Travel Blogs from Bielsko-Biala
... followup photograph when the camp was liberated weighed in the low 20's, and couldn't be saved. Then was the prison building - a prison with a prison really - which contained "normal" cells, and cells that received no light and no fresh air, and cells that were constructed such that it was only possible to stand. For many of prisoners who were unfortunate enough to attract the ire of the SS officers the prison building was a one way trip no matter ...
... in a certain place until they could kill them or let them die either because of starvation, diseases or injuries. In this second camp they were no bathrooms so typhus was quickly spread there.
After entering some of the blocks we went to the crematoriums where most of the mass murders were held. This part of the camp was completely destroyed by the Nazis so we could only see the ruins and in front of this there was a memorial place with many plaques in ...
... List. Entry is free but you can't enter without a guide which you pay for! Figure that one out. To enter the camp you must walk under the famous sign above the main gate "Arbeit Macht Frei" which means "Work makes you Free".
The guided tour was however well worth it. We saw the "death house" where in the basement there were torture cells such as the starvation cell where they starved you ...
February 26th I organized a tour to Auschwitz and Birkenau because I wanted to have a guided tour for the camps to try and get the most out of it. It was really eerie walking into the camp area. I am not sure what I expected, but it's not what I got. The buildings were really nice brick buildings. They did not put off the vibe of a scary place. The barbed wire and knowing what happened there maybe, but the buildings were nice and that caught me off guard. We had about a two ...
Whilst we were in Southern Poland, we decided to go to Auschwitz. It was somewhere we had both wanted to go to before we even left for our trip, but we had dismissed it thinking that it really was too far North, however, as we had made it this far, it seemed like a very good opportunity. Auschwitz is an hour away from Krakow, and so we started the day early, drove one painfully slow hour out of the city and into Oswiecim, which is actually the name of the town that the camp was built ...
Other places to stay in Bielsko-Biala
ul. Zywiecka 93, Bielsko-Biala | 3 star hotelfrom $46
Bystrzanska 48, Bielsko-Biala | 4 star hotelfrom $72
12, 3 Maja Street, Bielsko-Biala | Hotelfrom $67
al Armii Krajowej 316, Bielsko-Biala | Hotelfrom $33
ul. Zapora 3, Bielsko-Biala | 5 star hotelfrom $77
ul Mostowa 2, Bielsko-Biala | 4 star hotelfrom $67