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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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Powerful, painful and incredibly moving

This is a museum where a guided tour is essential. I'm sure you can get the feel and a level of understanding of the atrocities that occurred here without a guide, but with a... read more

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is a museum where a guided tour is essential. I'm sure you can get the feel and a level of understanding of the atrocities that occurred here without a guide, but with a guide you get an all too real understanding of "life" in the forced labour camp. The sheer scale, the enormity of the numbers of people affected... More 

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Chard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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went to this place as have wanted to go there for a long time. it was a very harrowing experience, but should be visited if you can.

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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The scale of this mass execution torture chamber is mind blowing, RIP to those human beings who perished here.

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Grantham, England, United Kingdom
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There are no words to 'rate' here. I believe it is something everyone should see whilst in Poland. The way in which it has been done is very powerful and moving.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Toured both Auschwitz I the main camp and Birkenau. The weather was freezing that day about -8 degrees, at first I didn't think I would be able to be outside for the few hours in that cold but during the tour our guide (I think her name was Daria) spoke about how it often dropped to -40 degrees during the... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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There are a few places that I have visited where no picture or TV programme can possibly do them justice. The Taj Mahal for example, is much larger and imposing than any picture portrays. It’s not until you are physically standing next to it that you realise just how huge it is, and the majesty it commands. The Terracotta Warriors... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everybody should visit this place We cannot forget what happened here, not so long ago. I believe we and our children’s should learns, understand and REMBEMBER places like Auschwitz, so the history could be repeated again. It’s a must visit for everyone, including children’s

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Egremont, United Kingdom
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I could not get over the size of this place. Devastating what was carried out here and we must not forget this. This place will affect people in different ways. My missus has read 3 books on it since we got back to uk,fascinated by it. For me been there, seen it, done it and logged it. I will not... More 

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Visited in late November as part of a weekend break. Cost was 120 PLN direct with my hostel which I had prebooked before arrival but came across advertisement in Krakow for 100 while wandering the city. Well worth the money. It was a cold day, circa 0-2 degree Celsius, which really hits home when you are shown the living conditions... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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I don't know what I expected before I went, but it certainly wasn't this! Don't get me wrong I am well aware of the horrific history surrounding this place, but that makes me question 3 things, firstly why does it feel like a tourist attraction ( trust me that's what has happened, right down to the cafe's, the shops and... More 

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