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3 Days in Krakow + Recommended Day Trips

3 Day Krakow Itinerary. Krakow square framed by arch

Krakow has become an increasingly popular city in Europe. From long weekend getaways to party trips. Full of history, some of which is dark and historic monuments, this premier destination city is a good introduction to Poland as a country. This ultimate guide on how to spend 3 days in Krakow, will give you suggestions for things to do, the best tours, and a couple of bars in Krakow that you shouldn’t miss!

Three Day Krakow Itinerary

Day One


Market Square, Krakow

With so many things to see in Krakow, it can be a minefield on just where to start.

For me, there’s only really one place to start, The Market Square Krakow. The square, set in the heart of Old Town, allows you to understand the architecture that Krakow has to offer.

Nestled in the center is the Cloth Hall. You can walk freely through this area and soak up the atmosphere of the market inside. Amber is one of Poland’s popular souvenirs so if you are looking to take home gifts for family, check out the precious stone items at the market.

The square itself is a hive of activity, with street performers, art and music for you to enjoy.

As you wander among the various artists and performers, you really are able to soak up the atmosphere and understand just what sort of entertainment Krakow can offer you.  

In the square, the Lone Town Hall stands majestically, yet has a not so secret underground restaurant.

There is also St Mary’s Basilica with its spires to admire. Every hour on the hour, a lone trumpeter plays his music in each of the directions, from the highest tower.

Four meters beneath your feet is another of the best Krakow attractions and one of Krakow museums, the Rynek Museum.

Limited to 300 people at a time, the museum takes you through the history of Krakow from the very first settlers right up to Pope John Paul II. Using multimedia mixed with authentic objects, it is a museum with a difference.  

After a coffee and cake or one of Krakow’s famous Obwarzanek krakowski (bagels see image below) in the Old Market Square, I would suggest you take one of Krakow sightseeing tours. This comes in the form of a ‘golf buggy’ and you can take your pick of these in the Square.

Top Tip: if booking in Krakow, make sure you get this in the Old Market Square as the prices are regulated there. If one attempts to get your business while you are walking, they charge almost double the price.

You can also book your golf cart tour in advance here. Just show your booking via mobile.

The tour takes you around Krakow top attractions.

It helps you get your bearings of the city and see things you might not have known about, such as the Basilica of St Michael the Archangel, which has a fountain with Holy water where you are able to drink from! (Do so at your own risk!)

The buggies also save your feet! It’s a huge area to cover.

However, if it is a walking tour that you want, there are more than a few to choose from. Here are three which will give you an idea of where to start.

  • An Old Town Walking tour: 3-hour tour with a local guide, variety of languages and times to choose from. Reserve here.
  • An introductory walking tour of Krakow: 8 am start, 2.5-hour walking tour. Book here.
  • A family-friendly tour: 2-4 hours walking tour. Kids welcome. Book the best time slot here

Pretzel Krakow


After all that, you’ll be needing lunch. Head over to Plac Nowy, (New Square). It is here that you will find an abundance of street food for you to try. The pizzas here are amazing! They will fill you up for your busy afternoon.

Schindler’s Factory

The next place you should visit is Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum. It is where they filmed ‘Schindler’s List’.

Situated near the former Krakow Ghetto, the factory tells the story of Krakow and the people who lived there during WWII. Walking you back in time through the horrors that the Polish people and Polish Jews had to deal with, you can see how important Schindler’s work was during the Nazi occupation.

To get to the Factory, you can either walk, bearing in mind it does take around 45 minutes to get there, or you can hop on a tram.

Using your Krakow card, (more about this later), you can hop on the tram and get off at Plac Bohaterow. The Factory is only 550 meters from there.

I would suggest a fast pass as the lines can be very long at peak periods and you don’t have time to waste when there are so many things to do in Krakow.

Need brightening up after this visit? You are less than 15 minutes walk from Krakow’s rainbow stairs


Jewish Quarter Dining and Bar Hopping

After that busy day, you’ll need a place to eat. I can recommend Qrudo, situated in the Jewish Quarter. This is the same area where you picked up your lunch.  

This vegan-friendly restaurant, allows you to relax, sip a glass of wine and enjoy the world going by.

With its mixture of Jewish and Polish foods, you will not be hungry when you leave here!  

