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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

We travelled as an independent couple by public bus from Krakow bus station. We did not wish to be part of a regimented tour, preferring to find our own way round the Auschwitz museum and Birkenau site using the excellent pocket guide on sale at...More

Thank KeithPyke
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited museum 15yrs earlier without a guide. So this time going there with our 14yrs old son we decided to take a guided tour thinking it will give him the best chance to get facts and details about the place. The tour was planned...More

Thank Kel1780
Reviewed 2 days ago

Auschwitz was my second camp to visit, I had visited Madjanek a few days before. This place is massive and depressing, to learn all that took place and hear the stories while walking around both 1 and 2 is just chilling to the bone. Please...More

Thank KhrizJustTravels
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is no point to try to explain what these camps make you feel, because it's very personal. But what I am sure about is that they will make you think. As it is written on the wall of one of the blocks "Those who...More

Thank Vasilka T
Reviewed 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

Arranged the trip via Amstrad apartments who arranged for a private taxi to collect us from our apartment to Auschwitz-Birkenau. We went in December which I would definitely recommend as during the busier months you must go round with a guide , without one ,...More

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

Thank MrECustomer
Reviewed 5 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 5 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 6 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
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Ronnie K
13 December 2017|
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Response from Graeme S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ronnie, we booked with Escape to Poland, which worked out about £75/person. There were three couples in our group, two couples went to Auschwitz, all three couples went to the Salt Mine. It was billed as a premium tour... More
19 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