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Established by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust. Although the exact number of victims is unknown, many Jews, Poles and gypsies died here. The museum consists of two parts: Auschwitz I...more
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It's definitely a must see museum/memorial in Poland, rich in history for everyone to learn from. It was somber, but amazing to see how well it's preserved.
We booked the English tour from the official website 3 months in advance, and at that time only...More
I am not sure what to say here, more than HOW ON EARTH COULD HUMAN BEINGS TREAT ANOTHER IN SUCH HORRENDOUS MANNER! We should never ever let this happen again. It was a sad, but very informative experience. I am glad I've done it and...More
Came all the way to Poland to visit these 2 concentration camps and had the day ruined by the polish and Israel presidents. Stopped from going into parts, stopped from viewing exhibits and then stopped from leaving just because of some bigwigs.
Paying customers we’re...More
Visiting this place changed my life forever. This place basically rendered me speechless. Please reserve a tour before you go to this place. Auschwitz-Birkenau camp is free to visit. But 20-30 EUR tour is totally worth it. Most of the gas chambers have been destroyed...More
I reccommend a visit to this historic place, certainly not an easy place but I feel everyone who has the chance to should go. Seeing 6th form boys in tears will stay with me as they were so affected by what they were seeing
It seemed easier to book a tour through our hotel. However if we went again we’d arrange our own transport, book a tour guide, and then have some extra time after to peruse information and reflect.
I’m sure it depends on your guide and how...More
I recently done the Auschwitz-Birkenau tour and all I can say is that its a place that is as cold as the Polish winter weather. We booked tickets from the local ticket office in Krakow city centre as we were advised it is a lot...More
Hello it is a bit of a drive from Krakow. It is a large split site. I would definitely go with the tour so it is explained because there is quite a bit to go round at Auschwitz 1, then you travel a bit to Auschwitz... More
Hello it is a bit of a drive from Krakow. It is a large split site. I would definitely go with the tour so it is explained because there is quite a bit to go round at Auschwitz 1, then you travel a bit to Auschwitz Birkenau which is Auschwitz 2 and AB is very big. Even the bit from the railway entrance to the end of the platform and the gas chambers is a fair way and that is only about 1/5th of the overall site. Wear comfortable shoes as well. All the internal road surfaces were kept deliberately rough. Take you time, you will want to pause and reflect a lot and take a lot of pictures. Max
I’m looking to go to away for 5 days in July on a mother daughter break. We want to go to Krakow for a few days and visit Auschwitz - we know that for definite but not sure what to do with the rest of the time. I’ve read a lot online about trips to Warsaw, Zakopane or even Gdansk. We are open to train, bus or even plane travel if it’s worth it. We are leisurely tourists who like exploring old towns and cities, visiting the sites, trying new restaurants etc.... Not really into hiking or...More
February 26, 2018|
You won't find anything as beautiful as Bruges in Poland, but the closest you can get is Gdańsk. However, I'm not sure if it would make sense to split your 5 days between places on two different sides of the country. Check out Wrocław, maybe this would be a good alternative. The only merit of Zakopane is its proximity to the mountains, so it's rather pointless if you're not interested in hiking.
Suspicious tour reviews (8 Replies)
Dear All I am in the process of trying to book a day tour to Auschwitz and the Salt mine from Krakow. I have seen that on many of the less well reviewed companies that they are hugely inflated with false single contributor reviews. Genuine reviews are always obvious to me in there content and volume so can I ask, can anyone give a genuine recommendation on here please? Thank you.
January 08, 2012|
I used cracowcitytours.com for a trip to the salt mines and found them to be excellent Sebastian our tour guide was very good and spoke good English have a look at there website.
Auschwitz sold out (3 Replies)
Hi, I didn’t know you had to book Auschwitz in advance as last time I looked into it you didn’t. I have just attempted to book it however the only availability left for an independent tour or an English tour is the day my wife and I fly out at 12pm on the 14th of June. We arrive in Krakow tomorrow the 10th of June. We are traveling to Krakow for Auschwitz. Can anyone please advise on how we can still visit Auschwitz? Look forward to hearing from you someone!!
June 09, 2018|
Stuart..I have just had a tour with Phil Clark from Krakow tours. . Amazing tour guide..I know he has bookings this week but its worth a shot dropping him an email..Just search Krakowtours uk. or you will find him on the forum under Phil C good look.