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Gdansk, Poland
+48 58 767 91 64
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Walking the paths where WW2 started is a surreal experience. Westerplatte is well sign posted so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Westerplatte....Not to forget....

It is absolutely incredible to know that in this place one of the most terrible events in modern... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The historic site where World War II broke out on September 1, 1939 includes a small museum and a towering monument to the Polish defenders.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Gdansk, Poland
+48 58 767 91 64
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking the paths where WW2 started is a surreal experience. Westerplatte is well sign posted so you can read all about 01/09/1939. There are a few different memorials and some ruins too. It’s not in Gdansk - Uber cost about 30PLN but there is a...More

Thank Notters87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is absolutely incredible to know that in this place one of the most terrible events in modern history began. The visit can be made freely by booking one of the boat trips that take you to Westerplatte from the Motlava canal and leave throughout...More

1  Thank Epicuro341
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a large stone statue but doesn't have much of an explanation to go along with it. I didn't find it too interesting...

Thank QAEva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the park with historic monuments there, especially would recommend place for people interested in II Word War history. It is not fun, probably more sad feelings, but defineatly worth visiting it.

Thank Vytaute T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a meaning there can be a lot but there is not much to see. We expected to see or walk near seaside but it was also not possible because there was a renovation going on. Possibly it will be better next summer

Thank Elvir N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The truth is, we didn't actually intend to come here. It was a bit of a drizzly day in Gdansk so we decided to take a trip on one of those novelty Pirate ships and it dropped us off here for two hours in the...More

1  Thank JoMarieOReilly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasnt impressed with the park and the monuments. They need someone with a head full of ideas to make it a place to excatly show what happened there, because the history of the area is fascinating.

Thank Madzia9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The German battleship Schleswig Holstein fired the first shots of WWII at dawn into this lightly armed and only slightly defended Polish garrison. The Nazis expected them to capitulate within hours yet they stayed at their posts drawing fire from both the sea and the...More

Thank Ela-and-Paul
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Its a must if you are staying in Gdansk, I would do your research on the internet if you decide not to have a guided tour. Well worth a visit. It can be reach on the 106 bus

Thank Ben1955
Reviewed 7 December 2017

In my experience the Poles have a embraced post communism a wish to be detailed and explicit with their history. As you strole aroudn Westerplatte you are provided with information on the history from the geomorphological formation of the piece of land through to its...More

Thank James P
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Matias L
23 September 2017|
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Response from richardmhall6 | Reviewed this property |
Straightforward. Arrive at Harbour-side in centre Gdasnk and board the water tram in front of the Hilton hotel at Targ Rybny. Arrive at around 09:30 or 12;00 for the hours journey to Westerplatte. Take note there are only... More
7 June 2017|
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Response from 2010Lesley | Reviewed this property |
The Tourist Information in the main square organised a taxi, and the driver stayed with us and was really informative.
Hans C
14 September 2015|
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Response from posejdon12345 | Reviewed this property |
40 lat temu stał w tym samym miejscu to teraz, to myślę, że 18 lat temu też tam stał ;)