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From Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine in 1 Day

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    Auschwitz-Birkenau is the largest death camp in human history, the site of mass destruction and genocide in Europe during World War II. Currently camp Auschwitz-Birkenau is a synonym for world’s most cruel terror, genocide and atrocities. The camp was built by the Nazis in 1940 in the suburbs of Oswiecim. The total number of deaths and executions is estimated to be over 1.5-million people from 28 nationalities. Almost 90% of these people were Jews.
    The former concentration camp leaves a big impression, partly because it allows you to imagine the scale of the Holocaust. Since 1979 this site has been listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage list.
    After your visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, head to the Wieliczka salt mine, one of the most treasured monuments in Polish cultural history. Over a million tourists from around the world visit the salt mine yearly to see its exquisite carvings and reliefs. This unique place is listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage List since 1978 placing it even higher on tourists' "to-do list". The miners left dozens of sculptures and bas-reliefs cut out of the salt, keeping their work alive for many further years. There are 800 steps to climb of which 350 at the beginning take you down into the mine. There's a lift to the top of the mine at the end of the route.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Went as a group of four friends on the tour of the salt mines and Auschwitz. Between sane advice about licking walls and an informative guided tour, Gregory provided an excellent service all round. Very accommodating of our slightly slow and hungover group. Yes, we...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Squibakou
    Reviewed 23 June 2019

    An early start from our hotel with our driver and guide really paid off meaning we had plenty of time to explore Auschwitz-Birkenau . We would particularly recommend Anna our tour guide at Auschwitz who not only had an incredible knowledge of the place but...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Gary H
    Reviewed 22 June 2019

    Our driver Miłosz was a wonderful guide and made the experience thoroughly enjoyable. He made sure we all arrived on time and got us all back safely. The Auschwitz-Birkenau tour, while harrowing, was very well managed and we did not feel rushed at all. There...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Phantasmak
    Reviewed 17 June 2019

    Hello Travellers , i think if you go to Krakow this is a must see of course, its good that people go there to see what human beings are capable of doing to each other to not forget the pain and guilt . I recomend...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Miupe1978
    Reviewed 15 June 2019

    My friends and I had an amazing day out at Auschwitz and the salt mines. We were lifted by Gregory at our hostel at around 9 and after collecting another 2, we headed for Auschwitz. The trip was extremely engaging with our driver providing commentary...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank PHIrish
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