We went in March - downside is the crowds but saying that how do you manage something that so many people in the world want to witness.
We were on the English tour in the morning (10.30) we had head phones which was great as the crowd was so large the guide was way in front of us & we could still hear her. The guide was so informative & even though she must give same spiel every day she was able to impart emotion - she was great.
When trip around Auschwitz 1 was completed there was a break to enable you to get a drink or snack & use the toilet before moving on to Birkenau. (There is a minimal charge for the toilet).
We used a private driver (Bart) who was fantastic & took the stress of getting to Auschwitz away & on the way back skilfully raised our mood using music & humour - we booked him through our accommodation Komorowski Luxury Guest Rooms in Krakow.
There were four of us in our group & each of us found something different that overwhelmed us be it the pile of spectacles, the baby clothes or the vastness of Birkenau.
This is a place that people need to visit to see testament of evil & megalomania. Since our return we have not topped talking & thinking about what happened during the Holocaust.
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