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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Auschwitz 2, also known as Birkenau, was pretty unremarkable. Basically just rows upon rows of prison sheds. Huge site, but repetitive. Down the road is Auschwitz 1, the main death camp. As you approach, the first thing that hits you is how ridiculously crowded with...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a testiment to those who were murdered here, we paid tribute to their memory. While there were a lot of people visiting, the austerity and depravity of what took place here was not lessened. Our 7 year old absorbed some of what was surroundimg...More

Thank Darragh M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this visit. I feel it’s a really important place to visit and pay respect to the people who died and suffered, the set up and reality though was that it is very busy and with the tours it is very...More

Thank Emily J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No words can describe pain of this place, every generation must see this to know our human past so it’s never to be repeated again.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a bucket list place to go. There are not many words to describe what it is like to see what remains of Auschwitz birkenau. It is unbelievable and shocking. Our tour guide for the day Michael was excellent and made the experience very...More

Thank Emma H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the most terrifying proofs of human disgrace. 3-hours visit is not enough to see all of the barracks and get the whole picture. If you have time, choose at least 6 hours study visit. Don’t miss second part of the sight- Birkenau.

Thank MrsTeeVee
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Auschwitz-Birkenhau memorial site while we were staying in Krakow for 3 days. We had a driver & Mini bus for 7 arranged through our apartment rep. We had also bought our tour tickets online. (Take photo ID along with you, they will ask...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Everyone should visit this place at least once in a lifetime. The moment you step into this place, you feel unreal horror and very deep sadness inside. Ashamed of the human race that did this. There's no need to talk, you don't even want to....More

Thank thechickorita
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Can't come to Krakow and not visit Very interesting and thought provoking Our tour guide spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable . Definetly with a visit. Just remember they've stipulation on size of bag you bring in no bigger than A4. There's a...More

Thank Paula D
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
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Diana19763
17 February 2018|
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Response from Sheila M | Reviewed this property |
I wold recommended going on a guided tour, The camp is a good hours drive away from Krakow centre. With out a guide you would miss out on so much information, you are supplied with headphones which the guides comments come... More
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Hayley C
1 February 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.
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Laura A
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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
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