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Gdansk, Poland
+48 58 767 91 64
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One for the history buffs.

A must for the historian, is a visit to this battlefield and now a memorial park. It has been... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ernie H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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First shots of WWII

The first shots of WWII were fired here on 9/1/39. The outnumbered Polish soldiers fought off the... read more

Reviewed 6 days 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 yesterday via mobile

A must for the historian, is a visit to this battlefield and now a memorial park. It has been altered over time by cold war installations and a military compound, but the chronology is easy to identify, Decided to approach by river and take bus...More

Thank Ernie H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The first shots of WWII were fired here on 9/1/39. The outnumbered Polish soldiers fought off the Germans for 7 days here. There are ruins here to show the battle that occurred during that time along with a cemetery for the Polish soldiers that perished...More

Thank Nina1940
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of reviews describe this as a “must see” but I can’t agree. There is very little to see and the site is neither moving nor poignant. We had 2 hours here between boat rides but really an hour was enough to read the boards...More

Thank drewedmin999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit but bear in mind its all outside.There's quite a lot of walking involved too so not suitable for everyone.

Thank PeterDane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The boat trip is fascinating taking you through shipyards and other industrial structures to the mouth of the Baltic Sea. Zegluga Gdanska sells a return ticket to the Westerplatte for 45 zloty. You can pop off at Westerplatte for a looking around then get picked...More

Thank Madshus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looks good day or night as it becomes lit up. Some good information boards set out the history of the place, from a polish perspective and its role at the start of wwII. Takes about twenty mins to walk from the car park or ferry...More

Thank Stuart T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An open air museum, part of the acclaimed WW2 museum in Gdansk. Located on the site where a small Polish garrison held out against all odds against a battleship destroyer and the German army. The garrison was prepared to hold out for 12 hours -...More

Thank AdamGdansk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An iconic location as the first German aggression that started WW2. The 35 minute ferry ride from the old town gives good views through the port. Once there there is little to see except a typically brutal style monument although there is an opportunity to...More

Thank fco
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As many others have pointed out it is a very poignant place - where a small Polish force held out for 7 days after a surprise attack from the Nazis that signalled the beginning of WW2. Much was destroyed over those 7 days, and restoration...More

Thank ThePughs14
Reviewed 11 October 2017

First shots of WW2 were fired here, so we had to go along a see it. I would not recommend walking from the centre, it's an ugly walk with little to see. Also you are ushered to use the tourist boat. We tried to get...More

Thank incite_wanderlust
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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 ;)