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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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  • We really enjoyed the short trip from Gdansk across the harbour to Westerplatte where the first shots of World War 2 were fired in September 1939. It is a fairly non-descript place in itself but what ...  more »
  • It is a historical place with big feeling about second world war. Everyone should visit the place to found how second war started. The place have own spirit. There is only a big monument and some dama...  more »
  • A simple stretch of woodland by the sea. Could be anywhere but it isn't. The story set out on the plinths along the path is informing and moving. The monument with its style and position and views sum...  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.