Short answer - yes, absolutely!
Attraction is probably not the right word to describe Auschwitz, but for anyone visiting Krakow, this is a day trip that should be made by all people. Auschwitz was an extermination camp, where one of the darkest chapter in human history took place. This was where people were sent to die, from all over Europe. Visiting this place is a learning and sobering experience, as we should make sure this never happens again.
Photography is allowed. If one wonders if it's right to take photographs of a place where the Holocaust took place, I read somewhere that taking photos of the camp is encouraged, to spread the story. But it's a matter of opinion, and each person should decide for themselves.
Wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking. And if you can, definitely tour the place yourself, as there are good English descriptions. And you will probably need the whole day, so try to get there as early as possible.
For more info on visiting the camp... visit en.auschwitz.org.pl/z/
Getting there by bus, is your better bet. Only because the nearest train station is a 20-minute walk. Getting back by bus, can be tricky. But you can buy a ticket onboard. But be ready for the possibility to stand if no seats are left.
After leaving Auschwitz, the message is very clear... Never Forget!
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