History of the place

Auschwitz-Birkenau (1941 – 1945) was the largest of Nazi Germany’s concentration camps. Located in German-occupied southern Poland, it took its name from the nearby town of Oświęcim, situated within the range of about 60 kilometers from Kraków, and 280 kilometers from Warsaw. The complex consisted of three main camps: Auschwitz I – the administrative centre, Auschwitz II (Birkenau) – an extermination camp, and Auschwitz III (Monowitz) – a work camp. In 1990, the figure of the people killed in the camp was placed at 1.1 million. About 90 percent of them were Jews from almost every European country. Most of the dead were killed in gas chambers using Zyklon B; other deaths were caused by systematic starvation, forced labor, lack of disease control, individual executions, and the so-called medical experiments. At the end of the war, the SS made great efforts to destroy what remained of the camp, burn the archives, and murder all the people they referred to as the „Bearers of Secrets”. Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour gives you an opportunity to learn about holocaust and see one of the most terrifying but also touching places in the World.

Available tour languages:
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Price list

Prices

Adult 155 PLN
Student 120 PLN
Children 5-15 years 80 PLN
Children up to 4 years 0 PLN

The price includes:

  • hotel/hostel pick-up,
  • transportation by air conditioned minibus,
  • professional Museum guide,
  • professional tour leader,
  • hotel/hostel drop-off.

Important information

Duration: 7-8 h.

Maximum size of any baggage allowed at the Auschwitz Birkenau Museum is 30x20x10 cm.

Timetable

  • From: 1st JAN
    To: 31st MAR
    8:30, 9:45
  • FROM: 1st APR
    TO: 30th JUN
    8:30, 9:45
  • FROM: 1st JUL
    TO: 31st JUL
    7:15, 12:15
  • FROM: 1st AUG
    TO: 31st AUG
    7:15, 12:15
  • FROM: 1st SEP
    TO: 31st OCT
    8:15, 12:15
  • FROM: 1st NOV
    TO: 30th NOV
    8:30, 10:15
  • FROM: 1st DEC
    TO: 31st DEC
    8:30, 9:45

Departure time depends on the pick up point. You will receive all information while booking. Auschwitz Birkenau Tour is unavailable on January 1st, Easter Sunday, May 5th, December 25th.

More about the tour

During the tour you will have a chance to visit the permanent exhibition and original buildings on the grounds of the Main Camp(Auschwitz) and visit the most important original objects at Birkenau. The whole tour lasts about 6-7 hours. You will spend around 2 hours in the first part of the camp and around 1 hour in the second part. Please do remember that there is no lunch break during the tour. You are allowed to take photos within the Musuem. After your arrival back in Krakow you will be dropped off at your pick up point.

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