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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
+48 33 844 80 99
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Reviewed today

We spent many hours here; our guide was excellent. He was so knowledgeable and provided so much detailed information - so horrific yet something we must realize has happened. There were no monuments like Dachau so the camp was kept as close to original as...More

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Reviewed today

this was on my bucket list and I am so glad I went. you can book tours while you are there for £32 which includes transport with film on coach and English speaking guide with headphones issued during walk around auschwitz. to be in the...More

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Reviewed today

Very busy when we visited one long queue through Auschwitz which detracted from the experience. Birkenau was much more peaceful.One must expect to be on ones feet for 4 hours, waking and standing and shuffling.

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Reviewed yesterday

I visited in the summer of 2017. I was very impressed with the knowledge and enthusiasm of my guide who was an english speaking german. The tour is just shocking and yet kind of hard to believe such cruelty existed in this world. My dislike...More

Thank ThunderparkMatt
Reviewed yesterday

There is little that needs saying about this horrific place, but a must visit for everyone if for nothing else to ensure we continue to learn from the disgusting journey that was forced upon thousands of people during WWII. Pre book a guided tour, individual...More

Thank spuggy17
Reviewed yesterday

Spent a day looking around the two primary sites and although it was at times both horrific and sad, it's a place that everyone should go to at least once in their lives. So much to see. The relics from those taken there are very...More

Thank durham05
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This tour to the actual concentration camps sites where millions died in the Holocaust is really very sad but informative. Reminds us in modern times the horrors these victims went through. Our guide told us that every Polish family either knows of someone who perished...More

Thank Travelove58
Reviewed 2 days ago

This visit was booked as a part of my tour so all tickets, guide etc were pre-organised. We were advised not to tip the guide. This is definitely not an "attraction". It was good to see so many groups of school children (teenagers) present, so...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an awful place to visit, but you must do so. We booked our tickets online months in advance on the museum website when there were many available English language tours. The tour proved to be outstanding. We spent over two hours in various...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tour was as expected sad and sombre. But seemed very rushed as a group. Our guide was excellent, she really explained everything and was passionate about it which showed. But unfortunately other guides were too keen to push their groups through and over the top...More

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Susan K
September 27, 2018|
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Response from Amanda C | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no I don't they are too young. They are old enough to understand what happened and appreciate the horror of it. I wouldn't hesitate tbh.
Vikki L
September 19, 2018|
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Response from lindypop2003 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the free entrance gets you into both camps.
September 16, 2018|
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Response from Pauline M | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry i can not help you as we order a pick from are hotel