POST CONFERENCE TOURS

AUSCHWITZ BIRKENAU MEMORIAL TOUR


Duration: 7-8 hours


Auschwitz-Birkenau (1941-1945) was the largest of Nazi Germany's concentration camps. Located in German-occupied southern Poland, it took its name from the nearby town of Oświęcim, situated around 60 kilometers from Kraków and 280 kilometers from Warsaw. The complex consisted of three main camps: Auschwitz I – the administrative centre, Auschwitz II (Birkenau) – an extermination camp, and Auschwitz III (Monowitz) – a work camp. In 1990, the number of people killed in the camp was placed at 1.1 million. About 90 percent of them were Jews from almost every European country. Most of the dead were killed in gas chambers using Zyklon B; other deaths were caused by systematic starvation, forced labor, lack of disease control, individual executions and the so-called medical experiments. At the end of the war, the SS made great efforts to destroy what remained of the camp, burn the archives and murder all the people they referred to as the „Bearers of Secrets”. The Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour gives you an opportunity to learn about the Holocaust and see one of the most terrifying but also touching places in the World.


Auschwitz Birkenau Tour includes:

  • ICE Kraków Congress Centre  pick-up
  • transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • professional Museum guide
  • professional English speaking tour leader
  • ICE Kraków Congress Centre  drop-off

WIELICZKA SALT MINE TOUR


Duration: 4-5 hours


The Salt Mine  is one of the most valuable monuments in Poland. Each year, over a million tourists visit it. During the tour, visitors will see the breath-taking underground chambers, caves and impressive salt sculptures, and will learn about salt extraction techniques as well as the rich and colorful history of the mine, which dates back to XIII century. In 1978, it was placed on the original UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites. The mine is also notable for its long tradition of tourism. Over the centuries, the famous site has been visited by Nicolaus Copernicus, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander von Humboldt, Dimitri Mendeleev, Boleslaw Prus, Ignacy Paderewski, Pope John Paul II and crowned heads of state, not to mention millions of people from all over the world. Included in the tour is a stunning "underground town" with lakes, passages and the marvelous St Kinga chapel. During the tour, you will see the twenty historic chambers connected by 2 kilometers of passages. Descent into the mine is by staircase (380 steps) to the 1 st Level (at a depth of 64 metres), while your return to the surface is by lift up the Danilowicz shaft from the 3rd Level (at a depth of 135 meters).


Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour includes:

  • ICE Kraków Congress Centre pick-up
  • transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • professional Salt Mine guide
  • professional English speaking tour leader
  • ICE Kraków Congress Centre  drop-off

TECHNICAL TRIP

JAWORZNO OR LAZISKA POWER PLANT


Duration: 4-5 hours


max 100 persons (2 groups of 50 persons)


The Jaworzno Power Station is a complex of coal-fired thermal power stations at Jaworzno, southern Poland. The largest plant of the Jaworzno power plant complex is called Jaworzno III. It has an installed electrical generating capacity of 1,345 MW, as well as thermal heating capacity of 321 MWt. About 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the east is Jaworzno II, with an installed electrical generating capacity of 200 MW. Jaworzno III has a 306-metre (1,004 ft) high flue gas stack which is one of Poland's tallest free standing structures.


Laziska Power Station is a thermal power station in Łaziska Górne, southern Poland. The first Łaziska Power Station was inaugurated in 1917. In 1929, an 87.1 MW unit was inaugurated making it to the largest power station in Poland at those days. The current Łaziska Power Station was built in 1967–1972. It has six units. Three units have capacity of 225 MW, two 125 MW, and one 230 MW. The two flue gas stacks of the station are 200 and 162 metres (656 and 531 ft) tall, a further200 metres (660 ft) tall flue gas stack was demolished in March 2002 with a special excavator.


Each tour includes:

  • ICE Kraków Congress Centre pick-up
  • transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • professional tour leader
  • ICE Kraków Congress Centre drop-off