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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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Auschwitz is a very strange kind of place. Trying to explain it is somewhat futile, because everyone's experiences will be different. Generally speaking, it's not a "cry your eyes... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Auschwitz is a very strange kind of place. Trying to explain it is somewhat futile, because everyone's experiences will be different. Generally speaking, it's not a "cry your eyes out" kind of place - humans react to things based on concepts they understand and can related to. A member of your family dying is a personal tragedy, someone getting murdered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I booked the tour from our hotel and cost around 150 zlotys which is the equivalent to 35 euros/30 pounds/40 dollars. There are many places in and around Kraków that operate the same type of tour and at roughly the same price. Many of the tours generally pick you up from your hotel and take you to the the first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'll admit this wasn't on my To Do list but my parents wanted to visit. I recommend getting the tour. The grounds are far bigger tha you think and the information is so dense. It makes a huge difference to half someone knowledge walk you through it. Our guide was great, super knowledgeable. Be sure you visit BOTH sites. Do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked a trip via Cracow tours as there bus park, outside the Sheraton hotel and we were stopping 100 yards away in another hotel. Tried to book on a dry day, but rained for all the 5 days we were in Krakow. We exited the bus a a very wet dank day which as we walked round in the mud,... More 

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The museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau is a very emotional place. The grounds are filled with the weight or the historical horror that took place there. The camps are huge and it will take you a day to visit. We took the study tour, that last over 6 hours. Guides are experienced and the tours are very thorough. A must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Krakow for a weekend city break and felt it only appropriate that we should visit Auschwitz and Birkenau whilst there. The overriding impression was how small Auschwitz was and how large Birkenau was. So much has been written and documented about these places, but nothing really prepare's you for when you actually visit. We would recommend a guided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

All I can say about Auschwitz-Birkenau is that you must visit. The horror of this evil place almost brought me to tears. You should visit as the world should never forget what happened here. We had an excellent tour guide who was very knowledgeable and very friendly. The day was well organised and I again repeat, an absolute must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is vast and famous site so adequate preparation should be done to ensure a smooth visit. Fortunately, a lot of research can be done beforehand. I chose a local tour KrakowDirect.com for this visit combined with a visit to the Salt Mine. The visit was very smooth and comfortable all the way. I was totally satisfied... More 

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Definitely recommend visiting here, there are no words to describe the feeling of the place, especially in the room with the hair and in the gas chamber. It is very affecting and exhausting, but important too so we don't forget and don't commit the tragedies again. The vast size of Birkenau is hard to get your head around. You go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very important & necessary vist although it is difficult to believe it happened at such a mass scale. Definately worth doing with a guide and don't be put off the 6 hour tour as it goes very quickly and you won't think it's long. Take good shoes and something warm especially for Birkenau as it is all outside. Take time... More 

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