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Auschwitz-Birkenau guided tour in a small group

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Availability: Every day
Duration: 6 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Visit the memorial of death in Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Travel in a small group of max 19 participants and enjoy personalised attention
  • Start early in the morning to avoid crowds
  • Take advantage of the hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as of our lunchbox
  • Watch a documentary on the bus with your guide
What to expect

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 centre 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” defeating 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 Frenchman 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 Oswiecim 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.

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What's included
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Lunchbox (2 sandwiches, bottle of water, fruit)
What's not included
  • Gratuities
Where

8 Szczepanski Square (2 minutes walk from Main Market Square)

Meeting point:

At least 10 minutes before departure time

What to remember
  • Eating and smoking, as well as taking photographs inside the buildings and acting in a disruptive manner, are forbidden at the site
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When
  • Every day at 6.45am
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Provider
Discover Cracow
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