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We left our hotel at 6am on a transfer packed up with a little lunch box supplied by the hotel. Very cute and filled with a good variety of food as we were missing the breakfast times.
Our flight left Berlin for Krakow at 9am and arrived at 10.20am where we were picked up by the arranged transfer company. The guide was great and told us a …
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You start at Auschwitz and then get bussed to Birkenau.
Entrance is free to Auschwitz but you have to take a guided tour which is charged for.
All up it was well worth going there. Lot's of people. Lots of different tours going on at the same time but you get headsets so you can hear what the guide is saying.
I should also mention it was raining the entire time.
... 20 minutes, everyone was killed. One of the most horrifying things I learned was that the dead bodies would be in the form of a tangled pyramid, because the people would climb on top of the dead bodies to try to reach fresher air at the top of the chamber. Because the healthier people would survive slightly longer, the pyramids often had children and mothers at the very bottom. There was a specific group of Jews who were tasked with moving the ...
... finding out the famous Wieliczka salt mine was open intill 7.30pm, we drove just out of town to check it out. An underground city with 9 levels at 64 to 327 metres below ground surface, a labyrinth with almost 2400 chambers. Connected by corridors measuring a total length of 245 kilometres (155 miles), it really was magnificent. Inside filled with collection of machines, lakes, chapels, a church, ball rooms not to mention the huge open spaces where they kept ...
Today we are touring the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps--the main reason that we decided to make Krakow part of our European vacation. Thankfully the weather cooperated today (sunny and 70) since we would be doing lots of walking outside, but a cloudy day would have felt more appropriate.
The camps were very interesting, but extremely depressing. It's unbelievable to walk where more than 1 million people were ...
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