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Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim, Poland
48 33 843 21 33
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As featured in Daytrips from Krakow
Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Oswiecim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: The Auschwitz-Birkenau complex ( en.auschwitz.org/m/) comprises two concentration camps. Auschwitz 1 gives details of the history of, and life in the... more »
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Although this place was heart-wrenchingly sad, I think we all have a moral duty to visit it. I visited just 3 days ago and the horror is still hard to overcome. I would recommend it to anyone, but I would also say not to expect to have a nice die. It was awful. The sheer size of Birkenau is horrofic.... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Of Auschwitz is a must, we have visited twice, my review is about when to go. The first time was winter, snow on the ground, arrived early, had the place to ourselves, wandered around at our leisure and really felt the atmosphere, also got to take our time and spend longer in various areas when we wanted to. Second visit,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went to Aushwitz to pay our respects to all those who died here. That was our primary reason to visit Krakow. Everyone should come here and see for yourself how this hell worked. Do the your that the hotel organizes or arrange an organized tour.

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Iklin, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is one of the must see museums if you are visiting Poland. This was part of our one day tour to Auschwitz and the Salt Mines which we booked with 'Krakow Auschwitz and Salt Mine - Private Tours'. Therefore, we had no hassle since they took care of our tickets. We had a very good tour guide who spoke... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I was here with my school. We visited both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II Birkenau. I have been reading a lot about the Holocaust and my experience was very good. It almost felt unreal. Some of my schoolmates cried too. This is a place where so many innocents died. This is an absolute must for every person to visit. We... More

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Jamtland County, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A terrible place for one of history's greatest crimes but a very good museum and almost a must for every man to visit. Visited both camps 1 and 2 with a guide and it was very interesting and good. A half day is almost too little to see everything. I visited the museum on a sunny day and then it... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I only visited Auschwitz I and not Auschwitz II Birkenau because I was low on time. However, my experience was still very good. We got an English speaking guide and also headsets and radios in order to hear the guide better. The guide was quite good and explained the exhibits well and also answered our questions. The exhibits itself were... More

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Auschwitz and Birkenau are amazing historical places to visit. Being there somehow made the history more real. If you go before 10am or after 3pm you don't have to have a guide. My guide missed out so much of both sites it made me angry. I will go again without a guide. If you do anything while in Poland it... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Auschwitz-Birkenau was a very somber part of my European adventure but something that I knew I had to do. I am lucky that I do not fully comprehend the scale of devastation, of torture and destruction that this camp saw or caused. The subtle plaques detail that this spot would have been where camp escapees were tortured as a lesson... More

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fond du lac, wis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I have been here twice. The first time in the early fall without any tour guide and the second this july with a tour group. You must choose which experience is best for you. In july the museum is very busy with a continuous line of tour groups at every display however the tour guide was very knowledgeable and without... More

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