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Address: ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
Phone Number: +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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Guided tours with guides speaking different languages. All the guides seem to be very knowledgeable, they will answer almost all your questions. Walking through the camp and... read more

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Guided tours with guides speaking different languages. All the guides seem to be very knowledgeable, they will answer almost all your questions. Walking through the camp and thinking of the history will probably make you sad, but despite all that I do recommend the place.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Incredible place. Very moving but worth a visit for sure. We stayed in Oswiecim for a couple of days so went to Birkenau several times as its free to get in. I think Auschwitz you have to pay for, we had a guided tour which was £9. Worth the visit and I'd recommend it.

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Thank martin n
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everyone who visits Poland must go here. I was a little worried I would be affected emotionally by this but the tour guide bombarded us with so much interesting facts and information we didn't get chance to feel down. We are so glad we went and learnt a great deal and we're able to pay our respects too. Awful atrocities... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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A visit to Auschwitz-Birkenay State Museum is a must if you're visiting Krakow. Although the location of the museum is a little bit far (aprox. 90 min driving) it is worth the time. As I travelled alone I chose to go for a day trip from Krakow which is the best way, first because it provides you transport, a tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Museum of the former camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, while on a weekend trip to Krakow, so this stop was a radical switch from our usual activities. While surely sad and shocking it was more than worth visiting. We took a guided tour lasting about 3,5h and it was the best choice we could have made. Very well guided and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked through Krakówdiscovery. Com for tour of Auschwitz. First thing is it's busy. Which I see as good. We need to remember what happened. Wear sturdy shoes there is a lot of walking on rocky paths and up and down stairs. Our guide was great and I wouldn't recommend not having a guide you will never learn as much.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The roads in the camp are still in a very bad state of repair and would need a good rough terrain wheelchair to go along them. Most of the exhibits are up stairs. There is a radio communication with the guide but it gets cut off a lot when stuck outside. In the summer months due to weight of numbers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the museums on earth that doesn't need introduction. Although everybody knows about the place, it seems that a lot of people are having trouble with the transport and getting in the site and don't listen to your hostel/hotel hosts, you DONT NEED a guided tour if you dont want one. Firstly, there is a couple of buses that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Given the huge volume of tourists they do a really great job of making it a good experience. It's amazing what happened here. Good guides, excellent audio system so guides can speak in normal voices. If you're close you have to come.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you travel by car to Auschwitz, you need to know that the parking is 10 zl! I would recommend buying your tickets online, this way you can avoid staying in long lines! The 2 camps are connected with a shuttle bus that you can take from free and they depart every 10 mins! Auschwitz-Birkenau is a must if you... More 

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