When our foreign friends visit Tri-City, we feel obliged to show them around the most interesting places and monuments. Fontanna Neptuna (Neptune’s Fountain), the historic Długi Targ (Long Market), the Sopot pier, the cliff in Gdynia, the Błyskawica (Lightning) ship and the Dar Pomorza (Gift of Pomerania) sailing ship are key points of trips. However, what can we do if our guests have already seen these popular Tri-City attractions and are thirsty for more?
The Shakespeare Festival is a major international event which brings together outstanding artists from all around the world who appear in the best Shakespearean plays. It is the perfect occasion to listen to Shakespeare in English or in Polish. During the Shakespeare Festival, the best renditions of Shakespearean plays are staged by theatres from the UK, Germany, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, USA and Israel. It is also a great opportunity to meet and talk to artists and directors from all over the world.
Performances with English Supertitles
Teatr Muzyczny im. Danuty Baduszkowej (Danuta Baduszkowa’s Musical Theatre) in Gdynia is the largest musical theatre in Poland. It would be a sin not to visit this pride of Pomerania. It organises many events such as concerts, galas, exhibitions and theatrical performances and uses modern audio-visual, acoustic and lighting equipment. Visitors from abroad might be particularly interested in Wiedźmin (The Witcher) – the first musical based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s novel with English supertitles. The performance also uses amazing pyrotechnics.
Opera Leśna in Sopot
Opera Leśna (Forest Opera) is an amphitheatre located in Sopot. The attractive venue, excellent acoustics and performances by the best Polish and foreign artists are more than enough to convince our guests to pay a visit to this unique place. Opera Leśna stages many classical music, blues and rock concerts. It is most often associated with Sopot Festival which has attracted such international star performers as Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie, Bryan Adams, Zucchero, Garou and many others. Events and concerts organised here are also great opportunities to introduce foreigners to the Polish music scene.
Polish Films with English Subtitles
In addition to the entertainments and cultural events listed above, it is worth to visit Tri-City cinemas which screen film classics with English subtitles (among others the Helios cinema chain, Kino Studyjne or Multikino). This is a great attraction for foreigners who want to become familiar with works of Polish directors.
Muzeum II Wojny Światowej in Gdańsk
Foreign guests who want to learn more about the history of Poland must visit Muzeum II Wojny Światowej w Gdańsku (Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk). The museum houses the largest historical exhibition which retells the story of military actions, heroic combats, suffering of concentration camp prisoners and the post-war reality. You can also visit the museum with one of the licensed guides who speak Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, English and Russian.