Visit the concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Highlights and Themes
- Visiting the concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and the Auschwitz Museum
- Small group tour with a maximum of 19 people
- Holocaust history
- Expert local guide
- Documentary screening on the bus
- Lunchbox included in the price (2 sandwiches, a bottle of water, fruit)
Tour Priceonline booking
55 € Adults
55 € Students
Free 0-5 yrs when seated on adult's lap
English speaking guide, lunchbox, bus transfer from the center of Krakow to Auschwitz and back, entry fees.
1 May 2017 - 31 October 2017
7:00, Tuesday / Thursday / Friday
Discover Krakow Tourist Information Point, 30 Main Market Square
(Rynek Główny 30, 31-042 Kraków, Poland)
Duration: 6,5 hrs
Auschwitz is one of the best-known concentration camps in the world; it is a place of genocide where approximately 1.5 million people were killed during WWII. The tour includes a visit to Auschwitz I - the administrative center of Auschwitz death camp and Auschwitz II, designed and constructed as an extermination facility. The place has remained a living monument of death.
Every year, millions of visitors from around the world walk through the gate bearing a fallacious inscription: Arbeit macht frei – „Work sets one free”, following the same route as prisoners for over half a century ago. The programme of the visit comprises the introduction to the origins of the camp, its history and the everyday life of its prisoners.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau complex was established in 1940 and throughout the five years of its inglorious operation, over 1.5 million Jews, Poles, Italians and Frenchmen perished here. It should be emphasized that the prisoners of Auschwitz originated from every country in Europe. The museum was founded in 1947, combining the area of KL Auschwitz (Auschwitz I) in Oświęcim and the Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II) in Brzezinka; it comprises approximately 150 buildings and 300 ruins. The original roads, fences, watchtowers and railway ramps have been preserved. The buildings house the collection of original exhibits and documents. In 1979, the concentration camp was designated as one of the UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
- Eating and smoking, as well as taking photographs inside the buildings and acting in a disruptive manner, are forbidden at the site.
- The tour is not recommended for children under 12 years.
- A printed voucher must be presented to the tour guide at the beginning of the trip.