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“bit disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Westerplatte

Westerplatte
Ranked #12 of 152 things to do in Gdansk
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Owner description: 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.
Immingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“bit disappointed”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

well out of the way we went in a car on a sunday if you from the city in the week it will be a long journey in traffic
lots of better places to visit no café on winter sunday

Visited January 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“History Before Your Eyes!”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

This is where the first shots of World War II were fired. There are ruins of old warehouses and bunkers and very informative numbered exhibit boards dotted around a specific route. There are regular buses to and from Westerplatte and this was a highlight of my time spent in Gdansk. Very good to learn about the beginning of the war and how it effected Poland so dramatically in a short space of time. The island itself is very peaceful and quite small. A café selling basic snacks and hot drinks is present along with a souvenir stand. Takes between one and two hours to see and read everything.

Visited October 2013
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“Good history lesson”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

A bit out of the way to get there but it's well worth it if you have the time. Great informative boards posted around to teach you all about the beginnings of the war and Poland's contribution. Like an outdoors museum for free.

Visited January 2014
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Den Helder, The Netherlands
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“Interesting piece of history”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

We went on a cold and windy december day. it was impressive to see the shot up buildings and read the history on the glass plates and information boards; not just of the week the war began but also of the Gdansk history before and after the 2nd world war. Very interesting and would make a lovely day out on a nice sunny day even if not interested in history.

Visited December 2013
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dublin,ireland
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“Atmospheric location”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

The site has numerous outdoor historic displays which are numbered. They contain excellent information but make sure you start at number 1 and progress from there as the story they tell is chronological. There is a kiosk to purchase snacks and souvenirs. You need at least 2 hours there to do the site justice. Make sure you bring warm clothing at appropriate times of the year as there is little shelter if it is cold or wet and it is very exposed. The number 106 bus from ul. Lakowa ( Gdansk ) costing 7.20zl return is very efficient.

Visited November 2013
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