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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...more
Visiting here is without doubt a must to do whilst in krakow. The two sites Auschwitz (1) and Birkenau (2) are located 5 mins apart and 1h 15 mins from krakow.
Steeped in history you cannot fail to be moved by this walking tour taking...More
It was somewhere where we wanted to visit to pay our respects to those who died there. We went as part of a tour but found that we were rushed around and did not have time to assimilate our thoughts or feelings of the atrocities...More
Make sure you book in advance as on the day tickets are not easy to get. You can book online and it's very straightforward. Make sure you book individual visit with an educator as a free visit will only allow you entrance to Birkenau. Well...More
It's hard to describe the experience here, because you can't say it's "great", given the history of this place... We bought tickets online for a guided 3.5 h tour and i believe it was worth every penny.
The tour takes you through Auschwitz I (about...More
Our English speaking guide made our experience especially good, he said he has been there for 20 years and it shows, he knew exactly what he was talking about and could answer any questions that were asked. 5 stars goes to him. You have a...More
Loads of information and lots to see but be aware if the 2polish zloty charge for the toilets per person it's a long day lots of walking but well worth it. We did not see any gory bits not shot holes etc this trip was...More
It is as horrible as it is educating. We took a guided tour which made us understand even better, which horrific crimes against humanity took place here. Writing a review requires a certain amount of words, but there are no words to discribe this.. One...More
I was dubious about visiting but am so glad I did. The tour is tastefully done. Auschwitz was a very humbling experience and tissues were required. Birkenau was very open and I would suggest warm clothing.
Came here in April 2016 and when my father-in-law expressed in interest in going, I jumped at the opportunity to revisit. Truly humbling to realise what these poor people went through and to see first hand the conditions in which they existed. Apparently, there are...More
We visited on an organised small group tour and visited the Auschwitz I site first. We arrived early (I think you can enter before 10:00 and wander around on your own; after 10:00 I think you have to join a group) and so avoided all...More