Westerplatte, Gdansk

4.3
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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  • I must admit before I visited Gdansk I didn't realise this was the point where the war started so this site was an interesting learning experience. There is a few different displays and structures...  more »
  • The site gives a real insight into the war events. Before you go make sure you read up about it to truly understand what happened. Free now taxi from the main train station only 18 zloty and fast...  more »
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  • 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.
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