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Address: ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
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Established by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol of...

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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7-Hour Private Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Krakow

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Firstly, three practical tips: * Wear sturdy, firm-soled footwear. You will be walking on pathways laid with large, loose, sharp stones and it is easy to turn an ankle... read more

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Firstly, three practical tips: * Wear sturdy, firm-soled footwear. You will be walking on pathways laid with large, loose, sharp stones and it is easy to turn an ankle. * Buy the inexpensive map from the information booth, and get your bearings before you begin. If you visit independently as my family party did, decide which areas you wish to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited auschwitz in early February and had a guided tour or both auschwitz I and birkenau. This was a very humbling experience and I highly recommend everyone takes the opportunity to visit this place. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and shared with us different stories about the prisoners and life in general at the camp. When we visited... More 

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My review is below before I want to give a wee tip. Book the 6 hour tour offered by the auschwitz website. You can get your bus from krakow for like 12pl it's a simple process just go to bus station nice and early then look for the one going to the museum and jump on the bus. I've always... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and i visiting both camps. we went for the guided tour with headsets. Very good information. Clearly explained. We got a blue sky day, cold, and very chilling experience. Very sad to learn what went on there but felt it was important they tell there story and keep it alive for others and the world to learn from.... More 

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Visited Auschwitz and Birkenau as part of an organised tour with Discover Krakow. Our tour guide Sofia was passionate and showed emotion in what she said and was full of knowledge. If you want to go at your own pace and view/read everything and take it all in I would advise to take the tour on your own as I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A place to remember infamous concentration camps. Essential visit! Auschwitz is one of the many infamous concentrations camps of nazis located the little city called Oswięcim, in Poland, it is located near Krakow. It was built in the 2nd WW to exterminate thousand of Jews. It was a horrible place, probably the best known due to indiscriminate killings, which happened... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a professional tour guide, and I can say with confidence our guide for this tour was the best I have ever witnessed. Unfortunately, he did not tell us his name and did not stick around after the tour to talk, so I was unable to tell him in person how incredible a job he did and how much... More 

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No amount of reading, listening or watching documentaries can actually prepare you for what you'll witness here. To walk in the first steps of those who suffered and those who caused the suffering. The museum and tours are all done in such a respectful and interesting way. My only negative is actually nothing to do with museum, it's to do... More 

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Enjoyed a remarkable visit organised by Viator tours. After setting the scene in the drive over by playing a film of auschwitz. We were met by our English speaking guide 'Aga' who was quite simply fabulous. She knew everything and was able to transport you back in time. It is a most remarkable place that leaves you emotional but informed.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think everyone should visit Auschwitz and Birkenhau to get some idea of the scale of the Nazi atrocities. It is beyond comprehension. The sense of history and extreme horror of the camps is palpable. What amazed us is that this happened within a lifetime ago! Very humbling and emotional. I have read the reviews about the poor guides and... More 

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