Gdynia was founded as a fishing village and agricultural center. As Poland grew, gained independence, and the region began to expand, it became an influential seaport as well. It is a hard-working city, a popular stopover for passenger ships, and is often ranked at or near the top of the best places to live in Poland.
The initiative to build-up Gdynia started in the early 20th century and was then restarted in the 1970s. This makes it one of the most modern cities that Poland offers. There are hidden gems that can be found on its streets, however, such as the 13th century St. Michael the Archangel Church and the 17th century manor house that is found on Flowarczna Street.
What Gdynia lacks in historical architecture it makes up for with access to nature. The coastline and its surrounding hills are some of the most beautiful you’ll ever see. Take a leisurely walk along the promenade during sunset to enjoy a strawberry sky as you move from the city center to the beach in Redlowo.
Or make your way up Kamienna Gora to get a full view of the city.
Events are held on a regular basis in Gdynia, including air races, football matches, and professional basketball. An annual film festival is held every November and a contemporary music festival, the Open’er, draws in musicians from around the world.
Gdynia is for the explorer’s heart. It is a modern city, but maintains a historical perspective, and that is why it is such a special place to visit.