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Address: ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
Phone Number: +48 33 843 21 33
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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This is one of the most moving places I have ever visited. I was not sure I wanted to go but decided it was important. And it was. To actually see the barracks, the ovens, the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of the most moving places I have ever visited. I was not sure I wanted to go but decided it was important. And it was. To actually see the barracks, the ovens, the spoils taken from victims was stifling, shocking, heart wrenching and eye-opening. To experience this place is to generate a real hatred of such evil... More 

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I just would like to make clear that my review doesn't downplay the importance of seeing this place. This is a compelling and unique experience. Whilst, it is very upsetting to see, it also is very important that everyone experience it and learn about the terrors that happened and shouldn’t ever be forgotten. Trying to find any words which sum... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been reading about Auschwitz-Birkenau for a really long time and I always wanted to go but I never had the chance. Last year we decided, as a family, to go on a trip and I begged to go to Krakow just so I could visit the Museum.Even though I read so many things about it, nothing I read... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are no words that can fully describe the sights sounds smells and history of this wretched place. The Pope is there now praying for all of the lost souls. Auschwitz and birkenau ....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With the huge importance of this location and the history and emotions it holds and invokes I will not be reviewing this in terms of 'attraction'. Auschwitz Birkenau is definitely in need of a visit purely to educate about the history of the Holocaust and the Polish army. This was a terrible time in history as can be seen from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Auswitz during the time when pope was in Krakow, there were exhibitions limitation due to lots of people visiting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was first day of mine and my girlfrend poland holiday. As we learn plenty of information about this place in class of history and heard stories from others who´ve visited this place before we couldnt imagine how much deeply is this place emotion till we came here. We came by train at Oswiecim very early morning (5am) and when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I did a guided tour with a very good English guide and honestly it changed my life. Provides good headphones and listening device. In Canada we learn about it in school but to actually see it will change you. I wouldn't recommend bringing young kids. It will hurt your heart to see these things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Allow 7 hours (all day) for this tour from Krakow. Krakow tours offers transport and guides for 130 zloty. Bring snacks, lunch and water as there is no time for lunch between museum visits. Both sites have been preserved from original states and Birkenau with 300+ barracks is huge. Very solemn, very sad, guides don't hold back with horrifying details... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked our tickets online, which I would strongly recommend to check availability & circumnavigate the long queues at the site, it was very busy. Our 19yr old under-graduate son didn't want to go on the day of our visit, even though we had bought the ticket - so be aware it's not for everyone! We travelled by public transport... More 

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