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Auschwitz Birkenau Museum Guided Tour from Krakow

by SeeKrakow
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Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex

  • Professional Live Guide inside the Museum

  • Skip-the-line ticket

  • Transportation from Krakow

  • Pick up from Selected Accommodations in Krakow City Centre

Highlights

  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex

  • Professional Live Guide inside the Museum

  • Skip-the-line ticket

  • Transportation from Krakow

  • Pick up from Selected Accommodations in Krakow City Centre

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Auschwitz Birkenau Museum Guided Tour from Krakow

Activity Location

20 Więźniów Oświęcimia

Oświęcim 32-603

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Pick Up from Selected Accommodations in Krakow City Centre

    Kraków 30


Description

In 1939, after the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the loss of the defensive war by the Polish army, all the western regions of Poland, including the town of Oswiecim, were annexed by the Third Reich. The town was renamed as Auschwitz and the same name was given to a complex of concentration and extermination camps that were built there. The history of the Auschwitz concentration camp can be divided into two primary periods: the years 1940-1942, when it functioned as a concentration camp and a place of slow extermination, and the years 1942-1944, when it was transformed into the biggest centre of immediate mass extermination of Jews, who had been transported into the camp under the policy conducted by the Third Reich that assumed the extermination of the entire Jewish population in Europe. It is estimated that over 1.1 million women, men and children died in the camp during these four years. Around 90 percent of casualties were Jews brought there from all the European countries that were occupied by Germany or situated in the zone of German influence. Most of them were put to death in gas chambers and others were victims of brutal punishments, medical experiments or inhumane living conditions in the camp. A visit to the Auschwitz Museum allows you to learn about the cruel fate of these people and to broaden your historical knowledge of the Holocaust.

A trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum is a specific encounter with the history of Nazi cruelty and the fate of the Holocaust victims, which is the saddest in the history of humanity. During the tour, tourists will see a permanent exhibition, original camp buildings in the main part of the complex (Auschwitz) and the most important sites in Brzezinka (Birkenau). Konzentrationslager (KL) Auschwitz was established as a result of Nazi policy conducted in the territory of occupies Poland in order to destroy the Polish state by means of mass deportations and systematic extermination. The KL Auschwitz camp was the largest Nazi concentration camp and extermination centre. During the tour, the group will be accompanied by an experienced museum guide who will tell tourists step by step about the sad fate of the camp victims. The entire sightseeing tour, including travel, will last around 7-8 hours – the visit to the first part of the Museum will take 2 hours, and the visit to Birkenau will take around 1 hour. Please remember that the programme of the trip does not include any lunch break.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

  • Admission fees

  • Pick up from Selected Accommodations in Krakow City Centre

  • Round trip transportation from Krakow

  • Visit to the most important parts of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau)

  • Headsets at the Museum for adult and student tickets

  • Short breaks (10-20 minutes)


Exclusions

  • Headsets at the Museum for child and infant tickets

  • Food & drinks

  • Lunch break


Know Before You Book

  • The guided tour of Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum is approximately 3.5 hours long and is conducted according to Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum Rules and Regulations.

  • Please include the name, the address of your accommodation and a working phone number you will use in-destination upon booking confirmation

  • Please note, the exact pick-up point and pick-up time will be confirmed in a separate confirmation message before the tour date (to the email provided upon booking)

  • Child and Infant tickets DO NOT include headsets at the Museum. If you wish to receive a headset for your Child or Infant please select Student Tickets


Auschwitz Birkenau Museum Guided Tour from Krakow ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

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4.6 out of 5

3/5 Mar 12, 2020

My husband was unable to accompany me on this tour as he is unable to walk very far and wheelchairs here are a No No! Ground very uneven everywhere.

5/5 Jun 24, 2019

Very thought provoking day with a knowledgeable and sensitive guide. Pick up and drop off by the Seekrakow team went exactly to plan. Highly recommended

NickHazel

United Kingdom