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Private Day Tour from Prague to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum
"Once you are picked up at your hotel your driver will take you to Auschwitz-Birkenau. During your journey you can make use of free magazines WiFi refreshments information brochures about Auschwitz or minibar. Once there you will walk through the entire complex
From EUR600.00
 
Auschwitz- Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine in One Day
"Oświęcim is a town located some 50 kilometers west of Krakow in turn known as a place of martyrdom suffering and death of millions of lives it's a grim witness to history. The concentration camp Auschwitz - Birkenau also a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular place in the vicinity of Krakow.Wieliczka is one of the most beautiful places in close proximity to the city. The famous UNESCO World Heritage Site
From EUR65.00
 
Auschwitz Shared Group Tour from Krakow
"The network of Nazi concentration camps is located in the vicinity of Krakow. During World War II this was the largest deadly prison of all time. Among them there were Poles Jews Gypsies and other nationalities. In 1947 almost immediately after the war ended the camps were transformed into museums. Since then visitors can see the conditions people were forced to live in and literally feel the enormity of atrocities perpetrated upon them."
From GBP90.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Oswiecim

Birkenau - ash pond

After killing and burning their victims, the nazis were still faced with the problem of what to do with these tons and tons of ash. They started digging these holes in the ground and filling them up...
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katmag
Nov 13, 2002

Birkenau - men's barracks 2

Inside the barracks there were rows of three level bunk beds. It was rotting in the summer, and freezing in the winter. In order to meet some health requirements, the nazis had to erect heating...
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katmag
Nov 13, 2002

Death Camp Museum Birkenau/Auschwitz II

It's not right in the centre of town, like the smaller Auschwitz I camp, yet it's probably [to my mind] the more worth visiting, for it's sheer size, and the incredible atmosphere... it's chilling. ...
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Khrystene
Aug 22, 2004

Jewish Cultural Center

adjoining the synagoue, there is a Jewish Cultural/Educational centre in the former house of a Jewish merchant
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sphynxxs
Mar 21, 2004

Birkenau - women's barracks

The men and women were kept on two separately fenced sides of the camp. The men's barracks were the wooden stables shown above, while the women were in brick ones. Here is one on the inside.
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katmag
Nov 14, 2002

Birkenau - men's barracks

These barracks were actually horse stables that were taken apart and brought here to house the prisoners.
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katmag
Nov 13, 2002
 
 
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Oswiecim castle

The Oswiecim castle is located on the bank of Sola River. Its history dates back to 12th century, but it was rebuild and reconstructed at the beginning of 20th century.
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matcrazy1
Sep 27, 2002

Top Hotels in Oswiecim

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Dabrowskiego 119, Oswiecim, Southern Poland, 32-600, Poland
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ul. Zajazdowa 2, Oswiecim, 32-600, Poland
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St.Leszczynskiej 16, Oswiecim, 32-600, Poland
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16 Powstancow Slaskich Street, Oswiecim, 32-610, Poland
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Things to Do Near Oswiecim

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Zoo

I have been to the Krakow Zoo which is located in the middle of the Wolski Forest twice before. The zoo first opened its doors in 1929 and now covers an area of 15 hectares. Unusually the first...
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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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Top 5 Oswiecim Writers

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darthmilmo

"Auschwitz: A factory of death"
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doug48

"auschwitz-birkenau"
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Jmill42

"Auschwitz"
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coceng

"The Sad Auschwitz Camp..."
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"Auschwitz-Birkenau"
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