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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.
Gdansk, Poland
+48 58 767 91 64
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The fact that this is where ww2 started is enough reason to visit - We got the Perla ( old type pirate ship) for 55 zloty each - very welcoming staff and very interesting commentary the whole way to westerplatte - once there you had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tpstanno66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got the bus and got off early, just by the rock stating Westerplatte. We walked along the pathway and read the signs. The day we went it was very quiet and you really got a sense of what happened. Definitely worth a visit, all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited westerplattes and found it very interesting.knowing your standing where the first shots were fired in the second world war.lits of information and things to see.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RobertP6282
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sailed up to Westerplatte on the Black Pearl. Actually quite good fun. Decent food and bar facilities on board and very informative on the way up, highlighting the history of the city's shipbuilding industry. Westerplatte itself is very well worth a visit. It is a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mikemC9028SU
Reviewed 14 February 2019

Westerplatte was worth seeing, as a starting point of WW2 we saw the remains of a bombed building. Almost everything else which once stood was gone, however there are lots of information boards with pictures and information of what had happened.

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

As others have said there is not much there but if you follow the information boards in numerical order you could learn a thing or two. Just the fact that WWll started here is worth the visit. It looks like they are developing the attraction...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank germaine62
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

A very special and interesting site - World War II started there. The monument itself is massive and I hope they build a museum next to it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gu6te
Reviewed 31 December 2018

This is the site where World War II started. There is very little to see at the site but there are a great many information boards around which explain the site and what happened there. The memorial itself is very interesting. There is a plan...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I got an Uber from Gdansk to here and wandered around for a couple of hours. We realised that it was actually quite remote but Uber did still come there - be careful you don’t get stranded! The displays are informative and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jvmeslilley
Reviewed 15 December 2018

I took the 106 bus from the main train station and it was about a 35 minute journey. Westerplatte is the last stop on the line. It was a cold and bleak December day but I found it utterly engaging and spent over 3 hours...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
8 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
15 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 ;)