What is worth to visit outside the Gdansk?
Locals recommend: Tczew
Had enough of Gdańsk? Time for little break from cobbled streets and big city life? No problem at all. Pomerania District has a lot to offer to you. If you are looking for an alternative non-touristic spot with a great history, local atmosphere and short distance from Tricity we have some recommendations for you!
Just 30 min away (by train) from Gdansk Glowny railway station you can easily reach Tczew. A sleepy 60 thousand inhabitants town where time stopped and life goes on his own flow. The city is known for its attractive Old Town and the Vistula Bridge, or Bridge of Tczew, damaged during World War II.
Between 1851–1857 the first Vistula Bridge has been built. In that time, it was the longest bridge in Northern Europe (800 meters). 30 years later second the same bridge has been built which was used as a railway bridge.
On 1 September 1939 Polish sappers blown up the bridge to stopped Wermacht soldiers from crossing the Vistula river. Some historic says that Tczew was the location of the start of World War II when German bombers attacked Polish sapper installations to prevent the bridge from being blown up at 04:34 on 1 September 1939.
Apart from the bridge you should visit the Old Town. The square market is surrounded on all sides by colourful tenement houses. The streets converge together to create a chessboard pattern. The Old Town is located on a hill, which provided a natural defence from the north, east and south. It was constructed in the 13th Century and today it has a cultural and historic value.
But this is not the end of attractions here. For those who wants more to see we suggest to see: Dutch – type windmill, City Hall, Museum of the Vistula River or Parish Curch of the Holy Cross.
So, if you are ready to spend some extra hours outside the Gdansk and visit the city where you won’t find any tourists, don’t wait! This is locals!