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Address: ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
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+48 33 843 21 33
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Established by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol of...

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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As a solo tourist I travelled as part of a pre booked tour. Booked with local tourist office for 155.00pln which I could have got for 120.00pln had I walked a bit further. My... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a solo tourist I travelled as part of a pre booked tour. Booked with local tourist office for 155.00pln which I could have got for 120.00pln had I walked a bit further. My advice is get yourself there and spend longer. You only get an hour at Birkenhead and 1.5hrs at Auschwitz and its not enough! I have been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It doesn't matter how many times you have seen or hear things about Auschwitz-Birkenau, you have to experience it by going to this place. The place is creepy, full of history and the true stories of horror. You can see how people have lived in the midst of the horror, how the remaining goods have been greater value than humans,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An experience of a lifetime. Entry to the museum is chaotic and that was with a large tour group. However, on entry the starkness and reality hit you immediately. A tour round some of the blocks in Auschwitz showed the brutality and suffering occupants had to endure. However, it is when you go to the adjoining death camp of Birkenau... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had read many books on Auschwitz, but this all day trip was mind and emotional changing - you really need to do this trip - I came home and read 4 books just about the two camps

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I attend both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz Birkenau through an educational trip with a society at my University. We were a group of 30 and had a tour guide called Tomas, he was very thorough and answered all questions asked, showing an extensive knowledge on the horrible atrocities which occurred on both camps. This is not for the faint hearted,... More 

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I have never appreciated freedom so much. It was a very eye opening experience. Highly recommend it. Go with an open mind and heart.

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We visited Auschwitz on a miserable December day, which made the visit even more to the terror of the place. It is very difficult to compehend what had happened there. We do read a lot of books about WW2 at school (i am polish) and we do learn about all the cruelties but being there makes us see it from... More 

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I went here with a friend and have never experienced such emotions that I did that day. I can not put into words how emotional I felt. I deal with death a lot working in a hospice. But this left me feeling so so sad. If you go do it under your steam don't do a guided tour you miss... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly it should be compulsory for everyone ever to attend this place. Today in the January snow it was the most sombre & heartbreaking experience of my life. Wandering around Auschwitz Birkenau the place where over 1.1 million people, mainly Jews had their lives cruelly taken from them. A stark reminder of how precious life is and how we are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was brilliantly designed. We went without a guide, getting there before the big groups. Unguided tours are free but can only be done in the off-season. It is eerie in location shocking from the outset. The way that the information is displayed and how it guides you through is shocking, informative and tasteful but brutal as is fitting for... More 

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