Product ID: 11119

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum & Camp Guided Tour from Krakow

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Visit the Auschwitz Museum, site of the largest Third Reich concentration camp. Learn how the complex functioned and see the barracks where prisoners were kept. Well-informed staff will recount the site's history and answer your questions.
About this activity
Duration 7 - 8 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French

Pick-up service

Exact pick-up point and pick-up time will be confirmed in a separate confirmation message before the tour date (to the email provided upon booking).
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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps
  • Learn about the Holocaust from knowledgeable, English-speaking guides and staff
  • Avoid the queues with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Tour the permanent exhibitions and buildings at the Auschwitz I-Main Camp and the most important original camp buildings in Auschwitz II-Birkenau
Full description
The concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau was built in 1940 and was the largest camp operated by the Nazis. Located in German-occupied southern Poland, it took its name from the nearby town of Oświęcim and is located about 35 miles from Kraków.

This approximately 3-and-a-half-hour tour will take you back in time to revisit the Holocaust as it was carried out at this site, claiming well over 1 million victims. The complex comprised 3 main camps. Auschwitz I was the administrative center, Auschwitz II (also known as Birkenau) was the extermination site, and Auschwitz III (called Monowitz) was a labor camp.

It has been calculated that the number of the people killed here was between 1.1 and 1.6 million. Approximately 90 percent of those killed were Jews, who were shipped here from almost every country in Europe.

Most of the victims were exterminated in chambers that used Zyklon B gas, while other deaths were the result of systematic starvation, forced labor, lack of disease control, individual executions, and so-called medical experiments.

Before the liberation of Auschwitz on 27 January 1945, the SS attempted to destroy the camp and burn the archives. Not everything was destroyed, however, and the Polish government restored Auschwitz–Birkenau as a moving memorial to the victims.
Includes
  • Return (round-trip) transportation from Krakow
  • Entrance tickets to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Tour leader and guide service
  • Visit to the most important parts of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau)
  • Headsets at the museum for adult and student tickets
  • Short breaks (10-20 minutes)
What’s Not Included
  • Food & drinks
  • Headsets at the museum for child and infant tickets

When you get there

Meeting point

Next to the bus bay at Hotel Wyspiański, ul. Westerplatte 15, across the street from the building at Mikołaja Kopernika 2.

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Know before you go
• This product is a tour with guide. If you want to have a tour without a guide, you can book at https://www.getyourguide.com/krakow-l40/auschwitz-birkenau-museum-tour-without-a-guide-from-krakow-t163230/
• Please include the name and address of where you are staying when placing your order. The supplier will get in touch with you regarding the exact time and place of the pick-up. (For options with pick-up only)
• Luggage is not permitted in the camp with the exception of hand baggage. Hand baggage is considered to be luggage with maximum dimensions of 30cm x 20cm x 10cm. In order to enter the museum, it is requested that no luggage should be brought to the camp with exception of water bottles and personal belongings not exceeding the size of a wallet/purse.
• The guided tour of Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum is approximately 3.5 hours long and is conducted according to Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum Rules and Regulations
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Product ID: 11119