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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  • Quite a long time ago I wasn't on Westerplatte. I read that there are quite a few changes! That's great! Staying here will make it even more attractive. Marked there to reach their own car, the taxi a little far away. And you can bus, take 2 lines, you can get in front of the main RAILWAY station. And it can be reached by a water bus, but only to the ferry pier, at least the same there was, and then a piece on foot and maybe this year in the season, these route from the tram you can overcome the diesel draisine for an additional charge. It is a disputes area so walk can Take up to more than an hour.
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  • At Westerplatte I went, and I actually sailed after 40 years from the first visit. Why do you need to be all know, but why the poles and such a place can be like commercializing and zohygive this does not know anyone. I do not mean the works on the coast, but the whole organization of the stay at Westerplatte-for me massacre. Besides my advice: there is nothing to sail on Westerplatte in both ways-because it makes no sense. Take the bus and return to the ship or vice versa.
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  • This is where WWII started. Although they have big plans for building the memorial up more, it was just fine. If you're interested in history, and you follow the path and read all the signs, you'll ge...  more »
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  • Nicely preserved. It's a good place to go to remember and realise how destructive a war could be!
  • Great place to learn about the history of what happened here. It's all very self paced and self guided. There's not much to see, but there are alot signs that talk about a timeline of events. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Gdansk.
  • It was nice and interesting historical place but I don't recommend it to go on winter season as it's too cold 🤗
  • This is a most amazing place with really large pieces to show Polish and Worldwide History. On the past ( like 2002 ) there was nothing. Just small museum. But now? You can see all of them from our history. Nice place to visit, nice place to learn, nice place to explore, nice place to fight!
  • Far from the city center, but very beautiful place and very important for the history of Poland and Europe, really worth to see
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