Sopot is the most popular resort of the Polish Baltic, located between Gdansk and Gdynia, forming together with them the Tri-City agglomeration (“Triple City”). Sopot has excellent conditions for sports – there are water sports schools, tennis courts, golf courses, tens of kilometers of bicycle paths along the sea and through the forest, and a water park.
Comfortable baths overlook the sea, where, in addition to the usual changing cabins, there are shops, a nightclub, and a comfortable terrace for walking. For Poland climate and geography, please check TopPharmacySchools.
How to get to Sopot
The nearest airport, located in Gdansk – Rebiechowo (9 km from Sopot) receives flights from Warsaw. Trains arrive directly at the Sopot station, which has a direct railway connection with Warsaw (departure every hour, fare 20-35 EUR depending on the train and carriage class, 4-5 hours on the way) and other cities, including Kaliningrad. You can also get to the resort by bus from the Kaliningrad region (about 5 hours on the way), Warsaw – by express in 4 hours. In summer, pleasure boats depart from the spa pier to Gdansk, to the Westerplatte peninsula, to Gdynia and to the Hel peninsula – to Jastarnia and Hel.
There are many hotels and boarding houses for every taste, located both on the coast and in the city center. All of them are considered more budgetary compared to Gdynia and Gdansk.
The main hotel in Sopot, located right at the entrance to the pier, is the Orbis Grand 3 * (former Kasino-Hotel, built in 1927 on the site of the first city baths). Recently refurbished, the Orbis Grand Hotel is considered the signature of the resort. In addition, the best resort hotels include Haffner 4 *, Europa, Resident, Villa Sedan near the beach and the cozy Opera Hotel next to the famous Forest Opera.
Affordable accommodation is offered by the Helios, Lesnik sanatoriums, the Bursztyn, Amber, Edem, Magnolia pensions, the Rzemieslnik holiday home and the Sopot hotel.
The city does not have its own public transport, but one route of the Gdynia trolley bus enters here, as well as the trains of the high-speed city railway (Szybka Kolej Miejska).
Since 1999, Sopot officially received the status of a “health resort” after the arrangement of the source of therapeutic salt mineral waters of St. Wojciech, the modernization and expansion of the complex of physiotherapy procedures of the old balneological center.
Entertainment and attractions in Sopot
In Sopot, there is the longest wooden sea pier in Europe (515.5 meters) and the famous “Dancing House” (Krzywy Dom – “crooked house”). The house was built in 2004 on the main street of the resort – Heroes of Monte Cassino (Bohaterów Monte Cassino, 53) – designed by architects Shotinsky and Zalevsky. The object is part of the Resident Shopping Center, and on its ground floor there are shops, a restaurant and a slot machine salon.
Moniuszko Street leads to the Forest Opera, opened in 1909 by Paul Walter-Scheffer, bandmaster of the Gdansk City Theatre. In the last decade of August, the famous song festival is held here (the same one that glorified our prima donna Pugacheva).
Along the beach stretches a 2-km strip of the Northern Park, laid out on a swamp drained in the 70s.
Sopot City Museum
Located on the seaside boulevard, next to the beach, between the South Bath and the Pier bar, in an old villa of 1903. In the permanent exhibition: objects and things of the early 20th century in the fashionable interiors of the first floor (hall, dining room, veranda, salon, boudoir). The second floor (former bedrooms) is used for temporary exhibitions. Museum workshops are located in the attic.
Address: Poniatowskiego, 8.
The archaeological museum-reserve is a restored medieval settlement, located on a post-glacial hill at a distance of about 400 m from the seashore.
Address: Haffnera, 63.
State Art Gallery
The gallery hosts exhibitions of contemporary art and museum art collections, as well as meetings of the public with authors/curators during vernissages.
Address: Marii Sklodowskiej – Curie, 10/12.
Gallery of contemporary art, where you can view and purchase paintings, graphics, sculptures, ceramics. “Triada” also organizes exhibitions of recognized domestic and foreign artists.
Address: Boh. Monte Cassino, 50.
The Society of Friends of Sopot is housed in the ancient Sierakovsky Manor (the oldest building in Sopot), located in the very center of the city, 200 meters from the famous walking street – Heroes of Monte Cassino.
Address: Czyzewskiego, 12.
The gallery is located on the second floor of a building located at the intersection of Grunwaldskaya and Khrobrogo streets, next to the Nova Lyulya pub. Collective and individual exhibitions of Polish and foreign artists, meetings with interesting representatives of culture are held.
Address: Grunwaldzka, 47.