a VirtualTourist member from Wrexham asked on Mar 29, 2011
Hey, I was just wondering if there are any rules about leaving flowers at Auschwitz Birkenau? Also, does anyone know any good florists in Krakow? I am going in April.
Hi Sophie, you can get beautiful flowers in the Market Square, Krakow. I saw a few flowers leaving next to the railway at Auschwitz Birkenau during my visit in Euromeet2010.
Agree that Rynek Glowny, the main market square, is a good place to get your flowers.
I can find no mention of flowers on the official website
Personally, I would prefer to check with the Tourist Information office in Rynek Glowny about this (the Auschwitz website has no obvious contact for such a query, and the TI people will know the answer). Or you could try emailing them before your visit:
The Jewish tradition is to lay pebbles on a grave to show remembrance. You might consider that, or a candle, in preference to flowers?
For Auschwitz Main Camp, there is a shop selling flowers, candles etc etc beside the entrance of the building. I bought 3 stalks of gerbera orange from the shop, the shopper wrapped them nicely with some leaves for me, I laid them in front of the Death Wall.
shopper should be shopkeeper, typo :D