Discover the history of the infamous concentration and extermination camp that changed 20th century Europe forever on this excursion to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Katowice.
At 10 am on the day of your tour, we'll meet up on Dworcowa Street in Katowice. After an hour's drive, we'll arrive at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where some of the most horrific acts in contemporary history took place.
The site is made up of numerous different camps, and we'll begin our tour visiting Auschwitz I, the concentration camp initially built to house political prisoners, and later more of the people targeted by the Nazis, including Jews, homosexuals, gypsies and the intelligentsia. At the entrance to the camp, we'll see the inscription reading "Arbeit macht frei". Do you know what it means? We'll then see the tiny cells in which the prisoners were forced to live and the areas where they were forced to work.
Our tour will continue to another of the camps, Auschwitz II-Birkenau, the extermination camp where so many people were sent to their deaths. We'll see the remains of the crematoriums and gas chambers which were demolished by the German troops before leaving to hide the evidence.
The tour will come to an end back in Katowice at 4 pm.
You must bring your valid passport or national ID with you on the day of the tour.
|Adults||Children under 5 years old|
Children under 5 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
Transport by bus.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Katowice).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).