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From Krakow: Auschwitz and Birkenau Small-Group Day Trip

1. From Krakow: Auschwitz and Birkenau Small-Group Day Trip

Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, a former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, where more than a million Jews and other prisoners were oppressed or killed during World War II. The flower strewn Death Wall, national memorials, gas chambers and crematoriums, preserved ruins, the remains of hundreds of barracks, watchtowers, the railway line and ramp - all this forms a moving testimony to the number of those who lost their lives. The tour is led by a sensitive, licensed and local guide which helps to understand the touching history and cruel things that happened there.

Kraków: Kazimierz, Schindler's Museum, Auschwitz, Wieliczka

2. Kraków: Kazimierz, Schindler's Museum, Auschwitz, Wieliczka

Day 1: Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Next, visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Kraków's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. Later, take a short walk around the former Kraków Ghetto with your guide. Visit the Plac Bohaterów Getta (Ghetto Heroes Square) and witness a unique art display - several dozen cast-iron chairs standing individually in the square - symbolizing the scattered belongings of the Jewish community after the liquidation of the ghetto in 1942-43. Day 2: Visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide. Day 3: Head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures.

Kraków: 3-Day Wawel Castle, Wieliczka, and Auschwitz Tour

3. Kraków: 3-Day Wawel Castle, Wieliczka, and Auschwitz Tour

Day 1: Explore the Wawel Royal Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Wawel Hill. Explore the castle's magnificent chambers graced with paintings from the Renaissance. See its collections of paintings, sculptures, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Stop for lunch at a local café. Next, visit the Rynek Underground Museum, a modern museum located underneath that Main Market Square and famously featuring 6,000 meters of multimedia exhibits depicting the city's history. Day 2: Visit Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Enter Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Kraków's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. Stop for lunch at a local café. Later, head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Day 3: Visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp established under the authority of the SS and police leaders in Kraków. The concentration camp is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Wieliczka

4. Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Wieliczka

Day 1: Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Krakow. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Next, visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Krakow's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. Later, take a short walk around the former Kraków Ghetto with your guide. Visit the Plac Bohaterów Getta (Ghetto Heroes Square) and witness a unique art display - several dozen cast-iron chairs standing individually in the square - symbolizing the scattered belongings of the Jewish community after the liquidation of the ghetto in 1942-43. Day 2: Visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide. Day 3: Head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures.

Krakow: Auschwitz & Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Day Trip

5. Krakow: Auschwitz & Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Day Trip

AUSCHWITZ: The concentration camp in Oświęcim is one of the largest European necropolises and one of the most visited tragic memorials after World War II. It is also a story when humanity falls, KL Auschwitz is a story of bestiality, extermination, but also martyrdom and heroism of prisoners. The first plans to build a concentration camp in Oświęcim, where barracks of Wehrmacht soldiers were situated, were made at the and od 1939. The reason for the sudden interest in this area was the fact that prisons were overcrowded, which forced German dignitaries to search for a new place to accommodate the prisoners. In February 1942 it was decided to “finally resolve the Jewish problem / ger. Endlösung der Judenfrage /. The Nazi plans to exterminate the Jews mainly involved mass extermination with the help of the extermination camps created over the years. Auschwitz-Birkenau was one of the main foundations of the organized genocide in which the Nazis mastered the mass extermination of people. The scale of the event and its cruel methods still cause great stir today. The concentration camp is divided into two parts: Auschwitz and Birkenau. During the Tour you will see: – railway platform on which pre-selection took place, – entrance gate with the inscription “Arbait macht frai”, – residential barracks for prisoners, – the entire organized system of extermination of people, – the death camp area fenced with electric barbed wire, – gas chambers and furnaces, original items left by prisoners, – forced labor places, – a huge amount of photos, souvenirs, technical plans, – the historical exhibition and the belongings of the people murdered here. WIELICZKA: Wieliczka is a small town located about 15 km from the center of Cracow. Its history is closely related to salt deposits and a mine, which was operating continuously for over 800 years. The salt mine in Wieliczka is a monument inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. From the beginning of its existence, the salt mine was a prince’s property, and then the royal property. The mine was the largest industrial plant in former Poland and one of the largest in Europe. Itoperated for nearly 800 years, during which 26 shafts were bored on nine levels, reaching up to 327 meters into the ground, and salt from 2,040 chambers was extracted. Underneeth Wieliczka there is a labyrinth of almost 300 km (!) of corridors. The mine is characterized by a unique microclimate, constant temperature (approx. 14-16 ° C), constant pressure, ionization and a high content of potassium, magnesium and calcium in the air, so it is very healthy for a human body, especially for people with upper respiratory tract diseases. The trip takes about 2-3 hours and it starts with getting exactly 800 steps down. During this underground adventure, participants will see, among others: salt caves, chapels, an underground lake or a ballroom carved in salt. An unforgettable experience.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Pickup

6. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Pickup

Discover the tragic history of Auschwitz on a day trip from Krakow. Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with a guide and view significant buildings like the unloading bay and prisoner barracks. Begin your tour with a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Krakow and travel to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex in Oświęcim. Here, you'll meet your guide and educator, and embark on a walking tour of the site. Explore the remains of the concentration camp, including the entrance gate with the famous inscription "Arbeit macht frei", the gas chambers and furnaces, the forced labor camp, and much more. Gain insight into the crimes committed at the camp and hear stories about the everyday lives of the prisoners who were held here. View the extensive collection of personal items belonging to the detainees and found at the sight after its liberation. Throughout your guided tour, see poignant exhibits and witness moving memorials, leaving you with a deeper understanding of the tragedies suffered by the victims and survivors of Auschwitz. Your tour comes to an end with a return transfer to your accommodation in Krakow.

Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Auschwitz, And Salt Mine 3-Day Tour

7. Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Auschwitz, And Salt Mine 3-Day Tour

Day 1: Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Next, visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Kraków's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. Later, take a short walk around the former Kraków Ghetto with your guide. Visit the Plac Bohaterów Getta (Ghetto Heroes Square) and witness a unique art display - several dozen cast-iron chairs standing individually in the square - symbolizing the scattered belongings of the Jewish community after the liquidation of the ghetto in 1942-43. Day 2: Visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide. Day 3: Head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures.

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