Gdańsk by night doesn’t have to be synonymous with pub crawls and nightlife.
As I discovered in February, 2022, there’s nothing more captivating than strolling around the Main Town at night. I did this walk at around 10.30pm. well after the sun had gone down.
Strolling by the Motława River, and seeing all the major historical buildings lit up, made for a breathtaking experience. These sensations were all the more eerie due to the fact that the streets were almost completely deserted.
My top three buildings to see on a Gdańsk by night stroll are:
- The Royal Chapel – Świętego Ducha Street 58
- St Mary’s Basilica – Towering over majestic Mariacka Street, be sure to walk down this street too
- The Great Armoury – Targ Węglowy 6, adjacent to the western edge of Piwna Street
Sorry, pub-crawlers. The essence of Gdańsk by night is taking a long and observant walk around the streets of the Main Town. Check out the video below to see why I hold such a belief.