If you’re looking for a lively bar after, then head for ‘Pijalnia Wodka’, in the heart of the Jewish Quarter.

Yes a Vodka bar but with a difference. Here you can really understand prices in Krakow.

For 1 euro, or 4 PLN you get you shot of vodka, I suggest the raspberry one, just watch out for the sore head in the morning. I also tried the tabasco vodka, but it blew my head off!

Consider packing some hydration tablets US / UK to save yourself the next day.

The decor is something else. With old communist newspapers plastered over the walls and a black and with TV whirring away, this really is one of the best things to do in Krakow at night.  

If you don’t fancy the sore head, then one of the most romantic things to do in Krakow is to take a horse and carriage ride around the city’s streets.

The sight of these white horses pulling the carriage is something to behold. You can easily pick one up from the Old Market square as this is the pickup and drop off point.

Day Two

Welcome to another full day of exploring the attractions that Krakow has to offer.

Auschwitz, a Must Visit for all Travelers

Today is the day I recommend Auschwitz and Birkenau. It is best to get there early and complete the early morning or full day tour. Grab breakfast at your accommodation as there is an early start ahead.

The camps in Auschwitz should be something that every traveler experiences in Europe.

The visit to Schindler’s Factory yesterday will help you visualize and put into context the reasons why Schindler saved the people that he could. As you make your way through the death camps, you will find it difficult to comprehend just how the Jews and those who opposed the Nazi regime, managed to survive what they did to them.    

To get to Auschwitz, you can either organize the trip yourself or go through a tour company.

When you arrive at Auschwitz, if you have organized your own trip, you will be met with a line, even at 06:30 in the morning.

Be prepared to wait for up to 2 hours to get in. You do have to book your entry in advance.

As I’ve mentioned before in this detailed guide on how to get to Auschwitz, it is highly recommended to book a tour in advance.

The following tours feature fast-track entry. They are the most popular tours for Krakow on GetYourGuide.

  • An Auschwitz-Birkenau full day guided tour from Krakow which picks you up at a designated spot takes you to the camp and waits for you. Book here.
  •  Fast track ticket with no tour guide or transport. Buy your fast pass here.
  • Organize the more personalized transport with this minivan tour. Check availability

How to get to Auschwitz. Gate Poland

Visit the Salt Mines

If you are happy to just spend the morning at Auschwitz, you can also add a visit to the Salt Mines today. It’s a place you do not want to miss as it is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Delving deep into the earth, you will be met with works of art that have been crafted over centuries.

The Tourist Route involves almost 800 steps to climb and over 2 kilometers of meandering corridors. Consider what shoes your wear and set your pedometer!

Your guide will take you through the history and the many stories of the Salt Mines. Reserve your spot in advance. Check availability here

It is worth noting that you must pay separately for your photo pass at the Salt Mines. Without one, you will not be able to take photographs. This is approximately 10 PLN ($3 or £2).


After this mammoth day, you will be in need of some good food. I suggest Pod Baranem.

This is an unassuming restaurant from the outside, however, the food is something that will settle your soul after a long, arduous day. Pre-booking is recommended.

→ Thanks to our Facebook follower who advises us that Krakow is vegan heaven. Vegab gets a shoutout! 

Note: Many people feel somber after a day at Auschwitz, you may want to build in some reflection time back at your accommodation before dinner.

Day 3


Castles and Dragons

Start the day with some ridiculously Instagram-friendly pancakes at Mr Pancake.

Next, work the calories off at Wawel Castle, one of Krakow’s top tourist attractions.

Set on top of a hill, on the edge of Krakow’s Old Town, this castle in Krakow offers you a walk through the best of Krakow’s history.

As you meander up the hill, you will be able to enjoy the views over the whole of Krakow and see the Vistula River winding its way through the city.

Looking up to the Castle you will see the amazing architecture and get a feel for what an imposing building this is.  

At the top, you will be able to purchase your tickets if you decide to do this yourself. It is not as simple as asking for an entry ticket, you need to book-entry times to the various areas within the Castle and stick to them due to a large number of visitors.

There is some note of caution here, the visitors are limited on a daily basis to the Staterooms so purchasing a ticket in advance is advisable.  Guided tour and ‘skip the line’ passes are available here.

