The fortified walls, barbed wire, platforms, barracks, gallows, gas chambers and cremation ovens show the conditions within which the Nazi genocide took place in the former concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau during the World War II. According to historical investigations, 1.5 million people, including a great number of Jews, were systematically starved, tortured and murdered in this camp in the years 1940 - 1945. Being the largest of all the German Nazi concentration camps in the Third Reich, Auschwitz became the centre for the Holocaust of Jewish people. In this way, Auschwitz Concentration Camp became the symbol of humanity's cruelty to its fellow human beings in the 20th century. The Museum, created in 1947, houses numerous exhibitions presenting conditions of prisoners' life in the camp and personal belongings of the victims, as well as as the infamous 'Arbeit Macht Frei' inscription which is a distinctive sign of this place.
➡ Keep a safe distance while waiting for entry to the Memorial
enter the Museum area with their mouth and nose
covered, in a manner applicable in the Republic of
Poland, and are obliged to disinfect themselves in the sanitary sluice, which will ensure disinfection of
the outer surfaces of clothing (if possible) or in the available
equipment for contact-free hand sanitization.
➡ Visitors should go through the temperature measuring station (if possible).
➡ Visitors are required to disinfecttheir hands in a contact-free hand disinfection unit in front of the security control point.
➡ Security inspection of incoming persons shall be carried out at a safe distance between the person being inspected and the inspector.
➡ Movement within the buildings should occur along a one-way road, avoiding crowds in the passageways.
➡ Keep safe distances during the tour
• pick up from the meeting point in Krakow ( please check departure times on the right side of this page)
• transport to Auschwitz I Camp - about 1h 30min by bus or minivan
• sightseeing in Auschwitz I Camp
• break for toilets/ lunch - between 10 and 15 minutes
• transport to Birkenau Camp - 5 minutes
• sightseeing in Birkenau
• short break for toilets before going back to Krakow
• transport to Krakow - about 1h 30min
• transport by an air conditioned coach, bus or minivan
• a tour leader
• all admission fees
• guide in Auschwitz and Birkenau Camps