Auschwitz was the largest Nazi concentration and extermination camp complex.

Auschwitz - Birkenau

Every year, over 2 million people visit the former German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in southern Poland. Here you will find an overview of all types of guided tours that are arranged or offered.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Haupttor in Birkenau

Main gate of the Birkenau camp, synonymous with the Holocaust, the mass murder of the Jewish people by the National Socialists, the site of the so-called "Final Solution to the Jewish Question".

Guided tour


Duration: about 6 hours

Monday to Sunday (except January 1, Easter Sunday and December 25)

Tour with English speaking guide

The tour includes:

– Pick up from the hotel or an agreed meeting point
– Transfer from Krakow to the memorial in an air-conditioned minibus (1.5 h)
– English speaking guided tour of Auschwitz I (2 h)
– Drive to the Auschwitz II camp
– English speaking guided tour of Auschwitz II (1.5 h)
– Return journey to Krakow (1.5 h)

Departure from Krakow is from an agreed meeting point or directly from your hotel, depending on the arrangement.
On arrival, an English-speaking guide will lead you through the main camp (Auschwitz I). The tour begins at the gate with the cynical inscription “Arbeit macht frei”. To make the explanations easier to understand, each participant is equipped with a group tour guide system. This is an audio radio system in which each listener receives a small receiver and headphones to which the tour is transmitted via microphone. This enables an undisturbed guided tour even in confined spaces.
The tour program includes prisoner blocks with permanent exhibitions documenting the process of extermination in the concentration camp as well as the “Wall of Death” and Crematorium I with gas chamber.
The guided tour of the main camp lasts approx. 2 hours. Afterwards, a shuttle bus will take you to the Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II), the site of systematic extermination.
The “process” of selection is explained to you at the railroad ramp where the transports of deportees arrived. The ruins of gas chambers II and III with the crematoria, ponds with the ashes of hundreds of thousands of people and prisoners’ barracks are also part of the tour of the Birkenau camp, which lasts approx. 1.5 hours.

After the tour, the return journey to Krakow takes about 6 hours.

Select a date and the number of participants.


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Auschwitz is the German name for the small Polish town of Oświęcim, which is located around 70 km from Krakow.

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