Gdynia is a young city, it was built on the site of a small fishing village after the First World war. It was then that Poland received access to the sea, then in Gdynia has begun the construction of a seaport. The first naval ship entered the port in 1923. The port became the most important city-forming factor, and by 1926 the population of Gdynia grew from 1,000 to 100,000 people.
The famous port and the fact that here was born the trade Union movement “Solidarity” that Poland regained its independence.
During the Second World war the city was captured by Nazi troops and almost completely destroyed after the war, the poles rebuilt it literally from the ruins. Today Gdynia is one of the largest and perhaps the most modern-equipped ports in the Baltic.