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Address: ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
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Established by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol of...

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, the first and oldest camp (the number of prisoners fluctuated around 15,000, sometimes rising above 20,000) and Auschwitz II, Birkenau (which held more than 90,000 prisoners in 1944). The greater part of the apparatus of mass extermination was built in Birkenau and the majority of the victims were murdered there.

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Trip from Krakow Old Town
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7-Hour Private Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Krakow

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Visited in late November as part of a weekend break. Cost was 120 PLN direct with my hostel which I had prebooked before arrival but came across advertisement in Krakow for 100... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited in late November as part of a weekend break. Cost was 120 PLN direct with my hostel which I had prebooked before arrival but came across advertisement in Krakow for 100 while wandering the city. Well worth the money. It was a cold day, circa 0-2 degree Celsius, which really hits home when you are shown the living conditions... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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I don't know what I expected before I went, but it certainly wasn't this! Don't get me wrong I am well aware of the horrific history surrounding this place, but that makes me question 3 things, firstly why does it feel like a tourist attraction ( trust me that's what has happened, right down to the cafe's, the shops and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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So worth going. It really was an experience. We went on an organised trip booked through Viatour. Brilliant! We had a wonderful tour guide who spoke beautiful English. They split the tours up into nationalities. You have a head set so that you can clearly hear your guide. He was so knowledgeable. You walk round and get to see all... More 

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Chatteris, United Kingdom
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No holds barred when you come here. Auchwitz has many buildings which with a guide completed the picture of the terrible atroscities that happened here.Takes approx 1.5 hrs to go round.Adjacent approx 2 miles away is birkenhau which is a bleak and baren place with a brick entrance building with many wooden buildings and a lost of buildings destroyed.Very harrowing... More 

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Got the bus from Krakow bus station straight to the musuem (28 Zloty for two people one way). Even though I had an allocated time on my ticket we were still allowed in due to rhe bus being fifteen mins behind schedule. The enterance was abit hectic with security pushing and pulling people and the ques are not very clear... More 

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As a solo tourist I travelled as part of a pre booked tour. Booked with local tourist office for 155.00pln which I could have got for 120.00pln had I walked a bit further. My advice is get yourself there and spend longer. You only get an hour at Birkenhead and 1.5hrs at Auschwitz and its not enough! I have been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It doesn't matter how many times you have seen or hear things about Auschwitz-Birkenau, you have to experience it by going to this place. The place is creepy, full of history and the true stories of horror. You can see how people have lived in the midst of the horror, how the remaining goods have been greater value than humans,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An experience of a lifetime. Entry to the museum is chaotic and that was with a large tour group. However, on entry the starkness and reality hit you immediately. A tour round some of the blocks in Auschwitz showed the brutality and suffering occupants had to endure. However, it is when you go to the adjoining death camp of Birkenau... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had read many books on Auschwitz, but this all day trip was mind and emotional changing - you really need to do this trip - I came home and read 4 books just about the two camps

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I attend both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz Birkenau through an educational trip with a society at my University. We were a group of 30 and had a tour guide called Tomas, he was very thorough and answered all questions asked, showing an extensive knowledge on the horrible atrocities which occurred on both camps. This is not for the faint hearted,... More 

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