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Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

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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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self disturbing but it should be. i took the private 6 hour tour. best way to do both death camps. worth the price. it is feee if you dont pay for any of the tours offered

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

self disturbing but it should be. i took the private 6 hour tour. best way to do both death camps. worth the price. it is feee if you dont pay for any of the tours offered

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Visited several summers ago during a very packed 9-day honeymoon in central/eastern Europe. We traveled to Krakow from Prague and were only in Poland for two days. I can't imagine having been in Krakow and not making the trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Only when visiting these sites was I truly able to understand the crimes committed to humanity. I also found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The memory of this visit will haunt me forever. Although we will never feel what people suffered through, this tour gives the hard facts and some very strong images. I was intrigued by all the people taking pictures of a place that is in essence a huge graveyard. I would recommend that you wear some comfortable shoes and do not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Kraków for two nights and drove here on our way back. We had a guided tour. Our guide was very informative. I found some parts of the tour heart wrenching but YOU MUST GO AND SEE IT. You cannot understand or believe the scale of it until you see it with your own eyes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

It was a cloudy day with outbreaks of rain which added to the atmosphere of this place and not in a good way! I found the guide was excellent at explaining the horrors that went on here and would answer any questions that you had. I went on an organized tour with escape 2poland who were brilliant. The torture chambers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is a two part tour. I strongly recommend this tour but do not do the salt mine in the same day as it is too much. This not suitable for wheel chairs and good footwear as there is miles of walking on uneven paths. Right the tour - This is an absolute must and a life time experience. Never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I visited Auschwitz with my girlfriend whilst interrailing. It is astonishing, you try to prepare yourself for what will wait within, but to no avail. If you leave here without being considerably moved, it would surprise me. It's a short taxi ride from the nearby station (15 zł) and once there you have to put your bags into the cloakroom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We booked a trip with Kracow direct and had a great driver/guide called Christopher who talked us through all the view on the way to Auschwitz. He escorted us through the security to our tour guide who was also very knowledgeable and respectful to the horrendous things that happened there. Only thing I was surprised about was the presence of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We did a private tour to Auschwitz Birkenau and were so impressed with this state run memorial museum. It is a very moving experience and is pitched perfectly to help visitors understand the horrors of what took place here, without encouraging ghoulish interest. It promotes respect for those who were murdered here and admiration for those who survived. Everyone should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We took a private cab service from Krakow travels (driver Damien was very nice). The Auschwitz was in a one word awesome, every one in this generation must pay a visit in order to be aware of the history of torture and oppression and how cleverly a mass organised murder happened just 70 yrs back by Nazis towards Jews. Our... More 

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