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Westerplatte, Gdansk

Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Not sure if we were just a bit blind, but while we didn't see that much, what we did see was humbling and thought provoking. It's not been too touristyfied thankfully, though there were a few...  more »
  • If you are interested in history (mainly ww2, but there is quite a lot of pre-war info as well as the communist era), you should definitely go to see this peninsula. Easily reached by ships departing....  more »
  • Everyone should see this place. The surroundings of the Monument are neglected, unmowed grass, rubbish. There is some kind of fence everywhere - apparently, sappers work. For me, preparation for...  more »
  • The place itself is very nice and clean. You can learn a lot of you speak English or Polish. The view from the top is okay, you mainly see the port. The toilets situation could be a bit better. There will be a bigger exhibition too. I'd like to visit again once it opened.
  • Very nice park with national historical significance, with a wild beach (unsupervised). Food and drink options are limited though, so it's best to bring your own or plan accordingly.
  • This is a beautiful, but also sad place. When it comes to the area, it's really nice and you can say that it's green. But, the port is basically next to it so that ruins it a bit. When it comes to the history, it's a really important and good place to learn about Poland during WW2. If I have to grade this place, I would give it a well earned 8,5/10.
  • Very nice, it was great to see how this place is preserved. A lot of Polish history.
  • This historic place of interest attracts a lot of tourists wanting to acknowledge the soldiers who defended the Polish borders in the wake of World War II. This is one of not very many places of interest in Poland where admission is free of charge. Well kind of - parking is PLN 4 per hour and toilet is PLN 2.

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