Inside the Castle grounds, you can wander freely and see the many views from the castle walls. There is also a cafe where you can get a much-needed refreshment or ice cream.

Once you have completed your tour, take the path down to the river and meet the Wawel Dragon. Watch out for the fire that this local legend breathes.


Lazy Lunches and Sailing

For lunch, you must try one of the many river dining boats on offer in the shadow of Wawel Castle. These offer anything from fine dining to bar style food. I recommend The Augusta for a long lazy lunch after all that walking.

To complete the afternoon, a sail on the River Vistula winds you down after a very busy three days.

As the boat glides down the river, you are able to see different areas of Krakow that you wouldn’t have seen from the road and listen as the guide talks you through the history and architecture of Krakow.  

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Karakow square framed by arch

Shopping in Krakow

After this lighter afternoon, a bit of shopping is always a good way to finish the day.

The streets of Krakow are lined with different tourist shops and designer boutiques.

If it’s good bargains and high street prices you’re after, head to the Krakow Galeria. You will find every shopping need fulfilled under one roof.

Be warned – the prices in Krakow are so good, you may need another suitcase to go home with!

Reload the sugar levels with one of Europe’s famous chimney cakes!


It’s your last evening in Krakow and time to let your hair down! For your evening meal, I would suggest that you try Enoteka Pergamin.

This hidden gem is one of the best places to eat in Krakow. It’s an affordable family bistro, set in a historic building, where you will see the chefs at work behind a long deli counter of local delicacies that they use to create delicious cheese and meat plates.

You can have brick-fired pizzas, different kinds of pasta and fresh seafood dishes.

Once you have enjoyed your dinner, why not try a vodka tour? After all, Poland is the home of vodka.

Another way to see different restaurants on your final evening is to do an evening city and food tour. Taking you to three different restaurants where you will enjoy a different course in each, you can experience Krakow by evening in a different way.  

If you prefer to avoid the bars, consider the Royal Chamber Orchestra show which takes place at Chopin Gallery, a beautiful 15th-century building.

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Handy Tips for Krakow

Krakow Card

This Krakow Tourist Card allows you to hop on and off the many trams in Krakow. The card offers you unlimited journeys over your three-day visit and also gives you entry into 40 museums. The cost is $32 or £25.

Krakow Currency

The currency used in Krakow is the Polish Zloty. You should exchange your money before you go as it will give you the best rate.

However, if you need to change money whilst you are there look for a Kantor. Try to avoid those nearer the Old Market Square as they are notorious for giving poor exchange rates. Check today’s rates here.

Best Places to Stay in Krakow

You will not be short on choice for hotels in this city.

My advice on the best area to stay in Krakow is to choose a hotel near the city center as you can access all the train and bus links easier.

Most hotels are on a bed and breakfast basis as there are so many places to eat out.

I have stayed in Home Hotel, Krakow. This hotel was only a 7-minute walk from the Old Market Square and offered a comfortable stay. It is around 191 PLN per night. ($50 or £39.)

Check the best rates at TripAdvisor or Booking.

Best Time to Visit Krakow

Krakow is a year-round destination. I have visited the city in April and July and the sun shone constantly! It is warm in April but even hotter in July. The visitor traffic is heavier in July but April isn’t that quiet either.

Be prepared to wait in lines if you haven’t booked fast track tickets.

Krakow Packing List

  • A waterproof coat like this Marmot Precip US / UK or Mountain Equipment Rupal US / UK
  • Comfortable walking shoes and hiking boots – I love Salomon Ellipse trek shoes US / UK 
  • Camera and battery
  • Battery pack for your phone – like Anker’s range US / UK
  • Osprey bag cover US / UK
  • Eco water bottle, skip on single-use plastic – Tree Tribe US / UK
  • Or Water to Go Water To Go [quote TSA15 at checkout for 15% off]
  • Bamboo cutlery set US / UK
  • Skross universal travel adaptor with USB slots US / UK
  • Pacsafe safety net US / UK
  • Hydration tablets US / UK if participating in some vodka tasting!

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Final Words

This Krakow travel guide has given you the best things to do in Krakow, an idea on where to eat out and an itinerary which is full to bursting! Whenever you travel to Krakow, Poland, enjoy your trip, learn something new and tell us what you did in the comments below.

