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Auschwitz-Birkenau guided tour

Auschwitz, Poland

Visit Auschwitz Birkenau (1941-1945) concentration camp – known worldwide as a symbol of Nazi genocide and terror. It was the biggest Nazi concentration camp during World War II – a place of death for over millions of people, mostly Jews. After the war, Polish authorities transformed the camp into a museum in order to honor the memory of the Holocaust victims.

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Description

The museum Auschwitz Birkenau is located in the suburbs of Oświęcim, about 60 km west of Cracow. It is registered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.

Visiting the museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau will give you the opportunity to learn about the cruel fate of the prisoners, as well as the history of Holocaust.


Important information:

  • Regular tour means that the sightseeing takes place in a group
  • Due to safety reasons, every person entering the museum area is obliged to undergo a personal and bag security check
  • Maximum size of a bag is 30 x 20 x 10 cm
  • Since visiting a former death camp, visitors are expected to commemorate the dead, as well as adjust their clothing and behaviour to this particular situation
  • Sightseeing in Auschwitz-Birkenau takes place only with a licensed guide
  • The museum is located in an open area, so please take into account possible weather changes. We recommend wearing appropriate clothes, as well as clothing items protecting from different weather conditions such as rain, cold, sun etc.
  • This is a walking tour on an originally preserved, uneven, bumpy terrain, that may be muddy during rain. We suggest wearing comfortable shoes.
  • Toilets located near the museum are paid
  • There are two short breaks (10-15 min) during the regular tour. Come back to Cracow straight after finishing the sightseeing. We suggest taking some snacks and drinks. It’s possibly to order a lunch box for 30 zł. In case you are interested in this option, let us know in advance by sending an email.

Price includes

  • Pick-up from meeting point (Bracka Street 15, 31-005 Kraków)
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of an experienced driver/English-speaking tour manager
  • Entry tickets
  • Tour with a professional guide
  • Audio equipment rental

Meeting point

ID: 14026; SuperCracow

Tips

  • Regular tour means that the sightseeing takes place in a group
  • Due to safety reasons, every person entering the museum area is obliged to undergo a personal and bag security check
  • Maximum size of a bag is 30 x 20 x 10 cm
  • Since visiting a former death camp, visitors are expected to commemorate the dead, as well as adjust their clothing and behaviour to this particular situation
  • Sightseeing in Auschwitz-Birkenau takes place only with a licensed guide
  • The museum is located in an open area, so please take into account possible weather changes. We recommend wearing appropriate clothes, as well as clothing items protecting from different weather conditions such as rain, cold, sun etc.
  • This is a walking tour on an originally preserved, uneven, bumpy terrain, that may be muddy during rain. We suggest wearing comfortable shoes.
  • Toilets located near the museum are paid
  • There are two short breaks (10-15 min) during the regular tour. Come back to Cracow straight after finishing the sightseeing. We suggest taking some snacks and drinks. It’s possibly to order a lunch box for 30 zł. In case you are interested in this option, let us know in advance by sending an email.
  • Museum is closed on: 1st of January 26-28th of January, on the first day of Easter, on 16th of April and on 25th of December