Auschwitz-Birkenau (1941 – 1945) was the largest of Nazi Germany’s concentration camps. Located in German-occupied southern Poland, it took its name from the nearby town of Oświęcim, situated within the range of about 25 kilometers from Katowice, and 280 kilometers from Warsaw. The complex consisted of three main camps: Auschwitz I – the administrative centre, Auschwitz II (Birkenau) – an extermination camp, and Auschwitz III (Monowitz) – a work camp. In 1990, the figure of the people killed in the camp was placed at 1.1 million.
About 90 percent of them were Jews from almost every European country. Most of the dead were killed in gas chambers using Zyklon B; other deaths were caused by systematic starvation, forced labor, lack of disease control, individual executions, and the so-called medical experiments. At the end of the war, the SS made great efforts to destroy what remained of the camp, burn the archives, and murder all the people they referred to as the „Bearers of Secrets”. Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour gives you an opportunity to learn about holocaust and see one of the most terrifying but also touching places in the World.
During the tour you will have a chance to visit the permanent exhibition and original buildings on the grounds of the Main Camp(Auschwitz) and visit the most important original objects at Birkenau. The whole tour lasts about 5-6 hours. You will spend around 2 hours in the first part of the camp and around 1,5 hour in the second part. You are allowed to take photos within the Musuem. After your arrival back in Katowice you will be dropped off at your pick up point.
ADDITIONAL INFOS :
Please be informed , due to the safety regulation it is not allowed to enter Auschwitz – Birkenau with any backpack and handbag – you can leave them in a van.
Due to the Museum security regulation you have to have ID with you
|1 person||2 persons||3 persons||4 persons and more|
|280 PLN / person||180 PLN / person||170 PLN / person||150 PLN / person|
|72 € / person||46 € / person||44 € / person||38 € / person|
POL, ANG, NIEM, WŁ, HISZP, FRA, CZE, SLO
Tour price includes: guide in Polish or foreign language (languages available at each tour), tickets, equipment rental needed for sightseeing, pick up and drop off service, English speaking tour leader, Katowice Map & Guide.
Entrance only with guide after pre-booking