Auschwitz, The very name should bring a chill to your spine. The stuff of nightmares. With your Auschwitz tours from Krakow experience the last symbol Nazi heartlessness. Comprised of three main camps and 45 sub-camps, approximately one million human beings were ruthlessly murdered here. At the end of World War II, the lives of those lost were memorialized by the Polish government. Ever since, pilgrims from across the globe have travelled to Auschwitz to pay their respects to the dead. Once the setting for an unimaginable slaughter, it is now hallowed ground demanding sincere reverence from each and every one of its visitors.
Look but don’t touch. Picking up an item you find on the ground at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum will earn you jail time. “Finders keepers” doesn’t apply here.
Stay Classy. Feel free to snap pictures during your visit. But, please don’t smile for a selfie. You should know better.
Leave the kids at home. The Museum specifically recommends you do not bring kids under 14-years-old. Disregard at your own risk.
Good to know
The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is accessible year-round, except Easter, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. That said, the best weather in Auschwitz is from May to September, where average temperatures range from 57 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit.
But, keep in mind that these are also some of the rainiest months of the year. So, you may wish to purchase an umbrella.
Precipitation isn’t severe, however; and, conditions are far better than the rest of the year when average lows are near or below freezing.
Half of the days in December, January, and February are snowy. So, pack your clothes accordingly.