Auschwitz Birkenau, without a doubt, is one of the most visited places in Poland, both by Polish and foreign tourists. So if you’re planning on traveling to the south of the country, near Krakow, be sure to book a tour to this historically significant place. Are you wondering how much is Auschwitz tour? Let’s find out.
Visiting Auschwitz in groups and individually
During World War II, Auschwitz Birkenau was a concentration camp founded and operated by Nazi Germany. Today, it serves as a vivid reminder of atrocities of the Holocaust and memento of over 1.1 million people that lost their lives in the gas chambers. Admission to the Auschwitz Museum is free but every person has to reserve their entry cards on the institution’s website or pick them up personally at the Museum. The entry charge is paid only in two cases – one is when the individual visitors choose the services of the Museum guide. Second is visits of groups over 10 people, which are required to hire an Auschwitz Memorial guide. The institution offers a couple of options when it comes to visiting the grounds – 2,5h or 3,5h general tours, one and two-day study tours or guided tours for individual visitors.
Costs of the visit
The prices of entries for groups differ depending on the chosen type of Auschwitz tours and the number of people in the cluster. Groups can have 10, 20 or 30 members, and of course, the more of them there are, the lower is the price of the individual ticket. For example, entry pass for general 3,5h tour can vary from 20 PLN in a group of 30 members to 46 PLN in a group of 10 members. Individual visitors who want to rent a headphone guiding system in a foreign language will have to pay around 45-90 PLN, depending on the type of tour they have chosen. More information about the dates and price of entry passes can be found on the Museum’s website – https://visit.auschwitz.org/.
Hidden costs of visiting Auschwitz Museum
You have to remember that the Auschwitz Museum is one of the most popular sightseeing grounds in Poland, and is visited by thousands of people daily. That is exactly why any plans of going there should be made quite early. This way you will be certain you can enter the grounds without a waiting period and spend there a needed amount of time. The touring duration depends solely on the visitors’ individual needs but they should reserve at least a three-and-a-half-hour period. You’re probably wondering about any additional costs that could appear once you enter the grounds of Auschwitz Birkenau. One of them is a documentary movie, which you can watch for an extra fee. If you want to take photographs, you can, and there are no additional costs for this. However, in certain parts of the camp, you will see posted signs that tell you not to take any photos, so be respectful of that. You also shouldn’t use a flash or a tripod inside the buildings.