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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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  • There are exhibit boards dotted around the park with English translations. Take your time and browse. A humbling experience. 
  • The Westerplatte this beautiful town among the highlights for me. Easy to calm & relaxed along shopping.
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  • I think this place needs no introduction. It is a historical place and showing the heroism of poles. For me, getting around and the same route marking not caused problems. Any historian or fan military has something for everyone. Is a place to walk, sit, is also where to eat. Worth!
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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.