Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial with booklet

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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.

Due to a great number of visitors coming to visit Auschwitz – Birkenau Memorial and Museum we do recommend to book a tour as soon as possible. Tours will not be available until 3 days before the tour date.

What' included?

  • Transportation from a centrally located meeting point
  • Entrance to both camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Informational booklets available in 19 languages

What you will see

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.


Exhibitions of camp documentation.

Original wooden or brick barracks

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

Before your visit

  • As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking
  • Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
  • Owing to the requirements, all tickets to the museum are non-refundable. Please consider your purchase carefully
  • There are spots in the museum where it is not allowed to take pictures
  • The pace and duration of the tours are determined by the memorial's visitor service. Unfortunately, the activity provider has no influence on the duration of the break times

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 7.5-8.5 hours. The tour with a guide lasts around 3.5 hours. The transfer time is around 1.5 hours each way.