Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum

(Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau)
History Museum, Historic Site, and Memorial Site
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  • Michele S.
    "A "must see" if you are visiting krakow and the south of poland!"(6 Tips)
    Alban N.
    "... up, you can't feel the horror as strong as Buchenwald camp for instance."(4 Tips)
    Rebecca B.
    "awful part of history"(4 Tips)
    Nicola S.
    "40 PLN for the guided tour which lasts around 3 hours."(16 Tips)
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  • Joeri W.
    Joeri WingelinckxJune 11, 2014
    You can do both Auschwitz and Birkenau in one day but if you are interested in the details and archives you can spend several days. Don't forget to visit the country barracks with their own stories.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Martijn K.
    Martijn KapperFebruary 13
    This is a place you have to visit in your life. The horrors that took place here are hard to believe untill you see it with your own eyes. The guided tours are good and available in various languages.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Laura N.
    Laura NisbetNovember 25, 2014
    A must see!! We arranged our trip through escape2poland. It cost approx. £13 pp. They pick you up/drop you off at your hotel. Took around 1hr to get there by bus from Kraków. Full trip took 6hrs!
  • Karolina K.
    Karolina KellyDecember 10, 2015
    Must see place if you're interested in history. Guides are very informated and helpful. To make sure you've seen everything be there for two days.
  • Emre V.
    Although it is sad Auschwitz is a must see place. Entrance is free but if you want to visit before 3 pm you have to buy a guided tour.
  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BroganNovember 25, 2014
    An awful part of history but a must see! Lots of tours run from Kraków, we used Escape 2 Poland, around £20 per person with hotel pick up included.
  • Julius C.
    Julius CruickshankJune 24, 2015
    The organized tour is vey impressive. Try to book a week in advance as the English tours fill up and I saw some American tourists get upset at not getting to go on a tour straight away.
  • Julian C.
    Julian ChowOctober 9, 2013
    Definitely worth a visit. Something which you read in the history books is brought to life by the vivid descriptions of the tour guide
  • Piotr S.
    Piotr SJuly 20
    Please make sure to see both the base camp (Auschwitz) and the second part of the camp (Birkenau) where most of the extermination took place. Birkenau will give you a terrifying sense of scale.
  • Stefanie D.
    Stefanie DDecember 9, 2013
    Everyone should visit this place once in their life. You have learned about it, seen it in movies,... but that's nothing compared to the real thing. And of course, take a guide...
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinAugust 15
    A must visit if in the Krakow area. Truly harrowing but incredibly informative. There are a lot of companies who will arrange a tour. Entry is free.
  • Aslı D.
    Aslı D.August 9, 2013
    "The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again..." it is the most dramatic place where i had been, everyone should visit here to face up to a part of real history.
  • Joke V.
    Joke Van der maelenApril 12, 2015
    Take 2 to 3 hours for Auschwitz. Birkenau is huge and I'd say you need 3 hours to take it all in. It's overwhelming and surreal. There's a free shuttle bus between the 2 camps.
  • Steven A.
    Steven AndrophyAugust 23, 2013
    A visit to Auschwitz/Birkenau is something that you must do before you die, it is truly moving. It is only an hour from Kraków by car, and should be a top priority to visit.
  • Tomas S.
    Tomas StrangeOctober 7, 2014
    I have visited auschwitz, I didn't expected to see something like this, I have traveled with http://visitbus.com/auschwitz-tour.php, they took me from my place and the journey was very good Read more
  • Arjan T.
    Arjan TupanJuly 11, 2012
    When you enter between 10h00 and 15h00, you're obliged to join a group. You can come after 15h, start with Birkenau or join the group and wander off by yourself.
  • European Parliament
    European ParliamentApril 22, 2013
    "There are no words to describe the enormity of this crime," President Martin Schulz said when visiting the Auschwitz death camp on 20 April. "We must never ever forget." Read more
  • Joanne W.
    Joanne WrightSeptember 26, 2014
    The only tip I can leave is it's a place that everyone should visit. This horrific event should never be forgotten! Moving experience beyond words!
  • Cas
    CasAugust 30, 2015
    If you start here, the guide will take you to Auschwitz ll. Highly recommended.
  • Markus Y.
    Markus YlijokiJune 10, 2014
    Come in as early as possible. Buses from Krakow take almost two hours so you'll have to leave the hotel really early. The tour is 40 zlotys and lasts for 3 1/2 hours. The tour is good value for money.
