Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial

from 125PLN

The former German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp is the only place of its kind that has been entered on a UNESCO World Heritage List. Initially it functioned as a concentration camp, but it quickly became the place of extermination of over 1.1 million men, women, and children. Nowadays, the complex consists of KL Auschwitz situated in the city of Oswiecim and KL Birkenau in village of Brzezinka and is accessible for the visitors assisted by a local guide. Undoubtedly, it is a solemn place which impresses all visitors, and an important memorial to the victims of the extermination.

What' included?

  • Transportation to/from Oswiecim and between the two parts of the Museum
  • English-speaking guide
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Documentary “The Liberation of Auschwitz” shown on the bus en route
  • Portable headset for each visitor
  • Insurance for the duration of the tour

What you will see

The tour begins with a 50-minute screening of a documentary showing the liberation of the camp. During the 1 hour 30 minutes of a ride to Oswiecim, the tour leader will inform you about the rules of visiting of the former camp. After reaching the destination and following a short break for refreshment, the tour with a local guide will begin. The visit to former KL Auschwitz lasts ca. 1.5 hours. Afterwards, after short break, our coach will take you to Brzezinka, where, a 1-hour tour of the second part of the former camp will begin. After the visit, the group gets back on the bus and goes back to Krakow.




Main gate "Arbeit macht frei"

“Work makes you free” – the inscription above the Auschwitz gate.

Objects of everyday use

Exhibitions of items of everyday use that belonged to the victims of the extermination

Personal belongings

Depriving the prisoners of everything that marked their existence was one of the assumptions of the camp

Gas chambers & crematoria

A model of the gas chamber used in the camp, the ruins of original chambers, ruins of the complex of gas chambers and furnaces used for burning human bodies.

Pictures of individual prisoners

Hundreds of pictures of prisoners taken after they were given camp numbers.

Documents

Exhibitions of camp documentation.

Original wooden or brick barracks

Original, primitive, wooden or brick barracks in which the prisoners were held.


Before your visit

Before you decide to purchase a ticket, read the most important information:

IMPORTANT - STUDENT DISCOUNT - Student tickets for all tours of Cracow City Tours are sold to the visitors who show valid student's/pupil's ID. Person who buys student ticket and does not show ID card while checking in for the tour is obliged to pay additionally 100PLN/ 28 euro/ 25 GBP.

Where is the meeting point?
All tours organized by us begin at Matejko Square no. 2, where the check-in office is.
What means of transport are we going to use?
Keeping the comfort of our visitors in mind we provide modern, air-conditioned buses.
How long is the tour?
The whole tour takes 6.5-7 hours. The tour with a guide lasts around 3.5 hours. The transfer time is around 1.5 hours each way.
How many people will be in the group?
One local guide is allowed to take maximum 30 people on the grounds of the former camp.
Can I take my baggage with me on the tour?
The maximum size of purses, bags and backpacks allowed in the Museum is 30x20x10 cm (the size of a standard - A4 - sheet of paper). If your baggage is too big you can leave it on the bus.
Can children go with us?
The Museum advises not to take children younger than 14 years old, but the decision should be made by the parents. People of all ages are allowed on the site.
Can I eat during the tour?
On the tour there are 2 -3 breaks of about 10-15 minutes. Lunch is not included and we suggest taking some food and drinks with you.