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Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Wroclaw

1. Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Wroclaw

This moving tour takes you to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial to experience the full impact of this harrowing site: a worldwide symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. Auschwitz- Birkenau was the largest concentration and extermination camp established by the Nazis during World War II. A guided visit of both sections, Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, will let you understand the site in its entirety. See the camp's fortified walls, barbed wire, railway sidings, platforms, barracks, gallows, gas chambers, and crematoria. All this will help create a deeper understanding of the infamous project of the Holocaust, as well as the Nazi policy of mass murder and forced labor.

From Wrocław: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

2. From Wrocław: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

This full day tour takes you from Wrocław to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps, which were used by the Nazis as forced labor and extermination camps during World War II. Over a million men, women and children lost their lives here or were forced to work in extreme conditions. These concentration camps have since become enduring symbols of the Nazis' brutal policy of Jewish and minority extermination. To fully understand the human tragedy that unfolded here, you'll learn about daily camp life and visit the former gas chambers and crematorium. Additional exhibits will help you take in the setting and learn about the Holocaust's legacy. It's a history lesson you'll never forget.

Wroclaw: Private Tour to Project Riese

3. Wroclaw: Private Tour to Project Riese

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel in Wroclaw and Project Riese. After meeting your local driver/ guide, you will set off to explore Project Riese. Sit back and relax as you travel in the comfort of your own private and modern vehicle.  Once you arrive at the Project Riese site, you can head off to explore this fascinating place. Project Riese was the codename for an impressive construction project initiated by Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945, consisting of seven underground structures located in the Owl Mountains and Książ Castle. Explore this extraordinary network of underground caverns, all in different states of completion, and learn about the history of the site.  After discovering more about this unique construction project, enjoy the comfort of a private transfer back to your hotel in Wroclaw. Take the stress out of travelling with this fantastic transfer opportunity. 

Wroclaw: Project Riese and Ksiaz Castle Private Tour

4. Wroclaw: Project Riese and Ksiaz Castle Private Tour

Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Wroclaw and drive to the first stop of the day Project Riese. Project Riese was the code name for an impressive construction project initiated by Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945, consisting of seven underground structures located in the Owl Mountains and Ksiaz Castle. Explore this extraordinary network of underground caverns, all in different states of completion, and learn about the history of the site as you wander around. After Project Riese, head to Ksiaz Castle, the third largest castle in Poland with more than 400 rooms. The castle was home to the Hochbergs for more than 400 years, who were one of the richest and most famous families in Europe. The Hochbergs owned a lot of land in Poland, but their time in the castle came to an end at the start of World War Two, when the castle was seized by Nazis who planned to turn it into one of Hitler’s residences. Enjoy the freedom to explore the sites at your own leisure, and take the time to learn about their rich history. At the end of the day, head back to your transportation to return to Wroclaw.

Wroclaw: Guided Walking Tour of Fortress Wroclaw

5. Wroclaw: Guided Walking Tour of Fortress Wroclaw

Embark on a historic journey through Wroclaw, a city that compared to other Polish cities, has a completely different history, and symbolizes the fascinating but at the same time the tragic history of the 21st century in Europe. Meet your history guide at the market square in Wroclaw before heading in the direction of the beautiful Salt Square, where you could once find powerful anti-aircraft shelters. After a short walk, reach the Libicha Hill and be in awe of the immense concrete shelter, where the headquarter of Fortress Wroclaw was once located. Learn about the history of the enormous shelter located under the hill during the war. Next, continue the tour to the main train station close by. Take a closer look at the beautiful historic station where the Germans once built a system of concrete shelters. Take a tram from the main station and head towards Nowy Targ and Ostrów Tumski. Both areas suffered the biggest damage from the war. At the end of the tour, visit the Grunwald Bridge which was formerly also known as the Emperor's Bridge. When Wroclaw was under a siege, the square around the bridge served as an airport. Many houses in the area were demolished in order to build the airport. The bridge was severely damaged in the spring of 1945 but was rebuilt after the war ended.

Wroclaw: Full-Day The Secrets of World War II

6. Wroclaw: Full-Day The Secrets of World War II

The Osówka Complex was part of a project conducted by the Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945 (code name Riese). The mysterious structure known as the underground city still hasn't revealed all of its secrets. Discover the biggest and the most complex Hitler headquarter in Lower Silesia.  Ksiaz Castle is the third-biggest castle in Poland situated in the majestic rock cliff aside the Pelcznica River. Located 395 meters above sea level and surrounded by a beautiful forest, the castle is sometimes called the Pearl of Lower Silesia. The castle's location combined with its size is not a common sight in Europe. In 1943 Hitler's paramilitary organization began building one of his main quarters which, along with other objects of the Riese complex close to the castle near Osowka and Wlodarz played a crucial role. Gross-Rosen in Rogoźnica is the largest Nazi-German concentration camp in Lower Silesia, with particularly harsh conditions and penal work in the quarries. The motto of this place was 'Vermichtung durch Arbeit' (Annihilation through work). Around 40000 prisoners died here incleding Poles, Jews, Russians, French and Hungarians.

