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Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Wroclaw

1. Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Wroclaw

This moving tour takes you to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial to experience the full impact of this harrowing site: a worldwide symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. Auschwitz- Birkenau was the largest concentration and extermination camp established by the Nazis during World War II. A guided visit of both sections, Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, will let you understand the site in its entirety. See the camp's fortified walls, barbed wire, railway sidings, platforms, barracks, gallows, gas chambers, and crematoria. All this will help create a deeper understanding of the infamous project of the Holocaust, as well as the Nazi policy of mass murder and forced labor.

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From Wrocław: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

2. From Wrocław: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

This full day tour takes you from Wrocław to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps, which were used by the Nazis as forced labor and extermination camps during World War II. Over a million men, women and children lost their lives here or were forced to work in extreme conditions. These concentration camps have since become enduring symbols of the Nazis' brutal policy of Jewish and minority extermination. To fully understand the human tragedy that unfolded here, you'll learn about daily camp life and visit the former gas chambers and crematorium. Additional exhibits will help you take in the setting and learn about the Holocaust's legacy. It's a history lesson you'll never forget.

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Wroclaw: Full-Day The Secrets of World War II

3. Wroclaw: Full-Day The Secrets of World War II

Krzyzowa is a former estate of Helmuth James von Moltke, where Kreisau Circle, one of the most famous resistance movements against the politics of the Third Reich was established. You will learn about the history of the crimes against the Polish people committed during the Second World War as well as the consequences it had on the German nation. The exhibition will present the history of Polish-German relations in the second part of the 20th century. The building currently belongs to the Krzyzowa Foundation, whose main goal is to promote a dialogue between the European nations. The Osówka Complex was part of a project conducted by the Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945 (code name Riese). The mysterious structure known as the underground city still hasn't revealed all of its secrets. Discover the biggest and the most complex Hitler headquarter in Lower Silesia.  Ksiaz Castle is the third biggest castle in Poland situated in the majestic rock cliff by the side of the Pelcznica River. Located 395 meters above sea level and surrounded by a beautiful forest, the castle is sometimes called the Pearl of Lower Silesia. The castle's location combined with its size is not a common sight in Europe. In 1943 Hitler's paramilitary organization began building one of his main quarters which, along with other objects of the Riese complex close to the castle near Osowka and Wlodarz played a crucial role. Gross-Rosen in Rogoźnica is the largest Nazi-German concentration camp in Lower Silesia, with particularly harsh conditions and penal work in the quarries. The motto of this place was 'Vermichtung durch Arbeit' (Annihilation through work). Around 40000 prisoners died here incleding Poles, Jews, Russians, French and Hungarians.

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From Wrocław: Gross-Rosen and Książ Castle Private Tour

4. From Wrocław: Gross-Rosen and Książ Castle Private Tour

The tour starts with pickup from your hotel in Wrocław between 8:00 and 9:00 AM. First, visit Gross-Rosen Concentration Camp to learn more about Nazi operations in this area. Watch a short film about the camp and spend time to see the interior exhibitions and the camp area. The maximum time for the camp is 2.5 hours.   Head to Książ Castle, one of the biggest castles in Poland, around a 30-minute drive from Gross-Rosen. Visit the castle’s rooms and beautiful gardens. For more than 400 years this castle belonged to the Von Hochberg family, one of the richest families in Europe. Learn all about the history of this place. After discovering the castle, start the drive back to your hotel, arriving after approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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Wroclaw: Private Transfer to Project Riese

5. Wroclaw: Private Transfer to Project Riese

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel in Wroclaw and Project Riese. After meeting your local driver/ guide, you will set off to explore Project Riese. Sit back and relax as you travel in the comfort of your own private and modern vehicle.  Once you arrive at the Project Riese site, you can head off to explore this fascinating place. Project Riese was the codename for an impressive construction project initiated by Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945, consisting of seven underground structures located in the Owl Mountains and Książ Castle. Explore this extraordinary network of underground caverns, all in different states of completion, and learn about the history of the site.  After discovering more about this unique construction project, enjoy the comfort of a private transfer back to your hotel in Wroclaw. Take the stress out of travelling with this fantastic transfer opportunity. 

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Wroclaw To Church of Peace and Project Riese Tour

6. Wroclaw To Church of Peace and Project Riese Tour

Your driver will meet you at the hotel and first take you to Project Riese which is a 1.5-hour drive from Wroclaw. Once you arrive at the Project Riese site, you can head off to explore this fascinating place. Project Riese was the codename for an impressive construction project initiated by Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945, consisting of seven underground structures located in the Owl Mountains and Książ Castle. Explore this extraordinary network of underground caverns, all in different states of completion, and learn about the history of the site.  You can stay here for lunch or drive to the next place the Church of Peace which is still an active protestant parish. It is the largest timber-framed building in Europe that attracts thousands of tourists. Those who visited the church say that they have never seen anything like that before. The church has a unique history which makes it a must see place to everybody who comes to Wroclaw!

