Kulmhof Death Camp. The forest.
Kulmhof Death Camp. Transporting prisoners by trucks.
Kulmhof Death Camp. The Monument.
Kulmhof Death Camp. Deportation of orphanage.

Kulmhof Chelmno Tour

From € 67,00

The camp in Kulmhof Chelmno was founded to solve the local problem, that is how the Nazis understood killing 100,000 Jews.


Note from the German head of the Migration Office:

"There is a risk that there will not be enough food for all Jews in the coming winter.It should be honestly considered whether it would not be more humanely to remove Jews who are unable to work by using a fast-acting device. In any case, it would be less unpleasant than allowing them to die of starvation". 


The village of Chelmno with 250 inhabitants was an ideal place for a camp because of the great railway and road connection, and because it was only 60 kilometers from Lodz. 

Kulmhof Chelmno. Transporting prisoners to the forest by trucks.

Witness story:

"(...) Transporting prisoners to the forest by trucks took place at 6 am. The Jews do not expect any danger. In the evening, inmates from Waldkommando have told us what happened in the forest. After the trucks arrived in the forest, the Jews were ordered to go to one of the barracks in the forest. The Germans ordered them to take off their clothes and put them in a separate pile, because they will receive them again right after the bath. The signs on the barrack walls sounded "to the bathhouse" and "to the doctor". The Jews were expelled from the barracks and loaded into a special type of vehicle. (...) There were three delivery vans (...). These large ones could take up to 170 people, while smaller ones - 100-120. The van's doors were locked with bolts and a padlock. Then the engine was started. The flue gases were introduced inside. (...) Shouts and pounding on the door lasted about 4 minutes. The car did not move during this time. When the screams died down, the vehicle moved towards the crematorium. (...) Burstinger, Laabs, and Gielow were the chauffeurs". 


In 1950, the Polish Court in Poznań sentenced Gielow to death.

In the 1960s, guards' processes took place in Germany. The chauffeur Laabs was given 15 years' imprisonment. 

Kulmhof. The forest.

In the Rzuchowski forest, various attempts have been made to get rid of the corpses of the murdered Jews. Starting from exploding bodies by incendiary bombs, and ending on fragmentation bombs. Finally, they were burnt in pits, laying on railway rails and interspersing with lots of wood. Auschwitz commander, Rudolf Hoess, participated in these experiments personally.


After the war, Szymon Srebnik, one of the few witnesses of the Holocaust, visited the camp:


"It's hard to recognize, but this is that place. People have been burning here. Many people were burned here. It has always been quiet here as now. Always. Even when 2,000 Jews were burnt daily. The peace was the same as now. Nobody shouted. They did what they were supposed to do. It was quiet and peaceful. Like now. Even today I can not believe that I am here..."

Deportation of children to Kulmhof Chelmno from Ghetto in Lodz.

 One of the few, who miraculously survived the Kulmhof, was Szymon Srebnik. As a 14-year-old boy, he sang beautifully. The Germans taught him several German songs and hired him to bring water from the Ner river.


An authentic story has survived when a resident of the village of Chełmno saw Szymon with a guard. She asked the German to let him go.

- Wu? (in German "where?")

- To mom and dad.

- Gehen bald zu seinem Vater und Mutter ("he will soon go to his father and mother").


Then he showed the sky with his finger.

Highlights of Kulmhof Chelmno day trip from Warsaw.

  • Private guided Kulmhof Chelmno Tour with an English speaking guide.
  • Sightseeing of Kulmhof and memorials in forest with a licensed guide.
  • All tickets and fees included in the price (museum, tour guides, parking, fuel, VAT).
  • Transportation from anywhere in Warsaw directly to all locations on the tour route in the same car and with the same driver-guide.
  • Private guided Kulmhof Tour with an English speaking guide.
  • Sightseeing of Kulmhof and memorials in forest with a licensed guide.
  • All tickets and fees included in the price (museum, tour guides, parking, fuel, VAT).
  • Transportation from anywhere in Warsaw directly to all locations on the tour route in the same car and with the same driver-guide.

Day trip from Warsaw to Kulmhof Chelmno. Trip description.

Your journey by comfortable car (1-4 persons: Mercedes E or VW Passat B8;

4-6 persons: Mercedes Viano or VW Multivan;

7-20 persons: Mercedes Sprinter) will start from anywhere in Warsaw, at time which you will choose.

Upon arrival to the camp in Kulmhof Chelmno, while individual tour, licensed guide for 1,5 hours narrate and guides you in the camp.

After completion of Kulmhof Chelmno Tour, our qualified driver takes you to any place in Warsaw.

Day trip from Warsaw to Kulmhof Chelmno. Itinerary of the Tour.

1. Transit Warsaw - Kulmhof Chelmno.

2. Kulmhof Chelmno. Museum of Struggle and Martyrdom of Kulmhof. Permanent exhibition in the museum.  Monument in honor of the murdered. 

3. Transit Kulmhof Chelmno - Warsaw.

Day trip from Warsaw to Kulmhof Chelmno Tour. Practical information.

Total Price for private guided tour with english speaking Educator & Driver:


  • 260-EUR per person. Total for 1 person 260-EUR.
  • 135-EUR per person. Total for 2 persons 270-EUR.
  • 93-EUR per person. Total for 3 persons 280-EUR.
  • 75-EUR per person. Total for 4 persons 300-EUR (sedan car)
  • 95-EUR per person. Total for 4 persons 380-EUR (Van car)
  • 78-EUR per persons. Total for 5 persons 390-EUR.
  • 67-EUR per persons. Total for 6 persons 400-EUR.
  • If you want to reserve a trip for a larger number of people, email us.


All tickets and fees included in the price.


The total duration of the tour: 5 hours.

Distance between Warsaw and Kulmhof Chelmno is 180 km / 111 miles.

Approximate driving time one way: 1 hours 30 minutes.

Approximate length of sightseeing: 1 hours 30 minutes.


Time of Kulmhof Chelmno Tour may vary slightly due to the situation on the road or random events which are out of Organizer's control.

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