Sopot is a small city located near Gdansk. It is actually only a 20 minutes train ride away, and it is a very popular tourist destination because of its sandy beaches. We didn’t plan to go to Sopot, but we decided to take a spontaneous trip when we woke up to sunny weather.Sopot is also famous for its pier, which is the longest wooden pier (500 meters) in Europe. Another sight is the crooked house, which is pretty special – just check out the pictures!
The Polish city Gdansk has become a very popular weekend getaway among Norwegians lately. The cheap flights with Wizz Air may be some of the reason why so many go to Gdansk – as well as the charming old town and the comfortable price level in Poland. Last weekend, I went to Gdansk with my boyfriend. We only stayed for three nights, but I feel it was more than enough to see most of the city. Gdansk, together with Gdynia and Sopot are together known as the “tricity”. We stayed in Gdansk, but took the train to Sopot for a day trip.
Gdansk seems like a small city, but it has suprisingly almost 500.000 inhabitants. I think most tourists (as me) only check out the old town when they are in Gdansk, and I think that the old town itself is a reason to visit Gdansk.