Westerplatte

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Westerplatte is a peninsula in Gdansk, Poland. It is located on the Baltic Sea coast at the mouth of the Dead Vistula in the Gdansk harbour channel. The land was used as a military transit depot for many years and it was famous for hosting the Battle of Westerplatte in World War Two. The Battle of Westerplatte saw German forces launch an attack on the peninsula but were repeatedly fought off by the lesser numbered Polish Forces. The ruins of the buildings from the battle are still there for people to see today, a monument has been placed on Westerplatte to commemorate the forces who battled the Germans.

Getting there

The best way to get to Westerplatte is by car. There is a bus service that travels there from the city but it is a limited service.

Opening Times and Admission

You can access the peninsula for free, it is a public area.

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