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Train from Stuttgart to Auschwitz?

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Train from Stuttgart to Auschwitz?

First time traveling to Germany and wanted to know if there is a train to Poland ( Auschwitz) from Stuttgart or what is the best way to travel there and back to Stuttgart. We have about three days to then do a conference back in Stuttgart. What other concentration camps are nearby that we could do instead?

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1. Re: Train from Stuttgart to Auschwitz?

Dachau on the outskirts on Munich is your best bet.

Auschwitz is nowhere near and the train trip will consume at least one full day each way. Depending on the connections, it's a train ride between 12 and 20 hours - one way.

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2. Re: Train from Stuttgart to Auschwitz?

www.bahn.de

Trains take to long, you should fly if it has to Auschwitz. You could visit the smaller sites around Stuttgart our take a trip to Munich and visit the Dachau memorial.

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3. Re: Train from Stuttgart to Auschwitz?

I believe that Germanwings ( www.germanwings.com ) flies Stuttgart to Krakow which isn't very far from Auschwitz/Birkenau. But if you are going to do this, take several days and enjoy the lovely city of Krakow.

Dachau by Munich is much closer, and there are even closer ones to Stuttgart, but all you'll usually see at them is a small commerative plaque.

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4. Re: Train from Stuttgart to Auschwitz?

We visited Dachau and i would recommend that as well, it was very interesting and we learned that that was the blueprint for Auschwitz

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5. Re: Train from Stuttgart to Auschwitz?

Thank You for all the advice and suggestions . We will fly to Krakow and do Auschwitz as well as Dachau later in our trip.

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The first Nazi extermination camp was Grafeneck on the Swabian Alb ( www.schwaebischealb.de ) near Stuttgart, Here, mentally ill people were "euthanized" by the first use of gas chambers, about 10,000 of them. This is the model for future extermination camps. Today, the palace (which you cannot enter the inside of) has reverted to its former use as a medical facility for the mentally ill, and all that remains of the death camp is a small memorial. If you are interested in Jewish history of this area, Buttenhausen a short distance away had a thriving Jewish community of which traces remain today including a lovely wooded cemetery. #3 of tripadvisor.com/…38434059 will give you more details and also includes my favorite drive in Germany from Stuttgart to Biberach an der Riss with lots of excellent interesting varied things to see on the way including those places.

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Hello! I did travel to Auschwitz by train.... You can't take a direct train there and you will have to go through Berlin. We stayed in Krakow and simply took a tour bus to Auschwitz (the Holiday Inn hotel is one of the stops where they pick up/drop off). Getting around town is pretty easy but, to be honest, it would be much easier and faster to go by plane.

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8. Re: Train from Stuttgart to Auschwitz?

How long was from Berlin to Krakow?

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