Sopot: A Seaside City in Poland

Poland

Sopot is a small seaside city and spa resort, located between Gdansk and Gdynia in Eastern Pomerania on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea in northern Poland.



Five interesting facts about Sopot:


  • The first written record of the city's name dates back to 1283.
  • In 1901, it was granted city rights by the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, Wilhelm II (1859–1941).
  • Its unique character stems from the Art Nouveau houses, surrounded by historic parks and beautifully cultivated gardens, with greenery covering 60% of the city area.
  • It has the longest wooden pier in Europe (511.5 m/ 1678 ft), stretching into the Baltic sea from the middle of the city beach.
  • It is famous for its Sopot International Song Festival, the largest such event in Europe after the Eurovision Song Contest.

Sopot pier
The wooden pier, Sopot
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Sheraton Hotel, Sopot
The lighthouse (built in 1903–4), Sopot
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The Krzywy Domek (built in 2004), Sopot
Sopot church
Interior of the Catholic Church of St. George (Neo-Gothic; built in 1899–1901), Sopot
Sopot train station
Train station, Sopot
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Great cormorants, Sopot
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White wagtail, Sopot
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Hooded crow, Sopot
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The Baltic Sea, Sopot


20 comments

  1. That picture of the Baltic Sea is beautifully mesmerizing. I have some ancestors long ago from Poland yet, I know nothing about the country. I would love the historic parks and the fact that 60% of the city is gardens and greenery. Oh, and the light house.

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  2. Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! The picture of the lighthouse and the top picture at the pier are my favorites. I would love to visit Poland in one day. My mom has been there and she still talks about how wonderful it was.

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  3. Stunning photos, especially the first three shots where the clouds are dark and low. I love the quirky architecture of the Domek! :)

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  4. Sopot looks like such a gorgeous spot to visit in Poland! I'm heading out to Poland on Sunday and would love to visit here during my three week trip. :)

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  5. I'm loving all your photos! Poland looks like such a lively place!

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  6. Wow! What a stunning spot. I'd love to do a photoshoot here sometime - your photos are so lovely!

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  7. the place looks beautiful! I should really consider Poland for my next trip

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  8. The pictures looks so professional. Poland has real fairy tale look and has added beauty to your photos. The fact that major portion of the city is all green makes me want to plan a trip soon. Thanks for introducing this beautiful place through your amazing photography skills!

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  9. Your pictures are all so gorgeous! I have so much on my travel bucket list, but Poland needs to be at the top of the list!

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  10. Sopot is so beautiful. I am loving all the scenic and picturesque places, your pictures are just amazing. I would love to visit Sopot.

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  11. Elizabeth O10:26 pm CEST

    It looks like you are having the best time visiting Poland. The picture of the baltic sea a the end is so visually stunning, I could look at it all day!

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  12. What magnificent photos! A friend told me how beautiful Poland is, and now I see for myself its special charm through your photography.

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  13. Sopot is so beautiful. The place doesn't even look real.

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  14. This place looks absolutely amazing! I'd love to go, the architecture is very cool. Thanks for sharing, I'll add Poland to my bucket-list!

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  15. Everything's beautiful and although it's an old city, you can see how well they've taken care of it. I love that it's packed with history and places to explore. Such a worthy place to visit!

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  16. Omgosh, that hotel is stunning!!! I'd never thought much about visiting Poland but that hotel and the pier are giving me major wanderlust.

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  17. I've never been to Poland, but it's on my list. And what a gorgeous place. You made a fab choice for sure!!

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  18. Regine L.6:36 am CEST

    Wonderful pictures! I love the architectural design of the buildings. The Krzywy Domek looks so amazing. I want to go there someday.

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  19. This place looks breathtaking. It will be my bucket list from now on. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. I've never been to Poland but after seeing this, it would be nice to visit at least once. It's so beautiful in Sopot and there's plenty of places too see!

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