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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 via mobile

The entrance is free of charge. You can go with a group, you have to pay for it. We were there about at 12:15, we had to wait about 1hour at the entrance, and after that we could go inside. We bought one guide book...More

Thank Agika901
Reviewed yesterday

Take a guided tour so that you gain a clear understanding of the horrors inflicted in these camps. Auschwitz was a barracks and so brick built but altered by the Nazi regime to minimise human comfort to the maximum degree. The startling contrast to that...More

Thank sandrawinscombe
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a tour from one of the companies in Krakow old town and went by coach which was about an hour and 25 minutes journey. On arrival at Auschwitz we used the facilities (remember to take some money as they charge a small fee)...More

Thank emmalh7
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Auschwitz and Auschwitz Birkenau. Tour started at 9am and ended at 4pm, paid a little extra for an English speaking tour guide, very worth it as you get entry to some buildings which are closed off to the public, in-depth knowledge of the camp...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our guide was with Krakow Tours, she was very informative and knew a lot of information about the camps etc. I think her name was Barbara. Everything she described and relayed, was done so with the greatest respect for these pour souls. It was like...More

1  Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We've all seen the pictures and read about it, but only a trip to Auschwitz can give any sort of inkling about what the poor victims had to undergo and the living hell that it was really like. The visitor centre was crowded at the...More

Thank Gastropod
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We could not come to krakow without getting the full story and experience of what the polish people went through during the war. It feels wrong going through this museum and looking at items that relate to the events that happened but then I seen...More

Thank Jordanny
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You read or watch films about the atrocities that occurred during this evil time but nothing prepares you for the overwhelming sadness that you experience 😞 Sadly I cannot recall the name of our guide but she delivered a moving comprehensively detailed history of this...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband rented a car and purchased tickets on line. We naught the guide for 15 PLZ and toured the museum ourselves without a guide. We are simply not tour people and love experiencing this type of thing on our own. This museum is extremely...More

Thank FTopGirl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The organisation when you arrive is chaotic and the staff all seem unaware of what they are doing until you get into the site, the guides are excellent though and the actual things you are seeing are emotive and difficult to view. They do need...More

Thank steve c
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18 November 2017|
Response from rubelite | Reviewed this property |
Auschwitz is open all year round and is only closed on Christmas and New Year's day. For the specific hours and how to get there they have a website. Plan to get there well before opening time as there are always a lot of... More
15 November 2017|
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Response from NSMKMelbourne | Reviewed this property |
Agree with comment above.
14 November 2017|
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Response from bagladymitch | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of walking, and although there are loos you can only access them at certain points. Make sure you bring money for the loos. They are 1.5 zloty. Just make sure you are warm and you should be OK