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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

Throughout the world, there are a few places everyone must visit. This is one of them. The museum has plenty of historical records and the tours are very informative. Places like this keep history alive. If you are ever in Krakow Poland, you simply have...More

Reviewed yesterday

There are no words to describe what you will see here. Give yourself enough time to take it all in. Auschwitz I & II are located in one location and there is a fee. It is not wheelchair friendly. As you begin to walk the...More

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We travelled from Warsaw to visit Auschwitz for the day. Despite it being peak season & tourists absolutely everywhere, it was still a moving experience however I would recommend going in off-peak season as you would probably have a more authentic visit. Be prepared for...More

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From Krakow by bus. 1 hour and 20 minutes later we arrived with a mighty sight of the the horror. We had a really good lady that showed us around and she really could the historie. It's nearly impossible too understand that this has happened....More

Reviewed yesterday

It's history in front of your eyes. It's history made live. Seeing all the human hair, specs, shoes, hair brushes, etc is a little hair raising. Reminds you of how crazy and perverted and dangerous humans can be.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worst organised ticket que ever. No warning that there will be a shortage of tickets for the morning session. Waited in line for 2 hours in the hot sun. No shelter. No free water. No information. No clue. For an internationally recognised place, the organisational...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The various buildings humbled us as never before. The tour guide was very accommodating and knew what she was talking about. The organisers of the trip (blue shirt wearing people) were excellent in guiding us. Even though we weren't directly affected by the holocaust ,...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We were staying in Warsaw for a very limited time, and we only had one whole day in Poland. Our group decided visiting Auschwitz is non-negotiable. Our visit was arranged by Warsaw City Tours, and a very reliable tour guide who translated the camp's Polish...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When we arrived there were two lines so we asked which one to go in, not having any tickets and not wanting a guide. We were told where to stand and after 30+ min in the pouring rain we were told that was incorrect and...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Majority of the reviews I read were people that went to Auschwitz as part of a group. We watched the Netflix six-part episodes, went on our own, bought a book with map and we were perfectly fine. We got to go at our own pace....More

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20 July 2017
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Response from Hans V | Reviewed this property
Book the tour, for example, in your hotel, you will be picked up and brought back and, more important, skipp the queue at the site.
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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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16 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