Birkenau Concentration Camp Tour

Birkenau Concentration Camp Tour
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Visit Birkenau Camp Museum with Krakow Direct

Birkenau Concentration Camp Tour is an unique opportunity to visit the biggest concentration camp in Nazi Germany. It existed for 3 years (1941 – 1944) and was a camp for war prisoners, as well as a place of Holocaust. Most of the victims of Auschwitz, died in Birkenau camp, where the biggest mass exterminations took place. Holocaust took over 1,1 million people’s lives, mostly Jewish, but also Poles, Romani, or Russian. Birkenau Concentration Camp Tour includes a short visit in the area of former Auschwitz III Monowitz as well. It was another sub-camp where prisoners were working in an extreme conditions of hunger and emaciation. You'll also see Altejudenrampe (historical wagon where prisoners selections took place) as well as "Fountain of Tears" (an artistic representation of close connection between Holocaust and crucifixion of Jesus).

Although Germans tried to destroy all the evidences after the war, some original camp buildings or their ruins have survived. It includes  gas chambers, crematoria and some camp barracks. In 1947, after liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau, it has been turned into Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum. Nowadays, it’s on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Site and commands international recognition. Birkenau camp tours are getting extremely popular among Krakow visitors.

Private tours to Birkenau concentration camp

Our private tour to Birkenau camp takes approximately 7 – 8 hours. We offer door-to-door pick up and drop off, private, modern Mercedes Benz car and friendly, English speaking driver. Pick up time is between 8:30 am and 9:00 am.  The journey takes about 1 h 10 minutes each way. Firstly, you’ill stop at the place, where Auschwitz III Monowitz was prospering during the World War II. Our driver will introduce you to the basic information about the place. You’ll see two main monuments that commemorate numerous political and war prisoners who died in there. Upon arrival to Birkenau camp, you’ll get a guide book in your language, which will help you familiarize with the place. You’ll have 2,5h for your own to calmly contemplate and precisely visit Auschwitz II – Birkenau camp. Then, we’ll stop atAltejudenrampe” – a historical wagon form which victims were lead to gas chambers in Birkenau. The last stop before Birkenau will be “Fountain of Teras” – a place that represents connection between Holocaust and Crucifixion of Jesus. We’ll spend there around 1 hour.

It’s the best option for people who would like to take their time paying tribute to Holocaust victims with no rush. Birkenau Concentration Camp Tour is also recommended for mobility-impaired persons. After the tour, we will drop you off at your hotel in Krakow.

What's Included:

  • Door-to-door pick up and drop off
  • Admission and a guide book in your language
  • Private, comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz van or minibus
  • English-speaking driver's assistance
  • All transportation costs
  • Documentary film in a van
  • High quality, flexibility and experience
  • Insurance

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Small group tours to Birkenau concentration camp

Our small group tour from Krakow to Birkenau concentration camp takes approximately 7- 8 hours. We offer door-to-door pick up and drop off, private, modern Mercedes Benz car and friendly, English speaking driver. We arrange pick up time between 8:30 – 9:00 am and the maximum number of people in a group is 8. The journey takes about 1 h 10 min each way. On the way to Birkenau Camp, you’ll watch 45-minutes documentary film titled “The liberation of Auschwitz”. Firstly, we’ll visit a place where Auschwitz III Monowitz was prospering during the World War II. Our driver will introduce you to the basic information about the spot. You’ll see two main monuments that commemorate numerous political and war prisoners who died there. Then, we’ll stop atAltejudenrampe” – a historical wagon form which victims were lead to gas chamber in Birkenau. The last stop before Birkenau will be “Fountain of Teras” – place that represents a connection between Holocaust and Crucifixion of Jesus. We’ll spend there around 1 hour.

Upon arrival to Birkenau camp, you’ll get a guide book in your language. It will help you familiarize with the place. You’ll have 2,5 h for your own to calmly contemplate and precisely visit Auschwitz II – Birkenau camp. 

It’s the best option for people who would like to take their time paying tribute to Holocaust victims with no rush. Birkenau Concentration Camp Tour is also recommended for mobility-impaired visitors. After the tour, we will drop you off at your hotel in Krakow.

What's Included:

  • Door-to-door pick up and drop off
  • Small group up to 8 persons
  • Admission and a guide book in your language
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz van or minibus
  • English-speaking driver's assistance
  • All transportation costs
  • Documentary film in a van
  • High quality, flexibility and experience
  • Insurance

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Birkenau Concentration Camp Tour with KrakowDirect – further information

Tours from Krakow to Birkenau Camp are getting more popular among day tours from Krakow. More than a million tourists from around a world visit Auschwitz every year. It owes its popularity to its incredible importance for the history of World War II. Birkenau Concentratiom Camp Tour is an interesting option for those, who would like to have more time to visit Auschwitz II Birkenau camp. If you wonder where is Birkenau located and what to expect from this camp, read some more info. 

Small group Birkenau Camp tour with guide books

Birkenau Concentration Camp Tour in a small group (up to 8 persons) is dedicated to people who would like to visit Auschwitz II – Birkenau Camp with no rush. It’s also a unique chance to visit Auschwitz III Monowitz and “Fountain of Tears” We provide hotel pick up and drop off in Krakow. If your accommodation is located in further districts of Krakow, we can arrange transport for additional cost. Our friendly, English-speaking driver will introduce you to Birkenau Concentration Camp Tour programme and will assist you through the whole journey. On a way to the place where is Birkenau located, we provide a 45-minutes documentary film titled „The liberation of Auschwitz” screened in our minibus.

