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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 2 days ago

Really worth seeing but expect to be pretty depressed afterwards. The horrors that happened here can be really hard to see.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 773nicholasn
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you ever saw any of the documentaries about Auschwitz you must see this. Just to feel the atmosphere. Do try and see Barrack 4 where for me you can see the real horrors of what happened. We missed this Barrrack this time due to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Alex P
Reviewed 3 days ago

these nice German fellas gave me not only a tour and trip to the sauna, but also a nice train ride there free of charge. they were so nice i wouldn't be surprised if they secretly diddnt want me to leave.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hooba d
Reviewed 4 days ago

This WWll Nazi concentration camp is located 1 hr 15 minutes drive from Krakow's center. Some of the (many) block buildings are open for visitors and the rooms inside have displays focusing on a specific aspect of the Nazi concentration camp story. It's a powerful...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank PeterAndNatalia
Reviewed 4 days ago

We made online reservations for 7:45, so we didn't need a guide. We followed Rick Steves' book. The highlights (lowlights?) of the tour are the main gate, Blocks 10 and 11, and the crematorium. Very sad. At Birkenau, the iconic photograph is of the train...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank HalfWeekTripper
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited on May 4th with Cracow City Tours. How I got there doesn't matter much, as once you are there, you have to have an Auschwitz-employed guide to tour Auschwitz I. We were assigned a guide and given headsets and off we went. What...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank amybatt
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to Auschwitz on May 1 which was their Labor Day. Our driver suggested that we leave our hotel at 6 am. We weren't able to go on formal tour but it's free to enter but you have to stand in line and they...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dluci44
Reviewed 6 days ago

The guide was very informative and direct in describing the site. However, it appears as though the entire site has been politically corrected to water down the atrocities. I don’t know what would make more of an impact. Perhaps the introductory film, which we were...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank heather c
Reviewed 6 days ago

went on organized tour through Viator which we booked prior to travelling. excellent service, on time and clean mini bus. once we got to Auschwitz we then had an hour to kill before our tour began. just a small self service restaurant and bookshop there,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank malrose39
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So to start: I'm Jewish and had part of my family in the camp. I wanted to visit just so I can see what they went through in my own eyes. Booked my train trip at 6pm going to Czech. Got there at 12pm and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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May 17, 2019|
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Response from Myra S | Reviewed this property |
The Nazi who was the commandant of the country had his HQ in Krakow, so the Nazis did not destroy the city. It was not bombed by the allies. Consequently, the old city is intact. We stayed at a boutique hotel— the Indigo... More
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Only brought my camera bag (dslr, big camera) and a bottle of water. I put everything in my camera bag before leaving the hotel
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Response from Wee-yin05 | Reviewed this property |
Hi our hotel booked the taxi, as we booked the trip with them. we were picked up at 7.30 and back by 2pm.