Euro 2012, the most sought after event for football fans across Europe, is finally here. This year the host countries are Poland and Ukraine, so we thought it was a fine time to discover the eight venue cities and what they’ve got to see, taste and do.
1. Danzig (Gdansk), Poland
Things to see: Walk along the banks of the river Motlawa, see the High Gate and have a long walk in Long Street (called “Dluga” on Polish maps) and don’t miss St. Mary’s Church.
Useful information: Lech Walesa Airport is located 14 km east of Gdansk and has regular flights to Warsaw, Frankfurt, London and Monaco, among other destinations. The bus terminal PKS offers regular connections with Warsaw.
Where to celebrate: The Fanzone in the Zebrań Ludowych square can accommodate 30,000 fans and is close to both the bus and train stations. It’s open from about three hours before the planned start of matches until midnight.
For lunch or dinner, try the No 22 Goldwasser Dlugie Pobrzeze Street. The steaks are delicious, the view superb and the beers excellent.
Stadium: PGE Arena Gdańsk, capacity 43,615 spectators.
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