The Tricity, an urban complex extending along the Bay of Gdańsk, is one of Poland's largest tourist attractions. Each of the cities making up the Tricity offers a different atmosphere. Gdańsk is a Hanseatic town more than 1,000 years. The history of the Tricity is an important element of the contemporary consciousness of every Pole. Lech Wałęsa led the strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, which became the cradle of the Solidarity social movement.
The charms of living in the Tricity combine harmoniously with natural attractions. The coastline offers a variety of environments, from the sandy beaches in Sopot and Gdańsk and the lowland coast of the Bay of Puck, to the cliff coastline of Redłowo and Oksywie. The vitality of flora and fauna on Sobieszewska Island, at the mouth of the Vistula, is truly amazing.
Jastrzębia Góra is the biggest summer resort on the Kashubian Coast, well known for its cliff shore. The Hel Peninsula is an attractive centre of summer tourism. Thirty-five kilometres long and sometimes only as narrow as 200 metres, it cuts into the Bay of Gdańsk. In the village of Hel located at the south-eastern end of the peninsula there are beautiful old fishermen’s huts. The fishing village of Jastarnia is also a tourist attraction, as well as the renowned holiday site Jurata.