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  • Wooden Architecture Route
    The growing popularity of the region gave rise to creating „The Wooden Architecture Route” several years ago to highlight the most valuable wooden monuments of the Lesser Poland.
  • Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains
    The city of Krakow lies only 100 kilometers away from the most beautiful Polish mountains - the Tatras. Its main city, Zakopane, often called “the winter capital of Poland” is famous for its wooden architecture and rich local culture.
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Wieliczka - a must-see spot in Krakow’s environs, lies only 10 kilometers from the city center. It dates back to Middle Ages and is one of the most famous salt mines in the world.
  • Jews of Galicia
    The Lesser Poland is a part of the former Galicia, one of the most multicultural and multireligious regions of Europe. In 1900 every third inhabitant of Galicia was of Jewish origin. This part of Poland allows to experience the exceptional character of the pre-war Jewish towns, so-called shtetls.


The arrival of the first transport of Polish political prisoners to the town called Auschwitz on June 14, 1940 marks the beginning of the operation of the largest Nazi concentration camp established in German-occupied Poland during the World War II. The camp was expanded in the following years and was gradually transformed into the death factory. The camp was built in the Polish town incorporated within the Third Reich during the World War II - its pre-war and present name is Oswiecim.

Since 1942 Auschwitz had become the site of history's greatest genocide, the Holocaust of the Jewish people from by far all countries of Europe. It's estimated that more than 1,2 million of people were killed in the camp, 90 percent of them were Jews.

Presently, Auschwitz Museum and Memorial is well known all over the world. It is situated 60 kilometers from Krakow. A 3.5-hour tour of the museum includes visits to the original buildings and sites of KL Auschwitz I and KL Auschwitz II-Birkenau.
The visit is not recommended for adolescents under 15 on account of the camp's drastic exhibition and its history.
Admission to the grounds of the Memorial and Museum is free of charge. The fees are charged for guide services only.
Guide service for groups up to 10 persons – 250 PLN
Guide service for groups from 11 to 30 persons – 280 PLN
NOTE! Organised groups of more than 10 persons and all individuals visiting Auschwitz in guided tours are required to hire headphones at the fee of 5 PLN/person.
One-day study visits are also available. Details can be found on: www.auschwitz.org