Tours

Oswiecim

In 1979, Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a place associated with the Holocaust and mass genocide. Founded as a labor camp, it later became a place of terror and extermination. The first transport of political prisoners to Oswięcim took part in June 1940 what initiated regular transports of people from Poland and Europe.

Initially it was intelligentsia, prisoners from other camps, captives and the greatest percentage of Jews. The purpose of the Camp was a massive and systematic process of destroying and consequently killing its prisoners. In 1941, in the village of Brzezinka, located about 3 km from the main Camp, the Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. In the years 1942-1945, about 1.5 million people were killed there. Most of them were Jews (90%), Poles, Gypsies, Russians and prisoners from 28 European countries, people of all nationalities, political and religious beliefs. After the war, the camp was transformed into a museum of genocide. There are several characteristic places in the camp, especially documenting all the deaths and the aura of this place. These include: the main gate with the inscription ‘Arbeit Macht Frei - Work makes it free’, Block 10, where particularly cruel medical experiments took place, Block 11, known as the Death Block in which people were murdered under the ‘Wall of Death’ and in a gas chamber outside the camp (70,000 people were killed between 1940-1943). Currently, visitors have the opportunity to visit the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II Birkenau camps and watch a film made after the camp was liberated, showing how horrifying and brutal of a place it used to be.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Suggested departure time: 6:15 am
  • Tour duration: 15 hours
  • Sightseeing in English, Russian, German, Italian, French and Spanish
  • The price per trip * applies to the cost per person and is given in Polish zlotys
  • Possibility to pay in foreign currency (€, £, $) at the current NBP exchange rate
Price per person in PLN 1 PERSON 2 PEOPLE 3 PEOPLE 4 PEOPLE 5 PERSONS 6 PEOPLE
1800 950 675 550 450 400
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*PRICE INCLUDES:

  • admission tickets to the Camp and Museum of Oświęcim & Brzezinka and care of an English-speaking guide during sightseeing in Oświecim. Tours available in French, Spanish, German, Russian and Italian on request and for an additional fee of 100 PLN/ person in Oświęcim
  • driving a high-class car with an English-speaking driver
  • in-car WiFi
  • passenger insurance
  • for groups larger than 6 people, the service is priced individually