Auschwitz tour from Krakow

The holiday period is for many people the time of rest, and often holiday trips as well. During the holidays more and more Poles decide to go somewhere, be it abroad or in a selected region of Poland.
 
Krakow is still one of the most visited places in Poland. Every year, this city is visited by millions of tourists from both Poland and abroad. This is not surprising because the city can offer a lot to its guests. The city has a very rich history, which can be seen walking between the monuments of the old city. Places such as Wawel, cloth hall or St. Mary's Basilica are objects known throughout the country. Krakow is also a good starting point to the mountains or other parts of Lesser Poland. One of the more frequently undertaken expeditions is Auschwitz tour from Krakow. These are organized trips to the most famous Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. These trips are for many a remarkable experience and a history lesson. Traveling one way takes about 1 hour and the tour is 4-6 hours, therefore, we should book a whole day at Auschwitz tour from Krakow.
 
Spending time in Krakow and in the surrounding regions will certainly be a pleasant experience for everyone and if we choose this region as a destination for us, we will bring many wonderful memories from such a trip.

Auschwitz is one of those places in Poland that should be visited. During the Auschwitz tour from Krakow, participants will learn about the detailed history of the Holocaust and Nazi concentration camps. They will also learn facts about this complex, which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. When visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau, you can better understand places that have become a symbol of the deaths of many people.

Defensive walls, barbed wire, platforms, barracks, gallows, gas chambers and cremation furnaces show how the Nazi genocide took place in a former concentration camp. During the Auschwitz tour from Krakow, participants will be able to see the conditions in which the prisoners were. According to historical research, 1.5 million people, including a huge number of Jews, were systematically starved, tortured and murdered in this camp in 1940–1945. Being the largest of all German Nazi concentration camps in the Third Reich, Auschwitz became the center of the Jewish holocaust. In this way, the Auschwitz concentration camp became a symbol of the cruelty of people towards others in the 20th century. During the Auschwitz tour from Krakow, it will be possible to visit the museum created in 1947. There are numerous exhibitions depicting the living conditions of prisoners in the camp and personal belongings of the victims, as well as the infamous inscription "Arbeit Macht Frei", which is a characteristic sign of this place.

To understand Nazi crimes and to get to know their place well, it is necessary to visit both parts of the former camp - both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Staying in Auschwitz during the Auschwitz tour from Krakow  is time consuming and should be spent around 1.5 hours. It takes the same amount of time to get to know Birkenau. During Auschwitz tour from Krakow visitors are given access to the grounds and most of the facilities of former camps. Some buildings are excluded from sightseeing (including reserve blocks, administration, museum departments). During the Auschwitz tour from Krakow visitors will learn more about the camp and its history. It was here that the first killing experiments using Zyklon B took place. At Auschwitz, the first mass transports of Jews were murdered, and the first criminal experiment on prisoners was carried out. Executions were also carried out by shooting at the Auschwitz camp. It housed the central camp detention of block No. 11 for prisoners from all parts of the camp complex, as well as the main commandant of the camp and most of the SS offices. Hence, the camp authorities managed the further expansion of the camp complex.

Auschwitz is one of those places on the map of Poland that every visitor should visit. During the Auschwitz tour from Krakow you can't only learn a lot about the history of this camp, but also feel the atmosphere that prevailed in it. KL Auschwitz I is the best known of the Auschwitz camps. The museum is open to visitors all year round, from 8:00. It is worth spending at least 3 hours to explore the complex. During the Auschwitz tour from Krakow between the camps you can take a special free bus or take a half-hour walk. Crossing the gate with the ironic inscription Arbeit macht frei with your own eyes you can see evidence of Nazi crimes - crematorium, Wall of Death, block 11, rooms with human hair, prostheses, shoes. During the Auschwitz tour from Krakow you will see numerous exhibitions of photos and camp documents. The guides will tell you about the life of the prisoners in the camp blocks and barracks. You will also find out why escapes from the Auschwitz camp were unsuccessful and how were the would-be fugitives punished. A trip to Auschwitz is an experience that cannot be easily forgotten.

