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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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We were lucky enough to have a bit of winter sun and it was nice walking along the front next to the sea. The monument itself is impressive on the top of hill, a fitting tribute... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have a bit of winter sun and it was nice walking along the front next to the sea. The monument itself is impressive on the top of hill, a fitting tribute to the soldiers killed here at the start of WW2. There are boards with information in Polish and English that are very informative and... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I suggest to do some reading first to fully understand what happened here in world war 2. A place to see is a ruin. It is one thing to see a ruin on TV and an other in real life. The ruin is the result of bombardment. You can go into the ruin, it is safe and made for tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is one of my favourites in Gdansk. You can spend even a couple of hours walking along the sea and visiting the monument up on the hill. It is a good lesson of history as well, just by reading the posts on the way to the hill.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are exhibit boards dotted around the park with English translations. Take your time and browse. A humbling experience.

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Thank Rittmr
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Got the gallion boat from near the 'crane' on the river. Took about 35 mins to get to westerplatte. Beers, blankets and food on board. Pleasant journey up river through the shipyards...making you realise just how vast they are! When you dock, there are no signs to westerplatte. Cross the road and aim for the coast...follow the numbers on the... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This place is where the first shots were fired in the second World War so a place full of history and well worth a trip out on the ferry to see it. There's not much there other than the park but there are a couple of decent bars at the ferry terminal.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We took a historical looking pirate ship to get here. It was definitely worth a visit. Upon getting to westerplatte, we jumped into a tour vehicle which took us to other places than only the monument. It was very fascinating to learn about the bravery of polish army who wouldn't give in easily while protecting this place.

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Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I understand the historical importance of this place but as a museum I feel they could've done much more to inform, entertain and interact with visitors. Apart from a monument and an old bunker, there's not much to see. Not worth your time if you're in Gdansk for only a couple of days.

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Poznan, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

During our erasmus in Poznan, we decided our first trip to be to Gdansk. Out 5 hour night bus ride was definitely worth it since besides the interesing info on WWII we also witnessed a beautiful sunrise. We arrived at 7am after a 30 minute bus ride from Gdansk Glowny station.. it was freezing but totally worth it! (Pictures attached)

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Gentle introduction to the history of WW2 for the wife. Pleasent place to visit interesting boards to read in English. Worth the visit and nice place to stop for drink by the pirate ship dock.

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