Auschwitz Remembrance Tour
Custom made private tour on request.
Auschwitz. A concentration camp from the Second World War consisting of Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II-Birkenau and Auschwitz III-Monowitz. In the history books it is described as the largest complex of all German camps and is a symbol of the Holocaust. This tour is available to book as a private tour. During this exclusive tour you will visit Auschwitz and Birkenau and the Schindler factory that has become world famous through the oscar-winning film "Schindler's List". In Auschwitz and Birkenau, the guide will take you through the photos, documents and personal objects of the prisoners and also the ruins of the gas chambers. In addition to this visit, there will also be a visit to the Buchenwald and Theresienstadt concentration camps. During this moving journey we will also drive to the beautiful city of Dresden. In this place, on the night of 13 to 14 February 1945, the beautiful city center was destroyed by a controversial Allied bombing and 25,000 civilians were killed. This special journey is meant to keep the memory of the victims alive and to commemorate what happened here. Do you want to know more about the complete program of this unique journey and the possibilities for a custom made private tour? Please contact us.
- Buchenwald Concentrationcamp
- Schindler Museum and factory
- Oskar Schindler's house
- Amon Göth's villa
- Workingcamp Plaszow
- Old Jewish Ghetto
- 6 hour tour in Auschwitz I & Auschwitz II Birkenau
- Castle Wawel
- The bombed city of Dresden
- Theresienstadt Concentrationcamp
TOUR ITINERARY EXAMPLE
Firstly we will visit the former Buchenwald Concentration Camp, which is one of the most visited memorial sites from the Second World War in Germany. The camp gate with the bunker has been preserved along with a few watchtowers. The crematorium is still there and the former clothing warehouse now houses an impressive permanent exhibition. During the drive here, films and documentaries will be shown about the different memorial places that we are going to visit and there will also be a few stops at roadside restaurants. Once we arrive at Buchenwald camp, we will be guided around the site and the history of this camp will be extensively told. After the visit to the museum we continue to our hotel in the nearby town of Weimar. Here we will spend the night and also enjoy a dinner buffet.
The next day, after the extensive breakfast buffet, we will travel onwards to Krakow. During the Second World War, Krakow was the capital of the Nazi-German General Government, and this can still be found in many places in the city. Once we arrive in Krakow we first check in at the Pod Wawelem hotel and enjoy our 3-course dinner. In the evening we will walk with the guide around the Wawel castle which is located next to the hotel. The Wawel hill forms the heart of Krakow. On this small hill in the middle of the city stands the fantastic Wawel castle with the large Wawel cathedral in the courtyard. This is where Krakow finds its origin and is often the first place visitors want to see in the city.
Visiting Auschwitz and Birkenau. The third day will probably be the most emotional day of the entire trip, because today we will go to Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II Birkenau, where we get a 6-hour tour. Auschwitz was the largest of all German concentration and extermination camps, killing around 1.3 million people. Many people know the endless stories of what has happened here, but it is best to see it with your own eyes to get a feel for it. The unimaginable atrocities that have taken place here go beyond the human mind and this visit will therefore remain in our minds forever. During our tour in Auschwitz and Birkenau we will visit different places, such as the Dutch block in which an exhibition is held about the Dutch who were deported to Auschwitz, the ruins of the gas chambers and crematoria, the Sauna, a reconstruction of the "death wall" and of course the different barracks. During this tour we will also visit two special and exclusive buildings, namely "Reserve Block 2 & 3". Here you will find barracks that are maintained and presented in their original condition. Since the liberation, the inside of these blocks has been preserved almost intact and therefore they accurately reflect what the prisoners' rooms actually looked like. Today you can dine on your own in the beautiful city of Krakow.
This day will be largely devoted to Oskar Schindler and a number of places that are also featured in the film Schindler's list. Schindler became known for using cheap Jewish workers in his factory, which he ultimately saved from death. He treated his Jewish employees well and kept 1,100 of them from the hands of the Nazis. First we visit the former Plaszow labor camp. The camp was opened in December 1941 under the leadership of the Viennese SS commander Amon Göth, who was known for his violent actions. We also visit "the Gray House", an SS interrogation building which was also called "the House of Horrors" by the prisoners of the Plaszow camp. On route we will also view a number of memorials. After this walk we arrive at the enamel factory of Schindler, which has been transformed into a unique museum that tells the story of the city of Krakow from the years 1939 to 1946. The second part of the day takes place in the old Jewish Ghetto. Here we will start at the hero square "Plac Bohaterow Getta", after which the road continues along several stops through the ghetto to finally reach the former Adolf Hitler square in the middle of the city of Krakow. After this you have free time to discover the beautiful centre of Krakow. On this last evening in Krakow we will enjoy a buffet dinner on a boat, followed by a traditional Polish performance by a folk group!
Today we are leaving the city of Krakow to continue our journey to Dresden. This city became known because during the night of 13 to 14 February 1945 two very heavy air attacks with fire and high-explosive bombs were carried out by the British and Americans. More than 25,000 people lost their lives and 75,000 homes disappeared from the map. The bombing is therefore seen as one of the greatest war crimes of the Allies during the Second World War. Once we arrive in Dresden we get a tour of the city where characteristic stories are told about this bombing. In the evening you are free to dine in the city on your own.
Today we will leave in the morning for the former concentration camp and ghetto Theresienstadt. The garrison town of Theresienstadt, also known as the current name Terezín, was used by the Gestapo as a ghetto to assemble Jews from different countries, giving it the function of Concentration Camp. Both Jews from Czechoslovakia and from Germany, Denmark, Austria and the Netherlands were transported to Theresienstadt. Hereby we will pay a visit to the small fortress, the Ghetto museum and the Magdeburg barracks. In the afternoon you have a free opportunity to admire the beautiful centre of Dresden, after which a final dinner buffet is planned in the evening.
Everything comes to an end and after this informative, impressive and emotional 7 days we will drive back to our starting point. Hopefully with a memory and a realisation that will stay with us forever.