We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-603, Poland
+48 33 844 80 99
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
In high demand - travelers recommend booking ahead!
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tour guide” (541 reviews)
“the bus” (468 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-603, Poland
CONTACT
Website
+48 33 844 80 99
Ways to Experience Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
from $42.50
More Info
from $35.40
More Info
from $38.40
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (11,903)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"auschwitz birkenau"
in 641 reviews
"tour guide"
in 541 reviews
"the bus"
in 468 reviews
"gas chamber"
in 291 reviews
"own pace"
in 203 reviews
"human hair"
in 202 reviews
"concentration camp"
in 176 reviews
"humbling experience"
in 127 reviews
"visit this place"
in 171 reviews
"on arrival"
in 90 reviews
"salt mines"
in 76 reviews
"i'm glad"
in 89 reviews
"eye opening"
in 88 reviews
"sheer scale"
in 78 reviews
"their lives"
in 76 reviews
"visiting krakow"
in 114 reviews
"sad place"
in 111 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 6,827 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Everybody should visit Auschwitz during a lifetime. A prime example of mans inhumanity to men (and women) Brilliant place, kept superbly authentic.

Thank Kegs_10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So emotional, thought provoking and in many ways, unbelievable. The suffering and torture those people endured was just staggering. Like others have said you do really need to go with a guide to hear the stories. We went with Phil from Krakow tours and he...More

Thank dukieboy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed yesterday

As others have written, I cannot begin to express how moving this visit it. There is no excuse not to go. Unusually we booked a commercial visit which came with an excellent guide. Our guide’s grandfather and Uncle had been murdered at the camp by...More

Thank Rob-London07
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here with my sister but definitely underestimated the emotional element of the visit and sadness that comes with it. I’m glad I went and heard all about the history they don’t tell you in school!! Our guide was very knowledgeable but the sound system...More

Thank Lisaokeefe70
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked a 3 hour tour online. The tour are very well organized and the guide did a fantastic job explaining and telling in a good way. This is NOT a place to bring children younger than 14 years. We rented a car - it...More

Thank Katja S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed yesterday

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” - George Santayana Today I travelled to Auschwitz, a trip I have been compelled to take for many years. I can’t explain what drew me to this place, I also can’t really explain...More

Thank fcascag
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent most of the afternoon at the Auschwitz museum and Birkenau camp. A poignant and thought provoking trip that everyone should do at some point in their life. Allow 4-5 hours to visit both the museum and the Birkenau camp. Headsets are provided with...More

Thank Neil O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 days ago

and she admitted that we were only the second group she had shown around at the end of the tour - but her inexperience was obvious throughout. I feel that a more experienced guide would have added more gravitas to our experience. Nevertheless, I agree...More

Thank at72015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Taking this tour was something my husband and I always felt compelled to do. Incredibly moving to see the remnants of the camps. Our guide, Simon, was so knowledgeable, and like many Poles, has a connection to the camps that is personal (it was his...More

Thank getawaygirlDenver
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What about a huge cemetery? Nothing, even if seems to be a compound of buildings with some binaries for trains, the unbelievable quantity of chimneys feels you astonished. And going inside these building blocks looking in to walls were people died trying to survive bleeding...More

Thank Giambattista M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 hotels in Oswiecim
Imperiale Hotel
52 reviews
.17 miles away
Hotel Kamieniec
16 reviews
.61 miles away
Hampton by Hilton Oswiecim
10 reviews
1.15 miles away
Olimpijski Hotel
17 reviews
1.95 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Portobello Ristorante
297 reviews
1.00 miles away
Kebab Pizza Burger Allis
13 reviews
.54 miles away
A La Carte
33 reviews
.56 miles away
Art Deco
79 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Jewish Museum and Synagogue
205 reviews
1.23 miles away
Main Market Square
204 reviews
1.15 miles away
Planty Park
24 reviews
1.61 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
lgeverett
June 19, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from mth1950 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I don’t know the answer. I think that you can take a private tour there, but then have to join a group tour going round.
1
Vote
Beckim201613
June 10, 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Chicaree | Reviewed this property |
We purchased our tickets in advance online. Each ticket is time stamped for entry, guided tours leave at specific times depending upon language - this will all be explained when you purchase online or through an agent. We... More
1
Vote
bethyellen2018
May 29, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Kath R | Reviewed this property |
Guided tour is a must to really understand everything
0
Votes
;