Travel Blogs from Bielsko-Biala
Just came back from visiting Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps... And it really is a heavy but memorable experience. The tour was quite interesting and very informative and we learned about all the atrocities that the nazis did to the prisoners. As the guide told us, this is a great way to remind ourselves that we as humans must not repeat the same horror stories that went on in these camps. I truly feel that ...
... 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 ...
... a shower. They were herded off the train like cattle and shoved down into one big room then sealed in until the gas killed every single one.
After we spent as long as emotionally possible at Birkenau, we took the shuttle back to Auschwitz. I had no clue what to expect and I was twice as nervous going to Auschwitz. We decided to go on our own through Auschwitz because we weren't really comfortable going with a group. I'm so glad we didn't. We took our time in places that we ...
... much weight a person lost as a result of starvation and their treatment at the camps. Photos of teenagers tell of many who died, but also a few that managed to survive.
It was a very sombre day, made even more so by the late rain showers as we walked around Birkenau and went into the barracks and saw one of the reconstructed crematoriums. Despite actually being there, it was still really hard to picture how many people were ...
We spent Monday morning at the Auschwitz Museum in Oswiecim, Poland. The tour was in two parts, the first part was at the Auschwitz I camp and the second part was at the Auschwitz II (Birkenau) camp. We had a tour guide to lead us around the camp as we listened through headsets.
My first impressions of the Auschwitz I camp was that it was not as bad as I thought it would be. The fact that it was a beautiful day helped that some, though. Plus, the first ...
Other places to stay in Bielsko-Biala
ul. Zywiecka 93, Bielsko-Biala | 3 star hotelfrom $42
Bystrzanska 48, Bielsko-Biala | 4 star hotelfrom $66
12, 3 Maja Street, Bielsko-Biala | Hotelfrom $59
al Armii Krajowej 316, Bielsko-Biala | Hotelfrom $27
ul. Zapora 3, Bielsko-Biala | 5 star hotelfrom $66
ul Mostowa 2, Bielsko-Biala | 4 star hotelfrom $60