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Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
+48 338448099
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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, 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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Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
+48 338448099
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Reviewed today via mobile

We toured with a group of 20 on a pilgrimage. The tour can be depressing because of the evil surrounding the events of the Holocaust but it serves as a life lesson for the future. We had a guide who gave us great info but...More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed today

worth seeing given its historical significance. can't help but think it has become a victim of its own popularity though. Large tours are herded through with little or no time to read the exhibits, or indeed feel much. in all i found the visit to...More

Thank rmurray86
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First of all dress code: there isn't one ,dress for the weather and comfort because there is a lot of walking involved . There are toilets at both sites and there is a charge for using them ,at the time of writing 1.50pln. The tour...More

Thank Gavin D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Again I booked this tour from the uk booking with Discover krakow and opted for the more expensive small group tour. Again you must confirm with the company pick up time, location, no more than 24 hours before the tour either by phone or going...More

Thank lollypop1217
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having gone to Poland for a gig, it would be unforgivable not to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau. It's an extremely moving and solemn experience and you can't walk away without feeling a huge emotional burden. 3 weeks later and I still find it difficult to believe I...More

Thank Peter030470
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Obviously the events and reasons why Auschwitz & Birkenau exist are beyond disgusting, sickening and soul destroying. However I can't stress how important it is to make the trip to the concentration camps if/when in Poland. We stayed in Krakow and arranged with the tour...More

Thank bailsjess
Reviewed 3 days ago

Travelled from Krakow to get here for 7:30am in order to get an entry pass from visitor services as there werent any left online. Lovely place, hauntingly beautiful. Awful what happened here, everyone should visit here atleast once. One thing I will mention is the...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is obviously a very historic place to visit. However, the number of large groups going around it make it impossible to get a real picture, or feeling for what is one of the most awful places on earth. They need somehow to stem the...More

Thank Eileen2013
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must see for everyone. Our tour guide was excellent. She was very informative and set the tone perfectly for what is a site that's witnessed such terrible events. It's hard to find the right words to describe it but everyone should go...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 4 days ago

*This review is based on wheelchair accessibility only - including rating* How to get there from Krakow: you can take the train to Oswiecim from Krakow main station. The entrance of the concentration camp is about 1,5 km from the Oswiecim train station. There are...More

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Can anyone tell me if there is a dress code here? Of course dressing appropriately and respectful but it is going to be quite hot when we visit so i was wondering if there was a certain rule to cover shoulders and wear skirts/dresses below the knee. Thank you in advance
4 June 2017|
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Response from ChequeredJustice | Reviewed this property |
No dress code but you'll need comfortable shoes as lots of walking
Amy B
I'm booking a visit for an individual, but to pay the site is asking for my tax ID (SS#?) to send me an invoice??? Can't I pay with a credit card? -Amy
24 May 2017|
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Response from grimreaper1965 | Reviewed this property |
i booked with my travel agent who turned out to be the cheapest option.
Ana I
Are there English tours on Mondays?
23 May 2017|
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Response from BeckyfromBarry | Reviewed this property |
yes we went on a Monday and our tour guide was English speaking. we booked our trip through krakow shuttle and they were really great