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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is the resting place for some 1.5 million people, as the site once served as a concentration camp and extermination site of the European Jewish community during World War II. Today, Auschwitz-Birkenau is an important historical area, allowing visitors to reflect on the monumental horrors that occurred during the genocide.


The Basics

Auschwitz-Birkenau tours take visitors through some of the 13 surviving prison blocks that now feature museum exhibitions, many dedicated to victims and displaying documentary photographs and historical artifacts. In addition the main camp, a much larger camp called Birkenau (or Auschwitz II) sits about 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) to the west. This site has been left almost exactly as it was when the Nazis abandoned it at the end of the war, complete with gas chamber ruins, and is also considered a part of the UNESCO-listed Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. An official visitor’s center can be found at the entrance to Auschwitz I.


The two sites are often visited together on group or private tours from Krakow Old Town, available in a number of languages and generally including transport between the memorial areas, plus hotel pickup and drop-off or airport transfers. It's recommended that travelers allot about 90 minutes for each of the sites. A visit is also sometimes combined with a trip to the nearby Wieliczka Salt Mine.


Things to Know Before You Go

  • Cell phones are not allowed in the permanent exhibition buildings.
  • The ability to take photos varies by area, although it is not allowed in Room 5 of Block 4 or in the cellars of Block 11. Flash units and tripods are not allowed.
  • The maximum size of any baggage carried in is 11.8x8x4 inches (30x20x10 cm).
  • The museum discourages visits from children under the age of 14.
  • While wheelchairs are available for use at the visitor's center, strollers may only be used outside of the blocks and other structures in Auschwitz I.
  • The memorial is closed on January 1, Easter Sunday, and Christmas.
How to Get There
Auschwitz-Birkenau is in Oswiecim, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Krakow, from where most tours depart. A few tours are offered from Warsaw 196 miles (315 kilometers) away, although transport takes four hours. Both memorial sites have paid parking lots, and shuttles run between the two. Zakopane is located 80 miles (130 kilometers) south.

Insider Tip

This is a somber place to visit (to say the least), and appropriate solemnity and respect are required on museum grounds. Although you can arrive independently, guided Auschwitz tours can allow for better education and understanding, plus insight from a tour guide.


Address: ul Wiezniow Oswiecimia, Oswiecim 32-603, Poland
Hours: Daily from 8am; closing hours vary seasonally
Admission: Varies
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Auschwitz Memorial and Museum Tour - Private Transport with tickets

This tour will educate you about the tragic events that occurred in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. Auschwitz-Birkenau was once a concentration camp and it is now a place that pays respect to the victims who lost their lives. On this tour, you won’t have to wait for other travelers to be picked up as private transport will take you directly from your Krakow accommodation to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Conveniently, entrance tickets are included and you’ll explore the sites with an English-speaking guide to provide commentary.
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Auschwitz- Birkenau one- day study tour from Krakow with private transfer

We offer you an unique chance to explore Auschwitz-Birkenau during the study tour, which takes 6 hours. When sightseeing you will have chance to see Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II, some selected national exhibitions, the so-called Central Sauna, the ruins of gas chambers and crematoria.
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Auschwitz Birkenau: Complete Guided Tour with Private Transportation

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Full-Day Tour of Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow

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Private Auschwitz Tour from Prague

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour from Krakow

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From Krakow: Aushwitz - Birkenau Museum Private Transport

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Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Museum Shared Guided Tour from Krakow

Explore attractions outside of Krakow on this comprehensive day tour. Save time organizing your own transport by having hotel pickup and drop-off included. You’ll travel with ease in a comfortable vehicle to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wieliczka Salt Mine. At both sites, you’re guaranteed to skip the long lines with entrance tickets included. You’ll also enjoy guided tours which will enhance your experience with historical information.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Musuem Guided tour from Krakow

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Auschwitz-Birkenau: Memorial and Museum Tour from Krakow

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Państwowe Muzeum Auschwitz & Birkenau 1-4 people

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Auschwitz and Birkenau Memorial and Museum Guided Tour from Krakow with Tickets

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Bus Tour from Krakow

Get a guided half-day tour from Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former Nazi concentration camp that now stands as a memorial to those who were imprisoned and killed within its walls. Begin with a documentary about the history of the camp, then let a guide take you on a tour of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Wrocław

From Wrocław, take a day for a sobering visit to the former Nazi concentration camp complex of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Come face to face with the murderous history of World War II and the Nazis as you tour two concentration camps where more than a million people perished. See some of the facilities of Auschwitz and Birkenau as you attempt to grapple with the horrors that occurred there and the legacy of the Holocaust. Your tour includes transportation by minibus, entrance fees, snacks, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Wrocław.
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AUSCHWITZ GUIDED TOUR

Each tour is unique because You are unique!Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum is the place of memory and experience which is important for the societies and individuals. It was the largest German Nazi Concentration Camp and Death Camp in Europe visited by over a million visitors annually. Not to repeat the tragedy that happened is also to remember what people may do to the others. Tour Includes: * English Speaking Passionate Guide (extra facts, stories, places) * Door-to-Door Pick Up & Drop Off (hotel, airport, station, etc.) * Private transportation* Comfortable, Modern & Elegant Car, Van (1-8 p.) or Coach (9+p.) (on request)We pride ourselves in arranging outstanding Tailor-made Tours to even most remote spots of our beautiful region according to our Clients Wishes. We are not just a tour, we are real experience designed especially for our unique Guests! And wherever You wish to travel, we will take You there with great care and will make Your experience unforgettable.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau self-guided tour with private transport from Krakow

Remember the victims of the Holocaust with a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum from Krakow. This independent excursion to the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp complex allows you to tour the UNESCO-listed site at your own pace and comfort level, and includes round-trip transportation by private vehicle from your hotel.
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Auschwitz Birkenau Guided Tour with Private Transport from Krakow

We offer tours to Auschwitz Birkenau Camp State Museum.Our tour includes pick up from your hotel in Krakow, private english speaking driver service and guided tour in a group in Auschwitz Birkenau Camp State Museum.
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Auschwitz and Birkenau Tour from Warsaw

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Auschwitz Birkenau Guided Tour - Memorial and Museum

All over the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. It was established by Germans in 1940, in the suburbs of Oswiecim, a Polish city that was annexed to the Third Reich by the Nazis. Its name was changed to Auschwitz.
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Semi-private 1 Day Tour to Auschwitz and Krakow from Warsaw

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