port city boasts an inimitable range of modernist architecture as well as an exciting culture scene. The city is even home to two of the biggest events on the Polish arts calendar – the Gdynia Film Festival and Open’er Festival.
History and culture buffs will find much to enjoy about Gdynia. Housed in a modern, bright, sandstone building near the waterfront, the Gdynia City Museum recounts the story of the city and hosts exciting design installations and regional artwork. Just around the corner is the Navy Museum, where you can take a deep dive into its collection of Polish ships, weapons and other maritime equipment dating back to the 17th century.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Gdynia. Wander along the promenade to take in one of Poland’s prettiest waterfronts, and continue to the city’s beach to sample fresh seafood from local restaurants. Afterwards, be sure to stretch your legs on the boardwalk and capture some photographs of the stunning Baltic Sea.