Auschwitz-birkenau State Museum

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  • Address: Auschwitz- Birkenau State Museum, ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim, Poland, Krakow
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Landmark, Camp, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum

Auschwitz-birkenau State Museum - Review

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Words cannot begin to describe the horror that took place in this camp. The Museum encompasses the entire Auschwitz concentration camp and its surrounding buildings. It is estimated that over 1.1 million people were killed here, a majority of them Jews. The camp has come to symbolize the Nazi atrocities against the Jewish people. The museum today educates visitors and researches the Holocaust.

Auschwitz-birkenau State Museum Information

  • It takes at least three hours to tour the museum, sometimes more.
  • Not suitable for visitors under the age of 14.
  • Dress and behave with respect and solemnity.
  • It can get crowded, so arrive early at the bus stop.
  • Flash photography and the use of tripods are prohibited. Photography is prohibited in certain areas, look for the signs.
  • Always follow the instructions of guides and the security guards.
  • Do not visit under the influence of any substance.
  • Smoking and the consumption of food are prohibited.
  • Large bags are not allowed inside.
  • A guided tour will cost around 10 Euros, but it will be a far more insightful experience and is recommended to viewing the museum without a guide. 
  • Dress appropriately. Behave respectfully.

Auschwitz-birkenau State Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • The timings for English guided tours are : 10.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m., 1.20 p.m.
  • Each tour lasts for three and a half hours. Call ahead to reserve as the museum receives thousands of visitors every day

How To reach Auschwitz-birkenau State Museum by Public Transport

  • Buses are available from the Krakow bus station to the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum.

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  • Auschwitz-birkenau State Museum Address: Auschwitz- Birkenau State Museum, ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim, Poland, Krakow
  • Auschwitz-birkenau State Museum Timing: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Auschwitz-birkenau State Museum Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Auschwitz-birkenau State Museum: 03:30 Hrs
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Auschwitz-birkenau State Museum, Krakow Reviews

  • Very sad and tragic place. What has happened has happened and hopefully something so bad and inhumane, will never happen again for eternity. This isn't a place you should visit like a theme park. When I visited, there were a lot of tourists which of course isn't a problem but their actions and behaviour was irritating. Don't bring young children to this place as it isn't suitable for them and they will run around screaming and being annoying. If however you do plan on visiting, allow yourself a good amount of time as there is a lot to see here. You can enter for free but parking costs 13 Złoty. If you want to get a guided tour in your language then that's up to you, we couldn't find any English tours which were very surprising as it is the official language, but we did our own thing, which now I think about it probably was a better idea. You can get into pretty much every single bunker, and you can visit the old holding cells and the gas chamber. There are signs in English, German, Hebrew and Polish for people to read. Again, what happened here is awful and it brought a tear to my eye whilst walking around here. You should visit this place at least once in a lifetime to pay your respects for the many that died here. But please be respectful, dress sensibly and take time to walk around.

  • It was a hard choice to finally go there but it was a great visit. The camp is now a museum with lots of good and interesting information. By all means take a guided tour to get the most out of the place. Our tour moved very quickly from sight to sight which was a blessing. It didn't give too much time to reflect on the atrocities that occurred there.

  • Very impressive museum and important part of the second world war. A museum with a story that needs to be told. Two times I've visited it, two times very impressive. The atmosphere is very sad so come prepared for that. It's advised to book in advance and they are not wrong about that. The group sizes are limited and there are a large number of people who would like to visit so do book in advance to not be disappointed. The guides of the museum are well educated and bring the story lively and emotional.

  • I think anyone who is even remotely interested in history must come here at some point. It is one of the most significant locations in the history of humanity. It is not an exaggeration to say that walking around leaves you speechless. On a practical note, I would say to go in the middle of winter and don't get the official tour that you have to take if you visit during certain hours. You miss a few exhibitions on the tour that you can view in your own time outside of this. Also there are fewer tourists which makes a massive difference. We took the train which took about 90 minutes from Krakow and then a 15 minute walk. There is also bus stop outside that will take you back to Krakow in a similar amount of time.

  • One of those must see places in life as the story told is essential for human development. See the horrors of the past and ensure we never repeat these actions. The museum is well maintained and goes to great length to drive the significance of the past atrocities to the forefront. During the summer it is extremely busy, especially if you enter the buildings. Be prepared for long lines, tight conditions and heavy air.

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