It took D & K just 1 hour 41 minutes (they rocked this leg, really rocked it)
And then got royally screwed by TPTB who made them wait 14 hours until the first charter bus left at 1:00PM. Wonder why, no I know why, TPTB held up the first bus departure until 1:00PM instead of a more normal departure of 7:00AM. After a four hour drive this would have put the teams into Auschwitz at around 11:00AM instead of after sunset. Then they could have used better all the daylight footage they obviously had shot in preperation for this visit. Of course, if the second bus left four hours later (11:00AM) only C/M would have been on that one: then TPTB would have to charter another bus which would leave another four hours (3:00PM) later which would include E/D and then still another bus at 7:00PM for tailendersanJ/B who didn't leave the pitstop until 3:32PM.
GMAN, my hypothesis for why is that there are a lot of tourists in the areas that the Amazing Race wanted to use for fliming during daily open hours. To avoid that and preserve the dignity of the brief interlude at Auschwitz/Birkenau, they scheduled the visit for 5pm and later. The use of the charter bus guaranteed that the first 3 teams would not arrive before 5pm. I actually don't believe that it was a deliberate attempt to minimize the time gaps between teams.
Sorry, but I think it was a deliberate attempt to "bunch up" the teams. As it was the BQ's in effect had a 26 hour pit stop! (a 12 hour mandatory rest period and then waiting 14 hours for the bus.) If TPTB wanted to delay arrival at Auschwitz (a good idea) why not have a 24 hour pit stop? Trouble there is that while the first two teams could be together on the first bus leaving at say 2:00PM, and two teams leaving at 6:00PM, the final two teams if they travelled together would not leave until 10:00PM. Or, they could have early departures and gone to Krakow first to do the tasks there and then on to Auschwitz and then the castle. No, it was an attemapt to bunch up so the last place teams would not fall that far behind.
Note to future racers: when having the choice stay away from any kind of food challenge (ask Rob about that) in every case it has been a disaster. Wlhy not go on to the bakery, you didn't have to eat anything there. Especially with Charla, and the teams did know what they had to do before they chose the detour task they wanted.