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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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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 today

Although Auschwitz is free to enter, you'll quickly realise that there are no tickets available, which is because all of these tour companies buy them all and sell them to you for stupid prices. We bought our ticket from "GetYourGuide" and it included transportation from...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Charlotte F
Reviewed today

Although Auschwitz is free to enter, you'll quickly realise that there are no tickets available, which is because all of these tour companies buy them all and sell them to you for stupid prices. We bought our ticket from "GetYourGuide" and it included transportation from...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Charlotte F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the six hour study tour. Even that felt like not enough time. Our guide was wonderful and knew exactly how to present the information and with respect. The exhibits were powerful and well presented. We were surprised at check in how many people...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I would begin by suggesting that this not be a check list item on someone's tour list. Go to learn and reflect not to check a box. First, as to my experience, having an excellent guide is an absolute must. Second, we started at Birkenau...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is tricky to write a review as on one hand walking around these two sites was disturbing and harrowing but also perhaps a place like this needs to be held as a reminder of how truly awful humans can be to each other so...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was always on our "Bucket List" to go and I am sorry but it is so difficult to explain how we felt and still feel about our visit. The lady who took us around provided us with a commentary via earphones. Although it was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a visit that everyone should make in the hope that this would never be allowed to happen again. A place for quiet reflection.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Hugh S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Auschwitz is very easy to get to & to arrange independently . I went online and booked an English speaking tour at a specific time , which I think was the equivalent of £11 each . I took a bus from the bus station in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pat S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Maciej was our tour guide. He ws extremely knowledgeable, and answered all questions brilliantly. This is an absolute must see. Pictures can never too it justice. Maciej was a great tour guide.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited Auschwitz on Saturday whilst staying in Krakow. It was very interesting, with a haunting atmosphere throughout. Our tour guide spoke excellent English and was a local teacher, therefore her knowledge was amazing, we learnt so much. We booked online whilst in Krakow costing £50...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Brenda B
April 15, 2019|
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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.
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Brenda B
April 15, 2019|
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Response from GuiWong | Reviewed this property |
We went from Krakow to Auschwitz by train. From Krakow to Oswiecim station is 1h40m. 25 minute walk to entrance but local buses can take you there. Costs about 15PLN (£3). Can also go early and spend time in the town as we... More
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April 9, 2019|
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We took Lajkonik bus only, we had tickets for the camps at 8:20 so we took bus that leaves Krakow at 6:20. If you need student tickets buy them from the driver not from the ticket office in Krakow because lady there for some... More
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