Krakow is one of the most history-oriented places in Poland. With historic monuments lurking on every corner of the city, it’s impossible to be bored here. It is however two places just outside Krakow that get the worlds’ attention – Auschwitz camp and Wieliczka Salt Mine. If you are planning on visiting Poland in the near future or you’re just looking for a place full of history to see, Poland is your way to go. With guided tours in English you can be sure to get the best history lesson you have ever had.
Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps
English guided tours In Auschwitz-Birkenau are one of the best features at the camps that tourists from all over the world could hope for. The camps are actually visited by millions of people every year. Only 60 km from Krakow, Auschwitz is one of the most important historical landmarks in Polish history. In 1940 the German forces established concentration camps here and started one of the most massive murder campaigns in history.
To this day, the camps are a symbol of tragedy and horror to everyone that comes to visit.
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wieliczka, on the other hand, is a picturesque landmark that is definitely worth seeing if wonders of the Earth are what you are after. This particular salt mine is the only mining facility in the world that has been used for hundreds of years and is open for business to this day.
Be prepared to walk a lot – the tour takes about 2,5 hours the main attractions include the Chapel of St.Kinga, excavation voids and chambers, old mining machinery and equipment as well as saline underground lakes. Wieliczka is definitely the only place like this in the world and it would be a shame not to see it while in Krakow.
A tour offer
For UK travellers interested in seeing such an important part of Polish and world history, auschwitzsaltminetours.co.uk has package offers to please all of your visiting needs. The company provides full insurance and an English speaking driver to take you to the sites and back. Tours are organised for both groups and individual clients, as well as business clients if you wish to take your work colleagues on a trip with you.
With the help of the company, you won’t need to worry about admission tickets or guided tour hours – the driver knows exactly when to pick you up.