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Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
+48 338448099
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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 338448099
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely horrific listening to the stories of this event as we walked through the museums where it all took place. We went on an 8h tour guide in the early morning which avoided the crowds (6am depart Krakow) and visited both Auschwitz and Birkenau. I...More

Thank KeshiaGrant
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

How to put words on such a visit? Overwhelming, unsettling, moving, anger, disbelief, compassion. My two advice would be the following: 1) Come in the late afternoon when it can be almost empty 2) Take the one-day study tour (6h) and not a short tour....More

Thank Pascal P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had pre booked tickets for a tour and this was a blessing as we avoided the lengthy queues. Our English speaking guide was excellent, taking us step by step through the depravity and the horrific inhumanity that was carried out here. Our progression through...More

Thank RJCN8
Reviewed 2 days ago

Learned about what happened during world war 2 at this concentration camp. I was misunderstanding many things but I obtain correct story from tour guide.

Thank Kazuhiko U
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went to Auschwitz-Birkenau last week with a friend. We got there early in the morning as we had to leave early afternoon. This was actually a good thing as the crowds were not so bad at this time and we could see large queues...More

Thank LondonRed7
Reviewed 2 days ago

Terrible place therefore strange to write about anything. The organization of the ticketing and entering are terrible, unorganized. Lack of help. A remark from a Hungarian visitor: it is strange not having Hungarian signs at a place where more than 400 thousands Hungarian citizens were...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The first part of the tour is fascinating in the way the exhibition is set out. At times it could get quite crowded but on the whole this was well managed. Some parts of the exhibit are truly harrowing but I would encourage everyone to...More

1  Thank Rhys12345678
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wasn't looking forward to this visit but it was worth it. We had a private tour guide out to the sites which was lovely as it gave a great view of the lovely Polish countryside and were able to chat to the very knowledgeable...More

Thank jsbw2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very sober place An excellent restoration of the camps with several original artifacts. We took an English tour (Marta was our guide) with which was fantastic. You know she has done this tour numerous times but you would never know it. She's speaks with...More

Thank KIngTV1
Reviewed 3 days ago

we took the bus from Krakow, 14 zlotys each (about $3.50 USD), so the entire round trip cost us about $14 USD (2 people). the train is cheaper and much faster, but the bus drops you off right outside the entrance of Auschwitz 1 where...More

Thank al g
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20 July 2017|
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Response from silvi71 | Reviewed this property |
I booked via our hotel for our tour. It costs a bit more, but you also have door to door transfers. You can arrive on the day & pay at the gate, but I would recommend booking in advance especially during peak times..
17 July 2017|
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Response from zooma49 | Reviewed this property |
No this has not exactly happened to me - but our trip with Newmarket Tours was scheduled for a Wednesday and it was moved to a Friday. Not a big deal for us as we were there for the week, but it does show that bookings can... More
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17 July 2017|
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Response from silvi71 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I booked my trip separately (flights and hotels), it worked out so much cheaper than a traditional package.. flights with Ryanair or EasyJet are cheap and the transfer from the airport is so straightforward. There is a... More