4.5 star rating: Recommended 966 Reviews

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  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration:  5 - 6 hours
Leave Krakow for a morning or afternoon to visit the UNESCO-listed Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. This sobering half-day trip will have a lasting impact, commemorating the lives of those who died in the extermination camps during the Holocaust of World War II.

Highlights

  • Morning or afternoon trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum from Krakow
  • Guided walk through Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp
  • Birkenaus Martyrdom Museum
  • Documentary screening onboard the coach
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop off from selected Krakow hotels

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau is the best-known cemetery and place of genocide in the world. Started in 1940 as a concentration camp for Polish political prisoners, in 1942 the camp became a center for the extermination of European Jews. During the years 1940 to 1945, approximately 1.5 million people died there. The majority of the camp's victims were Jews, along with Poles, Gypsies, Russian POWs and members of other nationalities.

Your tour of this haunting site begins onboard the coach with a 15-minute documentary about the liberation of the camp. On arrival at the museum, your guide will show you the exhibitions in some of the surviving prison blocks, the gas chamber and the crematorium.

After a short break, the tour continues to Birkenau, where the view from the watchtower above the entrance gate reveals the forbidding expanse of the biggest Nazi concentration camp built during the Holocaust. A Martyrdom Museum was set up here in 1947, and in 1979 Auschwitz-Birkenau was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

One cannot really say this is a visit to enjoy, more that everyone should do it at least once.
The journey to the camps sets the tone with a wartime video that brings a harsh reality to what is about to be experienced. At both the camps the guide gives out an amazing amount of information unemotionally, but with great sensitivity. No matter how much you think you know before going you will learn a lot more. The quality of the English spoken by the guide ensures that nothing will be missed.
The museum achieves a respectful balance between respect for those who suffered here and demonstrating to visitors what remains of the place and how things happened
The tour itself was well organised and would recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

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