How to visit Lublin and Majdanek Nazi Camp from Warsaw
The city of Lublin is called by tourists the “little Krakow” and there is a good reason for this. Lublin is the most important cultural and also the biggest academic center of Eastern Poland. Majdanek from the other site is a terrible Nazi Camp that you must see in Poland.
Visit from Warsaw
General Information - Lublin and Majdanek
Lublin City in Poland
Lublin is the ninth largest city in Poland and the second largest city of Lesser Poland. It is the capital and the center of Lublin Voivodeship with a population of 349,103.
Lublin is the largest Polish city east of the Vistula River and is approximately 170 km to the southeast of Warsaw. The buildings and ruins, create unique atmosphere of in the city.
Picturesque and charming Old Town placed on the hill, with narrow streets and buildings from different epochs will impress you for a long time.
Lublin was competing for the title of the European Capital of Culture 2016, because it presents an idea of integration, tolerance and dialogue between cultures of the West and East.
Amount of cultural festivals, galleries, theatres, places for artists is very impressive. You’ll never feel bored in this city.
Lublin's Historical Center
The Lublin Tourist and Cultural Information Center offers free maps, leaflets, tourist brochures, and above all you can also buy the Tourist Card. Something like the Krakow Card.
Thanks to the tourist card, you can visit all Lublin's museums and most of the tourist attractions of the city free of charge. The Card cost 58 PLN and is valid for 24 Hours.
You will also get discounts at some restaurants, hotels or souvenir shops, and you can use public transport for free when choosing the right package.
Worth to see in Lublin
- Lublin historical center and old town
- The Lublin archi-cathedral with the Acoustic sacristy, treasury and crypts.
- Lublin Museum (Castle) and the Chapel of the Holy Trinity. One of the most valuable monuments of medieval art in Poland and Europe. The perfect combination of Gothic architecture with the Byzantine-Russian polychrome interior.
- WSI Museum in Lublin. A very interesting and traditional place with very interesting activities.
Majdanek Nazi Camp in Lublin
On the outskirts of Lublin there is a historical place of nazi concentration and extermination camp – Majdanek.
Majdanek concentration camp was established by Germans in occupied Poland in the outskirts of Lublin city in 1941. Its initial purpose was to keep Russian Soviet war prisoners but later it was transformed into death camp.
It is estimated that near 360 000 people were murdered here between 1941 – 1944.
It was the first major German concentration camp liberated by Allied forces in July 1944. Thanks to rapid evacuation of Germans right before the liberation, Majdanek became the best preserved camp of Holocaust.
It was unique sample of camp located near population center. The camp was going to be the source of a free workforce for the realization of the plans to build a German empire in the east.
Prisoners came from nearly 30 countries, mainly Poles and Jews, also Russians, Belorusians, Ukrainians and other.
The tragic history of the Lublin concentration camp came to an end on 23rd July 1944 after the Red Army entered the city.
Now you can visit Majdanek National Museum, Monument of Struggle and Martyrdom at Majdanek, Mausoleum containing ashes from the victims of Nazi hate and some remains of the camp.
Reccommend for Groups
General Info about Majdanek Museum Visit
When planning a visit to Majdanek Museum it is recommended to check the weather forecast for Lublin (ICM website).
The museum is open usually from 09:00 to 18:00 except from Mondays that is partly close.
It is recommended to check the date in State Museum Website in advance.
Choosing Majdanek over Treblinka might be a better option. Majdanek Nazi Camp it is located within the beautiful city of Lublin. Lublin city in Poland worth visiting on its own.
The museum is easily accessible by public transport, by a car and with a trolleybus which stop next to the camp gate.
Majdanek is an extremely moving experience. Its very well narrated by regular sign-age in both Polish and English. It is very easy to spend four hours to see the whole place.
The camp site is very big and there is a vast amount of information to discover.
At the top of the site is a giant urn at the top of the site containing the recovered ashes and bones of the people murdered.
The camp shows how venal, cruel, thieving, mass murdering monsters the Nazi's were.
Getting from Warsaw to Lublin
First you need to get to the city of Lublin and from there you can easily visit the Majdanek Nazi Camp.
An inexpensive option for traveling from Warsaw to Lublin is FlixBus. If you want to book the tickets in advance, you can buy them online.
You can book a ticket with return from 12-20 euro. The trip is around 3 hours.
Cathedral Church in Lublin
You can also get from Warsaw to Lublin with PKP Intercity trains.
The price for one way ticket is around 8 euro and the time is more or less the same with the bus. Another train option to check is: www.rozklad-pkp.pl.
Book the Cheapest Intercity Transfers - FlixBus
Stay in Lublin for a night - Lublin Tours
If you have time and in order to see the beautiful city of Lublin, you can stay for one night.
You can visit our hotel page and find a good hotel is a great price using our amazing comparison engine. You can find a hotel for 2 person for one night even from 29 euro.
There are two Free walking tours in Lublin but they are only for Saturday and Sunday (July - August)
OLD TOWN LUBLIN Free Tour
Market Square, Crown Tribunal, Grodzka Street, Lublin Castle, Archcathedral, Dominican Abbey, Litewski Square
Lublin Old Town
July-August: Every Saturday at 11 am - The duration of the tour is around 2,5 hours
Meeting point: Kraków Gate (Brama Krakowska)
JEWISH LUBLIN Free Tour
Castle Square, the Lamp of Memory, 100-metre-long mural picturing pre-war Jewish streets, Ghetto Borders, Fish Square
July-August: Sundays 3 pm - Also the duration of this tour is around 2,5 hours
Meeting point: Castle Square, at the bottom of the stairs leading to the Castle (Plac Zamkowy)
Consider tipping the guide after the tour. Around 20 PLN per person (5 euro) might be good. If you can give more then it's better but if you give less it is also ok.
Get to Majdanek Nazi Camp
The State Museum at Majdanek is situated in the south-eastern suburbs of Lublin, along the road leading to Zamość and Chełm (DK 12/17).
The way to the museum is clearly signposted. There are three designated car parks on the grounds of the museum.
Parking fees are charged as follows: coaches – PLN 30, Vans – PLN 15, Cars – PLN 5, Motorcycles – PLN 2
Państwowe Muzeum na Majdanku -- Droga Męczenników Majdanka 67, 20-325 Lublin -- GPS Coordinates: 51.22529°N, 22.60620°E
Bus option is: lubelskiedworce.pl
Another transports option
The Museum has direct connections with every part of the city by means of public transport.
If you are in the city centre you can take 23 bus or 156 trolleybus at the Krakowska Gate bus stop (Królewska Street) and 158 trolleybus next to the Saski Garden (a bus stop in Lipowa Street).
Lublin City in Poland
From the railway station you can reach the museum by 161 trolleybus, and from the bus station by 156 trolleybus (a bus stop in Lubartowska street). All the buses stop in front of the entrance to the museum.
The detailed timetable is available on the website of the Urban Transport Board in Lublin: www.ztm.lublin.eu
GUIDED TOURS in MAJDANEK NAZI CAMP
The Museum offers guided tours in Polish, English, German, Spanish, Ukrainian and Russian.
Note: The reservations should be made at least a week before the planned visit to the Museum. Otherwise we cannot guarantee the guiding service.
Guided Tour Prices
- PLN 75 - a group up to 10 people
- PLN 100 - a group up to 30 people
English, German, Hebrew, Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish
- PLN 150 - a group up to 10 people
- PLN 200 - a group up to 30 people
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