Pruszcz Gdański is a part of Gdańsk Metropolitan Area, only 10 km from the centre of Gdańsk, at the meeting points of Żuławy and Kashubian Lakeland. The city is the economic and cultural centre of Gdańsk Poviat. It occupies an area of 16,5 km2 with over 27 thousand inhabitants.
Pruszcz Gdański is a very important road and rail hub near the roads Gdańsk – Warsaw and Gdańsk – Lódź. The additional advantage of the city is that the Tricity bypass and the A-1 freeway linking north and south of the country run nearby. It is here, just by the A1 freeway that the Baltic Investment Zone is located. There are many well-known companies that have their seats there, for example: Investa, Crown Cork, Polish Post, LPP S.A. and many others.
In the centre of Pruszcz Gdański modern housing and service development was built, for which the town was granted Honorary Award of Polish Town Planners Society in the nationwide contest for the best developed public space in 2009.
Reconstruction of the ancient amber trade village (Faktoria) and the Amber Route from the Roman period is a unique tourist product in the country. It is a place full of life that links history with the present, where tourists can feel the spirit of old times. Faktoria consists of: The Chief Hut- museum exposition linking latest multimedia solutions with the richness of archeological findings and the beauty of amber exhibits, the Market Hall- a place of “meetings with living archeology”, the Amber Craftsman Hut – the reconstruction of the workshops and products of this craftsman and the Blacksmith Hut – faithfully reconstructed house and forge.
There are many open-air events, concerts and other artistic ventures organized in Faktoria. There is also the International Baltic Culture Park and amber route for pedestrians and cyclists with an amphitheatre, playground, skatepark and Four Seasons Garden built nearby. Within Faktoria Kultury (Faktoria of Culture) there are many cultural events, among others performances of Summer Stage of Wybrzeże Thetare, concerts and performances for children. Various tourist routes cross nearby the Park, such as: Radunia Water Power Plant Route, Mennonites Route, Amber Route linking Faktoria with Gdansk.
In the centre of the city there is the most precious monument - the 14th century gothic Saint Cross Church. It has a rich, sculptured in wood and polychrome-plated interior - among others a Renaissance pulpit, a gallery and a baroque organ front. Until 1945 there was also an Antwerpian altar from 16th century here which is now a valuable exhibit of National Museum in Warsaw.