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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. By using our Gdansk travel itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Westerplatte and other attractions in Gdansk.
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  • If you're in anyway interested in history then this place is definitely worth a visit. As most will know its the place where the first shots of WWII were fired. Along the path there stands with inform...  more »
  • Westerplatte is a huge potential that has not been used embark on a tour to see the Memorial and view of the Bay.
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  • Due to reducing time in Gdansk we used Baltic Taxis to take us out here. Our driver stayed with us and showed us the key points from a local perspective. I think we gave him 150 Zl, but we saw the mon...  more »
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  • It's a small, beautiful place worth to see. On the other side of Westerplatte, there's a beautiful sea view.
  • Great historical site. Many descriptions, that is posters, etc so you can read about the history of the place. Very well kept. Though it's a pain to get to, you have to come to Westerplatte if you come to Gdańsk.
  • Very humbling experience to visit this place. There are a few things to see here, with information boards scattered over a large area. If you visit Gdansk go see this place. Its historical importance can't be denied.
  • One of my favourite places in Gdansk. The rich histories of the place are very fascinating
  • Fantastic site to visit, well organised with lots to see. The info boards give an informative look into this areas role in WW2 which can be quite a sombre experience. Well worth the time and effort.