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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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Hours Today: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-603, Poland
+48 33 844 80 99
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our visit was the sole reason for or visit to poland and we can definitely recommend a visit. Very traumatic in parts and you get a feel of what the holocaust was about. You have to take your time and I would recommend going early...More

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This experience was very moving. Hard to think that a group of people were capable of such a merciless mass crime.

Thank Emma T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s a really strange experience to stand in these places where such unbelievable inhuman acts were carried out, and walk through the places where so many people suffered and died. All this, but so worth the visit.

Thank AG1953
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What can I say about this place. It is the most horrendous place on earth and one would feel a sense of shame about being part of the human race who committed such atrocities. The minute you walk into the place you can feel the...More

Thank Foxypops1986
Reviewed 4 days ago

What can I say about Auschwitz that has not been said. Well let me try to say it. This was the very last place that we visited on our 18 day Procom's Beyond the Band of Brothers tour. I guess they saved the saddest and...More

Thank jefferyp2017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Auschwitz-Birkenau with Krakow direct tour and we had David as our tour guide. He was extremely informative, empathetic and genuine. David took us round Auschwitz and Birkenau and was extremely informative, paying respect to the victims throughout the tour. His candour was present...More

1  Thank AnnieM838
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everyone has heard of the atrocities that occurred at the camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau, but to truly understand you have to visit these two sites. You really get the experience of what these poor people went through and their struggle to stay alive, albeit...More

Thank trickydisc0
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not your traditional toursit attraction, so in that sense, a bit of a tough call, but nontheless, a must see for everyone. Very sobering to think what went on there - you do feel you are walking on peoples graves. The guides don't mince their...More

1  Thank richard2112
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A sobering experience. In terms of travel tips - BUSES can be taken to Auschwitz from Krakow bus terminal for 12-15 zloty. Tickets may be bought at the desk or from driver. There is a free bus between auschwitz i and auschwitz birkenau. Buses run...More

2  Thank AdamYuenAUS
Reviewed 1 week ago

What to say... This place as such a heavy past, it might be hard to find the right words. Visiting it is very interesting. You get to feel what you were taught about during history lessons, which is really moving. I strongly recommend you to...More

1  Thank Yann R
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17 February 2018|
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Response from GinnyShoe | Reviewed this property |
Booking in advance is a good idea as its not guaranteed you'll get a spot if you just show up the day of. At times of year when they anticipate a large number of visitors, you may only be able to enter the site with a guided... More
Hayley C
31 January 2018|
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Response from s-penfold4 | Reviewed this property |
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.
Laura A
28 January 2018|
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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