Auschwitz – Birkenau was the largest concentration camp established by the Nazi regime in June 1940 to carry the extermination of 1.1 million European Jews but also 140,000 Poles, 23,000 Gypsies, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war and 25,000 prisoners of other nationalities, mostly Czech, Belarusian, German, French, Russian, Yugoslavian, Ukrainian and many others from the countries of Nazi-occupied Europe.
The KL Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum was established by the Polish Government in 1947 on the site on the largest Nazi concentration camp, which was set up in 1940 for prisoners from Poland. From 1942 it became one of the biggest extermination camps for the European Jews. In recognition of its historical significance as a memorial to all who suffered and died there, the Museum was entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The museum consists of the grounds containing human ashes, ruins of gas chambers and crematoria, the places where Nazi doctors carried out selection, the roads leading to the gas chambers, the places where Jewish families awaited death and execution sites. The most moving evidence of crimes are almost two tons of victim’s hair.
It consisted of three main camps: Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II – Birkenau (the largest center for the extermination of Jews and the largest Nazi German concentration camp) and Auschwitz III (Monowitz). You can visit Auschwitz Camp during your stay in Krakow, as it is located around 50 km from Krakow.
1: PICK UP FROM THE HOTEL AT FIXED TIME
We will pick you up right from your hotel. Everything for your comfort.
2: TRANSFER TO OŚWIĘCIM
Journey time is about 75 minutes, there is a break of about 15 minutes on the spot and a guided tour of the museum begins. The time of visiting the museum in Oświęcim is about 2 hours.
3: TRIP TO THE MUSEUM IN BRZEZINKA
After visiting the museum in Oświęcim, break 15 minutes and then transfer to the museum in Brzezinka. The time of visiting the museum in Birkenau is about 1 hour.
4: RETURN TO THE HOTEL
After the trip we will take you to your hotel.
- The price includes all fees:
- - Tickets
- - Parking
- - Road fees