Upon arrival, you’ll get a guide book in your own language. Don’t forget to inform us in advance, if you wish to have a guide book in any other language than English. The book, that is included in a price, will serve you as a local guide. Additionally, all exhibitions in Birkenau concentration camp are well posted, so you don’t need to be afraid to get lost. Birkenau Camp Tour is a great opportunity to visit camps in Birkenau and Monowitz precisely. It is specially recommended to people who would like to have time for quiet contemplation in a place of former concentration camp, where mover 1,1 million people have died. Also, if you’re mobility-impaired, this option will be much more convenient for you. It lets you visit the place in your pace, with no rush. 

Where is Birkeanu located?

Many visitors wonder where is Birkenau located. Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum in Oswiecim is divided into 2 main parts: Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II – Birkenau camp. Altogether, there were more than 40 camps created by Nazis. Birkenau concentration camp is located in Brzezinka village, 3 km away from Auschwitz concentration camp.

Birkenau camp was a place, where the most terrifying Jews extermination took place. It is estimated, that more than 1,1 million people have died in Auschwitz Birkenau camp. Also, it’s the only concentration camp that exists on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. 

During Birkenau Concentration Camp Tour you’ll see remains of the original camp buildings, as well as numerous reconstructions. Gas chambers crematoriums, barracks – all of these objects will tell you a horrifying history of Birkenau Camp.  

Due to our Birkenau Camp Tour, we enable visitors to fully familiarize with Birkenau Camp. You’ll have a chance to see and learn about objects that are the most interesting for you. 

Auschwitz III Monowitz

On our way to Birkenau concentration camp, we stop at Auschwitz III Monowitz – a former Auschwitz sub camp. It was created next to synthetic rubber factory with German workers. However, soon it had become another concentration Auschwitz sub camp. Prisoners who were working in Monowitz had to deal with an extremely hard work and constant hunger. Those, who were seek or simply not able to work more, were immediately sent to gas chambers in Birkenau Camp. Around 10 000 inmates died because of draining work in Monowitz. There are still ruins of SS barracks in Monowitz today. The camp lays 3 km from the place where is Birkenau located.

Before entering Auschwitz III Monowitz, our driver will introduce you to the most important information about the place.

Visiting Birkenau concentration camp – useful information

Tour from Krakow to Birkenau camp is not a usual visit in another museum. It’s the memorial place, where more than a million people have died. Please, keep in mind that all visitors are required to behave appropriately while visiting Birkenau camp

There are also some restrictions regarding maximum size of your carry-on. It cannot exceed the following dimensions: 30 x 20 x 10 cm. If you need to take bigger bag, you can leave it in our car for the time of visiting.  

Taking pictures in Birkenau concentration camp is allowed if it’s only for private use.  

There is no limitation regarding the age of visitors to Birkenau camp. However, due to dreadful character of the place, it’s not recommended to visit the place with children under 14 years old.

Birkenau State Museum provides facilities for visitors with mobility problems – wheelchairs of size allowing to move around the grounds and buildings. If you need a wheelchair, our driver will help you to arrange it.

Food is generally not allowed, but you can buy a snack, sandwich or coffee before entering the main area of Birkenau camp State Museum.  

“Fountain of Tears”

“Fountain of Tears” is an artistic expression of Canadian artist Rick Wienecke. He moved to Israel, as he was fascinated by creation of the state and terrifying history of Jews. His exhibition in Birkenau is a touching representation of connection between Holocaust and Crucifixion of Jesus. He felt obliged to commemorate the suffering of Jewish nation. 

It’s an 18 meters long wall divided into 7 panels by six stone pillars. The panels represent different scenes from crucifixion of Jesus. In front of each panel, you’ll see bronze figures that embody Holocaust victims, their suffering and human tragedy.

Before entering “Fountain of Tears”, you’ll need to walk through the labyrinth  called “Hallway of questions”. It’s a darkened room with 8 unique reliefs – they represent  7 crucial questions and one answer. “Fountain of Tears” is for sure an interesting addition to the Birkenau Concentration Camp tour.

Brikenau Camp tours from Krakow

Krakow Direct offers tours from Krakow to Auschwitz in different combinations. Our regular Auschwitz Tour includes two parts of the camp (Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau) and it lasts for 6,5 – 7 hours. Birkenau Camp Tour includes visit in a place where is Birkenau located (where you’ll have more time than during the regular tour) and short visit in Monowitz. However, the whole trip is shorter, as it takes 5,5 – 6 hours.

Another interesting option for people who visit Krakow is Auschwitz Birkenau and Wieliczka Slat Mine in one day. After regular visit in Auschwitz our driver will take you to Wieliczka Salt Mine, where you’ll see a world-class landmark from the 13th century. The whole journey takes about 10 hours.

Auschwitz Birkenau and Schindler’s Factory tour is another combination of two important places for Jews during the World War II. As concentration camps in Oswięcim were places of Jews annihilation, Schindler’s Factory was a place of their salvage. Discover an amazing story of enamel factory of Oscar Schindler, which is now turned into museum. The whole journey takes about 8 hours.

The last but not least variant is Auschwitz Birkenau and John Paul II one day tour. It mixes a visit in Auschwitz with visit in the most important places connected with pope John Paul II – Wadowice, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and Lagiewniki. The whole journey takes around 9 – 10 hours.