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Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
+48 33 844 80 99
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Established by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust. Although the exact number of victims is unknown, many Jews, Poles and gypsies died here. The museum consists of two parts: Auschwitz I, the first and oldest camp (the number of prisoners fluctuated around 15,000, sometimes rising above 20,000) and Auschwitz II, Birkenau (which held more than 90,000 prisoners in 1944). The greater part of the apparatus of mass extermination was built in Birkenau and the majority of the victims were murdered there.
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Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
+48 33 844 80 99
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One day I will never forget, a very informative, upsetting and sobering visit to a place where so many innocent people we're brutally treated and murdered A must visit, a place which cannot ever be forgotten Hard to put into words but a visit that...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed yesterday

We booked a transfer to and from as it is about 1.5 hours from Krakow (by car). We had already booked an English Tour online. You wear headsets so you can hear the guide. Make sure you arrive about 10 minutes early for bag check...More

Thank Sshaw901
Reviewed 2 days ago

You read about it, you watch documentaries about it and you watch the movies. But I don' think anything can prepare you for the overwhelming emotion you would feel walking into this place. We didn't go with a guide. A few of us knew quite...More

Thank Chessypee
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our guide just got the tone perfect for our tour around Auschwitz really informative, yet respectful ( unlike some in our group who even when asked NOT to take photos inside the gas chambers just did it anyway??!!) Berkenau was a purpose built extermination camp...More

Thank Georges-mummy06
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an interesting place to visit, but just like all other touristic places around the world, it has its downsides... We arrived at Auschwitz I very early (a bit after they open, at 7:30). We paid 13zlt cash for parking, and got into the...More

Thank 18bluep
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth to spend some time to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau when you travel to Krakow. It's about 2 hrs driving from Zakopane / 1 hr 15 mins from Krakow. We didnt pre-book any tour from official website since all English tour were fully booked. We arrived at...More

Thank Charlie C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Me and my mother booked a half day trip on booking.com. There was a car that picked us up at our hotel and drove us to Auschwitz from Krakow. Our guide name was Eva B and she was amazing! She knew everything and explaned everything...More

Thank Hlín H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Moving and emotional experience touring Auschwitz. It feels so unreal to walk in a place that you've heard about through history books and movies. It is such a dark and unbelievable piece of history. The sheer size of the Auschwitz-Birkenau site has to be seen...More

Thank MariWolfe929
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely incomprehensible that people could treat others so callously. Groups were made up of one guide and 30 visitors. Due to the amount of visitors we kept catching up with the next group and repeatedly had to wait for them to move on. The piles...More

Thank nathwiggum
Reviewed 4 days ago

As soon as I entered and saw the main gate, I began to tear up. It is one thing to read about this horrific place and quite another to be there and see the piles of shoes and hair. Definitely a somber museum that everyone...More

Thank black325
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Jackalie B
26 September 2017|
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Response from MPiddock | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I was in Auschwitz 3 days ago and turned up at 08:30. There were tickets for guided English tours available at the "service" booth at the site that weren't showing online at all when I looked the day before, so I suspect... More
5 September 2017|
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Response from karthik l | Reviewed this property |
As others have rightly pointed out...the pace is not fast but the path is very uneven. A lot of climbing staircases in long single file lines on uneven steps in Auschwitz 1. It won't be very easy to keep up even on a... More
Karen G
2 September 2017|
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Response from kennethdrewary | Reviewed this property |
Book in advance if I was you. I did and it was ideal. Picked up from my hotel, and joined others for a tour in English. Search on google, there are plenty of sites.