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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

I spent a lot of time researching how best to do this trip from Krakow, so I wanted to write this review in a way that would help other people to plan their trip. There’s a lot of reviews about whether you should do a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank laurai356
Reviewed 4 days ago

To visit Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps it is best to book in advance. Dorota our guide was excellent. It really makes you realise how the Jews in particular were treated worse than animals. I highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A trip well worthed for the memory. The few survivors and first hand witnesses are old and many are passing away. It is up to us to keep the memory alive.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The site of the biggest extermination/concentration World War II camp where one million jews perished either in the gas chambers, worked to death or tortured. Signed up for the English speaking 3.5 tour which went over the history and visited the different compounds in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Z5544LOpeterh
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything went fine, the mini-bus was good and everything was according to schedule. On the way to Auschwitz there was a documentary video on the bus. I was hoping that the driver would have given some history details also. The quick lunch was a couple...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 129jussim
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited on a group tour with Krakow tours. The sheer scale of the misery and suffering inflicted on 1.3 million people between 1940 and 1945 is brought into sharp focus on the tour. Not a place I looked forward to visiting but a place I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a weekend break to Krakow with husband we visited Auschwitz Sunday 17th march such a humbling experience well with a visit our tour guide was very good didn't get her name but she had dark curly hair her knowledge of Auschwitz is amazing she...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank normaf976
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Tour through one of the Main Kiosks, you may get a discount depending on the time of day/night you book - we paid around 130 Zlty. Booking through the Hotel was twice as extensive so beware. On time pick up arrangement in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alanthedrummer
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing place, the tour guides are really good with the sad sad histiory of the place, its a prime example of man's inhumanity to man, and of all the helpless millions men women and children murdered there by callous cowards, who not only murdered...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If visiting Poland this place has to be the main reason why, I spent 5 days in Poland using 3 of them to learn about aushwitz and visiting museums about ww2.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Aero1902
March 15, 2019|
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Response from sgharrison | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to, I never saw anyone counting how many people were still in the groups. Just get a guide book and follow it around yourself once past the gate. It's well signposted, and even without a guide or guidebook... More
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Kirsten S
March 9, 2019|
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Response from SuzieT08 | Reviewed this property |
we had the guided tour round Auschwitz, but missed the shuttle bus to Birkanau, we caught the next bus and wandered around by ourselves, we took our time, which you cant do with the guide.
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March 5, 2019|
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Response from SuzieT08 | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry I cant help you with that one as we travelled there in a taxi, there were 3 of us so it didnt cost that much.
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