Westerplatte, situated at the entrance to the harbour and just a
few kilometres from the city of Gda?ąsk, is where World War II broke
out on 1 September 1939. The Polish garrison held out against the
attack for seven days before surrendering to the German forces, and
the site is now a memorial to the defenders. Sights at Westerplatte
include a small museum, some of the ruins left from the shelling
and a massive monument that towers above the area.
Transportation: Bus 106 from the main train station