Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Oswiecim

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Must see · World heritage site · History Museum · Historic Site
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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  • It was a lot of waking and rainy the day we went. Our guide was very informative and really kept our group engaged.  more »
  • We recently visited with friends and had a very informative and passionate guide to show us around both sites, this is definitely not a trip that can be rushed. It’s good to see that this is being...  more »
  • If you are in this area of Poland for any reason, you must stop and take time to do this tour of this preservation and symbol of mans inhumanity to fellow man. I am an avid fan of history, and of...  more »
  • I want To appreciate the people who works there. We were late, because we lost on our way to there, so we were one minute before closing, and we asked them to let us in, for a quick tour. And they were so kind, and helpful, so we could have our tour. So thank you so much for your kindness. P. S: the place was terrifying, and it will be a memory forever,in a bad way...( I almost cried for a few times) But I think this is what everyone know, it's not new.
  • Very good guided tour. It is worth a visit, because only in this way can one be aware that this must never happen again. After the viewing, you stay pensive all day, because you can't believe that a human could have done that to a fellow human being.
  • It is very difficult to "star rate" something of that magnitude, a place where so many lifes have been taken. I am giving 5stars but everyone needs to visit the place, experience it and come to personal conclusions and revelations. Taking aside the camp and its tragic events and stories, I can say that the place is well organized, with easy access, plenty of parking spaces and helpful and friendly staff. There are guides and tours and many things are translated into many languages. One word of a warning so to speak - when you decide to visit the camp, be prepared that this is not going to be your happiest day... Still, very much worth to see.
  • Interesting site of historic atrocities. Definitely a must see on any trip to Krakow.
  • It was heartbreaking to see such beautiful people portrayed considering what they had to go through. I believe everyone should visit this place at least one time.

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