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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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Really Enjoyable History-Rich Visit

We really enjoyed the short trip from Gdansk across the harbour to Westerplatte where the first shots of World War 2 were fired in September 1939. It is a fairly non-descript... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We really enjoyed the short trip from Gdansk across the harbour to Westerplatte where the first shots of World War 2 were fired in September 1939. It is a fairly non-descript place in itself but what makes it special, aside from the historical significance, is the huge war bunkers that ares till preserved there and the big gun towers. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

It is a historical place with big feeling about second world war. Everyone should visit the place to found how second war started. The place have own spirit. There is only a big monument and some damaged buildings, but it is worth to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A simple stretch of woodland by the sea. Could be anywhere but it isn't. The story set out on the plinths along the path is informing and moving. The monument with its style and position and views summons lots of different feelings. Well worth the visit but don't expect spectacle.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

If you are the least interested in what went down during WWII you should visit Westerplatte and see were the war began. About 40 signs will tell the story and show pictures from the time before WWI, the interwar period and the first days of WWII. Also there are some ruins, a small museum, the graves of the fallen soldiers... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The trip to Westerplatte in an old pirate ship was fun, but once we got there there was not so much to see or do. There was no museum and few monuments, and no choice of places to rest and have a drink. The view was nice, but we all felt the place was lacking something to actually do there.... More 

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