Visiting Auschwitz – tour from Krakow 

Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and extermination camp, remains a chilling reminder of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust.A visit to Auschwitz  is an emotional and educational experience that allows you to glimpse into one of the darkest periods in human history. If you are planning a tour to Auschwitz from Krakow, there are certain things to keep in mind. In this guide, we will discuss everything you need to know about visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum.

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How to get to Auschwitz from Krakow

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is located about 70 kilometers west of Krakow. The most convenient and popular option is to take part in an organized tour. Our Auschwitz tours from Krakow include transportation to and from the site, entrance fees, and a guide. This ensures that you don’t have to worry about transportation or buying tickets, and you will have an experienced guide who will tell you about the history of the camp.

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Planning a visit to Auschwitz from Krakow – what to expect during the tour?

A visit to Auschwitz is a solemn and emotional experience. During the Auschwitz tour from Krakow, you will have the opportunity to see both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Your guide will take you through various exhibitions, buildings, and monuments, providing historical context and personal stories of victims and survivors.

At Auschwitz I, you will see the original camp, including the famous “Arbeit macht frei” sign, barracks, punishment cells, and gas chamber and crematorium. At Auschwitz II-Birkenau, you will see the remains of gas chambers and crematoria, as well as the vast space of the camp and its barracks.

Visiting the Auschwitz museum is a serious and emotional experience. 

Visiting Auschwitz - tour from Krakow

 Auschwitz tour from Krakow – why is it worth visiting the Auschwitz museum during your stay in Krakow?

Visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum during your stay in Krakow is an important experience for several reasons. 

Krakow is located very close to the  Auschwitz, and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum which are one of the most important memorial sites in the world.

The museum is a material evidence of crime and most tragic events in human history – the Holocaust. The blocks, barracks, gas chambers, and crematoria there are a testimony to the cruelty that the Nazi state committed during World War II. Visiting the museum is an opportunity to understand how much suffering and injustice people are capable of inflicting on each other.

A tour to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum is an important history lesson. The museum contains numerous exhibits, documents, and photographs that help us better understand the circumstances that led to the Holocaust. By visiting the museum, we can learn about the history of the camp, the living conditions of the prisoners, their daily experiences, and their fate. This knowledge can help us understand what factors contributed to the tragedy, and what the consequences can be when hatred and intolerance dominate in society.

Visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum is a chance for reflection and prayer. It is a place where we can pay tribute to the victims and contemplate the meaning of peace, freedom, and tolerance in our daily lives.