About the author – Ruth is a school teacher and a travel fanatic with a bucket list that’s getting smaller.

How to Get to Auschwitz from Krakow: Bus, Train, Tour or Taxi

How to get to Auschwitz. Gate Poland

Auschwitz, the name alone evokes feelings of terror and sadness. An open grave to the millions of persecuted Jews and others who opposed the Third Reich. A must on every European itinerary, this guide details how to get to Auschwitz from Krakow, the nearest city to the death camps in Poland. Spending time in Krakow? Click here to read our one to three-day itinerary.

Why Visit Auschwitz?

To visit the camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau is to walk amongst the ghosts of those who were brave, those who passed too young and those who died for simply being ‘different’.

This is hallowed ground which we have the privilege of walking on while paying our respects to these inspirational men, women and children. The Holocaust of Auschwitz must never be forgotten.

What are Auschwitz and Birkenau?

Essentially Auschwitz and Birkenau are the death camps built by Nazi Germany in 1940.

This is where Polish Political prisoners and other Polish people were displaced by the German army at the time.

It was then decided to use them as Hitler’s ‘final solution’ for the Jews, Gypsies and all those who were classed as a threat to the Nazis.

As Auschwitz wasn’t big enough for this expansion, it was decided that a second camp, Auschwitz II or Birkenau would be built for the sole purpose of becoming a death camp.

The railway which leads into the Death Camp of Birkenau brought people from all over Europe to be sorted like cattle for the slaughter.

Those who were not murdered when they arrived, were forced to become laborers for the German war effort, living in horrific conditions.

How Many People died in Auschwitz?

It is thought to be about 1.1 million of the 1.3 million who were sent to the camps in Auschwitz.

Liberated in January 1945 by the Soviet Army, there were only about 6000 prisoners that they managed to free.

Why Auschwitz?

The name of the camp Auschwitz itself was the Germanization of the Polish name Oświęcim.

This is the town where the camp was built.

Many people also wonder how to pronounce Auschwitz, so here it is phonetically for you – Ow-svitch.

Where is Auschwitz?

It is situated just outside the town of Oświęcim, southern Poland. The town itself is very accessible from all parts of Poland and Europe.

Auschwitz train tracks

How do I get to Auschwitz?

There are a number of ways and hopefully, this will help you choose the one that’s best for you during your trip to Poland.

When considering the following methods remember that Auschwitz and Birkenau are situated some three kilometers apart which is a forty minutes’ walk.

There is a free bus which links the two sites from mid-April to the end of October. They depart every sixty minutes.

How to Get to Auschwitz from Krakow

The distance from Krakow to Auschwitz is about 66 km and there are four main ways to get there. You can book a tour, hire a private taxi, use the public bus or visit by public train.

Over one million people visit Auschwitz so please consider that lines are long. Gemma’s sister-in-law visited recently and did not book a tour until she arrived in Krakow. When she arrived at Auschwitz (by private taxi) at 06:30 there was already a line of about 500 people in front. It took two hours to gain entry. So please consider this as you read each option in detail.

I highly recommend that you factor a trip to Auschwitz into your Krakow itinerary and book before you arrive. This way you won’t waste time waiting in line, you do need the full day to cover the area fully.

Whatever route you take, remember you have to book your entry to Auschwitz in advance.

1. Auschwitz Tours From Krakow

One of the benefits of a guided tour to Auschwitz is that it handles all of your transportation needs, leaving you to sit and reflect on what you are about to see and what you have seen.

If you are looking to purchase the tour in advance, then the following links from Get Your Guide, Auschwitz may suit you.

They feature fast-track entry which is advisable as there can often be queues of up to two hours to enter. Let’s look at the best Auschwitz tours and what they offer.

An Auschwitz-Birkenau Full Day Guided Tour $$

This full-day tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau offers a Krakow pick up in a comfortable air-conditioned bus with an English speaking driver.

The journey to Auschwitz takes around 1.5 hours.

When you arrive at Auschwitz, you will meet with a local guide. Five languages are available.

During this seven-hour tour, you will observe both Auschwitz and Birkenau camps while you learn about history.

The tour also includes a guide-led exploration of the prison blocks, gas chambers and crematoria building.

