Driving from Berlin to Gdansk. Advice?

Old Jul 9th, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Driving from Berlin to Gdansk. Advice?

Hello.
We will be driving from Berlin to Gdansk in mid-July. We are getting different driving advice from the various 'route planner' sites.

ViaMichelin: suggests a northern route, via Szczecin and Koszalin, for 7 1/2 hours.
Another suggests an interior route via Poznan, for 6 hours.
Go Mapper suggests going via Szczecin and Pila, for 6 hours, 46 minutes.
Somewhere else, we read that it would be much longer than any of these.

Would anyone care to offer us some actual advice? Should we plan for longer than 7 hours?

Also, we will be stopping midway for a night, perhaps at a castle or near a lake or something nice for the kids between cities. We welcome your suggestions!

Thanks!
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Old Jul 13th, 2012, 09:05 AM
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this question was also posted on some of the Polish forums as well and the answer was Szczecin, Koszalin. By taking this route you be near baltic sea - so many places for a break - Kolobrzeg maybe a nice stop - and then stop at the port to see some navy ships and get some good fish and chips there as well - good fish and chips place in Kolobrzeg near port and beach is http://www.rewinski.pl/jedzenie.htm ... as far as where to stay and maybe that being a castle maybe this place? -> https://www.podewils.pl/en/***_Hotel...astle_in_Krag/
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Thank you for your response! It sounds great.
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When we drove across northern Poland, we had an average speed of about 80 kph. So, my advice is to be patient and enjoy the scenery. Poland is a lovely country.
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When I use route planners I always factor in 25% longer for driving times, exclusive of rest stops.

I've not been to Gdansk or that area but I have been to Poznan and loved it. The town square is charming and everyday at noon 2 billy goats come out of the clock tower and butt heads. Great fun! It only happens once a day though. There's a civic museum inside the town hall (small and interesting) and a musical instrument museum on the square (also small and interesting). Some of the instruments were unusual and I had no idea what they were for.

Here are my photos of Poznan if you'd like to see the square. If you click on the photos there is a name that tells you what they are.

http://modigliani.shutterfly.com/poland2011

And here's a link to my trip report (last fall). You can search for Poznan to get my opinions. We spent 1.5 days there.

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...rip-report.cfm
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