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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum & Camp Tour from Krakow

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8 hours
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Pick-up is available from most of the hotels in Krakow. Alternatively the supplier will provide you with a convenient meeting point.

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What You'll Do
  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps
  • Explore one of the most horrifying places in the world
  • Learn about the Holocaust from knowledgeable, English-speaking guides and staff
Overview
Visit the Auschwitz Museum, site of the largest Third Reich concentration camp. Learn how the complex functioned and see the barracks where prisoners were kept. Well-informed staff tell the story of this horrific place and will answer your questions.
What to Expect
The concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau was built in 1940 and was the largest camp operated by the Nazis. Located in German-occupied southern Poland, it took its name from the nearby town of Oświęcim and is located about 35 miles from Kraków.

This approximately 3-and-a-half-hour tour will take you back in time to revisit the Holocaust as it was carried out at this site, claiming well over 1 million victims. The complex comprised 3 main camps. Auschwitz I was the administrative center, Auschwitz II (also known as Birkenau) was the extermination site, and Auschwitz III (called Monowitz) was a labor camp.

It has been calculated that the number of the people killed here was between 1.1 and 1.6 million. Approximately 90 percent of those killed were Jews, who were shipped here from almost every country in Europe.

Most of the victims were exterminated in chambers that used Zyklon B gas, while other deaths were the result of systematic starvation, forced labor, lack of disease control, individual executions, and so-called medical experiments.

Before the liberation of Auschwitz on 27 January 1945, the SS attempted to destroy the camp and burn the archives. Not everything was destroyed, however, and the Polish government restored Auschwitz–Birkenau as a moving memorial to the victims.
What's Included
  • Hotel/hostel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Tour leader and guide service
  • Visit to the most important parts of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau)
What's Not Included
  • Food & drinks
Know Before You Go
• Please include the name and address of where you are staying when placing your order. The supplier will get in touch with you regarding the exact time and place of the pick-up.
• Pick-up is available from most of the hotels in Krakow. Alternatively the supplier will provide you with a convenient meeting point.
• Bringing luggage to the camp is not allowed with the exception of hand baggage. Hand baggage is considered to be luggage of maximum dimensions 30cm x 20cm x 10cm.
Our promise to you
  • Speedy booking and reserved spots
  • No-hassle best price guarantee
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