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Address: ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
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+48 33 843 21 33
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Established by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol of...

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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Not for the faint-hearted

This was brilliantly designed. We went without a guide, getting there before the big groups. Unguided tours are free but can only be done in the off-season. It is eerie in... read more

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was brilliantly designed. We went without a guide, getting there before the big groups. Unguided tours are free but can only be done in the off-season. It is eerie in location shocking from the outset. The way that the information is displayed and how it guides you through is shocking, informative and tasteful but brutal as is fitting for... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Birkenau II site first as we took an incorrect turning on the road. It was hard to take in what had happened here, looking in the huts felt eerie. The explanation of the latrines and the fact there were so many prisoners in the camp yet only allowed to use the toilet twice a day was horrifying, particularly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As people have already mentioned it is important that visitors realise that the camps are 2 separate sights and a visit to both in 1 day will last around 7 hours. You need to set out a whole day for these tours. The journey from krakow takes around 1 hour 10 minutes - most tours will show a video on... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the darkest example of humanity....... words do it no justice.......everyone should come here once in there lives

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Difficult to find the words to comprehend or describe what you see and read. The scale and size is immense. I spent a whole day here, struggle to see how you can do it in any less than that. Visited both sites. You will not experience anything similar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very emotional experience but one I would highly suggest and recommend. The guides are highly recommended, with extensive knowledge. Wrap up warm if you are planning a visit in the winter months.

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Thank Stephen T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After paying 310zl for an English speaking tour it was a bit disappointing to have a tour guide who couldn't really speak the language too well, and was very difficult to understand. During the first part of the tour which was meant to be 1hr and half, ours went over the 2 hour mark, and even at that we didn't... More 

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Balikesir Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lot of walking is involved, but a must see place. A very moving experience. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave an extra insight to the whole experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tour guide was incredible.. a moving experience. Be prepared for security checks and no rucksacks allowed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did both sites with a guide. She was very good, telling stories and recommending readings etc. She told us how survivors still come back and give educational talks themselves. Although they are few now. I am simply on awe of these brave people - I don't even want to go back to the ward where my daughter was treated... More 

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