Visit the infamous museum and memorial site of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, a city whose name is a burning symbol of the unimaginable wartime tragedy, suffering, and deaths that affected millions of innocent souls. Some 1.1 million people of 28 nationalities are estimated to have died there.
Your trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum will begin in the city center or at your hotel in Krakow. After a 1.5-hour drive, you'll arrive and begin your 3-hour tour of the museum. Visit Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, where you'll find crematoriums and gas chambers, as well as loading and unloading ramps, and wooden and brick barracks, the former of which is entered through the iconic gate inscribed with Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets You Free). Visitors can see some surviving barracks and the ruins of gas chambers and crematoriums. At the end of the route is where you’ll encounter the Monument to International Victims of Fascism. Your tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum is guided by experienced professionals who will tell you all about the history of the area and many interesting facts about World War II.