Sopot – the summer capital of Poland

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Region:
Pomorskie
Category:
Entertainment, Eat and drink, Luxury

When Polish people think of summer, they automatically start thinking of Sopot. Those who call this place 'Polish Riviera' are definitely right!

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There is no doubt that the biggest visitor attraction of the city is its wooden pier. This impressive construction was built in 1928 and it became almost immediately known as the symbol of Sopot. Every health resort needs a place where you can take long walks – usually it was a park, but Sopot has its own 512 meters long wooden pier. Take a walk on the pier and breathe in the wonderful sea air!

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At the beginning of the pier and along the whole city of Sopot on can easily reach the marvellous beach known for its perfectly white sand. In summer two luxury hotels: the old-fashioned Grand Hotel and its newly built elegant rival, Sheraton, open their open-air restaurants on the beach.

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Take the lift to the tourist information and enjoy the fantastic view over the pier and the bay – usually you can also see the Hel Peninsula!

Close to the tourist information there is a spring that you can drink water from. It tastes... disgusting, but it’s said to be very healthy. Would you dare try it?

To the left of the well you’ll find the so called Spa Square. From spring to autumn it’s filled with open-air bars and restaurants. That’s also where the center of entertainment – the pedestrian street Monte Cassino (click here, if you want to read about all places where you can have fun) – starts (or ends, depending in which direction you’re looking).

You can see this house in the middle of the pedestrian street:

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No, the architect was not drunk. No, it’s not one of Gaudi’s works. The building is known as the 'Crooked House' and it was inspired by a Swedish artist. Pär Dahlberg, from central Sweden, lives in Gdańsk and all the houses churches and houses depicted on his drawings are magical, fanciful and … crooked.

It’s not only the nature that makes Sopot so unique. Its vibrant nightlife and wonderful atmosphere turns it into a perfect meeting place at the southern coast of the Baltic Sea. Good food, fantastic environment and ‘the city that never sleeps’-attitude: what more could you wish for when you’re on a vacation?

Here’s a short film showing the city:

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How do you get to the City of Sopot? It's as easy as pie: take the plane to Gdańsk and rent a car at the airport. You can, of course, take your own car and travel with the ferry to the continent. Book accommodation directly in the heart of the city. Don't forget to take care of your travel insurance!

Region: Pomorze.

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