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From Krakow: Birkenau Camp (Auschwitz II) - day tour with guidebook

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    Stop At: Judenrampe, Piwniczna 26, 32-600 Brzezinka, Poland

    Firstly, we’ll stop at “Altejudenrampe” - a historical wagon form which victims were lead to a gas chamber in Birkenau

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Fountain of Tears, Piwniczna 10, 32-600 Brzezinka, Poland

    Fountain of tears’ is a touching and controversial representation of Holocaust and Crucifixion of Jesus is located. It was created by RIck Wienecke, who moved to Israel in 1977, as he was fascinated by creation of the state. He felt obliged to commemorate the suffering of Jewish nation that he connects with suffering of Jesus on the Cross.

    Fountain of tears is 18 meters long wall divided into 7 panels by six stone pillars. The panels represent different scenes from crucifixion of Jesus. In front of each panel, you’ll see bronze figures that embody Holocaust victims, their suffering and human tragedy.

    To enter the Fountain of Tears, you need to walk through the labyrinth called “Hallway of questions”. It's a darkened room with 8 reliefs that represent 7 crucial questions and one answer.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Auschwitz II-Birkenau, Ofiar Niemieckiego Faszyzmu 12, 32-600 Brzezinka, Poland

    Upon arrival to Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II), you’ll get a guide book, which will serve you as a local guide. You’ll have 2,5 hours time to precisely visit the place and walk at your own pace. Take your time and contemplate all terrifying events that has happened in Birkenau. Visiting the camp without going rushing after a guide is also a good option for mobility-impaired people. After the tour, we arrange a pick up from the museum and drop off at your hotel in Krakow.

    ABOUT AUSCHWITZ II BIRKENAU:

    Auschwitz II Birkenau is a place, where over 1,1 million people lost their lives during the World War II. Although at the beginning it was supposed to be a camp for prisoners of war, soon it became a place of Jews’ extermination. As the war was about to end, Germans tried to destroy all evidences of their crimes. However, beside numerous reconstructions of camp buildings, there are still some original buildings in Birkenau (Auschwitz II Birkenau). The collection includes gas chambers, guard towers, wooden and brick barracks or crematoria. There is also an unloading ramp and warehouses that were used for sorting and shipping prisoners’ property. Today, all of these objects tell a terrifying story that we all should remember.

    Due to the brutal character of the place, it is not recommended to visit Birkenau (Auschwitz II Birkenau) with children under 14 years old. Also, all visitors are required to behave appropriately and respectfully as they visit a place where mass exterminations took place.


    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Pass By: Tourist Information Center in Oswiecim, Stanisławy Leszczyńskiej 12, 32-600 Oświęcim, Poland

    On our way back, we'll pass through Monowitz (Auschwitz III). It was a subcamp of Auschwitz, where prisoners were forced to do an extremely hard work at synthetic rubber fabric.
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    Departure Point
    Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow, Straszewskiego 17, 31-101 Kraków, Poland

    Traveler pickup is offered
    For hotel pick-up options: the exact pick up time will be provided by email by the local supplier within 24 hours of your booking. Make sure to check your inbox and/or junk/spam box for the exact pick up time from your hotel.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    6h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • ●Hotel pick up and drop off - if option selected
    • ●English-speaking driver's assistance
    • ●Admission and a guide book in your language
    • ●45-minutes documentary film in a vehicle
    • ●Comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz van or minibus
    • ●Small group up to 20 persons
    • ●All transportation costs
    • ●Flexibility, high quality and experience
    • Entry/Admission - Fountain of Tears
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Tour guide
    • Enterance to Auschwitz I
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed July 8, 2019

    Took the tour with Michael. Although the theme of the tour was melancholy, to say the least, Michael made it very interesting and filled with facts. Not only about Birkenau itself, but also about other venues and stuff along the way. He even took the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank RalfW520
    Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

    The driver was really friendly and helpful and gave us as much time as we wanted in Birkenau. It was a perfect way to see Birkenau - at our own pace and without having to be in a group. Recommended.

    Thank lesleyaal
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    • Krakow Direct Private Tours
    • Duration: 6h 30m
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    • Hotel Pickup
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