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Poznan: Chelmno Kulmhof Concentration Camp Tour

Within a 1,5 hour drive from Poznan towards the direction of Lodz, we can take you to the the first German extermination camp in the village of Chelmno by Ner River (in German: Kulmhof am Nehr). It functioned from autumn 1941 to April 1943 and briefly in 1944. It is the main place of mass extermination of the Jewish population from the Wartheland and prisoners of the Lodz ghetto. The most probable number of those exterminated is approximately 200,000. This camp may not be as popular as Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka or Majdanek but it is definitely also worth visiting if you are interested in this certain tragic period in history. For sure it will be a sad but memorable experience with a valuable lesson.

We offer private tours to the Chelmno Kulmhof Concentration Camp State Museum from Poznan on request.

Tour itinerary:

  1. hotel pick up at chosen time,
  2. up to 1,5 hour drive from Poznan to Chelmno Concentration Camp Museum by private, comfortable car/van with our English speaking driver,
  3. meeting the local private guide at the museum
  4. up to 2 hours of sightseeing with local English speaking live guide during which you will see:
  • the museum in the Granary – inside there is an exhibition with a few items testifying to the history of this area and copies of post-war court reports and documents
  • a collection of authentic objects which belonged to the victims – shoes, glasses, keys, brushes, etc,; were found during archaeological research in the village of Chelmno (1997-2004)
  • ruins of the palace (which was later destroyed by the Germans) – used as a place where the victims were stripped of possessions and then transferred to vans to be gassed to death with exhaust fumes,
  • archaeological research site with the outline of the level of the palace basement with a corridor which was the last route of the victims,
  • a monument called the “Memory wall” with the inscription: In memory of the Jews murdered in Chelmno 1941–1945,
  • the Rzuchowski Forest with burial pits,
  • the outline of foundations of a crematorium which were revealed during excavations

5. meeting our private English speaking driver after the tour
6. up to a 1,5 hour drive back to Poznan from Chelmno Kulmhof Museum
7. drop off at your hotel

Whole tour lasts approximately 5 hours


  • 850 PLN per person (1 person)
  • 450 PLN per person (2 persons)
  • 330 PLN per person (3 persons)
  • 310 PLN per person (4 persons)
  • 290 PLN per person (5 persons)
  • 270 PLN per person (6 persons)
  • 240 PLN per person (7 persons)
  • Contact us (8 persons or more)

What is included?:

  • hotel pick up at chosen time and drop off after the tour
  • private transportation by comfortable car / minivan,
  • service of private English speaking driver during whole tour,
  • entrance tickets to the Chelmno Kulmhof Concentration Camp Museum,
  • up to 2 hours of sightseeing inside the museum with private, local, English speaking guide

*While staying on the grounds of the Museum please respect the site and wear suitable clothes for the memorial site.

*This private tour is available in English only but on your special request we can hire the service of a private professional translator who will travel with you from Poznan and translate during the tour a local guide in the museum to other languages. If you are interested in this kind of service please contact us and tell us which language you are looking for and we will find the best price offer.

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