Guests are asked to bring their own lunch as this is a jam-packed day with only a short lunch break.

This is a popular tour. If it is sold out, you can check availability at this other full day tour.

  • Pros: Skip the line, guides in different languages, round trip.
  • Cons: Short lunch stop.

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Self-Guided Visit from Krakow $$

Like the above-guided tours, this self-guided tour starts and ends in Krakow.

Your driver organizes your entry tickets and tell you a collection time and pick up point.

It is advised to set aside two hours for Auschwitz I visiting the permanent exhibition at the prisoners’ barracks.

This includes original artefacts like glasses, hair and luggage. A haunting vision that will stay with you. Gemma visited Auschwitz when she was nineteen years old and this is one of the memories that has stuck with her.

After Auschwitz I, visit Birkenau barracks and crematorium for around one hour before you meet your driver.

Check availability and best rates here.

  • Pros: Self-manage time to an extent, transportation.
  • Cons: No guide, time constraints.
  • Note: Pack your passport for ID.

From Krakow: Auschwitz and Salt Mine with Pick-up Options $$

If you only have one day to take a day trip from Krakow, consider this Auschwitz and Salt Mines tour.

Like above, your driver will drive you from Krakow to Auschwitz. You then spend around 3.5 hours at Auschwitz-Birkenau then a further 2.5 hours at the UNESCO World Heritage, Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Both tours are hosted by English-speaking guides.

  • Pros: Visit two of Poland’s must-see, fast passes to skip the lines, guided tours.
  • Cons: Little time at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
  • Check the best prices and availability here.

Auschwitz Holocaust Museum prisoner personal items

2. Private Taxi to Auschwitz $$

If you want to go independently, you can hire a taxi.

Gemma’s sister-in-law did this recently. The taxi cost roughly 198 PLN each ($52 or £41).

They arrived at 06:30 and there were about 500 people in front of them.

While the entrance fee to Auschwitz is free, the guided tour is not. As I’ve stressed above, you must book in advance.

The guides are experts. They know the history, the stories behind people who died there and often are descendants of survivors. Tours are worth the 52 PLN ($13 or £11).

Bringing the history alive with their stories, you need to remember tissues. Tears are openly shed by visitors, your heart will break with each new horror unfolded to you.

  • Pros: Self-managed time, round trip transportation.
  • Cons: No guide, no fast past/skip the line, walk or bus between Auschwitz and Birkenau.

Getting to Auschwitz by Public Transport

3. Krakow Bus to Auschwitz $

Another way to get to Auschwitz is by public bus.

Getting the bus from Krakow to Auschwitz costs about 13 PLN ($4 or £3), each way. This is relatively cheap if you are on a budget. The bus stop is at the entrance to Auschwitz and the journey takes around two hours.

  • Pros: Cheap.
  • Cons: No guide, no fast past/skip the line, walk or bus between Auschwitz and Birkenau.
  • Note: Remember to reserve your guided tour. If you forget you can book a last minute tour from Krakow as they organise your tickets for you.

4. Train from Krakow to Auschwitz $

The bus station and train stations are next to each other in Krakow.

The train is double the price of the bus but a slightly shorter journey time of 1 hour 40 mins.

  • Pros: Cheap.
  • Cons: No guide, no fast past/skip the line, walk or bus between Auschwitz and Birkenau.
  • Note: Remember to reserve your guided tour. If you forget you can book a last minute tour from Krakow as they organise your tickets for you.

Check bus and train times at the Tourist Information Center in Krakow.

Warsaw to Auschwitz

Coming from Warsaw to Auschwitz? The best way is by train.

There is a super fast train that will get you to Krakow in about 2.5 hrs.

Then you will have to take a bus to the town of Oswiecim. It will drop you right outside Auschwitz. The cost is about 203 PLN ($53 or £42), for the train plus 13 PLN ($4 or £3), for the bus.

Airports Close to Auschwitz

There are two main airports near Auschwitz, John Paul II in Krakow and Katowice. The closest airport to Auschwitz is the John Paul II, Krakow.

Getting from the airport in Krakow to Auschwitz is fairly easy as there are five different options.

