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Address: ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim, Poland
Phone Number: +48 33 843 21 33
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: Established by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol...
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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A profound experience

There are no word's to describe the experience of visiting this place. It is a mixture of horror, incredulity, devastation and sorrow. You need to visit this place if only to put... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

There are no word's to describe the experience of visiting this place. It is a mixture of horror, incredulity, devastation and sorrow. You need to visit this place if only to put our current world and society into perspective. Also, I have to say I was beyond impressed with our tour guide. Unfortunately I did not get the ladies name... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Auschwitz is free if you don't have a guide. It seems like not many people know that. I wanted to remind everyone to leave their bags in the luggage room at Auschwitz I (which costs 3 zl) when you go to visit Auschwitz II-Birkenau. I made the mistake of taking my bag and had to sneak around the guard at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Always felt that this was somewhere we should visit, and how glad I am that we finally made it. It was a warm, sunny day...not what we expected of Poland in March...but we did feel chilled by what we saw. It was very busy, but that did not detract from the experience...everyone was suitably behaved. One thing that we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We chose to have a private party guide for 5 family members. This worked out really well and wasn't too costly. I would definitely recommend this as you can go at your own pace and ask as many questions as you want along the way. The guide certainly didn't hold anything back and gave us plenty of information no matter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was very unsure about this trip, somehow it didn't seem right... Going on holiday to see such a horrific place? However, I am glad I went. It's a place that hits you and you keep with you. I recommend it especially the tour group discover Cracow. Emotional tour, moving and well worth the time to actually understand what happened... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I have a true passion for the history of WW2. Was overwhelmed with emotion when I came here. To be in such a terrifying and truly humbling place learning what lengths the nazis went to is something I will never forget. We are coming to a point in time where in the next decade there will be no living holocaust... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I visited Auschwitz thinking I knew the story - I was wrong We took a tour with Crakow Tours (highly recommended) You are shown a film first outlining the history but its when you get to the site you can begin to understand what happened The museum is filled with information and artifacts Some of the items on display are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

These museums are incredibly moving and disturbing. It depicts both the lowest and highest aspects of humanity. I was left speechless looking at the display of eye glasses and the suit cases of those who were interned in the camps and so brutally murdered. Unbelievable how horrible humans can treat each other and a shame this type of brutality continues... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We left Krakow early as it's a long drive to Prague but had a very important stop to make first, once that will probably stay with most people from the tour for the rest of our lives and that was a visit to Auschwitz. I don't even think I have to words of what to say, it was a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This was a very moving insight into humanity and such an historical and evil event. Daily trips from Krakow start around 0800 and you are back around 1500. Trips include normally include both camps. Guides very informative over the 3.5 hours escort where you are on the move throughout. Snacks and drinks available at entrance. Bags restricted so bring little.... More 

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