Westerplatte

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Westerplatte, picturesquely situated on a peninsula on the Bay of Gdańsk, is a place of great historical importance. The name has not changed over the centuries, which proves its unique cultural identity. It is a symbol of national myths and heroism in the face of war aggression in 1939, when the first act of armed aggression by Germany against Poland took place. It was here that the first battle of World War II took place, lasting from September 1 to September 7, during which the Polish garrison defended itself heroically for 7 days.

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Visiting the Museum of the World War II with a guide in Polish

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Duration time: 3 hours
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Visit one of the best-rated museums in Poland. An official guide will take you through the history and interesting facts, so you won’t miss anything. See all the exhibits at the permanent exhibition and listen to fascinating stories.

Price includes:
  • Admission tickets to the Museum of the Second World War
  • Official guide in Polish
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Visiting the permanent exhibition
  • Reservation changes can be made up to 24 hours before departure
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Meeting point: Monument to Captain Witold Pilecki, in front of the entrance to the Museum of the Second World War.

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  • The museum exhibition is located underground, which may result in lack of coverage during the visit
  • The guide will help you understand the broader context of historical events related to World War II
  • Tours accessible to people with disabilities
  • Moving between floors is possible using an elevator
  • Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.
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Visiting the Museum of World War II with a guide in English

Available languages:
Free cancellation up to 24 hours
Duration: 3 hours
Skip the line at the ticket office
The official guide
Buy tickets from 99 zł
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We invite you to one of the most interesting museums in Poland! With open access to public information, you will learn history and special curiosities, without omitting any additional substances. Visit the exhibition and listen to fascinating stories.

Price includes:
  • Entrance tickets to the Museum of the Second World War
  • Official guide in English
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Visiting the permanent exhibition
  • Reservation changes can be made up to 24 hours before departure
Additional information:

Meeting point: Monument to Captain Witold Pilecki, in front of the entrance to the Museum of the Second World War.

Link to the meeting point

  • The museum exhibition is located underground, which may result in lack of coverage during the visit
  • The guide will help you understand the broader context of historical events related to World War II
  • Tours accessible to people with disabilities
  • Moving between floors is possible using an elevator
  • Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.
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Westerplatte

Westerplatte, once an ordinary military depot, has entered the annals of history as the place where World War II began. Since 1926, the peninsula, located in the Free City of Danzig, served Poland as a military transit point, with a symbolic but strategic garrison presence. In the first days of September 1939, 182 Polish soldiers defended themselves against the German attack, which was numerically and technically superior to them. This heroic defense lasted 7 days, even though it was planned that the facility would only last 12 hours. The German offensive began with the shelling of the battleship Schleswig-Holstein in the morning hours of September 1. Despite heavy fire and repeated attacks, the Polish defenders, using concrete shelters and field fortifications, repelled each attack, inflicting significant losses on the enemy. Their perseverance and determination gained respect even among German soldiers, which emphasized the unique nature of the defense. After fierce battles and repeated harassment by German artillery, on September 7, in the face of overwhelming enemy forces and no hope for relief, Major Henryk Sucharski, the commandant of the outpost, decided to capitulate. Westerplatte, despite its painful history, remains a symbol of Polish bravery and determination, reminding us of the high price that European nations paid during World War II.

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What events took place at Westerplatte?

One of the first battles of World War II took place at Westerplatte, which began with the attack of the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein on a Polish military outpost on September 1, 1939.

What can you visit in Westerplatte?

In Westerplatte you can see:

  • Monument to the Defenders of the Coast
  • Ruins of barracks
  • Guardhouse No. 1
  • Military Cemetery of the Soldiers of the Polish Army
  • Commemorative Plaques
  • Remains of the Military Transit Depot
What does the name Westerplatte mean?

The name Westerplatte means “western island” and comes from German.

How to get to Westerplatte from the center of Gdańsk?

You can get to Westerplatte from the Main Railway Station by bus.

Lines 606 and 138 run there

Where is Westerplatte located?

Westerplatte is located in Gdańsk, at the mouth of the Martwa Wisła River in the Bay of Gdańsk, north of the city center.

Is there an entrance fee to Westerplatte?

Entrance to the Westerplatte area is free. Visiting specific facilities, such as Guardhouse No. 1 or the museum, requires paying an entrance ticket.

Flexible cancellation conditions
Free cancellation up to 5 days
How does it work?
You can cancel free of charge up to 5 days before the tour date indicated on the purchased Voucher.
Cancellation up to 3 days before the tour date indicated on the purchased Voucher will result in a fee of 50% of the order value.  
You can change your reservation up to 5 daysbefore the tour date.
You can make changes to your reservation covering 50% of the order value up to 3 daysbefore the tour date.
To make a modification or cancellation, send a message with information to the address [email protected]
Changes made less than 3 days from the tour date will not be taken into account.
Cancellation of the trip less than 3 days from the tour date is non-refundable.
Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation within 24 hours
How does it work?
You can cancel free of charge up to 24 hours before the tour date indicated on the purchased Voucher.
You can make changes to your reservation up to 24 hours before the tour date.
To make a modification or cancellation, send a message with information to the address [email protected]
Changes made less than 24 hours from the tour date will not be included.
Cancellation of the tour less than 24 hours from the tour date is non-refundable.