KL Auschwitz-Birkenau (Konzentrationslager Auschwitz-Birkenau) was established as the largest Nazi concentration and extermination camp. It was created in 1941 on the outskirts of Oświęcim, an area that had been annexed to the Third Reich. Altogether, over 1.1 million men, women and children lost their lives there. Most of them were Jews brought in from all over Europe. The goal of the camp was total extermination of the Jewish nation by means of mass displacement, systematic genocide and cruel medical experiments.
One of the first prisoners, and one of the few who managed to survive the period of captivity, was Marian Kołodziej, the author of the series of sketches “Frames of Memory. Labyrinths”. He created several hundred drawings, which, in addition to an undeniable artistic value, are also the testimony of a victim and an eyewitness of the camp’s horrors. The participants of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tour “Through The Eyes of a Survivor”, in addition to visiting both parts of the camps, will see shocking sketches depicting visions of hunger, terror and ordeal, while also highlighting Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe’s heroic sacrifice that took place in the camp.
1.This is a regular tour (group sightseeing), but can be organised as a private tour on request.
2. Tour duration: up to 11 hours
3. For safety reasons, before entering the museum, every participant in required to undergo a search and luggage inspection.
4. The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum allows you to bring a hand luggage item with maximum dimensions of 30 ˣ 20 ˣ 10 centimetres (11.8 ˣ 7.8 ˣ 3.9 inches). In case of larger luggage, please contact us before the tour.
5. Due to the nature of the tour (visiting the site of a former extermination camp), the participants are requested to respect the memory of the dead by dressing and behaving appropriately.
6. The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum can only be visited with an official museum educator.
7. Auschwitz-Birkenau is an open-air museum, where the weather can change rapidly. Therefore, the participants are required to bring warm, waterproof clothing (e.g. sweaters, jackets, umbrellas) and sun-protective items (e.g. hats, caps, sunglasses).
8. The participants will be walking on a ground which becomes muddy in case it rains. Therefore, they should wear comfortable, waterproof shoes.
9. Only pay toilets are available around the museum.
10. During the holiday period (Christmas, Easter) the availability and prices of trips will change. For more details, please contact the seller.
1. Students ticket (13-25 years) with a valid student ID card.
2. Prices of discount tickets are offered only to individual tourists, not to groups.
A trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum provides a unique look into the history of Nazi cruelty and the fate of the victims of the Holocaust, which was the most deplorable moment in human history. During the tour, the visitors will see the permanent exhibition, original camp buildings in the main part of the complex (Auschwitz), the most important buildings in Brzezinka (Birkenau), and the exhibition of sketches created by one of the first prisoners.
The KL Auschwitz camp was the largest Nazi concentration camp and extermination centre, and we ask you to respect the memory of the victims during your visit. The group will be accompanied by an experienced museum guide who will tell you the story behind the dreadful fate of the camp prisoners. The entire sightseeing tour, including travel, will last around 11 hours. The camp is located in a vast, open area, so please remember to bring clothes that will give you adequate protection against prevailing weather conditions.
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We organise regular and private tours, for small and large groups
We have been named the leader of the year among tour operators a number of times. The award is presented by Wieliczka Salt Mine.