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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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Wroclaw: Jewish Quarter Private Guided Tour

4. Wroclaw: Jewish Quarter Private Guided Tour

Discover ancient synagogues and learn about Jewish culture on a private tour of Wroclaw. Visit the White Stork Synagogue with your guide and explore the exhibitions that span over 800 years of Jewish history.   Step inside a small traditional synagogue next door, to see where Jews have prayed for many years. Continue to the Four Denominations District, an area marked by a Catholic church, an Evangelical church, an Orthodox cathedral, and a synagogue. This area symbolizes the diversity of Wroclaw.    After this you’ll walk to the Polish Theater, to admire the mix of Jewish and Polish architecture. Choose the extended 4-hour version and explore the Old Jewish Cemetery with your guide. This calm and spiritual place gives a unique insight into the history of Jews in Wroclaw.

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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: Project Riese and Ksiaz Castle Private Tour

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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: 3-Hour Jewish Tour

9. Wroclaw: 3-Hour Jewish Tour

During this tour, you discover the places where the Jewish community lived. Journey through centuries of Jewish history in Wroclaw and learn about the Jewish communities search for its identity in the city.  On your tour, you will visit the former Jewish Quarter. There you will visit the first rabbinical seminary in the world and where the community of The White Stork Synagogue still takes care of the Jewish heritage. In addition, you will learn more about tolerance and cooperation in the Four Denomination District, which is the contemporary name of the former Jewish District. After a walk in the city center, you will go by tram to the Old Jewish Cemetery, where we track the history of the Jewish community in its Golden Age. Twelve thousand tombstones, various architectural styles, as well as numerous climbing plants, which cover the Matzevahs create an enchanting atmosphere. Wander around the cemetary and take in centuries of Jewish culture in the city. 

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What people are saying about Lower Silesia Province

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 32 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.

picked up on time by a gentleman called bart, spoke excellent English. even stopped on the way to Auschwitz for a toilet break. once we arrived, he made sure we got our correct tour guide. would highly recommend even though the tourist information tried to put us off using a site and charge us more. will be using this site again for future holidays. thank you bart, brilliant driving, very clean vehicle.

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.

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.