If you wonder where is Auschwitz nearest city, in which you can spend some time, the answer is Krakow. This city is extremely attractive city for visitors from around the world. It’s the most popular town in Southern Poland and it attracts millions of tourists every year.
TEREZIN was a concentration camp 30 miles north of Prague in the Czech Republic during the World War II. It was originally a holiday resort reserved for Czech nobility.
The distance between Prague and Kraków is 394 km. The road distance is 534.8 km.
Entry to the premises of the Auschwitz Memorial is free. A fee is only charged for visits with a Museum educator, i.e., a person authorised and prepared to conduct guided tours on the premises.
The grounds and buildings of the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau camps are open to visitors. The duration of a visit is determined solely by the individual interests and needs of the visitors. As a minimum, however, at least three-and-a-half hours should be reserved.
Overview of Auschwitz concentration camp, Poland. Auschwitz , Polish Oświęcim, also called Auschwitz – Birkenau , Nazi Germany’s largest concentration camp and extermination camp.
Auschwitz , the largest and most lethal of the camps, used Zyklon-B. Majdanek and Auschwitz were also slave-labour centres, whereas Treblinka , Belzec , and Sobibor were devoted solely to killing.
The SS established the Sachsenhausen concentration camp as the principal concentration camp for the Berlin area. Located near Oranienburg, north of Berlin , the Sachsenhausen camp opened on July 12, 1936, when the SS transferred 50 prisoners from the Esterwegen concentration camp to begin construction of the camp .
Theresienstadt, Czech Terezín, town in northern Bohemia (now in the Czech Republic), founded in 1780 and used from 1941 to 1945 by Nazi Germany as a walled ghetto, or concentration camp , and as a transit camp for western Jews en route to Auschwitz and other extermination camps .
Every night a direct sleeper train links Prague with Krakow & Warsaw. There is one (or at peak periods, two) air-conditioned Czech sleeping-cars en route to or from Warsaw, numbered car 349 & at peak periods also car 347.
The average journey time by train between Prague and Krakow Central is 7 hours and 34 minutes, with around 11 trains per day.
The most convenient and comfortable way to travel between Krakow and Budapest is to catch the direct night train , the “Chopin”. This train carries have 2nd class seats, couchettes, and sleeping cars with 1-, 2- or 3- person standard compartments.
The tour around Auschwitz takes about 2 hours and the tour around Birkenau lasts about 1.5 hour .
A tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours and it starts at Auschwitz I. The price includes a tour of the former Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau camps with a guide -educator, rental of a headset.
Taking pictures on the grounds of the State Museum Auschwitz -Birkenau in Oświęcim for own purposes, without use of a flash and stands, is allowed for exceptions of hall with the hair of Victims (block nr 4) and the basements of Block 11.