The Battle of Westerplatte

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Basic Information
Total time
1,5 h
Meeting point
Westerplatte ferry stop / close to the Przystań Żeglugi BUS stop, Look for the guide with yellow umbrella or Walkative! sign.
Walking tour, City tours

Westerplatte, a small peninsula was the starting point of the world’s largest military conflict. 7 days long battle between mighty German Army and a small group of Polish soldiers was the first episode of WW2. Come with us to Westerplatte, to know the history of blood, honour and courage. 

At dawn, 1 September 1939, the eyes of the world turned towards Gdańsk. The main gun battery of the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein announced the beginning of a new world war. Surrounded and isolated, Westerplatte, attacked from land, air and sea, was expected to be taken within a maximum of 3 hours. But what was supposed to be a quick victory turned into a furious battle that took 7 days and many brave lives. Soon, stories and songs, the incredible effort of Polish soldiers of Westerplatte.

Come and see with your own eyes how the impossible became possible. Learn how a small company of men fought their way to immortality in the annals of history.

Additional Important Information
  • professional local guide
Ticket Message

Look for a guide with yellow umbrella or Walkative! sign. 

  • Meeting point: Westerplatte ferry stop. It takes about 40 minutes (by boat, bus, taxi or bike) from city centre to the meeting point. 
  • Start time: Participants are expected to show up 5 min before the start time.

    If you are late, we cannot guarantee to join the group after starting.

  • Language: English 

  • There is no need to print your booking confirmation.


1) BOAT: Boats starts next to Green Bridge on the Motława River. When buying the ticket, you can declare to return time if you want to return by boat.

a) Galeon – old looking, but fancy boat that goes directly to Westerplatte.

b) Żegluga Gdańska – regular ferry that goes directly to Westerplatte.

c) Water Tram – line F5 – for schedule check website

2) BUS nr 106 and 138 from the Dworzec Główny or Brama Wyżynna bus stops. Get off at Przystań Żeglugi, one stop before the end of the line (not Westerplatte – the last stop).

3) BIKE: It’s 11 km from city center along safe bike routes (approx 35 min.)

Meeting Point
Westerplatte ferry stop / close to the Przystań Żeglugi BUS stop, Look for the guide with yellow umbrella or Walkative! sign.

Walkative! free tours are designed for individual travelers. In the best interest of our visitors, we aim to keep our free tours relatively small (up to ~35 people in one group). Hence, we cannot accept parties of 8 or more people on our regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a Private Tour or select an option with a fee of 8 Eur per person. For more information please contact us.

This tour is also available as
a Private Tour.

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