Wrocław: Siege of Wrocław Walking Tour

7. Wrocław: Siege of Wrocław Walking Tour

On this tour, you'll learn the history of a turbulent time here, including how the NSDAP took power, what Edmund Heines did and how the Jewish community endured its new situation. During the first five years of World War II Breslau was a peaceful city, but near the end of the war, the situation turned. Your guide will tell you all about this history and show you the traces of this period throughout the city. Finally, on May 6, 1945, the capitulation of the city was signed, but only after much it was destroyed. Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt made the decision to redraw the borders and Breslau was renamed Wroclaw, which created a city with a new identity.

Wroclaw: Private Gross-Rosen Concentration Camp Trip

8. Wroclaw: Private Gross-Rosen Concentration Camp Trip

Explore Gross-Rosen concentration camp and learn more about the history of Nazi operations here with this trip from Wroclaw. Set up in 1940 as a satellite camp to Sachsenhausen, prisoners at Gross-Rosen were put to work in the construction of a system of subcamps.  After being picked up from your hotel in Wroclaw, your local driver will transfer you to Gross-Rosen and wait while you discover more about the camp and its inmates. Watch an informative documentary film about the site and the 3,000 Soviet POWs transferred there in 1941. Gross-Rosen was also infamous for its brutal treatment of prisoners and the 'Nacht und Nebel' prisoners who vanished without a trace. Following your time exploring Gross-Rosen, your driver will take you back to your accommodation. Benefit from private transfer in a comfortable modern vehicle after you take in the sobering experience of the camp. 

Wroclaw: WW2 Tour to Project Riese & Gross-Rosen Museum

9. Wroclaw: WW2 Tour to Project Riese & Gross-Rosen Museum

Your driver will meet you at your hotel and drive first to Project Riese which takes around 1.5 hours. It is a very nice ride through mountains and countryside.  Once you arrive, explore the Project Riese site. Learn how Project Riese was the codename for an impressive construction initiated by Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945, consisting of seven underground structures located in the Owl Mountains and Książ Castle. Explore this extraordinary network of underground caverns, all in different states of completion. See the Osówka site which is called the Underground City. Then you can pause for lunch, or your driver can take you straight to the Gross-Rosen concentration camp, a German network of Nazi concentration camps built and operated during World War II. The main camp was located in the German village of Gross-Rosen. At its peak in 1944, the Gross-Rosen complex had up to 100 sub-camps located in eastern Germany, Czechoslovakia, and on the territory of occupied Poland. The population of all Gross-Rosen camps at that time accounted for some 11% of the total number of inmates incarcerated in the Nazi concentration camp system.  In the museum you will watch a short film about the camp and then you will have up to 2 hour to see the indoor and outdoor exhibition before your driver takes you back to your hotel in Wroclaw.

Wroclaw Jewish Quarter Private Guided Tour

10. Wroclaw Jewish Quarter Private Guided Tour

Discover ancient synagogues and learn about Jewish culture on a private tour of Wroclaw. Visit the White Stork Synagogue with your guide and explore the exhibitions that span over 800 years of Jewish history.   Step inside a small traditional synagogue next door, to see where Jews have prayed for many years. Continue to the Four Denominations District, an area marked by a Catholic church, an Evangelical church, an Orthodox cathedral, and a synagogue. This area symbolizes the diversity of Wroclaw.    After this you’ll walk to the Polish Theater, to admire the mix of Jewish and Polish architecture. Choose the extended 4-hour version and explore the Old Jewish Cemetery with your guide. This calm and spiritual place gives a unique insight into the history of Jews in Wroclaw.

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What people are saying about Lower Silesia Province

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4.6 / 5

based on 36 reviews

Very suggestive experience and to do at least once in a lifetime ... jarek was very helpful throughout the day .. any activity we have booked with get your guides have always been well organized, from when they pick you up until they take you back to the hotel.

Must visit! Great experience and learning a bit more about WWII. located in a beautiful landscape. Our driver Michael was excellent! thank you!! kind, pleasant and friendly, explained to us further about Poland's history during our drive.

Overall it was great tour, pickup on time without fuss. Obviously Auschwitz itself is very overwhelming, so at least the tour guide made it a bit easier to swallow.

Very professional, great historian, comfortable drive to and from Worcław, very organised arrival and tour.

It is a place you must visit, an episode in history that must never be forgotten.