Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Oswiecim

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Devoted to the memory of those who lost their lives in the Holocaust, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau displays arguably the most devastating concentration camp in world history. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of the camp, which served as the major site of the so-called "Final Solution to the Jewish question." More than a million people died here between 1942 and 1944, most in the camp's gas chambers. Finish your visit at the train ramp where thousands of prisoners from all over Europe disembarked for the final time. Add Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau to your Oswiecim travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Oswiecim trip planner.
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  • Everyone should visit here. The cruelty of human being is something, which actually strikes to your mind while visiting this museum. Very eye opening experience and also educational. With our... 
    Everyone should visit here. The cruelty of human being is something, which actually strikes to your mind while visiting this museum. Very eye opening experience and also educational. With our...  more »
  • I was meant to visit Auschwitz on 21 May. The day before at 4pm, Rafał called me to inform me that there was a system error and I was unable to attend the tour at 11:30. He said that I can be... 
    I was meant to visit Auschwitz on 21 May. The day before at 4pm, Rafał called me to inform me that there was a system error and I was unable to attend the tour at 11:30. He said that I can be...  more »
  • This is one of those places everyone should visit. It's very sad and shocking to me that this really happend years ago. I visited both sites as part of a guided tour. The tour guide was good... 
    This is one of those places everyone should visit. It's very sad and shocking to me that this really happend years ago. I visited both sites as part of a guided tour. The tour guide was good...  more »
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  • I am giving five stars mainly due to the fact that many people and organisations have taken concrete steps to ensure people don't forget what happened here during WWII. This place is a reminder of the darkest side of human nature, to torture and kill another human for the heck of it.. I would recommend this visit to everyone, and to soak in the history that took place not so long ago.
  • Very impressive. Buying cards on line seems handy, but we didn't get them via the mail after payment .at the museum we had to wait for more then 1 hour to have them printed, so we were 5 minutes late....but it was worth it.
  • Interesting site of historic atrocities. Definitely a must see on any trip to Krakow.
  • Impressive. The guide said. Now there are 4 times less people than before the pandemic. Please book a guide. You will learn so much more.
  • A place to visit, once in the life. I did it twice, and I will probably do it again, because we all need to remember, and time by time we need to refresh our memories. I suggest a visit to all the students, even if in some way it can be an uncomfortable visit, or maybe exactly for this reason. The experience is unforgettable You need to book an online ticket. The access is free, but they want to avoid overflow of people. When you enter, be respectful of the place. It is a place where thousands of people were suffering, we need to remember where we are

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