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WW2 in Gdansk and Stutthof private bus trip

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1 day

39 €

Overview

Polish Mennonites. lived in Żuławy, Poland's largest area located below the sea level. Hundreds of canals, kilometers of dykes, network of pumps and locks allowed for removing water and gradual drainage of Żuławy territory. A great share of this work has to be attributed to Dutch settlers – a hardworking, puritan community known as Polish Mennonites. They represented one of the strictest branches of protestantism, which had a lot in common with Amish culture. The Dutch Mennonites lived in Żuławy for over 400 years. They came to Poland as refugees fleeing from religious conflict torn Holland. It was here where they could find new home, peace and freedom.

The history of WW2 is inseparably linked with Gdańsk. The biggest global military conflict began here on 1 September 1939 with the first shots fired in Westerplatte peninsula and in front of the Polish Post Office. The war ended for the city in March 1945 when it was almost completely razed by the Red Army soldiers. Physical extermination of the Polish and Jewish population began right on the 1st of September 1939. Its traces are the mass graves in surrounding forests and the first nazi concentration camp in Stutthof.

Program

  • Morning:
    • 1 hour transfer by Bus to Stutthof concentration camp
    • Visit in the Stutthof Museum
    • Return to Gdansk
    • Lunch
  • Afternoon
    • Remains of WW2 in Gdansk Old Town
      • Victoria School
      • Polish post office building
      • Bunkers and ruins
    • Visit to Westerplatte peninsula – the place where WW2 began

Includes

  • Bus transport
  • Local guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Lunch