When we decided to make this a part of our itinerary, we did not know what to expect. Yes, of course, Krakow is a beautiful place by itself, the Old Town square, The Royal Palace...But the killing fields are also associated with Krakow. The Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration camps,the two largest German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940 - 1945) operated by the Nazis; UNESCO World Heritage sites.
It was a full day trip. We boarded our mini van and passed beautiful countryside cottages before we reached our destination. There were thousands of tourists thronging and a sombre silence.