Updated: Oct 2, 2022
Westerplatte is a peninsula in the Gdansk harbor channel. Between the two World Wars, it was a base of the Polish Army. On September 1st, 1939, the Nazis started the Second World War with a synchronized attack on Westerplatte and the Polish post office in Gdansk. The Polish army fought with great bravery and managed to postpone the Germans for a week, despite their obvious inferiority.
Some of the barracks' ruins still stand as an open-air museum, alongside explanation plates and the Monument of the Coast Defenders.
We came here with an Uber ride, but it turned out that the app navigated our driver to the other side of the river. So make sure you are going to the Westerplatte memorial site.