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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, Oswiecim 32-603, Poland
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Reviewed today

There are up to 10 000 people a day there. 2 000 000 people a year. From what I know the Museum is doing it's best to accomodate everyone. It is a place every person in the world should visit. And don't be annoyed by...More

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Reviewed today

I had been wanting to come here for so many years and was so happy that I finally had the opportunity. Not quite as emotional as I was expecting, maybe because the sun was shining so brightly it didn't come across the dark and depressing...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is the site where thousands if not millions of innocent people were murdered - not because of anything wrong they did but just because of who they were - no courts, no trials, no witnesses, lawyers or judges. Just plain murder. Most including the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Just some practical information, I am wary of rating one of humanities worst horrors. Entry is free, but you have to get a ticket from the office. Although(with restrictions) you may be able to go round on your own, the camps are really set up...More

Thank ekdhr386
Reviewed yesterday

I admit I was a little dissappointed with the tour. The place is so busy you have no time to linger, always another group coming along to keep you moving. Also so much imformation to try to absorb in the time. The exhibits were very...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Immensely thought provoking and a must to visit, however we as other groups were ushered through by the tour guides, not enough time given to reflect or absorb the information or atmosphere,

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 6 days ago

When coming to Krakow, Auschwitz has been our top list to visit. Even I have been learning about it through history lessons and documentaries, physically being there is a complete different experience. It was hard to imagine what the victims had been going through. When...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I agree with others this is not a place for small children. I don't think until you are here that you really understand the magnitude of what happened, the shoes you see and that was just 2 days worth was really a shock and thought...More

Thank Im_no_Crazy_Canadian
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting a death camp is a sobering experience. There needs to be time to reflect and process and sadly the number of people allowed in to Auschwitz at one time makes that very difficult. It is still very worth going, but be prepared for the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is perhaps not everyone's cup of tea. The experience is deep and thought provoking one but many visitors seem to go around laughing & having a great time. Personally I think this is inappropriate but each to their own. There is a lot of...More

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Lynn C
November 6, 2018|
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Response from SDA1892 | Reviewed this property |
We did the 3.5 hour tour and found that just about right given the additional travel to and from krakow, all depends where you are staying. It wasn’t rushed and very informative
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November 2, 2018|
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Response from rts96 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely Krakow is the best place to stay, and normally it’s only about an hour and a half to Auschwitz but with the recent construction it may take you a bit over two hours. Krakow is a lovely city with much to offer... More
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October 24, 2018|
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Response from HenrikP382 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour with the mini bus, it is 70 km between the city and the camps.
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