Auschwitz Museum with early morning guided tour
Day trips & excursions

Auschwitz Museum with early morning guided tour

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Availability: Every day
Duration: up to 7 hours
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • See the memorial of death which includes Auschwitz I and Birkenau part of the camp
  • Visit with a professional guide and enjoy personalized attention
  • Start early in the morning to avoid crowds
  • Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle from Kracow city center
What to expect

Auschwitz is one of the best-known concentration camps in the world; it is a place of genocide where approximately 1.5 million people were killed during WWII. The tour includes a visit to Auschwitz I - the administrative center of Auschwitz death camp and Auschwitz II, designed and constructed as an extermination facility. The place has remained a living monument of death. Every year, millions of visitors from around the world walk through the gate bearing a fallacious inscription: Arbeit Macht Frei – „Work sets one free” defeating the same route as prisoners for over half a century ago.

The program of the visit comprises the introduction to the origins of the camp, its history and the everyday life of its prisoners. The Auschwitz-Birkenau complex was established in 1940 and throughout the five years of its inglorious operation over 1.5 million Jews, Poles, Italians, and Frenchman perished here. It should be emphasized that the prisoners of Auschwitz originated from every country in Europe.

The museum was founded in 1947, combining the area of KL Auschwitz (Auschwitz I) in Oswiecim and the Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II) in Brzezinka. It comprises approximately 150 buildings and 300 ruins. The original roads, fences, watchtowers, and railway ramps have been preserved. The buildings house the collection of original exhibits and documents. In 1979, the concentration camp was designated as one of the UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

Your professional guide will help you understand the enormity of the tragedy that has happened here and share detailed information. The guide will tell you about the daily life of prisoners in the camp and the inhuman realities in which they lived.

If you are staying in Kraków just for a weekend, this is the perfect solution for you - that way you can have time for other activities later in the day.

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What's included
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Transportation
What's not included
  • Gratuities
Where

8 Szczepanski Square (2 minutes walk from Main Market Square)

Meeting point:

At least 10 minutes before departure time

What to remember
  • Please appear 10 minutes before the scheduled tour time
  • Please, wear comfortable shoes - the tour requires a lot of walking. Also, take an umbrella or a raincoat with you in order to be prepared in case of rain (the majority of the tour will take place outside)
  • Please bear in mind that there are hundreds of tourists visiting the Museum every day and keeping your own pace of sightseeing is not possible
  • You will be asked to leave your bigger belongings in a car (don’t worry, they will be locked and supervised by our driver). The allowed dimensions of a bag you can take with you are 30x20x10 (A4 size)
  • You will get a headset to hear the guide clearly throughout the whole tour
  • Eating and smoking, as well as acting in a loud manner are forbidden at the site
  • Taking photos in the buildings with the use of flash is forbidden. You are allowed to take photos only in selected parts of the Museum
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Provider
Discover Cracow
Booking fee
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Cancellation policy
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