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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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Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-603, Poland
+48 33 844 80 99
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Reviewed yesterday

First of all it's worth saying that you really need to book tickets to visit before you go. There may be some available on the day but best to book, and get a time that suits in a language that suits. We travelled by private...More

1  Thank russellhp
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went as part of an organized trip from Krakow. Wow what a place, so sad and heartbreaking. Very good tour guides speaking very good english.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A thought provoking experience that made me realise the true extent of the horrors of the past. I deliberately booked my visit in November as in my head I think of the camps as dank and cold not sunshine. It started to snow the day...More

1  Thank ckw311112
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I pre-booked this tour via TripAdvisor. We were scheduled to leave the tour operator office at 9am and travel the one hour journey to Auschwitz. We arrived as scheduled and were asked to take a 30 minute break while we waited for the tour guide....More

Thank susaq12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Myself and my husband have been to Krakow 4 times now and decided to brave the tour and found it to be very emotional and sobering. This is a must on anyone’s bucket list and opens your eyes to the sheer brutality those poor people...More

1  Thank 0115chaz1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I didn’t know how I was going to react/feel about a trip to Auschwitz. It’s a must do once in a lifetime thing that I felt I had to do. I wasn’t disappointed. Marta our guide was respectful and knowledgeable. The pace was fine and...More

Thank Vdoug01
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited both sites independently without a guide. Our free access was at 10am and queues were quite small at that time of day. Auschwitz 1 is a series of buildings housing the museum and some sights will bring a tear to your eye. The...More

2  Thank Newc65
Reviewed 3 days ago

After much thought whether it was the right thing to do or not I decided to take this tour. I am glad I did but won't be going again. It was very moving, emotional and thought provoking. I thought I knew what happened here but...More

1  Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tour tickets can be booked online but also bought in the historical center of Krakow at a cheaper price. For those who speak French it is best to take a French guide because the groups are smaller and thus more intimate, which is important...More

1  Thank Oana A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s about 1.5 hours out of Krakow. I only give it average as the tour seemed very rushed through auschwitz part without being able to look at all the artefacts etc but you can just wander on your own. Though the commentary via headphones is...More

1  Thank jsimnorse7492116543
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20 November 2017|
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Response from OoohAhCantona | Reviewed this property |
Camera’s are allowed in the museum however there are a few locations specifically marked where photos are not allowed to be taken.
18 November 2017|
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Response from quiller003 | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer whether the tours operate - you should be able to check that online. Poland can get very cold in winter, with night-time temps below freezing. But even in September when I went, I found Birkenau in particular... More
15 November 2017|
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Response from NSMKMelbourne | Reviewed this property |
Agree with comment above.