Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Guided Tour
Learn about the historical and political background of the creation of the Auschwitz camp
Visit the prison blocks, gas chambers, and crematorium at Auschwitz
Experience the important Holocaust sites of Auschwitz and Birkenau, and see first-hand the camps where more than a million people were exterminated during the Third Reich. Knowledgeable local guides will take you on tours of both sites.
The camp at Auschwitz was set up by the Nazis on the outskirts of Oświęcim, Poland in 1940. Built for the Third Reich, the camp was established to address the growing number of mass arrests of Poles and overcrowding in existing prisons. Initially the camp was to follow the model of others created by the Nazis in the 1930s. In 1942, however, it became the center for the Endlösung der Judenfrage, or the Final Solution, which was the Nazi plan to exterminate Jews from all Third Reich territories.
Your experienced local guide will take you on tours of both Auschwitz and Birkenau. This will give you a better understanding of the Holocaust and Nazi crimes against the Poles, Gypsies, Jews, and many others.
You’ll learn about the historical and political background behind the creation of the camp at Auschwitz as you visit the prison blocks, gas chambers, and crematorium.
• Courier (tour leader)
• Local English-speaking guide
• Headphone rental (not an audio-guide)
What's Not Included:
Good to Know:
You are allowed to take photographs, but please do not use flash inside the blocks.
Short breaks for 10-15 minutes will be provided during the tour to give you time to relax, smoke a cigarette - outside of the museum only -, or to buy a book in the gift shop.
You will be accompanied by an English-speaking tour leader.
If your tour is not in English, please make sure you made the reservation for the correct day.
English tour: departs daily at 08:00 and 13:15
From 16 October: departs at 9:00 and 12:00 on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays
Auschwitz and Birkenau are closed to visitors on 20 April/Easter Sunday, and 27, 28, and 29 April, due to The Living March.
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