Travel Blogs from Krakow
... old - what a great way to live.
Arrived at the hotel late afternoon and had about half an hour before we had to meet for dinner. Dinner was in the hotel, traditional polish fare. We went for a quick walk but were really tired from being on the bus most of the day........ Surprising since you are just sitting there, I think you are better off being on the go all the time.
Early to bed as it is a 6am wake up call to get to the Salt Mines early before the crowds.
Today we were up early and on a bus as we were headed out to Auschwitz to visit the concentration camp. There are two camps in Auschwitz the original site, which now has a museum intertwined through it, and the second site which Hitler ordered to be built as the first site became to small. Needless to say the second is huge!
We started at the first camp with a guided tour through the museum and buildings. The museum is built in and around the buildings in ...
... camp in Europe. Going here was something that I really wanted to do in Europe even though I knew it was not going to be a nice place to visit. The campground we were staying at offered tours to and from Auschwitz (which is located just over an hour away from Krakow) so I decided to book a spot on the tour. I was picked up from the campground at 8.30am and after collecting the other tourists we made our way to Auschwitz. The location of the camp was ...
... of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow, New York, New York, etc. It was a jovial atmosphere. A dish with a variety of meats and traditional fare served on a large platter arrived quickly. We ate with some urgency it along with some good hearty bread. The cordials that came with the check were given to the table next to us as we whisked ourselves away to an 8pm meeting of Bill and his friends where we met Ruth (from South Carolina)… ...
... and the list continues. Each block (main building) that we entered presented a specific element of the horrific crimes committed at this camp. It was all overwhelming and horrible, but the worst of it came when the genocide's scope was visually captured. One of the rooms contained literally tonnes of human hair shaved from the camp's victims and sold by Nazis, while another room was stacked high with hundreds of pairs ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Pets allowed