The main square of Kraków
Inside the Cloth Hall
After this we went back to the hostel to be picked up for our Auschwitz tour. We drove an hour and a half before arriving. We arrived and first had a guided tour of Auschwitz 1. We went into multiple buildings to see the living conditions, starvation chambers, cases full of belongings taken from the victims, and various other things. At the end of the tour of Auschwitz 1 we walked through a gas chamber. After this part of the tour we went to Auschwitz 2 Birkenau. I never realized how big this part of the camp was. While here we saw the living conditions, a wash room, the ruins of the biggest gas chamber, and the platform where the victims got off the train and were told where to go. The tour was very interesting, I learned a lot of things about the concentration camps. It was definitely an eye opening tour and really put the horror of this event into perspective.
Entrance into Auschwitz 1
Ruins of the largest gas chamber
After the tour we went back to the hostel ate dinner and then went out to get dessert. The next day we decided to do a walking tour of the city which was a great idea until it started raining and getting cold. We wanted to do another tour after this one but it was still raining so we did a golf cart tour which was just as good except you couldn't get as good of pictures because there was a covering over the cart to keep the rain out. After the tour we walked around a bit more and then headed back to the hostel to get our things before heading to the airport. The flight was great but once we landed I had the worse experience of my life getting back to school, but I finally made it.
Part of the city wall in Kraków
View of Kraków
The nastiest water I have ever drank
Part of the Ghetto wall
So beautiful after the rain
The best Pierogi place