A Prussian city, a German city, as well as a Free City in the past, Gdańsk is unquestionably the capital of the Polish coast. Its fame reaches far beyond beautiful beaches full of amber, and the gentle waves of Gdańsk Bay. Gdańsk is historically a multicultural city that for centuries was a meeting place of fishermen and sailors from men-of-war, as well as craftsmen and merchants. Transports from all over Europe arrived in Gdańsk: those from the south sought amber and brought wood and potash from the Polish mountains, and salt from around Kraków. This is where commercial life was most vibrant, and crafts, languages and cultures mixed. That time of plenty, variety, and openness has left not only a plethora of historical heritage that is worth seeing, but primarily an unforgettable atmosphere. A night-time walk along the Długi Targ market, the Dominican Fair famous across the globe, and a chat with Neptune guarding his fountain are unforgettable experiences that will not only help to build the spirit of any team but also provide a pleasant diversion from business meeting graphs, indicators, and presentations. The plentiful attractions offered by the beautiful city and its hospitable people will certainly be a perfect reward for all who deserve to enter this amber kingdom.
The little peninsula on the outskirts of Gdańsk was developed into a Polish military post before the Second World War: just a transit depot. Yet this is where the Second World War began: its first shots were fired from a German dreadnought that had dropped anchor in Gdańsk. The shells were aimed at and dropped on the Polish depot. The brave soldiers defended the post for a week, although they had hardly any ammunition and they themselves were few in number. The defence of Westerplatte became the symbol of the start of the war and of Polish resistance against German aggression.