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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

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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
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ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20 | Entrance to the Museum is located at Stanisławy Leszczyńskiej Str. no. 11, Oswiecim 32-603, Poland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was surreal being here. Lots of History. Lots of walking wear comfortable shoes. It’s very hot in September so dress accordingly. Bring change to use the public restrooms.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's definitely a must see museum/memorial in Poland, rich in history for everyone to learn from. It was somber, but amazing to see how well it's preserved. We booked the English tour from the official website 3 months in advance, and at that time only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am not sure what to say here, more than HOW ON EARTH COULD HUMAN BEINGS TREAT ANOTHER IN SUCH HORRENDOUS MANNER! We should never ever let this happen again. It was a sad, but very informative experience. I am glad I've done it and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came all the way to Poland to visit these 2 concentration camps and had the day ruined by the polish and Israel presidents. Stopped from going into parts, stopped from viewing exhibits and then stopped from leaving just because of some bigwigs. Paying customers we’re...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting this place changed my life forever. This place basically rendered me speechless. Please reserve a tour before you go to this place. Auschwitz-Birkenau camp is free to visit. But 20-30 EUR tour is totally worth it. Most of the gas chambers have been destroyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dedunumax
Reviewed 5 days ago

I reccommend a visit to this historic place, certainly not an easy place but I feel everyone who has the chance to should go. Seeing 6th form boys in tears will stay with me as they were so affected by what they were seeing

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It seemed easier to book a tour through our hotel. However if we went again we’d arrange our own transport, book a tour guide, and then have some extra time after to peruse information and reflect. I’m sure it depends on your guide and how...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HPKRS
Reviewed 6 days ago

The sense of sadness pervades the air. We all need to remind ourselves of the horrific outrages perpetrated on Jews, ethnic minorities, LGBT and Roma.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Seamus999
Reviewed 6 days ago

I recently done the Auschwitz-Birkenau tour and all I can say is that its a place that is as cold as the Polish winter weather. We booked tickets from the local ticket office in Krakow city centre as we were advised it is a lot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone should visit here in their lifetime. Over 1 million people murdered. A part of history that should never had happened. A warning to humanity

Date of experience: February 2019
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Gediminas Z
February 14, 2019|
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Response from happytravellers2018A | Reviewed this property |
We joined a tour through Discover Crakow so paid a fee for this
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helot127
January 26, 2019|
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Response from Max F | Reviewed this property |
Hello it is a bit of a drive from Krakow. It is a large split site. I would definitely go with the tour so it is explained because there is quite a bit to go round at Auschwitz 1, then you travel a bit to Auschwitz... More
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Barry W
January 22, 2019|
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Response from MaryGT | Reviewed this property |
I was staying in Katowice, about 45 minutes away by Uber. Krakow is about an hour and just magical. I booked my tour directly with the museum through the website.
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leanneonline
Singapore, Singapore
5 days in Poland (2 Replies)
I’m looking to go to away for 5 days in July on a mother daughter break. We want to go to Krakow for a few days and visit Auschwitz - we know that for definite but not sure what to do with the rest of the time. I’ve read a lot online about trips to Warsaw, Zakopane or even Gdansk. We are open to train, bus or even plane travel if it’s worth it. We are leisurely tourists who like exploring old towns and cities, visiting the sites, trying new restaurants etc.... Not really into hiking or...More
February 26, 2018|
Response fromJonDoe04134|
You won't find anything as beautiful as Bruges in Poland, but the closest you can get is Gdańsk. However, I'm not sure if it would make sense to split your 5 days between places on two different sides of the country. Check out Wrocław, maybe this would be a good alternative. The only merit of Zakopane is its proximity to the mountains, so it's rather pointless if you're not interested in hiking.
MartinRyder
Lincoln
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Dear All I am in the process of trying to book a day tour to Auschwitz and the Salt mine from Krakow. I have seen that on many of the less well reviewed companies that they are hugely inflated with false single contributor reviews. Genuine reviews are always obvious to me in there content and volume so can I ask, can anyone give a genuine recommendation on here please? Thank you.
January 08, 2012|
Response fromianmac11|
I used cracowcitytours.com for a trip to the salt mines and found them to be excellent Sebastian our tour guide was very good and spoke good English have a look at there website.
Stuart M
Auschwitz sold out (3 Replies)
Hi, I didn’t know you had to book Auschwitz in advance as last time I looked into it you didn’t. I have just attempted to book it however the only availability left for an independent tour or an English tour is the day my wife and I fly out at 12pm on the 14th of June. We arrive in Krakow tomorrow the 10th of June. We are traveling to Krakow for Auschwitz. Can anyone please advise on how we can still visit Auschwitz? Look forward to hearing from you someone!!
June 09, 2018|
Response fromchristinemurphy2016|
Stuart..I have just had a tour with Phil Clark from Krakow tours. . Amazing tour guide..I know he has bookings this week but its worth a shot dropping him an email..Just search Krakowtours uk. or you will find him on the forum under Phil C good look.