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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow
"Choose your preferred departure time when you book and begin your experience with a pickup in central Krakow or from your Krakow hotel. Board your coach and as you travel watch an onboard documentary that explains the history of WWII and the Nazi Holocaust. Learn how approximately 1.5 million people — mostly Jewish Polish and Russian prisoners — were killed at Auschwitz-Birkenau from 1940 onward until both camps were liberated by the Allies in 1945.After roughly 1.5 hours on the road arrive at Auschwitz and set off on a guided tour of both the UNESCO-listed Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau sites. Enter the Auschwitz I compound through the gates inscribed with Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets You Free) and discover how it quickly turned from a detention camp for Polish political prisoners into a center for mass murder.Explore the main buildings — some still intact and some in ruins — and walk around the exhibitions that chart the fates of many
From EUR39.00
 
Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip from Krakow
"Legend has it that the salt mines were part of the dowry of the Hungarian princess Kinga when she married Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago. You'll tour the richly ornamented Chapel of the Blessed Kinga and visit an underground salt-mining exhibition on Level 3.Your guided tour takes you from 210 to 440 feet (64 to 135 meters) under passing through galleries and chambers on three levels. The guided walk consists of 20 monumental chambers joined by 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) of pathways.Entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine you'll descend a 380-step staircase to Level 1. Although this walk is not strenuous and can be undertaken in ordinary footwear it will need to be considered when booking this tour. The last stop on your visit to the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here a lift carries you back to the surface."
From EUR41.00
 
Krakow Airport Arrival Transfer
"Travel from Krakow Balice Airport to your Krakow hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. When making a booking you will need to advise your flight details and your Krakow accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking (subject to availability) and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. 24-48 hours p you will be required to call the supplier directly (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher) to reconfirm exact pick up times and places. Price is per person based on 7 adults per car/vehicle."""Pre-book your transfer from Krakow Airport and enjoy a hassle free vacation! This is a private transfer service so the price is the same for groups of 1-3 people who will be transferred in a private car and the same price will apply for groups of 4-7 peop
From EUR6.00

Auschwitz Tips (114)

I have no idea how to rate it...

Visiting Auschwitz is very hard experience. Many people ask is it possible to explore it alone. I think it's one of that kind of places everyone has to visit with professional guide. Really - you...
peter_poz
Mar 30, 2016

The Gas Chamber photo

The exploits of Nazism and The Gas Chamber - a Historical Fact:The Nazi ideology in practice wreaked havoc and destruction to many lives and alarmingly even today some people are still members and...
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HulaJoy
Dec 17, 2015

overwhelming, oppressive, unforgettable

I fully understand why people may choose not to go to visit Auschwitz and Birkenau. It may be too painful, too awful. For survivors and their families it may also trigger post-traumatic stress...
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HulaJoy
Dec 14, 2015

Auschwitz Should Be A Must Visit for Everyone!

The Camp is the symbol of humanity’s cruelty to its fellow human beings in the 20th century.This was a day for afterthought and paying respect - both Auschwitz and Birkenau should be visited as a...
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greekcypriot
Aug 11, 2015

Broke my heart, but it's a MUST SEE.

This place is very touristy from the get go, but dont let that stop you, this is a must see! From the infamous "work shall set you free" sign, to the gas chambers, to the crematoriums. This place is...
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MasVic
Jul 31, 2015

Auschwitz Tour by Auschwitz-Tours.com

We took this tour 3/14/15. The driver was prompt to pick us up at our hotel and to drop us off on time. The van was comfortable for our party of four and another couple. The tour itself was very...
ernurse
Mar 29, 2015

Things not to do.

From the official website: "Taking pictures on the grounds of the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oœwiêcim for own purposes, without use of a flash and stands, is allowed for exceptions of hall...
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breughel
Feb 01, 2015

Arbeit Macht Frei

I have been many times in Poland, almost always in transit in my way to Spain overland, staying for one or two days in cities such as Warsaw and historical Cracow.The last time that I crossed Poland...
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jorgejuansanchez
Jul 14, 2014

Auschwitz-Birkenau.

I much hesitated to join the VT euromeet for the visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau. The reason may sound paradoxical, I feel too much concerned, impregnated by WW II and its horrors. I was a child when...
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breughel
Oct 01, 2013

Auschwitz/Birkenau

These were the most infamous and largest of the Nazi concentration camps of WWII. Located about an hour from Krakow, a visit here is a must for anyone with an interest in the subjects of Jewish...
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roamer61
Jun 17, 2013

The Permanent exhibition - Auschwitz I & II

From the 28 one store brick buildings at Auschwitz I five have been transformed in museums with a permanent exhibition with photographs, documents, historical exhibits including prisoner garments,...
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breughel
Dec 19, 2012

The national exhibitions.

Aside from the permanent exhibitions there are in blocks 13 - 21 & 27 at KL Auschwitz I permanent displays known as the national exhibitions.These are from countries occupied by the Germans whose...
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breughel
Dec 19, 2012
 
 
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Florian Gate

The Florian is opposite to the Barbican one of the most beautiful Gothic towers in Krakow. This was built in the 14th century by Prince Leszek Czarny. The tower was part of the fortification system of...
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Grunwald Monument

This stunning statue commemorates the victory over the Teutonic Knights in 1410. At the top on his horse is the King of Poland Władysław Jagiełło, his sword pointing downwards in his right hand. At...
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Czartoryski Museum

The Muzeum Ksiazat Czartoryskich or Czartoryski Museum dates back to 1801 and is the oldest museum in Poland. The history behind the museum starts with the Czartoryski dynasty in the 13th...
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National Museum

Special Exhibition (Sept 2011)- on loan from the Spanish Royal Family. There was an excellent exhibition of various treasures from the Spanish royal family including furniture, paintings, personal...
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Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius

Founded in 1364, the University of Krakow is amongst the oldest in the world. King Wladislaw II. Jagiello bought that former noble mansion from the Anjou family for the University in 1400 which became...
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Market Square - Rynek Glowny

Main Square is one of the most beautiful places in Poland, in my opinion. It's really huge - I've heard that it's one of the biggest market squares in Europe. You can spend all day by walking and...
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