Visiting Auschwitz – why you should see it

Visiting the Auschwitz concentration camp, or more precisely, the remains of it, is a tough experience for anyone visiting the site. It is a significant time that requires proper focus and respect for those who lost their chance to continue their lives. However, this does not change the fact that visiting Auschwitz is an incredibly reflective moment that makes every person reflect on the value of life and the unprecedented cruelty of which man was capable.

Everything because 1.1 million people were murdered in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, 91% of whom were Jews. The site remains an important symbol to this day. A sign of evil and extermination that cannot be compared to anything and should never have happened.

Auschwitz – a history that is never to be forgotten

The Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp functioned from 1940 to 1945. Its role was to hold political and opposition prisoners, and it became a place where over a million people were murdered.

The camp consists of three parts – the main part, where people were forced to work, and the second part, Auschwitz II-Birkenau. This zone covered as much as 140 hectares and was the site of the mass extermination of people. The last zone was Auschwitz III-Monowitz, where people were also forced to work.

The museum we can now see, where we learn about history, comprises the first two parts of the camp. How were these people killed? Zyklon B gas was sprayed into the gas chambers, where people entered under the pretext of showering. The remaining people who were not suffocated in the gas chambers did extremely hard work for the camp.

What does a visit to Auschwitz look like?

To see the Auschwitz camp, one must first pass through the famous gate, which is the entrance to the main camp. The slogan “Arbeit macht frei”, which translated means “work makes you free”, can be found right there. Just behind the gate, you can see the camp barracks. Nowadays, you can see many exhibitions and exhibits there, as well as gain knowledge about the life of the prisoners.

You can visit this place on your own, as well as through an organised tour with a guide who knows the innermost stories of this place. When visiting Auschwitz, you will see the ruins of the gas chambers and crematoria used for mass extermination, prisoner barracks, railway ramps, and personal belongings of the people, mostly Jews, who died in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps.

When to book your visit to Auschwitz Museum?

This site is immensely popular and visited by people from all over the world due to its unique history and its imprint on the past. Auschwitz is the most recognisable symbol and site of genocide in the world. More than 44 million people from all over the world have visited the Auschwitz site since 1945.

In 2021. The Memorial was visited by just over 563,000 people, an average of 50,000 people per month. Therefore, planning your trip to visit the site and learn about its history without any disruption is crucial. Booking a few days in advance can sometimes be impossible, especially during the spring-summer season, when most visitors arrive.

There are also plenty of school excursions throughout the year and those organised by the many cultural circles supporting historical awareness of the Holocaust. It is also worth noting that tickets are personal and dedicated to a specific person, so the issue of rebooking may only sometimes be an option.

Booking a tour in advance ensures guaranteed participation due to the huge interest among tourists. We recommend booking a tour not later than a month before your planned visit. Reservations with short notice can be impossible or border on the miraculous. By choosing MrShuttle, you have a 100% guarantee that you will see the place without any fuss in your sightseeing calendar.

Why book the Auschwitz Tour with MrShuttle?

You save time. Our drivers take a direct and the fastest route between your hotel location and the Auschwitz Birkenau Museum. There are no unnecessary bus stops, and the smaller car can navigate the traffic more efficiently.

Your round-trip transport is covered. Because we offer Door-to-Door services, you don’t have to be afraid that by the time you finish the tour, you don’t have the strength, will, or means to return to Krakow.

No standing in lines. You don’t need to buy entrance tickets or stand in line. You get a 100 % of guarantee that you will explore the spots you are keen on. We guide you directly to where you need to be, allowing you to focus on your tour rather than all the unnecessary hassle.

We have significant experience in organising tours almost all over the world – we do everything to ensure that you make the most of your time and can enjoy your tours without worrying about organisational matters.

Tour options

We have prepared great options that will enable you to discover this place in line with what you expect. Choose a shared guided or private tour with a guide who will describe everything in detail about this place to understand the history of the site.

Choose a tour offer tailored to your preferences and current travel plans from Krakow.