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  1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum & Camp Guided Tour

Product ID: 11119
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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 will recount the site's history and answer your questions.
About this activity
Duration 7 - 10 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French

Pickup optional

Pickup from Krakow hotels
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps
  • Learn about the Holocaust from knowledgeable, English-speaking guides and staff
  • Tour the permanent exhibitions and buildings at the Auschwitz I-Main Camp and the most important original camp buildings in Auschwitz II-Birkenau
Itinerary
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours

  • Break

  • Auschwitz I (guided tour)

  • Break

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau (guided tour)

  • Break

  • 1.5 hours

  • Krakow

4 - 7 hours

Meeting point
Main stop
Full description
This approximately 3-and-a-half-hour tour will educate you about the Holocaust as it was carried out at this site, claiming over 1 million victims. The complex comprised of 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.

The concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau was built in 1940 and was the largest camp operated by the Nazis. 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.

During your visit, after entering through the main entrance gate to the camp you see original camp buildings in the main part of the complex. You also visit the museum with its permanent exhibition, an opportunity to learn about the real stories of prisoners as you view their everyday objects and personal belongings. Finally visit the most important sites at Birkenau, the extermination camp, where you see gas chambers and crematories.

The duration of your visit to Auschwitz I is up to two hours and the visit to Auschwitz II is up to one hour. There are three breaks during the tour: the first being 10-20 minutes after arriving from Krakow, depending on traffic conditions. The second break comes before going to Auschwitz II, Birkenau Camp and is 10-15 minutes long. You'll have one more 10 to 20-minute break before heading back to Krakow.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from Krakow
  • Entrance tickets to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Tour and guide service of the most important sites of Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Headsets at the museum for adult and student tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Headsets at the museum for child and infant tickets
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Coach Stop next to Main Post Office at Wielopole 2, Kraków, Polska

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
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. (For options with pick-up only)
• Please note, for tours departing on or after April 1, 2020, the pickup time may differ from the one listed. Pickup ay take place up to 2-hours prior to or after the time listed. The exact pickup time and place will be confirmed in a separate confirmation email before the tour date
• 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 take a lunch and a drink with you if you wish
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Product ID: 11119