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Pier in Brzeźno - why is it worth visiting?

Updated: Nov 9, 2023

If you are looking for a place where you can relax from the hustle and bustle of the city, admire the beauty of the sea and feel the atmosphere of Gdańsk, the Pier in Brzeźno is the perfect choice for you.

This wooden and concrete pier, located in the Brzeźno district, is one of the most interesting and beautiful places in Gdańsk. From the pier there is a picturesque panorama of the Gulf of Gdańsk and three cities: Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia.

The pier is also a place of many attractions and entertainment for the whole family, as well as cultural events. Near the pier there is also a historic Brzeznienski Park. Haffner, which impresses with its greenery and fountain.

In this article you will find out why it is worth visiting the Pier in Brzeźno and what you can see and do there.

We invite you for a walk around the Pier in Brzeźno!

Aerial view of the Brzeźno pier

Learn about the history and charms of the Pier in Brzeźno - what is worth knowing about this unique place?

The pier in Brzeźno is a wooden pier with a supporting structure made of concrete located in Gdańsk, in the Brzeźno district. It is a unique place that offers beautiful views of the beach and the bay of Gdańsk.

The pier is 136 meters long and 7.2 meters wide and is an extension of Aleja Jana Pawła II. The pier was built between 1993 and 1996 and opened on July 19, 1996. Historically, it is the second pier in this district of Gdańsk, because the first one was liquidated.

The first pier in this part of the city was built in 1900 and was 100 m long. In the interwar years it was extended to 250 meters and 6 meters wide.

The previous pier was located closer to the center of the Brzeźno district, in a place that today is called "Budami" because of the large number of small eateries.

The pier in Brzeźno with the marked place where the former pier in Brzeźno was

Zaspa Pier or Brzeźno Pier?

Interestingly, the current pier is often called the pier in Zaspa. This is a dispute understood mainly by the locals, the "Zaspa pier" is called so because it is like an extension of Jana Pawła II avenue which runs entirely through the Zaspa district.

Never less, the pier itself and the adjacent area are located within the plot belonging to the Brzeźno district. Thus, the correct and official name is "Brzeźno Pier".

The pier in Brzeźno - a perfect place for a walk, relaxation and admiring the views of the Gulf of Gdańsk.

The pier is a popular place for walks and relaxation for locals and tourists alike. Here you can admire sunsets, watch ships and boats, and enjoy seaside attractions.

You can see the panorama of the Gulf of Gdańsk from it, in the distance we will see the pier in Sopot with flying boats and the cliff in the eagle which obscures the view of Gdynia.

Near the pier, on the right, there is Brzeznienski Park. Haffner, which is a historic park from the 19th century. A little inland, on the left side of the promenade, there is Park im. Ronald Regan, it is a large park perfectly adapted to the needs of residents with many attractions for all ages.

The pier is adjacent to the bathing area on both sides, but it is guarded on the right side. So if you don't have children, it's worth choosing the beaches on the left.

There are many additional attractions in the area related to relaxing by the sea, trampolines, slides, beach volleyball courts and many more.

If you get hungry, there is a very good restaurant "Gruba Ryba" on the pier, serving seafood and Polish cuisine. Closer to the center of Brzeźno, on the extension of Aleja Hallera, there are the so-called Budy, i.e. a cluster of restaurants, bars and pubs. Something good for everyone.

The pier in Brzeźno is a place bathed in the sun, full of history and charm, which is worth visiting during your stay in Gdańsk. You can reach it by our taxi or public transport.

Historical photograph of the first pier in Brzeźno



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