Gdańsk is one of Poland’s charming Baltic Sea destinations. Most tourists come here to switch off from technology and enjoy the beaches, bars and historic landmarks. Of course, the city has many great Wi-Fi cafes and bars, and you can access Wi-Fi by walking into McDonald’s and ordering a coffee just to use their Wi-Fi. However, this list is all about completely free Wi-Fi locations, where all you need is your device to log in and you’re online.
PKP train station at Gdańsk Głowny
For the commuter, the main train station in Gdańsk (and on some of the trains) offers free Wi-Fi for 29 minutes once you log in. Gdańsk Głowny is the central station which connects Gdańsk to most other major cities in Poland includes Warsaw, Szczecin and Bydgoszcz. The Wi-Fi works inside the train station waiting hall and covers some of the platforms too.
Shopping centres all over Poland have started to provide free Wi-Fi, and the pick of Gdańsk’s swanky new malls are no exception. Galeria Madison is located quite centrally and has five floors of shopping. The top floor has bars and restaurants on it, and the other floors are mostly about clothes, jewellery, books and electronics. There is free Wi-Fi throughout.
The impressive Stadion Energa is the home football stadium of the city’s football team, Lechia Gdańsk. It is an immense stadium that has also hosted the Polish national team on several occasions. The stadium was purposely built for the 2012 European Championships, which Poland co-hosted with Ukraine. Thanks to Social Wi-Fi, you can get online for free here, during events and other times too. It has 43,615 seats and was beautifully designed to represent the Amber trade in the Pomerania region.
The Gdańsk suburb of Przymorze has another modern shopping mall known as Galeria Przymorze. This is in the famous district where Europe’s largest residential building sits. So be aware that while the shopping centre has free Wi-Fi, it might be busy and slow, but at least you can get online.
The famous Hala Targowa market has been running since the 13th century. The building has been reconstructed several times and is now a wonderful piece of architecture in the Old Town of Gdańsk. Inside expect lots of traditional market stalls and an atmospheric vibe, rather than the busy modern shopping malls that dominate contemporary Gdańsk. One thing that Hala Targowa shares in common however is free Wi-Fi – log in and get your photos up on Instagram as you browse.
The up and coming district of Wrzeszcz contains one of Tri-City’s largest shopping centres by area – Galeria Bałtycka. Inside this mall there is also free Wi-Fi. The shopping centre has numerous cafes and restaurants as well as the usual clothes shops, electronic shops and jewellery stores. Galeria Baltycka is open from Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. and are selected Sundays until the end of 2018.
100 Places to get Gdańsk Wi-Fi
Finally, and most impressively, there are actually 100 places to get free Wi-Fi in Gdańsk! Yes, the local council has introduced a Gdańsk Wi-Fi initiative to encourage locals and tourists to get online all over the city, share their photos on social media and stay connected. Head to the Gdańsk Wi-Fi website where you can clearly see there are over 100 places to get free Wi-Fi while exploring Gdańsk. Please note that the signal strength varies from place to place, and it may also be affected by the weather. The Wi-Fi venues even cover some of the city’s beaches!
As you can tell, it is easy to find Wi-Fi in Gdańsk, if you are not near any of these places, you can always try one of the Wi-Fi cafes or bars in the city.
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