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Westerplatte

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Address: Gdansk, Poland
Phone Number:
48587679164
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The historic site where World War II broke out on September 1, 1939...

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.

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If you're in anyway interested in history then this place is definitely worth a visit. As most will know its the place where the first shots of WWII were fired. Along the path... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Kilkenny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this place. Spent a whole day here, saw a lot of old war buildings and loads of nature and the water

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Hovik, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to see what what a nation can put up to against aggression from a nation ruled by a dictator. This is a monument of courage and national pride and the understanding of the meaning of an European Union (with all the flaws and bureaucracy) where nations can cooperate and talk to each other and not use... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is 100% worth a visit if you're at all interested in history. I'm not a massive history buff but I do find it interesting - particularly the World Wars and Westerplatte surpassed my expectations. There's something about reading about everything that happened whilst out in the open, at the scene itself, that makes everything just resonate with you... More 

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Kilkenny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in anyway interested in history then this place is definitely worth a visit. As most will know its the place where the first shots of WWII were fired. Along the path there stands with information about the history of westerplatte and then in particular its significance in WWII. It gives you a real feel for what the polish... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to reducing time in Gdansk we used Baltic Taxis to take us out here. Our driver stayed with us and showed us the key points from a local perspective. I think we gave him 150 Zl, but we saw the monument. lighthouse, football stadium, the baltic coast and beaches near Gdansk, and the wooded areas near the monument. Well... More 

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Thank 2010Lesley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Place of a great historic significance. The best is if you have a car to go there however, there are other means of transportation as well. Restored and beautiful memorial worth visiting if you are in Gdansk for a longer period of time.

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malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This location is easily reachable by ferry, which unfortunately does not operate in winter months, and by bus (106 or 183); the bus fare cost 3zlt. It is a very interesting place to visit especially for history lovers (it was the place were the first shots of WW2 were fired). There are a lot of information boards which describe the... More 

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Wyke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We got there by a pirate ship . But you can get there by ferry or bus { which takes long and nearly always crowded} It was brilliant to see a massive piece of history and the views there are spectacular . There is a bar next door . You can watch massive container ships go past or cruise ships... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Not a huge amount here and had to call taxi to get back but there is an hourly bus. Quite moving for so little. Beautiful memorial. Worth the visit, especially when cold (though wind is VERY cold at the top).

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Basically you going to visit a big monument that is there to remember where the second world began. It is impressive and there are lots of information boards about to read. I think you can get a bus to it but we used elite taxis - there and back £20.

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