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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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7-Hour Private Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Krakow

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Highly disturbing and soberly fascinating, in that order.

Visited Auschwitz and Birkenau over a week ago but the experience of this unusual trip has stayed strongly with me. In fact, the emotional impacts did if anything grow deeper... read more

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Teesside
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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Visited Auschwitz and Birkenau over a week ago but the experience of this unusual trip has stayed strongly with me. In fact, the emotional impacts did if anything grow deeper over the subsequent days in reflecting on and more fully appreciating the horrendous, insane, sad and incomprehensible events which happened here, at this most infamous sites of grotesque behaviour and... More 

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Took an hour to get there and an hour back from near krakow main square so the tour was 5 hours and this was too much in the end. Would not recommend for children as it would get boring for them. The first auschwitz was fascinating and you learnt quite a lot and the rooms with personal belongings and things... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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Impossible to review, everyone's experience will be individual. Some practical advice for those who find the official visit Auschwitz website a little confusing. We were a group of 3 people, caught the bus from Krakow bus station, 12 zloty each. Bus will stop at side entrance to Auschwitz I and then 2 minute walk to museum entrance. We didn't want... More 

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Turku, Finland
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I don't think this place needs much introduction. Just keep in mind that camp is in two different locations and reserve enough time to visit both. Birkenau is HUGE.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Auschwitz, we all heard the stories and saw the pictures, but it doens't beat a visit to this camp. Walking trough the camp, reading the stories really gives an amazing view about what happened here 70 years ago. It's a piece of history is shouldn't be forgotten and every WW2 fanatic should visit this place at least once.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very difficult to describe - you cannot comprehend what happened here. This is a very interesting museum and something I would urge everybody to go and see at some stage in their lifetime. Visiting here really puts the scale of the holocaust into the frightening reality. You will be extremely moved by the experience of visiting Auschwitz.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There aren't many words to convey how much you must visit Auschwitz-Birkenau. You will never see anything else like this in your life and it is the most memorable experience you will have. We booked the tour through GetYourGuide and our tour guide was amazing, I learnt so much from my trip here and I'm ashamed that I hadn't visited... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Difficult to review this Memorial and Museum. So full of grievous history. It is a time to remember those that walked before you. Quite busy, many tours and student groups. We were with a Viator Tour so maneuvering was handled for us. Despite the many other tourists, it is a quiet, respected and somber visit. It was well worth the... More 

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the worlds most known about locations, Auschwitz is a disturbing place. It is a monument that was left for us to see and learn not to allow these things to happen again but unfortunately we never learn and repeatedly allow these things to go on.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Book ahead and be on a tour to get the most out of a visit to this memorial site. Some practicalities are that there was a nice cafeteria-style restaurant on site selling perogies. The tour took about four hours, 2.5 hours at Auschwitz I and 1.5 at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Our tour started at 15:00 and ended after 18:30.

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