Gdansk Airport (officially named Lech Walesa Airport) is located in the village/suburb of Rebiechowo within about a half hour's drive from most areas of Tri-city.
The main public transport links are to Gdansk, accessible by regular town buses and special airport service. Licensed taxis are always available and would normally cost around 10-15 euros to most areas of Tri-city.
The airport has offered international flights (to Scandinavia and Germany) for many years, but has became much busier in the recent years, in particularly with an advent of cheap flights in the form of Ryanair and Wizzair.
In addition to several daily commute-type flights to Warsaw, Gdansk has direct connections to Germany (including Frankfurt, Bremen, Hamburg and Munich, but strangely not Berlin) as well as Rome, Alicante, Turku, London, Birmingham, Doncaster, Liverpool and Prestwick as well as Dublin and Cork.
The terminal building offers basic facilities that include a small duty free shop, banks, post office, gift shop, car hire desks and limited catering.
Katedra Trójcy Świętej - Oliwska
A Gothic building with Baroque interiors and world-famous organ, this cathedral located in a large park is one of the top Gdansk attractions and the main one outside the city centre. The church is located in a large and ornate park in which a Palm house, Abbots Palace (now modern art branch of Gdansk National Museum) and an Ethnography Museum are also located.
This church was first erected as a Cistercian shrine back in the 13th century. It was reconstructed in 1350 after a great fire in the Gothic style, but the interior is now almost entirely Baroque. Structurally, the cathedral is a triple-aisle, vaulted basilica built on the plan of the Latin cross. The organ is comprised of over 7,000 pipes and is decorated with movable angels and brightly painted stars. When built, the instrument was the largest in Europe and is renowned for its sound quality.
There are frequent concerts and short (20 minute) daily demonstrations for free. (Opening hours are available at the website) A visit can also be combined with a trip to the Municipal Zoo, also located in the Oliwa district.
Miejski Ogród Zoologiczny
A large zoo located in countryside surroundings, covering over 250 acres of woodland and parkland, with 213 species including hippos, elephants, rhinos, orangutans, chimps, leopards, tigers and bison.
Can be reached by bus from Oliwa SKM station or tram terminus.
Opening hours during winter season:
Ticket office: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Zoo: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
reduced: 4 PLN
normal: 8 PLN
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