**The opinions in this post are my own 100%. Nobody told me what I should or should not write. I have always written from my heart! Discover Cracow invited me on this tour free of charge. In exchange, as a lovely lass, I am offering them my feedback as a happy customer. I must admit this is a new experience for me but I loved it and I would do it again anytime!**
No longer than a week ago I first spoke with Discover Cracow about a possible collaboration with them. At first, it sounded to me very much like a dream, considering that they are rated quite highly. They have 3 locations where you can ask more info about the tours and about Krakow in general. My fav location is the one in the City Center - Main Market Square, on Jana street, right in the corner. It's hard to miss ;)
Discover Cracow sent to me the vouchers for 2 trips: Auschwitz and Birkenau for the 20th and Wieliczka for the 21st of September. It was a 2 person voucher so I asked Marek to come. He replied affirmative just for Wieliczka - The Salt Mine - so I took a good friend instead. She loves history - jewish history, to be more precise - and she never was there, even though she lives in Poland for more than 2 years. She was enthusiaistic and I was happy for her, to be able to give her such a present.
|Human ashes / The stairways to the exhibition begin to curve and erode due to the large number of visitors|
|Gas Chamber Model / Zyklon B|
Discover Cracow logo + the 2 customer service lines - one in Polish and one in English language.
|4 people would stand up in one of those cells until they would be no more...|
|The Wall Of Death with stones brought by the Jewish visitors|
|The Only Remaining Crematorium Standing Can Be Found At Auschwitz I|
|The Memorial At The End Of The Tracks...|
Discover Cracow I also saw the inside of the red brick barracks in the women's sector. We also were lucky, as our tour guide inside Auschwitz brought us even up to the tower, on top of the Death Gates. Make sure your tour guide does the same! The view is breath-taking and you get to capture the fullness of Auschwitz II - Birkenau. You can see the whole camp and in the far distance, if your eyes are good, you can even see crematorium 2 and 3 ruins. No crematorium remains standing at Auschwitz II - they were all demolished/blown up when the Germans heard the Red Army coming.
|Through the courtesy of Ioana, we have a panorama taken from the tower|
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A LadyBug That Loves History