Westerplatte Monument: Commemorates the Polish Defenders of the Coast

The Westerplatte Monument was built in memory of the Polish defenders of the coast in 1939. It stands on a 22m tall hill on a peninsula at the entrance to the harbour in Gdansk. Westerplatte Monument is assembled from 236 granite blocks weighing between 6 and 12 tons each and it has been decorated with reliefs and inscriptions.

Close to the monument are abandoned bunkers and ruins of buildings. Information boards with pictures explain more what happend here. You can reach Westerplatte by public transport or with a pirate ship.

Location: Westerplatte peninsula, Gdansk, Poland.


View of the Westerplatte Monument along the river in Gdansk


View of the Westerplatte Monument from the river in Gdansk

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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

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