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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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Hours Today: 07:30 - 19:00
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Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you go to krakow you must visit this memorial site .words cannot describe the emotion as you walk around. We must never forget what happened here and the guides give you a full recollection of the terrible atrocities that took place . I booked...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed yesterday

I really have no idea what to rate Auschwitz. It is one of those places Everyone should see it at least once. The exhibits are impossible to forget from the Pile of Human hair to the huge pile of Shoes. I cannot rate it 5...More

Thank howardform
Reviewed yesterday

We went to see the camp. It was so unforgettable. This is the place where people were treated so badly and tortured. It gave me such a feeling that I could never forget the experience.

Thank Iamastar
Reviewed yesterday

Arranged the trip by ourselves - checked the bus schedule from Krakow and back. It takes about one hour to get there. Did not have much time at the first site (due to the tight bus schedule) and spent most of the time at the...More

Thank Nadya S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An emotional day for me as I knew a guy Lesily who was here as a boy as he passed away I felt I wanted to attend..!!! What they went through was beyond believe for words...!!! We should never forget...!!! And wake up to what's...More

Thank Veronica B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everyone should see the concentration camp, but it's very creepy. It will be interesting for everyone.

Thank MSinayuk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In my opinion everyone should try and visit these two camps once in a lifetime. Nothing could have prepared me for this visit. I knew the suffering and death that surrounded these places, but actually seeing them brought me to tears. Wear comfortable shoes, bring...More

Thank CatalinaPetre
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The struggles that those poor people went through , the guided audio tour is a great way to learn everything , it's very humbling seeing the ovens and the shoe collection etc thoroughly recommend to every one , maybe trump should visit this then he...More

Thank Kane B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have it 5 stars because I must. The significance of this site is staggering. My big big big complaint however if that I was on an English guided tour and I am so unbelievably disappointed by my guides performance. She couldn't speak English...Or at...More

Thank hazzamarri2442
Reviewed 4 days ago

For us it was a seizing visit. Even if you know most of the facts, walking in this camp (we did it on our own) gives you a incomprehensible feeling. Auschwitz-Birkenau is a must visit, think and talk about it afterwards! Never forget.

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jmp3274
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Response from farmakeros f | Reviewed this property |
We went there in July by our own car. I think it is easy to go there by puvlic transport. We took the tour in English for individuals. I think that it is better to have a guide inside. You understand more things and you can... More
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LondonBexley
13 August 2017|
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Response from Francis V | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Hiring a car in Cracow is very cheap, last time i checked for a 24 hour period it was about 25 euro, in the old town are many car rental company or maybe you write a email to your hotel and ask them for a small car, plus... More
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LondonBexley
12 August 2017|
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Response from terrisirig | Reviewed this property |
We did Salt Mines in July 2017, and purchased tix when we arrived. We arrived mid day and the line was not long, few minutes wait to purchase, and few in line before the tour. I can not help with transportation as our... More
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