  • Bus – this is by far the cheaper of the options. It will cost you roughly 15 PLN ($4 or £3). The journey takes about 1 hour.
  • Train – affordable, however, it does take 3 hours. The cost is 49 PLN ($15 or £10).
  • Taxi – by far the quickest way at 44 minutes. Cost, 196 PLN ($51 or £40).
  • Luxury option – a town car. Again you would need to negotiate times of return and the driver waiting on you at the camps. The cost, one way, is 324 PLN ($84 or £66.) Length of the journey is still around 44 minutes.

Hotels Near Auschwitz

Auschwitz is situated in the town of Oświęcim.

The town offers several hotels and guest houses for you to choose from. You can see the full range here.

Prices range from 88 PLN to 314 PLN per night ($23 to $82 or £18 to £64). My advice is to go for the price and comfort which suits you.

Hotel Olecki is the most popular choice. This affordable hotel has modern rooms with WiFi. Breakfast is an option. The hotel also has apartments on-site. Hotel Olecki is only 200 yards from Auschwitz. Check the rates at TripAdvisor or Booking.

Hotels in Krakow

You will not be short on choice for hotels in this city.

My advice is to choose one near the city center as you can access all the train and bus links easier.

Most hotels offer a bed and breakfast service.

During my trips, I stayed at Home Hotel, Krakow. This hotel was only a seven-minute walk from the Old Market Square and offered a very comfortable stay.

It is about 191 PLN per night ($50 or £39). Check for the best rates at TripAdvisor or Booking.

Advice for Visiting Auschwitz

You are going to be there for at least four to six hours.

There is no respite from the sun or rain. There is nowhere to sit if you are tired. You should consider the weather conditions carefully. I have visited in both July and April. The sun was relentless on both occasions.

One important point to be aware of is that you cannot take bags bigger than A5 size, into Auschwitz I.

You will have to store it in the lockers that are provided for you.

You are permitted to take photographs in both Auschwitz and Birkenau.

However, there are some areas in which photography is strictly prohibited.

Please be mindful of these areas and keep in mind that you are walking in places where people died and were buried.

‘Selfies’ really are not in good taste.

At times, you will see people praying together. You may also see memorials taking place at various parts of the camps. You should be considerate of these events taking place. If you wish to photograph them, it is advisable to ask their permission first.

Note: If you are considering a day trip from the UK to Auschwitz, it really isn’t possible to do this.

You will spend at least four to six hours alone in the camps. Add on your travel time, and it makes this impossible. You are more advisable to make a weekend trip.

Prisoners of War Poland

Packing List

  • Comfortable walking shoes like the Salomon Ellipse trek shoes US / UK, they supported my ankles much better on the stony and uneven ground.
  • Sunhat – the sun beats down on you and there is nowhere to shelter.
  • Sunscreen – the UVA rays are strong.
  • Water. You will need to take a water bottle with you. There are no cafes in the camp and you will need to keep hydrated.
  • Waterproof jackets.
  • Camera – see above advice on photography at Auschwitz.

Information About Auschwitz

This is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

More than 1.5 million people make their pilgrimage to the Holocaust Museum, Auschwitz every year.

It is worth noting the times of opening before you start planning and book Auschwitz.

The camps are open seven days a week from 07:30. Closing times depend on the month of the year:

  • December – 14:00.
  • January, November – 15:00.
  • February – 16:00March, October – 17:00.
  • April, May, September – 18:00.
  • June, July, August – 19:00.

Individual visitors are free to see the Birkenau site anytime during opening hours.

Auschwitz and Birkenau are situated three kilometers apart, a forty minutes’ walk.

You can access the free bus which links the two sites from April 15th through October 31st departing every sixty minutes.

Note: The bus runs from Birkenau on the hour and from Auschwitz, thirty minutes later.

Related Tours

You may also be interested in the following tours as you plan your Krakow itinerary.

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Final Words

Beginning your journey by walking through the gate to Auschwitz will set the scene of just how frightened the people must have been when they found themselves in Oświęcim.

As you walk around the camps you are treading in the footsteps of the 1.3 million souls who lived and died here.

You will be able to enter one of the gas chambers of Auschwitz and feel these ghosts as you ponder how humanity can be so cruel.

During the final walk back to where you entered, you realize just why we cannot forget what went on in these camps and others like them.

Author – Ruth is a school teacher and a travel fanatic with a bucket list that’s getting smaller.