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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 yesterday via mobile

A must visit in Poland. A tour every generation should take once in their life to see the sickening reality in what happened at this place in ww2. From the sheer extremely poor sanitary, food and work situation to the tortures medical experiments and the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on a tour organised by Krakow Shuttle. We were to be picked up from our hotel at between 8 am and 9 am. However in the late afternoon on the previous day we received an email saying that we would be picked up...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on a pre arranged tour for less than €40 including a guide. A sombre place and the weather was awful on the day. Puts in to perspective how bad the conditions could have been and we experienced rain in summer. A visit is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Davebrannen8
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was surreal to walk through Auschwitz and see first hand the horrors of the concentration camp. Very sobering was to see the displays of hair, shoes, kitchenware, etc. confiscated from the prisoners. While Auschwitz was housed in regular buildings that were previously used for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank janetmcplanit
Reviewed 4 days ago

I first visited Auschwitz/Birkenau 20 years ago and was sad to see the developments, most notably in terms of the sheer volume of visitors. As solo travellers who're not remotely interested in tours and tour guides, we found our entry limited to before 10am. However,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Firstly, you do not need a tour from Krakow. The bus worked really well and was only £10 for two of us. But, you must book your set time a long time in advance, I could not believe that people go all that way without...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank stiffoak
Reviewed 5 days ago

Since I found many contradictory information on the internet, I felt obliged to write a review about visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau, especially for families with young children who are travelling in Poland and want to visit this must-see historical location. Me & my girlfriend were on a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MathiasD361
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau will take you back in time so that you can learn a bit of awful things that happened during the WW2. I would suggest to come early in the morning or with online reserved ticket because tickets might get sold out....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dracusimus
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Of course the museum is worth visiting and everybody shoupd know the history but the way they chose to organize everything needs huge improvements. The people hired as informators seemed to treat their work as a punishment. Queue is extremely long, no visable information about...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank f444
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

History was always one of my favourite school topics and impartiality WW1 and WW2. To make the decision to come to Auschwitz-Birkenau is not an easy one, it’s a place unless you have a family connection to one that had suffered at this place then...More

Date of experience: July 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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