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Address: ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
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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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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Trip from Krakow Old Town
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Auschwitz Birkenau Group Tour from Krakow
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7-Hour Private Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Krakow

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We decided to take the bus to Auschwitz, cost 14 zloty one way per person.Timetable can be found online easily. Also arrive early at the bus stop because some people had to stand... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to take the bus to Auschwitz, cost 14 zloty one way per person.Timetable can be found online easily. Also arrive early at the bus stop because some people had to stand on the bus to and from Krakow in our experience. We booked the General Tour online in advance which took approximately 3.5 hours. The tour guide was... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

went with a few others on an organised tour , normally would go to these things independently .. having the tour , i would say, is essential to be talked through everything , i think a lot would be missed if not . £30 all day including travel . A very essential trip to take in the enormity of it... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Auschwitz and Birkenau should be mandatory for everyone to witness. This was something that I've been wanting to do since I met Eli Wiesel when I was 13 years old. It was so much more than I expected. And way more heart wrenching. We did the guided tour, which is good if you don't know the history. The guide was... More 

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I had wanted to visit Auschwitz for many years and finally got the opportunity this year. I decided to make my own way there from Krakow using public transport. Very easy to get a bus and very cheap. (It's 140 km round trip and cost less than £6). I can't add anything that hasn't already been said before, only that... More 

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The decision to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau was the main reason behind to trip to Krakow. We had weighed it up heavily beforehand and felt that the importance of learning about such things outweighed the negatively perceived 'dark tourism' aspect of the trip. We had booked a 10am entry slot on the museum website without realising the distance from Krakow. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What can one say about Auschwitz-Birkenau that hasn't been said better. See it at least once in your life, if you can. Please be humble, be respectful and remember it's not about you. Think about the people who passed that way, especially at the railhead in Birkenau, the lines where life and death were decided by a nod or a... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my friend who had arranged for a personal guide to take us around. I would strongly recommend paying for the guided tour as there is so much to take in. We were fortunate that our guide was a gentleman called Witold Lycek. Witold was like a walking encyclopaedic narrator. His knowledge of the tour was incredible, we would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There's not really a lot you can say in a review, other than you have to put this on your itinerary when visiting. Try and get on a tour that arrives there around 9am as this place does get busy. Take waterproofs in winter as the weather does change quickly.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Forget how long tour is, time goes fast. History everywhere you look, everybody should be ordered to visit this place, last year 2 million people did. Many people there on the day I went. A monument to man's inhumanity to man. Never forget.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must for all who go to Poland as is part of history, very very sad but also learnt a lot of things that I didn't know , the guide was brilliant and spoke great English she was extremely knowledgeable , gets very busy here and was very muddy when we visited in February

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