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Gdynia

Gdynia is a young city in Poland. Compared with the ancient cities of the country the age of Gdynia just seems negligible. In the early twentieth century on the site of the city was a simple fishing village, and only after the First World War, there began the construction of the city. Gdynia suffered considerably during the German occupation, but was rebuilt and the construction of the city continued. Now the youngest of the three cities of Tryimiasto is a large port on the Baltic coast. Here moors not only trade but also military ships.

Since Gdynia was built less than a century ago, the city has no historical and cultural attractions, and history can’t boast with significant events. However, the city's many museums compensate the lack of attractions here.
One such museum is the Gdynia Maritime Museum, which also has two museum ships. The first - the "Dar Pomorza", is a magnificent three-masted sailing vessel. The ship was built in 1909 at the Hamburg shipyard, and was subsequently bought by Poland and used for the needs of the Polish Cadet Corps. At the moment the ship is open to the visitors, it presents samples of the restored interior and cabins with a collection of artifacts collected during long trips. The second ship is a Polish torpedo warship "Blyskavitsa". It was built in England in the 30-ies. In the rooms of the ship are replicated the original decorations of the cabins, preserved in its pristine form all decks, stairs, holds, torpedo stores, observation posts and weapon turrets. This ship has actively participated in the battles of the Second World War, and now here still bear the watch the privates and officers of the Polish Navy.

In Gdynia is also located the Museum of Oceanography, which is one of the most popular attractions of the Polish Baltic Sea. The museum has the aquarium, so you can see a reproduced piece of the underwater world. Among the inhabitants of the aquarium are exotic moray eels and piranhas, beautiful golden and multicolored tropical fish, huge sea turtles and even more than a hundred of other marine inhabitants. In the museum among the exhibits is a notable model of the Baltic seabed, as well as stuffed animals and skeletons of marine fossils.

Gdynia in addition possesses beautiful landscapes, popular with the tourists. The most beautiful scenery can be enjoyed in the areas of Orluv and Redlevo. In order to better admire the natural beauty here is located a wooden walking mol. And not far from these places is situated the nature reserve Cempa-Redlevska, which is popular among the fans of walking and sports recreation.

You should also visit near Gdynia the historical place of a great significance Vesperplatte, where actually started World War II. Here, on September 1 in 1939 landed the German troops, who began the first military actions in the country.
Also in Gdynia you can visit the City Museum, where you can learn many interesting things about the history of Gdynia.

Gdynia is not a significant center of culture in Poland, but even here there is much to look at. The most popular cultural event is an annual film festival of Polish cinema. At the time of the festival the city attracts cinema amateurs from all the neighboring states. Also at the Stone Mountain is located an observation platform perched on which you can admire the magnificent view of the city, the port and the bay.

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