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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, 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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Reviewed yesterday

Simply the most chilling and poignant place I have ever been. It is haunting yet it is imperative you visit. You will get emotional - it's only natural - but we must look at history and see it, otherwise we are bound to make the...More

Thank jdr1993
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My own knowledge, the reviews on here, all of the documentation and information available online...nothing prepared me for the impact that the visit had on me nor the depth of feeling that remains. That said, I feel that everyone should make the visit if possible...More

Thank Gardener01
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a very strange experience. The idea of leaving this as a memorial i believe is a good one, it acts as a way to show us what has happened and enables us to pay respects to the millions who perished here but unfortunately...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whilst exceptionally tragic, the tour was very enlightening and informative. The tour guide knew lots about the history of Auschwitz and thoroughly explained each room and location that we visited. Definitely book online, do not try to chance tickets on the day as the queue...More

Thank laurenashleeigh
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Auschwitz 2, also known as Birkenau, was pretty unremarkable. Basically just rows upon rows of prison sheds. Huge site, but repetitive. Down the road is Auschwitz 1, the main death camp. As you approach, the first thing that hits you is how ridiculously crowded with...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As a testiment to those who were murdered here, we paid tribute to their memory. While there were a lot of people visiting, the austerity and depravity of what took place here was not lessened. Our 7 year old absorbed some of what was surroundimg...More

Thank Darragh M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this visit. I feel it’s a really important place to visit and pay respect to the people who died and suffered, the set up and reality though was that it is very busy and with the tours it is very...More

Thank Emily J
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

No words can describe pain of this place, every generation must see this to know our human past so it’s never to be repeated again.

Thank Chi_Town_Medalik
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a bucket list place to go. There are not many words to describe what it is like to see what remains of Auschwitz birkenau. It is unbelievable and shocking. Our tour guide for the day Michael was excellent and made the experience very...More

Thank Emma H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the most terrifying proofs of human disgrace. 3-hours visit is not enough to see all of the barracks and get the whole picture. If you have time, choose at least 6 hours study visit. Don’t miss second part of the sight- Birkenau.

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Diana19763
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Response from Sonia H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering. It depends whether you are requiring a guide. I know you can book in krakow with a tour guide but it’s costly. I booked my tickets directly with the world heritage site? “, On a unguided... More
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Hayley C
1 February 2018|
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I booked my tour through SeeKrakow, I stayed in Krakow the night before and I had a hotel pickup included and all costs for guide, transpiration and entrance were taken care of! I'd highly recommend them.
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Laura A
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Response from JSydAUSTRALIA | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I took that bus a month ago and it was perfect timing. The bus leaves on time and you get right in front the Museum entrance at 8:35. You have time to get in, register or let them know that you are there, have a bathroom... More
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