Auschwitz tour from Krakow will show us that life at Auschwitz was very hard but also unusual. Prisoners sought respite from everyday drudgery, routine and death threat, they use various methods, for example, organized entertainment. The guide, during the
Auschwitz tour from Krakow will tell us about prisoners-artists singing camp couplets, giving monologues, reciting poems or organizing stage performances. There were mimes, clowns and acrobats in secret theaters in the camps. In addition, prisoners with painting talent were highly valued, as SS-men loved art. During the Auschwitz tour from Krakow we will learn that such prisoners had the best chance of survival. Painting prisoners were entrusted with various tasks, ranging from creating portraits of other camp victims, through documenting medical experiments, to creating portraits of SS men's wives and girls. Everyone, including Dr. Mengele, used the services of prisoners with painting talent.

In addition to artistic talent, there were several other forms of work that, though ungrateful, increased the prisoners' chances of survival. We will find out details during the Auschwitz tour from Krakow. Work on unloading wagons was one of the most debilitating and mentally burdensome, however it was she who saved prisoners from starvation. How? During the Auschwitz tour from Krakow we will learn that transports of new prisoners gave one a chance to survive, while others gave them the opportunity to pursue their own interests. Work at unloading, although extremely stressful, brought some benefits. If the prisoner was able to withstand the sight of the deceased, often also children, after unloading he could use the imported food. The guards turned a blind eye to this practice, ensuring that nothing but food was taken. During the Auschwitz tour from Krakow we will get a valuable history lesson.

Auschwitz tour from Krakow isn't only the Auschwitz I camp, but also Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The facilities are located approximately 3.5 kilometers apart. You can move between objects in different ways, by shuttle bus, car, because there are paid parking lots nearby, as well as a taxi. When choosing the Auschwitz tour from Krakow it is also worth remembering that the three-kilometer section between the former camps can be covered on foot by crossing the area near the camp, where during the occupation there were German industrial plants and workshops, warehouses, offices and technical facilities of the camp, being places of work and death for prisoners. Remains of several railway sidings and ramps have been preserved there, to which trains with people deported to the camp were brought and where the SS made selections.

During
Auschwitz tours from Krakow we will learn that danger was lurking in every corner of the camp. There were people in the crew who couldn't be approached, instinct suggested. This sixth sense had to be developed during the first few days of stay. Increased attention, as we will learn during Auschwitz tours from Krakow, was needed by prisoners when they were taken from the sick room to another barrack. It was adaptation to the new environment, as well as learning habits, which was a must during the stay in the camp. However, the most important rule during our stay in the camp, which we will learn during Auschwitz tours from Krakow was that you should avoid attracting attention. The remembered prisoner could not get out of work. It was easy to shoot him under any pretext.

Auschwitz tours from Krakow is an unforgettable event and experience. The Auschwitz camp is a place full of emotions and the atmosphere of fear that once prevailed. When going on such a trip, we must be aware of how difficult it will be, emotionally. We should remember to dress appropriately for the occasion on Auschwitz tours from Krakow. Which outfit we choose depends only on us, however, remember to maintain the appropriate seriousness. The situation is similar when it comes to taking photos. We can photograph this place, but with due diligence appropriate to the situation.

Auschwitz tours from Krakow is not only an opportunity to visit Auschwitz. It is also worth devoting more time to the city of Krakow, which is mostly a beautiful and priceless monument inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Once we visit Auschwitz, as part of a less emotionally burdensome experience, we can go sightseeing in Krakow. After the Auschwitz tours from Krakow, let's go to the city. It is enough to pass the Barbican and the Florian Gate to find yourself in a different world - that is, the oldest part of Krakow that survived the Second World War. Each tenement house we pass after Auschwitz tours from Krakow has its own history, radiates elegance and style. In the old town, you will find coffee makers, horse-drawn carriages, lots of pigeons circling over St. Mary's Basilica, as well as many stands with interesting products, handicrafts and amber bags. It is also worth visiting the Cloth Hall on the first floor, which houses the Gallery of the 19th-century Polish Parliament