Discover the darkest history of human kind. You will experience the world's most gripping history through the lenses of the modern museum, the history witness and the world famous memory site. Study World War II in the place where it started and discover the extensive damage it made. View modern Poland in its proper historical context. Gain more understanding about the world that surrounds us.
Up to 30 days*
Pick up from your hotel in Cracow (tour guide optional). Transfer to Galicja Museum. Sightseeing of the museum and a meeting with Holocaust survivor. Transfer to Oświecim, lunch. 3.5-4 h sightseeing with a guide of Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi-German Concentration Camp Museum (UNESCO World Heritage List). Return to Cracow.
Galicja Jewish Museum is located in the Jewish district of Kazimierz in Kraków. The museum commemorates the victims of the Holocaust, and also introduces Jewish history and culture. Offers three permanent exhibitions: Traces of Memory (a contemporary look at the Jewish past in Poland), An unfinished memory (Jewish heritage and the holocaust in Eastern Galicja) and Ten Polish Cities — Ten Jewish Stories (history of ten Polish Jews who told about growing up in pre-war Poland, about surviving during the Holocaust and ab...
Meeting with the Holocaust Survivor, Former Prisoners of Nazi German Concentration Camps and Righteous Among the Nations, is possible in the Galicja Museum. This will be unique history lessons. By showing the fates of real people and their experiences makes the facts and figures from textbooks closer and more real. The stories of older people who have gone through so much have a great impact on young people by changing their worldview. The meetings are translated by museum staff who are experienced in working with Wi...
The Auschwitz concentration camp (Konzentrationslager Auschwitz) was a complex of over 40 camps and sub-camps, built and controlled by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II. It was established by Nazi Germany in mid-1940 in the suburbs of Oświęcim, which was then on the territory incorporated into the Third Reich. At the peak of the operation of the extermination camp in Auschwitz (1944), it was divided into Auschwitz I (established in 1940, in the buildings of pre-war barracks), Auschwitz II-Birkenau (...
Museum guides, tour guide optional
Galicja Museum, meeting with Holocaust survivor, Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum (standard 3.5-4 h tour)
Your hotel in Cracow
Your hotel in Cracow
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One day tour
In winter warm cloths are necessary as you will be outside a lot and at open spaces in Birkenau so it can get very windy and cold. besides If you travel in summer bring bottle of water and an umbrella or a hat to protect your head is a good idea. It can get very hot or cold and as historical reality is maintained no place to sit or stay.
Nowadays, you go through an anti-covid spray then security screening. No pocket knives, no packs, no large purses are allowed.
The first thing to realise is that Auschwitz and Birkenau are 2 separate camps, and as such you will want to allow yourself time to do both. During standard sightseeing usually people spend about 2 h in Auschwitz and about 1 h in Birkenau. Camps are geographically separated and a museum shuttle bus runs people between them.
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Poland is famous for its folklore and countryside style of living. We are proud of regional clothes, food, wooden architecture, arts and crafts. Discover traditional village lifestyle of Lesser Poland region and try your hand at creating tradition...
Jurassic Cracow-Częstochowa region is famous for its fanciful rock formations and caves. Here apart from natural phenomena of Ojców National Park, tourist can also find the most important religious centre in Poland - Jasna Góra Monastery with mira...
Family attractions of Cracow area are still undiscovered by many groups as most people concentrate on the historical monuments of the area. Still, if you happen to travel with children or teenagers you must take our tour just to give your pupils t...