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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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We did Auschwitz as an independent day trip - taking the bus from Krakow. It was easy to get there and back and the buses ran roughly every hour. We visited both sites and took... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did Auschwitz as an independent day trip - taking the bus from Krakow. It was easy to get there and back and the buses ran roughly every hour. We visited both sites and took our time reading the heartbreaking stories of what took place there. The exhibit which displays the personal belongings and book of names was the most... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sure it is over two years since I visited, but it still seems like yesterday, my mind still sees the images frame by frame. My tour guide was excellent, I do not know how many times she had taken the tour around A-B, but tears were still in her eyes. "If we don't learn from history, it has the habit... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So I visited here as a solo traveler from England earlier this month. I booked a 6hour study tour which started at 9am and so got the 5.20am train from Kraków. Arriving at Oświęcim at around 7.45am. When I left the station I literally had no idea where to go. But it was early and I was hungry and needed... More 

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County Mayo, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a place everyone should visit. Until your here its hard to imagine how awful it really was :( I feel a guide is a must have as it is quiet large and they point out areas and give you the history in detail. Id recommend going in off peak season as even last week it was very busy... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must see if you come to Krakow. If you can walk a few meters behind the guide and think for yourself from time to time you'll "enjoy" it more...

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Conditions in this placemust have been terrible.You can not believe the cruelty and things that happened here. The way they were forced to live is inhuman. The camp is a vast size,youdo not see or hear any birds in the vicinity of the camp. Pictures of what they did to these people is unbearable Public executions in the street with... More 

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I did a tour of Auschwitz and birkenau whilst staying in poland. What can I say. There are no words to describe what happened in these concentration camps. It is absolutely harrowing to see the way these innocent civilians were treated, tortured and murdered. There is lots of original memorabilia in the camps. It is Heart breaking to see original... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Travelled here by bus from the old town as cheaper than booking through hotel we decided that we wanted to walk around on our own so we could take our time and get to see everything.when we arrived we went to the ticket office as we weren't having a guide admission was free.it was quite busy so some of the... More 

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Drama, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A place that everyone should visit and feel what happened there just few years ago. The only advice is that it would be better to plan your visit via a tourist office otherwise be ready to get tired.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of walking, try and visit in the afternoon when quieter. Coaches every 30 mins from KrKow coach station. Entry to the museum is free unless you use a guide.

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