Gdansk During its over a thousand-year-long history, the city of Gdańsk has witnessed events that changed the world. It is the place where, on 1 September 1939, the event that changed the world started – World War II. At the same time, Gdańsk is the birthplace of Solidarity, the social movement that led to the fall of communism. Sopot Sopot is a famous health resort and spa. The city never sleeps, with artistes, scientists and tourists mixing around the clock. Sopot hosts various events such as exhibitions, concerts, festivals, conferences and international meetings. The streets are crowded with cafes, restaurants, and art galleries; the beach, visible from various points in the city, offers a pleasant alternative to Gdynia and Gdańsk. It is a place to relax after a long day. Gdynia Gdynia was created from the sea and dreams of the post-war generation of Poles, according to the words of Stefan Żeromski, the Polish writer of the times, “…a poem created in wood, stone, concrete and iron, an overwhelming drama depicting the taking from the sea of the forces of water, depth and power…”. Today it is a modern and dynamically growing city with its modern development and economy, open towards the sea.