The peninsula is famous for the Battle of Westerplatte, which initiated World War II in 1939. Nowadays this historical site is an open air museum. Polish soldiers resisted the German attacks for as long as 7 days despite big disproportions in numbers. Their bravery was commemorated by the massive 23 meter high Monument of the Coast Defenders standing at the entrance to the harbour. More insight can be gained by visiting Guardhouse Numer 1, a branch of the Gdansk Museum, open for visitors from May till September.
LOCATION Sucharskiego Street
GET THERE with bus line 106 or 158. During the Summer Westerplatte can be reached by water tram line 5 (departures from the Motlawa river bank in front of Hilton Hotel)
OPEN (Guardhouse Number 1)
June - August: Monday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
May and September: Monday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
TICKETS 5 PLN / 3 PLN