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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

Open today: 07:30 - 19:00
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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...more
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ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-603, Poland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 April 2010

Visited the both sites few days ago (sat, April 3rd 2010). The trip was something I´ve wanted to do for many years and the biggest concerns we had in advance was if we would have enough time there and if I would be able to...More

95  Thank srjo79
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 November 2012

On a recent visit to Poland we decided to visit the concentration camps in Oswiecim Poland. A name not readily known to us in the west as we are more aware of the name Auschwitz. To the point my wife who is Czech had not...More

51  Thank Ron B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When coming to Krakow, Auschwitz has been our top list to visit. Even I have been learning about it through history lessons and documentaries, physically being there is a complete different experience. It was hard to imagine what the victims had been going through. When...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I agree with others this is not a place for small children. I don't think until you are here that you really understand the magnitude of what happened, the shoes you see and that was just 2 days worth was really a shock and thought...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visiting a death camp is a sobering experience. There needs to be time to reflect and process and sadly the number of people allowed in to Auschwitz at one time makes that very difficult. It is still very worth going, but be prepared for the...More

Thank janetpackard
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is perhaps not everyone's cup of tea. The experience is deep and thought provoking one but many visitors seem to go around laughing & having a great time. Personally I think this is inappropriate but each to their own. There is a lot of...More

Thank Twebor N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sobering visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau. A must do tour. Unfortunately our guide (Martin) rushed the visit around Birkenau. Would have like to have 5 minutes to reflect at the Jewish memorial, but not even given the chance to go to the area. Having said that it...More

Thank clemmie
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent nearly 8 hours walking round both sites and would recommend not getting a tour as they do miss out a large amount of exhibits but instead purchase a guide book from the shop just inside the entrance this was extremely informative as well...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nearly everyone knows of the existence of this place and it’s history but it is still shocking and emotional. I agree with another reviewer that this is not a place for children. Went to Auschwitz first and then on to Birkenau which is a few...More

Thank DianeW1958south
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its hard to describe how I felt after spending an hour or so in Birkenau... A very informative exhibit and a must see whilst visiting Poland. Unfortunately I did not get to see the museum exhibits as it closes at 3pm in November. So if...More

Thank johnnysocks376
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a cold, windy and wet autumnal day when the temperature was about 5 degrees and windchill lower which helped in one small way to put into context how horrendous this place must have been. The numbers of people touring round is enormous...More

Thank 354stepheny
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is where Mans ability to kills is paramount . 1,300,000 million people where killed here . The museum is dated yet shows the kind of inhumanity the made this happen . The gas chambers , the ovens for burning the flesh and bones...More

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Lynn C
6 November 2018|
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Response from SDA1892 | Reviewed this property |
We did the 3.5 hour tour and found that just about right given the additional travel to and from krakow, all depends where you are staying. It wasn’t rushed and very informative
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TBarry518
2 November 2018|
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Response from rts96 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely Krakow is the best place to stay, and normally it’s only about an hour and a half to Auschwitz but with the recent construction it may take you a bit over two hours. Krakow is a lovely city with much to offer... More
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24 October 2018|
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Response from HenrikP382 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour with the mini bus, it is 70 km between the city and the camps.
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