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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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Reasons to go early include: escaping the afternoon heat, avoiding the larger crowds in the middle of the day, and you'll have energy at the end of the day to unwind. This is a very important site and becomes very busy. The tour guides are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BarbellandLizelle
Reviewed yesterday

visited here with viator guided tour .Had wanted to go for many years , but could not help but feel very disappointed . This is tourism on a mass scale ,coach loads , and mini buses dominate the car park. The tour felt rushed ,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sally B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We knew this would be a shocking museum visit of course due to history. In mid June the temperature was 34 degrees. We took one of the guided tours with an English speaking guide. We still had to have an old fashioned headphone set and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank CompJax
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a hard experience but a necessary one. It helps to ground you in the reality of our human history. We booked our tour from our hotel when we arrived in Krakow. We were with Cracow Tours. The shuttle bus picked us up and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dee5555565
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Understanding the past is very important for the future. It is unbilivable for what was one part of human race capable. Germans have improved killing human beiing proces to the perfection and Auschwitz is remainder for that. Tour is aprox. 2,5 hours in Auschwitz 1...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank IvanDzivo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A place were the most terrible things in human history happened. Worth a visit, but a reminder how bad people can get.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jsbboss
Reviewed 3 days ago

Truly emotional experience. I have read many books and seen plenty movies/documentaries about Auschwitz but its completely different when standing there seeing everything with your own eyes. I recommend to arrive at the parking place quite in advance, as the parking lot is full and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ivana H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although it is well documented a visit is essential to understand the horrors of the nazi regime.during WW2

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank barryamanning
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is still no way to understand what humans could do to other human beings. A must see even though the awful facts come thick and fast. Sadly the crowds now are huge and the tours all fall over each other entering/exiting the blocks. We...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place needs no explanation as to what it was or what happened here. To really appreciate both camps, choose a personalised and small tour group with a guide. You are given earphones to hear your guide and ours was knowledgeable beyond belief. The only...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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montyBelfast
June 20, 2019|
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Response from Razzinix | Reviewed this property |
No, plenty of People wearing shorts due to the high temp.
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yukari_so
June 5, 2019|
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Response from PatriciaInes_del_sur | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I cant help, we booked a tour through the official site of Auschwitz. The tour ended at 3 PM. We went there using lajkonik bus, but not sure if you will be able to catch up with the bus if you are so close in time... More
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Dutchflygirl
June 3, 2019|
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Response from 43ericb | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can but its more difficult than it used to be, firstly you have to go the website and choose the day you want to visit, then book your places, you must then be there before 10:00 or after 16:00, if you wish you can... More
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