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Visiting Auschwitz just before World Youth Days

TL;DR Both Auschwitz camps are open for individual tourists. No reservations can be made, and buildings are closed and routes shortened. It is still worth visiting the camps. Due to the excellent ...
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Visiting Auschwitz just before World Youth Days

The Jewish Quarter of Kraków is a major destination in and of itself, including a restored synagogue and a museum. It's also a center of nightlife. There are probably more Jewish-themed restaurants ...
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Driving from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau

Reply by @martin is almost right, except that you don't have to pay for A4 on the 2nd paid section, toll booths are located after you pass Myslowice (exit Brzęczkowice) and when going towards Krakow, ...
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Driving from Berlin to Auschwitz-Birkenau

If you're using the A4 there are two toll sections: Bielany Wrocławskie (PPO Karwiany) to Sośnica (PPO Żernica) and Murckowska to Balice. You'll cover the first segment in its entirety paying 16,20 ...
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Berlin to Auschwitz by car

When it comes to road conditions, at least the portion in Germany (which is about 1/3 of the way) you can expect a well paved motorway, so road conditions won't be a problem IMHO. I cannot speak for ...
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Berlin to Auschwitz by car

So, having been in this part of Poland as recently as last year, and regularly traveling in Germany I feel confident recommending you utilize Google Maps and their Offline Download feature. Whether ...
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How to visit the Wieliczka salt mines and the Auschwitz KZ from Krakow?

These are opposite directions from Krakow, so you would spend a lot of time transiting between the two of them. For the salt mines the SKA train from downtown Krakow (about 30 minute journey) gets ...
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