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Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-603, 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...more
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Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-603, Poland
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+48 33 844 80 99
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Reviewed yesterday

Caught the free bus between Auschwicz and Berkenau. Spent nearly 7 hours between the 2 sites. Not a happy day.

Thank mareealys
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the main reasons to come to Kraków was to visit this infamous camp. The tour guides were informative and helpful. The tour took 2hrs per camp. I took no photos as it felt wrong. The stories and accounts are horrendous and make you...More

Thank Sam D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a place that is infamous in history and a place where everyone must go so that no one forgets how low and debased human beings can become. The place has been preserved how it was left, nothing re-built nothing changed. It is a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The visit starts at Auschwitz. A place originally built as barracks so ideally suited to hold prisoners with minimal construction. The entry saying “Arbeit Macht Frei” (work sets you free) is a perverse twist of the biblical term about “truth setting you free”. These pictures...More

Thank Susieb2201
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked a 3 hours guided tour which took us to Auschwitz I and II also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau. You can see as many movies as you want but the real place is just so impressive if that is even the right word. The tour...More

Thank Briellenaar
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is hard to describe the experience of visiting Auschwitz & Birkenau. It is moving , troubling and humbling all at the same time. The scale is probably what hits you most and the inhumanity is quite shocking. I know that we all know that...More

Thank Bradley M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My late wife's grandparents were murdered here on the afternoon of Thursday 21 January 1943. I visited the Alte Judenrampe where they disembarked, the sites of Bunkers 1 and 2 (The Little Red House and The Little White House) where they marched to be murdered,...More

Thank The_Red_Cyclist
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good information but didn’t really see as much as your do at Auswitz 1, as a lot has been destroyed. You can’t go inside that many buildings. It’s good to go to get a feel of what happened. Also, you have to pay to use...More

Thank Ashleigh M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went with Krakow tours as our guided tours, to be honest I wish we chose to go self guided now as it was so rushed we didn't have the time to really absorb the place. Also it was so busy we kept getting lost...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a fair distance from Krakow on the bus and I used a tour company in Krakow - there were around 9 of us on our particular bus. We met up in a larger group for the guided tour. Firstly, I would say that...More

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Jules110812
30 April 2018|
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Response from Finnegan F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jules, My other half and I booked through a tour shop near the Renyk, the main square in Kraków, which included the entry fair, transport to/from Auschwitz I and shuttle travel to/from the Birkenau site. There were... More
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Emma L
23 April 2018|
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Response from Irene W | Reviewed this property |
The size of the baby bag will be the issue your bag should be no larger than a size of A4 paper Plenty of space outside the museum to breastfeed before and after if you are on a guided tour these move pretty quickly so you... More
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Adrian Z
16 April 2018|
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Response from Chris W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would book in advance We left at 2 from Krakow It was good time to go as generally there were less people at Auschwitz at this time
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