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It's possible to do both in one day, but I wouldn't recommend it - it's a lot to take in, and makes for a very long day. There's so much to see in Krakow old town, that it's worth spreading them out and spending your down time on a city tour or just walking around trying random foods in old restaurants or seeing the performers in the main square, or just ...


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The tour group can't and won't do anything unless what they're doing is illegal, or the guide is really passionate about something. The one thing you can try sounds painfully obvious, but hey, if it works... Try saying something to them. It sounds like a whinge, but some people just don't consider what they're doing or realise they may be being offensive. ...


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If they break the law or other rules, you could turn them to the authorities. If they're just being jerks, what can you do? You could ask them politely to stop, but that's probably it. In general, you'd just have to find better company, go elsewhere, or simply (try to) ignore them.


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Well, I would like to present some different, than Mark's & Piotr's, point of view. tl;dr Is it possible to visit both places the same day? Yes, it is possible to do the single trip with Auschwitz and Wieliczka in one day! Hiring a car or taking an organized trip would be my recommendation. Public transportation would be cheaper but yet more ...


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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 answer by Andrew, I took the gamble and travelled to Oswiecim (Auschwitz). I was actually able to enter both Auschwitz I (the smaller camp near the city) and ...


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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 than resident Jews in the city. I also recommend the city for non-Judaism-related tourism. The central square is one of the best I've seen, for sitting out and ...


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It's not easy and not recommended to do both in one day! The best is either to have the private car or to choose the rush tour starting very early morning: The tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine takes at least 3 hours. The location of the mine is half an hour drive by car from the center of Krakow. The town of Oswiecim (in German: Auschwitz) is about at least 1 ...


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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, but you don't want to do it as you take right turn there and via S1 (shortly) you go to Oswiecim through Imielin to sum up, you enter Poland near Cottbus (A18) ...


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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 zł and then another 10 zł from Murckowska to Jelen, which totals around 6 € or 7.25 $. which is around 3,80 € or 4.50 $. If you take the exit at Myslowice (...


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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 the Polish part of the way, though as I have never driven there. But also Poland is not a 3rd world country. In Germany a rule of thumb is that you can usually ...


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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 it is more favorable to drive or take the train is really about how much of a walker you are vs. how much of a gearhead you are. :) Personally, the first time I ...


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