Gdansk: World War 2 Tour
Gdansk was the first target of military actions taken by Germans in 1939. The exact location of the first battle of World War 2 was Westerplatte – small peninsula a few kilometres from the city center. On September 1, 1939 less than 200 Polish soldiers were present in this Military Transit Depot and they were ordered to delay German attack for 12 hours. Germans expected quick victory, however, brave Polish soldiers managed to hold out for 7 days. Due to lack of ammunition, severe injury and shortage of water and food the decision to surrender was made by Major Henryk Sucharski on September 7. This heroic defence served as an inspiration for the Polish nation, a source of national pride and a symbol of invasion. Today ruins of blockhouses and barracks still remain. To commemorate the heroic battle and the soldiers who fought and died there, one of the barracks has been changed into a museum and huge monument was unveiled in 1966. Besides Westerplatte, you will also see a former home to Gestapo – Secret German Police, Monument to Post Office Defenders and Soviet cemetery.
Tour lasts up to 4 hours.
We offer private tours on request. We can pick you up from your hotel at chosen time.
Tours available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian
- 650 PLN total (1-2 persons)
- 800 PLN total (3-4 persons)
- 950 PLN total (5-7 persons)
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