Auschwitz-birkenau State MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- 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
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 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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51.9% of people who visit Krakow include Auschwitz-birkenau State Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
82.35% of people start their Auschwitz-birkenau State Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
3 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Auschwitz-birkenau State Museum
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Auschwitz-birkenau State Museum, Krakow Reviews
I visited it one year ago. It's a must if you're in Poland. The experience is not the big as you expect but nevertheless totally worth. It makes you think about mankind and why we are so stupid to kill ourselves. Just because the other has a different view of things. We only can hope it won't happen again but at this rythm, with all the radicalism the drama is soon. Speaking from the experience in the camp, the guide was really sympathetic and knew perfectly how to explain all the facts. I would go again if I was near to remember again all the people who just were in the wrong time and in the wrong place. We will remember you.
O lugar mais impressionante e chocante que já visitei em toda minha vida. Mais de 1 milhão e cem mil pessoas assassinadas neste campo de concentração. (Segundo documentário abaixo) Postei várias fotos, mas para quem já visitou ou pretende visitar, assistam o documentário que encontrei no Netflix "Auschwitz: The Nazis and the final solution". Incrível ver depoimentos destes lugares que você esteve presente ou pretende ir. Impossível descrever o sentimento.
I never thought that I'd be leaving a negative review for a concentration camp. The problem here is the staff, and certainly not all of the staff, but the several individuals who I was unlucky enough to encounter. A friend and I booked tickets for the 1PM tour but went to the wrong building when we arrived. There are no clear signs or directions anywhere (the road, the parking lot, etc.), so it's quite easy to get lost. Long story short, the staff we dealt with seemed to really enjoy being intentionally unhelpful. Truly uniquely terrible people. Our tickets, it turned out, had been "cancelled". The email I had turned out to not be a valid ticket, but merely "a reservation". After an hour or trying to solve this, we simply gave up, went outside, and bought tickets for the 3:30 tour.
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.
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.