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.
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.
“Work makes you free” – the inscription above the Auschwitz gate.
Exhibitions of items of everyday use that belonged to the victims of the extermination
Depriving the prisoners of everything that marked their existence was one of the assumptions of the camp
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.
Hundreds of pictures of prisoners taken after they were given camp numbers.
Exhibitions of camp documentation.
Original, primitive, wooden or brick barracks in which the prisoners were held.