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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 today via mobile

This is a place that you feel in your gut. Even driving to it I could sense the dread and heartbreak. Seeing it in person is quite surreal. On a sunny day with tourists walking around it could pass for an old school or hospital...More

Thank N.IrelandSanchez
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you have heard the history of this place, being therebtakes your knowledge to an entirely new level. This tour had me in tears from beginning to end. It brings you up close and personal with such horrors man can afflict upon man. Our tour...More

Thank michelleriggs
Reviewed yesterday

We have watched the films and read the books but until you visit you cannot possibly comprehend the scale of what the Nazis did, it is beyond comprehension.We booked direct as we had hired a car. Make sure you do the whole guided tour and...More

Thank Nick538
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although I was hesitant to visit here whilst on holiday I was glad I did. It truly was eye opening in the most brutal way. The tour guide was excellent, very thorough and full of empathy, giving you a few moments to pause and reflect...More

Thank Rob V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here on an unguided tour early morning on a rainy day. The blocks are represented by what took place at which block. The most starked place will have to be block11 which is where the executioner's wall is. Seeing the piles of shoes really...More

Thank maria s
Reviewed 2 days ago

Before I give you my feefback in the visit some tips on planning the trip. Book in advance online your tickets and I say as far in advance as you can. They sell out quickly. If you have not done that or struggle to get...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hard to describe how it was to listen to the guide give detailed accounts of the life of the prisoners at these two camps. To see the conditions in which they were kept and their day to day struggle to survive. To hear how most...More

Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's almost impossible to review the tour and not just repeat what everyone else has said. It's worth saying that Auschwitz, is where most of the tour takes place and it has what you might call museum exhibits. Our tour guide, who was excellent, was...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place speaks for its self a must when in Krakow take time to visit these camps and understand what happened there so it may never happen again

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you forget the past you are destined to repeat it! This visit was very important for us as we thought it was paying respect to the 1,300,000 who died in those camps... The muséum is well made and the visit was done in a...More

Thank miss-helene28
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5 September 2017|
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Response from karthik l | Reviewed this property |
As others have rightly pointed out...the pace is not fast but the path is very uneven. A lot of climbing staircases in long single file lines on uneven steps in Auschwitz 1. It won't be very easy to keep up even on a... More
Karen G
1 September 2017|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
Thank you! We brought a tour in the end as it was for my daughters, (we had been previously), it all worked well an was no problem!
31 August 2017|
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Response from Grazyna W | Reviewed this property |
Plenty parking space and all organised properly.