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stop-off on Gdansk - Warsaw train journey?

Old Feb 14th 2007, 8:31 am
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Dwl
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We're due to travel from Gdansk to Warsaw this summer which will take
about 4.5 hours. As we will be travelling with 2 small children I was
thinking of breaking the journey. The stops en route are: Tczew,
Malbork, Ilawa Glowna and Dzialdowo. Are any of these places worth a
look or can anyone suggest an alternative route?

Thanks
 
Old Feb 14th 2007, 9:12 am
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dwl wrote:
> We're due to travel from Gdansk to Warsaw this summer which will take
> about 4.5 hours. As we will be travelling with 2 small children I was
> thinking of breaking the journey. The stops en route are: Tczew,
> Malbork, Ilawa Glowna and Dzialdowo. Are any of these places worth a
> look or can anyone suggest an alternative route?

Malbork is the best choice - one of the largest medieval castles in
Europe, within a walking distance from the train station, ideal for a
half-day visit.
http://www.zamek.malbork.pl/en/index.html

An alternative route could be Gdansk - Torun - Warsaw.
http://www.visittorun.pl/

igor
 
Old Feb 14th 2007, 10:00 am
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"igor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> dwl wrote:
>> We're due to travel from Gdansk to Warsaw this summer which will take
>> about 4.5 hours. As we will be travelling with 2 small children I was
>> thinking of breaking the journey. The stops en route are: Tczew,
>> Malbork, Ilawa Glowna and Dzialdowo. Are any of these places worth a
>> look or can anyone suggest an alternative route?
>
> Malbork is the best choice - one of the largest medieval castles in
> Europe, within a walking distance from the train station, ideal for a
> half-day visit.
> http://www.zamek.malbork.pl/en/index.html

Were it not for the two small children I would agree.

With them, I'm not so sure

tim
 
Old Feb 14th 2007, 11:14 am
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Let is be knownst that on 14 Feb 2007 13:31:38 -0800, "dwl"
<[email protected]> writted:

>We're due to travel from Gdansk to Warsaw this summer which will take
>about 4.5 hours. As we will be travelling with 2 small children I was
>thinking of breaking the journey. The stops en route are: Tczew,
>Malbork, Ilawa Glowna and Dzialdowo. Are any of these places worth a
>look or can anyone suggest an alternative route?

Malbork is good for the abso-friggin-lutely huge fortress, but there's
not much else there.

Torun is also worth a look if you go through there, but the station is
a bit of a walk from the old town.
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Old Feb 14th 2007, 10:21 pm
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Yeah, I had looked at Malbork as a possibility but there seems to be
the castle and, er, that's it. Torun looks promising - anyone know if
the railway station has a left luggage facility?
 
Old Feb 14th 2007, 10:37 pm
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dwl schrieb:
> We're due to travel from Gdansk to Warsaw this summer which will take
> about 4.5 hours. As we will be travelling with 2 small children I was
> thinking of breaking the journey. The stops en route are: Tczew,
> Malbork, Ilawa Glowna and Dzialdowo. Are any of these places worth a
> look

By the way, if traveling on point-to-point tickets, you might need
separate ones.

Regards, ULF
 
Old Feb 14th 2007, 10:41 pm
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Let is be knownst that on Wed, 14 Feb 2007 23:00:11 -0000, "tim....."
<[email protected]> writted:

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>"igor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> dwl wrote:
>>> We're due to travel from Gdansk to Warsaw this summer which will take
>>> about 4.5 hours. As we will be travelling with 2 small children I was
>>> thinking of breaking the journey. The stops en route are: Tczew,
>>> Malbork, Ilawa Glowna and Dzialdowo. Are any of these places worth a
>>> look or can anyone suggest an alternative route?
>>
>> Malbork is the best choice - one of the largest medieval castles in
>> Europe, within a walking distance from the train station, ideal for a
>> half-day visit.
>> http://www.zamek.malbork.pl/en/index.html
>
>Were it not for the two small children I would agree.
>
>With them, I'm not so sure

Fill them up with sugary drinks and let them run amok. They'd love it.
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Old Feb 14th 2007, 11:05 pm
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> Fill them up with sugary drinks and let them run amok. They'd love it.


I don't think the rest of Malbork would love it though :-)
 
Old Feb 14th 2007, 11:18 pm
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Let is be knownst that on 15 Feb 2007 03:21:43 -0800, "dwl"
<[email protected]> writted:

>Yeah, I had looked at Malbork as a possibility but there seems to be
>the castle and, er, that's it. Torun looks promising - anyone know if
>the railway station has a left luggage facility?

Man, you're in luck today, I needed to call them for some other stuff.

Yes, there are facilities for left luggage there. The guy I spoke to
said there are "boxes", which presumably means lockers.

You can walk to the centre, which involves crossing a very soviet
looking steel bridge, or there is also a bus. Don't forget to stamp
the tickets.

The tourist office number is +48 56 6210931, and they speak English.

One of the curious things about the town is how the prison is right in
the middle of the old town. A really odd place to put it. I guess you
wouldn't be interested in nightlife there, which is a pity, because it
has a big student population, and can be great fun.
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Old Feb 15th 2007, 1:45 am
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That's spectacularly helpful, thanks a lot!
 
Old Feb 15th 2007, 4:16 am
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Deeply Filled Mortician <deepfreudmoors@eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu> writes:

>>We're due to travel from Gdansk to Warsaw this summer which will take
>>about 4.5 hours. As we will be travelling with 2 small children I was
>>thinking of breaking the journey.

> Torun is also worth a look if you go through there, but the station is
> a bit of a walk from the old town.

Torun is nice, but please note that means you split a 4.5 h trip
into two 3 h legs.

MJ
 
Old Feb 15th 2007, 8:44 pm
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Dwl
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> Torun is nice, but please note that means you split a 4.5 h trip
> into two 3 h legs.
>
> MJ

It looks like an extra 1h 19mins of travelling time (roughly!) but if
you were cooped up in a railway carriage with a boisterous 2 year old
and a militant 5 year old I think you would welcome any chance to
break the journey :-)
 

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