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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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A profoundly disturbing but necessary experience.

I am a professional tour guide, and I can say with confidence our guide for this tour was the best I have ever witnessed. Unfortunately, he did not tell us his name and did not... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a professional tour guide, and I can say with confidence our guide for this tour was the best I have ever witnessed. Unfortunately, he did not tell us his name and did not stick around after the tour to talk, so I was unable to tell him in person how incredible a job he did and how much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No amount of reading, listening or watching documentaries can actually prepare you for what you'll witness here. To walk in the first steps of those who suffered and those who caused the suffering. The museum and tours are all done in such a respectful and interesting way. My only negative is actually nothing to do with museum, it's to do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a remarkable visit organised by Viator tours. After setting the scene in the drive over by playing a film of auschwitz. We were met by our English speaking guide 'Aga' who was quite simply fabulous. She knew everything and was able to transport you back in time. It is a most remarkable place that leaves you emotional but informed.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think everyone should visit Auschwitz and Birkenhau to get some idea of the scale of the Nazi atrocities. It is beyond comprehension. The sense of history and extreme horror of the camps is palpable. What amazed us is that this happened within a lifetime ago! Very humbling and emotional. I have read the reviews about the poor guides and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau is difficult to review using the language normally reserved for Museums or attractions etc. It's factual, moving, educational and should be compulsory for students across Europe in my opinion. We were a small group of 4 and we pre booked a private guide. This added to the impact of the tour as he really bought it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are not visiting as part of tour or group, make sure you go the auschwitz site and book a suitable time slot for your visit. I can simply say it was a very moving experience and everyone should visit it to see the horrors of war.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a terrible embarrassing part of human history. I hope as more people visit, we all learn. I visited with my 2 daughters, aged 21 and 16. We spent a lot of time preparing- reading and learning more before we left, so we would know what to expect. It is still shocking. I do recommend booking a guide that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An unforgettable opportunity, punctuated with interesting facts from engaging and respectful tour guides. We were late to our tour but were still given our headset and asked to follow the signage until we caught up with our group. We missed the majority of the Auschwitz tour as a result but we were all allowed a 'free' ticket back into Auschwitz... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Truly truly astonishing. How one human can treat another knows no bounds. Everyone should visit once in their lives.

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We've had a fantastic visit I would like to highly recommend this! Have your walking shoes at the ready and some tissues! The tour guides were friendly and helpful, I can't wait to revisit with my son.

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