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Wroclaw: Project Riese and Ksiaz Castle Private Tour

7. Wroclaw: Project Riese and Ksiaz Castle Private Tour

Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Wroclaw and drive to the first stop of the day Project Riese. Project Riese was the code name for an impressive construction project initiated by Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945, consisting of seven underground structures located in the Owl Mountains and Ksiaz Castle. Explore this extraordinary network of underground caverns, all in different states of completion, and learn about the history of the site as you wander around. After Project Riese, head to Ksiaz Castle, the third largest castle in Poland with more than 400 rooms. The castle was home to the Hochbergs for more than 400 years, who were one of the richest and most famous families in Europe. The Hochbergs owned a lot of land in Poland, but their time in the castle came to an end at the start of World War Two, when the castle was seized by Nazis who planned to turn it into one of Hitler’s residences. Enjoy the freedom to explore the sites at your own leisure, and take the time to learn about their rich history. At the end of the day, head back to your transportation to return to Wroclaw.

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Wroclaw: Private Gross-Rosen Concentration Camp Trip

8. Wroclaw: Private Gross-Rosen Concentration Camp Trip

Explore Gross-Rosen concentration camp and learn more about the history of Nazi operations here with this trip from Wroclaw. Set up in 1940 as a satellite camp to Sachsenhausen, prisoners at Gross-Rosen were put to work in the construction of a system of subcamps.  After being picked up from your hotel in Wroclaw, your local driver will transfer you to Gross-Rosen and wait while you discover more about the camp and its inmates. Watch an informative documentary film about the site and the 3,000 Soviet POWs transferred there in 1941. Gross-Rosen was also infamous for its brutal treatment of prisoners and the 'Nacht und Nebel' prisoners who vanished without a trace. Following your time exploring Gross-Rosen, your driver will take you back to your accommodation. Benefit from private transfer in a comfortable modern vehicle after you take in the sobering experience of the camp. 

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From Wroclaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Private Full-Day Trip

9. From Wroclaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Private Full-Day Trip

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Wroclaw and travel by a private, air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking driver. Have a hassle-free journey across the beautiful countryside landscapes to the town of Oswiecim in Lesser Poland. Here, visit the original Auschwitz I labor camp and the massive Auschwitz II-Birkenau extermination camp for a comprehensive understanding of the horrors of the Holocaust. Skip the lines at the entrance, and meet your licensed guide who will escort you through the camps. See the original prison barracks, gas chambers, and crematoriums to discover the gruesome details of atrocities committed. Hear the sobering accounts of daily starvation, harsh labor, punishment, and death, but also of survival, resistance, escapes, and liberation. At the end of this thought-provoking tour, you will be driven back to your accommodation in Wroclaw.

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Wroclaw: Secrets of Wroclaw Walking Tour

10. Wroclaw: Secrets of Wroclaw Walking Tour

Discover the historic city of Wroclaw with its dark sides, secrets, and long-forgotten stories from the past. Start the tour at the market square and learn the history of the altar houses and the huge globe monument. Find out where the mysterious tunnel under the market leads. See the salt market then head towards the Cathedral Island, overlooking the beautiful, old Wroclaw University. On the way, your guide will answer all of your burning questions about the many statues and monuments that you pass. Learn about the German occupation of the city, when the town was named Breslau. Hear stories about Hitler's impact in the city, the history of WWII, and what happened to the 60 German monuments at the end of the war. From the pier, admire the beautiful view of Cathedral Island and its architectural masterpieces. Visit some of the most beautiful Gothic buildings and churches in the city. At the end of the tour cross over the Lessingbrücke and walk along the Oder Promenade. The tour ends at the Witches Bridge and the Maria Magdalena Church where you will find out about the many crimes that took place there.  

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What people are saying about Lower Silesia Province

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 36 reviews

We were picked up right outside of our Airbnb in Wroclaw at 10:30am. The driver was a nice young guy named Jakub (sorry if I butcher the spelling). It was a pleasant drive both ways and he told us all about life in Poland. We had a group of five and we were under the impression that it would just be us in the van but there were two other kids on the tour as well. Not a big deal but there may be other people on the drive with you, especially if you're not a big group. We stopped at a gas station halfway through each drive. The tour guide was pretty good, no complaints. After the tour of Auschwitz I, Jakub gave us each sandwiches, snacks, and waters and drove us to Auschwitz-Birkenau II. The tour through Auschwitz-Birkenau II was decent. I would most definetly recommend booking this tour if you want to see Auschwitz and don't want to deal with the hassle of driving yourself/taking trains. I've heard that taking the trains are very long process and you're cramped like sardines.

Super convenient! They called us 24 hours before our trip to confirm the time they were going to pick us up from our hotel in Wroclaw. Bart drove us safely to Auschwitz, instructed us on how the day would go. After seeing Auschwitz 1, he had a lunch prepared for each of us which we ate while he drove us to Auschwitz 2. He waited for our tour to complete and then drove us home! Basically everything was taken care of, all you have to do is show up and they take care of the rest! Highly recommend.

Our driver Machey was prompt, professional and very friendly as he drove us to Auschwitz and back. He answered our questions and took us to some places that was not covered in the tour. Our tour in Auschwitz and then at Burkenau were very educational. Our educator/tour guide was very knowledgeable and patient with us as she explained events. Would definitely recommend.

Due to the coronavirus situation, it was a special kind of city walk ... the city was pretty empty, no café or restaurant open, all public museums were closed BUT our city guide gave us an informative and worth seeing tour, responded flexibly to the current situation and Let us forget the empty city for 2 hours.

Much love to our driver Bart(?) He was so kind and really took care of us. The tour itself was as you'd imagine, unsettling and upsetting but probably something we should all take the time to experience just once in our life time.