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HOW TO GET TO WESTERPLATTE MEETING POINT:
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. We recommend taking the cruise at 4 pm and returning at 6:30 pm
b) Żegluga Gdańska – regular ferry that goes directly to Westerplatte.
c) Water Tram – line F5 – for schedule check website https://www.ztm.gda.pl/rozklady/linia-F5.html
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.)
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.