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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 5, 2010

Visited the both sites few days ago (sat, April 3rd 2010). The trip was something I´ve wanted to do for many years and the biggest concerns we had in advance was if we would have enough time there and if I would be able to...More

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

On a recent visit to Poland we decided to visit the concentration camps in Oswiecim Poland. A name not readily known to us in the west as we are more aware of the name Auschwitz. To the point my wife who is Czech had not...More

51  Thank Ron B
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Its hard to describe how I felt after spending an hour or so in Birkenau... A very informative exhibit and a must see whilst visiting Poland. Unfortunately I did not get to see the museum exhibits as it closes at 3pm in November. So if...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on a cold, windy and wet autumnal day when the temperature was about 5 degrees and windchill lower which helped in one small way to put into context how horrendous this place must have been. The numbers of people touring round is enormous...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is where Mans ability to kills is paramount . 1,300,000 million people where killed here . The museum is dated yet shows the kind of inhumanity the made this happen . The gas chambers , the ovens for burning the flesh and bones...More

Thank Sam K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not been back here for over 10 years and really great to revisit this historic location. This place still lost with with words but very educational guided tour and cost 50 zloty (£11) for both locations and includes the bus transfer. Yes it was extremely...More

Thank Goldenkeysjimmy
Reviewed 4 days ago

This site is a must see as one needs to see how evil humanity can be . It will un-nerve you , scare you , and hopefully awaken us to a path. humans should never walk down again . It will shock you move you...More

Thank Sam K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was the one attraction that I had to visit when coming to this area and it was every bit as interesting and harrowing as I expected. I believe that every living person should come and see this testimony to the terrible tragedy in our...More

Thank Ropho
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was able to save a good deal by organising my own day trip from Warsaw. It was a tight squeeze so I recommend leaving earlier than my 7:50am train and returning on the 16:57pm (or later) from Krakow. All up trains and buses totalled...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I wrote a separate review on Auschwitz, which to me was more interesting and emotional, manly because less of it has been destroyed. Birkenau was so much bigger than I expected. The gates and train lines just make you cry. When you see the wooden...More

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked a tour with MC IT and was picked up by the driver from our hotel called Jack who was very friendly. On the tours of Auschwitz and BIrkenau camps we were escorted by the guide Miss Anna Glovnia who was outstanding at the...More

Thank thomasphelan
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have always wanted to go to Auschwitz and it was amazing to look around and to actually see how them poor human beings were treated. 1 problem was because its so busy, i believe about 5 thousand people go per day its full 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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TBarry518
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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