Where to Go? Vienna Vs Prague Vs Krakow

Little did we know that our travels had taken a surprising twist of fate. Oddly enough, without even knowing it, we’d set off to visit three ‘competing’ European tourist cities in short succession. It wasn’t our plan, we didn’t even know there was a behind-the-scenes rivalry between them; it just worked out that our travels would take us on a route through all three cities.

City Guide to Krakow, Poland: Part 4 | Visiting Auschwitz Concentration Camps, Travel Tips & Tourist Information

At first, we struggled a bit to understand the options available for visiting Auschwitz and how to subsequently reserve tickets online, especially the self-guided, non-tour tickets. With that in mind, we hope our experience and tips can help you reserve your preferred tickets ahead of time so you’re able to experience the Auschwitz concentration camps via your preferred method. 

City Guide to Krakow, Poland: Part 3 | Visiting Auschwitz Concentration Camps & A Photo Essay

Most visitors to Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau know the history of the two camps, likely from the multitude of books, documentaries, and other educational pieces that have been created. Instead of discussing the history, we’re going to take this opportunity to share our experience at the camps through our pictures, as there are no words that will fully capture the meaning and emotions behind the camps and the atrocities that took place there. 

City Guide to Krakow, Poland: Part 1 | Must See Attractions

Many argue that no visit to Poland is complete without time spent in Krakow. It’s described as a magical, fairy tale city that’s not only beautiful but inexpensive and full of great food. For us, traveling first to Warsaw and then continuing south to Krakow, we wanted to see and experience one of Poland’s most visited cities, but we also knew Krakow to be the gateway to the concentration camps, Auschwitz-Birkenau.