Every year, millions of visitors from around the world walk through the gate bearing a fallacious inscription: Arbeit macht frei – „Work sets one free". Defeating the same route as prisoners for over half a century ago. The programme of the visit comprises the introduction to the origins of the camp, its history and the everyday life of its prisoners. The Auschwitz-Birkenau complex was established in 1940 and throughout the five years of its inglorious operation over 1.5 million Jews, Poles, Italians and Frenchman perished here. It should be emphasized that the prisoners of Auschwitz originated from every country in Europe. The museum was founded in 1947, combining the area of KL Auschwitz (Auschwitz I) in Oświęcim and the Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II) in Brzezinka; it comprises approximately 150 buildings and 300 ruins. The original roads, fences, watchtowers and railway ramps have been preserved. The buildings house the collection of original exhibits and documents. In 1979, the concentration camp was designated as one of the UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
Customer Information: Breaks during the tour are no longer than 10 minutes. Eating and smoking, as well as taking photographs inside the buildings and acting in a loud manner are forbidden at the site. A discount entrance fee is available for students aged up to 24 holding a valid student ID. The service does not include a meal, so please bring a packed lunch. A printed voucher must be handed in prior to departure.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
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