On the other side of Sopot you will find the
city of Gdynia. The main attraction here is a wide dock where you
will find two ships that havebeen turned into floating museums and
the Aquarium of Gdynia. From the train station it's about a 20 minute
walk going down hill on a busy street with lots of shops including
a shopping mall called Batory. On this road you will also find a
tourist office. Around the beginning of the dock there is another
little mall and restaurants with outdoor terraces. On the dock self
you will find more restaurants, a small tourist office and many
souvenir shops. You
can also take a boat tour on a pirate ship from here. Interestingly
you can also take a ferry to Sweden from Gdynia. It's operated by
Stenaline and costs around 50 euro.
Warship museum Blyskawica (H34)
The first thing you will see at the dock is an old torpedo warship
called Blyskawica that has been turned into a museum. The name means
lightning in English. To enter this old warship you can buy tickets
at the ticket shop located at the beginning of the dock. The price
per person is 8 swotty. On the upper deck you will find the workings
of a torpedo on display and other features of the ship that include
written explanations in English. On the inside you can tour the
inner parts of the ship and an interesting gallery has been made
about the Polish naval history including miniature
ship replicas, uniforms, guns and other items from the past
and that can be viewed from behind glass. There is also a tribute
to former navy captains including a captain who recently died in
Smolensk plane crash.
Museum Dar Pomorza
Dar Pomorza is a sailship with
an engine build
in 1908 and has been transformed to a museum.
You can buy tickets (8 PLN per person) on board and walk all around
the ship including the inside which shows what life on board was
like. On deck there are plenty of opportunities to take nice photos.
The Aquarium of Gdynia
at the end of the dock At
the end of dock you will also find some impressive statues. There
is a tourist office too with information about Gdynia and boat trips
you can take from the dock. Beside a normal ferry type boat there
is also a pirate ship that you board similar to the one in Sopot.
Other things to see in and around
Cliff and pier in Orlowo, Modernism of Gdynia, Michelinki Beach,
Gdynia Motor Museum, Gimini shopping
Mall, Klif shopping mall.