Westerplatte, Gdansk

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Once home to a spa complex and baths, Westerplatte was also home to a Polish military transit depot. Today the ruins of a World War II battle fought over this depot serves as a museum, and a totem-like monument stands tall on the peninsula. Carvings on the side pay homage to the Polish soldiers who died defending the piece of land. In fact, the peninsula is filled with memorials: some gravestones, some ruins of barracks. Each monument can be reached on foot or by water taxi along the coast. Using our international travel planner, Gdansk attractions like Westerplatte can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 1.Take a tram 2,6,9,12 to Gdansk glowny (main station) and then take bus number 106,138 direct to Westerplatte. 2.This place acted as a fore front of Polish -German war. 3.Good and peaceful attraction...  more »
  • One day and thoroughly 1.09.1939 at 4.45 on the small peninsula dropped shells with an anchored near the battleship and training z\grad projectile with a new port and began running six years of war. This place reminds of this event. Is a place of special-a symbol of where people gave their lives for their country. Here it is worth to remember this, there is no political divisions, cultural-here is the memory of these people. It's an important place during your stay. And now, after revitalizing and adding arrays that describe exactly what happened at this point-you just need to be here.
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  • Took the 106 bus from the town centre (timetables etc from Tourist Information) through the suburbs and industrial areas. Not much remains of the buildings except of the heavily damaged block house wh...  more »
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  • Ideal place for a walk and bike ride (of course worth visiting as a historical place). The place is full of nature, and so close to the sea! The monument Westerplatte is huge and when you climb it, there is a nice view. Best season to go there is spring or summer. There are no fancy restaurants or noise, and it's so peaceful in there.
  • A must go visit to learn more about Polish history and IIWW. This site is well structured with many explanation in English and easy to access thanks to bus- and ferryboat lines
  • This is an absolute must visit if youre in the area. The amount of history that happened here makes it sacrwd ground, and on a nice day the park is beautiful and easily walkable. The footpaths are really decent and stroller friendly, there's a little cafe and gift shop, and all the placards have an English translation. The bus also runs from here to the city center, so you can get to it easily in public transport.
  • A must see! Where WW2 all started... Surreal....
  • A truly humbling place. Once you know every little detail of the battle that took place here at the start of WW2, too see it and walk among the ruins is a very sombre and chilling experience. A must for anybody visiting Gdansk
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