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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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  • Although we took the local bus no 106 the journey was interesting as you view different aspects of Gdansk . Check with information office as the staff are extremely helpful. We where there 12th Dec 20...  more »
  • "Never again war"-a powerful inscription near the national monument on Westerplatte should each resemble a tragedy and heroism of the defenders of this place. It can be reached or a boat. It is worth while the time to be here not to forget those who sacrificed their lives for us.
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  • Took a 'mytaxi' from town - seemed better than the tram and bus and likely similar in price (get a map from a tourist office to get a discount code which we're using to get back to the airport!) It's ...  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.