  • David 🏁 B.
    David 🏁 B.October 20
    I had a bad feeling of going to Auschwitz and end up visiting the site as a “tourist attraction”. I was wrong. I understood how reading books don't compare to the concrete experience of being there.
  • John 忠威 Hans D.
    Very moving place but a must see place. Very good guides available and well organised and informative.
  • Arjan T.
    Arjan TupanJuly 11, 2012
    Take your time for this, and don't forget to wander around and also walk to the far end. Very impressive.
  • Shay
    ShayMarch 15
    Every person needs to come here once in their life time. This camp is so huge. Be prepared for lots of walking.
  • Ana Luiza N.
    Ana Luiza NogueiraJanuary 8, 2015
    So impressed, lots of information, it needs to spend a full day, the bad thing is it closes at 4pm.
  • Arnold
    ArnoldAugust 12, 2013
    definitely take a (early) tour, go for both camps and if your guide tells you don't take photos out of respect, don't do it!
  • Marta T.
    Marta TurskaNovember 10, 2014
    Very touching place, good as the end of the trip, more like a 'one time visit', usually people don't go there twice. Worth visiting
  • Patrik O.
    Amazing tour, definitely worth it to see it once! I feel sorry for victims, but everyone should go there at least once in life.
  • Jaroslaw M.
    Jaroslaw MarciukSeptember 24, 2011
    The complex of camps, which became a symbol of genocide, terror and the Holocaust, was established in 1940. During World War II the Nazis murdered hundreds of thousands of Jews, Poles, Gypsies.
  • Oktay o.
    Oktay on the RocksSeptember 1, 2013
    I could NOT believe how HUGE Birkenau ( Auschwitz II ) is. If you are in the area, you must visit.
  • Elena Z.
    We took 6 hour tour. Maybe we were not lucky with a guide, as she was repeating herself so many times, it was very boring, as if she didn't know what to say.
  • George T.
    You MUST SEE what GERMAN'S have built! An amazing and shoking experience of what the prisoners have been through!
  • David B.
    David BesseNovember 3, 2015
    i expected much more anyway free pass if you dont want guide, you have to make reservation if you want guide cause its always full
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannFebruary 2, 2015
    You must see this part of history no matter who you are. It is a compelling and sad experience
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SAugust 8
    You need to go to info counter and get a ticket for your entrance time. We didn't know and had to skip the Auschwitz side. Other tips are pretty useless
  • Elena Z.
    The trip is not as depressive as you might expect, and definitely worth a visit. So don't worry and go.
  • Tania S.
    Tania ShchekaOctober 15, 2015
    Everyone regardless what nationality, religion, idea need to visit this place. Power will make you kill and torture.. Speechless...
  • Nicola S.
    Nicola StewartDecember 12, 2014
    40 PLN for the guided tour which lasts around 3 hours. Well worth it.
  • Anna F.
    Anna FerugaJuly 13, 2015
    We should remember how cruel past was and we shouldn't make the same mistakes ever again. Place to be, place to visit.
  • European Parliament
    European ParliamentApril 22, 2013
    "There are no words to describe the enormity of this crime," President Martin Schulz said when visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. "We must never ever forget." Read more
  • Stepan C.
    Stepan ChizhovMay 11, 2013
    The former concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Michele S.
    Michele SalvoDecember 28, 2014
    A "must see" if you are visiting krakow and the south of poland!
  • 🎀 Anniina 🎀 S.
    Memory of people who died here shall never be forgotten. Visiting this place gives a new perspective in life.
  • Martha G.
    Martha GueToMarch 24
    I used SeeKrakow tours! Excellent choice ! super interesting!
  • Arkadiusz J.
    Arkadiusz JadczakJuly 20, 2013
    If you want to know - you have to see it.
  • Anna M.
    Anna MMarch 3, 2014
    I have no words to describe it. Truly the place of horror. All respect to every person who died here. R.I.P.
  • Lu
    LuJanuary 11
    Visit with a 6 hour guided tour
  • Jandost K.
    Jandost KhosoSeptember 5
    Great history and amazing museum.
  • Tevfik Denizhan M.
    I dont know why but it didnt affect me so much. Of course I respect the all lifes that were lost at there but i expected more heart touching atmosphere.
  • Kiwinečka
    KiwinečkaJuly 15, 2012
    It should be an obligation for everyone to see it at least once in life..
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