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a VirtualTourist member from Wrexham


Auschwitz help?

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.
Thanks :)

5 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hainan Dao

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.

answered by
Mary Smith from Leicester

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:

answered by
Mary Smith from Leicester

The Jewish tradition is to lay pebbles on a grave to show remembrance. You might consider that, or a candle, in preference to flowers?

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hainan Dao

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.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hainan Dao

shopper should be shopkeeper, typo :D

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