Auschwitz-Birkenau is a must if you are in Poland
Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp it is a place where Germans created concentration camp. During the war about 1,5 million people were killed in this place, mostly Jews from different European countries. The name Auschwitz is a german version for the town Oswiecim in polish, where Germans created this place to kill mass of the people. Auschwitz was liberated in January 1945 by Soviet’s army. Auschwitz – Birkenau is listed at UNESCO Heritage Site
This concentration camp was divided into 3 parts: KL Auschwiz (Auschwitz I), Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II) and Monowitz. Nowadays it is possible to visit 2 parts – Auschwitz and Birkenau. It is possible to see approximately 150 original buildings and barracks, 300 ruins fences, towers, roads and railway ramps. This tour is not recommended for the teenagers under 16 years old.
*private transport from agreed upon meeting location to Auschwitz about. 80 km- 1. 5 h drive
*guided tour in a group in the Auschwitz Camp (about 2, 5 hours). Camp has their own guides.
*transfer to KL Auschwitz II – Birkenau ( around 2km).
*guided tour in the Birkenau Camp (about 1-1, 5 hours).
*return from Auschwitz to your Krakow’s hotel c. a. 80 km- 1. 5 h drive.
Auschwitz tours are guided by local museum educators (sound system is provided).
You will see:
*Prisoners and guards’ daily belongings
*Original sight of the camp untouched since IIWW
*Proofs of crime and methods of extermination
*Original buildings and ruins
*Wooden sanitary and accommodation barracks for prisoners
*Photographs and documents presenting everyday life of prisoners
*Memorial with plaques in 24 languages
Let me know if you would like to combine this tour with any other tour. I encourage You to contact me if you have any special request. On your request it can be arranged dinner in a local restaurant.
MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
200 USD or equivalent in a different currency (1-7 people)
Duration: 7 hours
Transportation: Private – Toyota Corolla or minivan – Mercedes Vito
ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED
*Admission fee: 60 zloty / per person
Note: There is limited number of visitors every day. I encourage to book this tour in advance.