Study Experiences can arrange a wide range of visits in Krakow, such as:
Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camps
This authentic Memorial consists of the former camps and the post-camp relics, protected by the State Museum which was created in 1947. Your guided tour is conducted by an Auschwitz Memorial guide which ensures efficient movement around the entire Museum grounds and full information about the museum, the buildings and their history, and the exhibitions.
Auschwitz I was used originally to hold those deemed to be political prisoners, while Auschwitz II, also known as Birkenau, was the purpose-built death camp constructed to murder many thousands of European Jewish, Roma and Sinti people.
Instantly recognisable by the haunting train tracks and watchtowers, Auschwitz II-Birkenau was the largest of all the concentration camps in the area. The camp itself has been maintained in the same condition in which the Nazis left it, as a constant reminder of the atrocities that took place. Its size, with its endless lines of barbed wire and watch towers, provides students with an insight into the scale of the Nazi programme, that can only be understood by visiting the camp.
Oskar Schindler’s Factory/Museum
This museum located on the right-bank of Vistula River focuses on life in Kraków pre and post invasion and is located in the former administrative building of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory at 4 Lipowa Street. The permanent exhibition ‘Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939– 1945’ is primarily a story about Kraków and its inhabitants, both Polish and Jewish, during World War II.
Royal Wawel Castle
The Royal Castle on Wawel Hill has been home to three dynasties of Poland's monarchs, at the political and cultural heart of Poland through the 16th century, and is an important symbol of Poland.
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Located approximately 10km from the city centre, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is impressive in its size and complexity, visited by more than a million people each year. This unique mining site was placed by the UNESCO on its first World Cultural and Natural Heritage List In 1978 and is the oldest salt mine in the world still in operation.