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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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7 Day Rail Tour - Kraków, Wrocław, Poznań & Warsaw

7 Day Rail Tour - Kraków, Wrocław, Poznań & Warsaw

This 7-day rail tour takes you to Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan and Warsaw with return travel to Krakow. The tour includes hotel accommodation, complete rail transport, and 24/7 support. When booking a tour with us, we handle everything! All you need to do is show up. Every traveller that books with us will receive complimentary access to our InterrailingPackages app, whereby you can access your itinerary for your trip, reservations, hotel directions, discounted sightseeing tickets, discounted food tours, all to name but a few. With our app, you don't have to carry all your travel documents with you, reducing the impact on the environment and keeping your documents safe. All our tours are completely independent, you will not be part of a group and your time is free to spend it how you like in every city. We have made some itinerary recommendations and will provide you with city guides through your InterrailingPackages app to help make the most of your time in each of the cities.
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!! SPECIAL OFFER !! - Auschwitz Birkenau - transport with explanation

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Due to the prevention, museums in Poland, including Auschwitz-Birkenau, are temporaly closed. Have you lost your chance for the sightseeing? You received a refund for your deleted tour, but you have already bought a journey to Cracow and would like to see, what you have planned? We can partially reward your waste! Our knowledgable driver can take you for a ride to the camp with a live commentary of the cradle of culture passed by during the journey. You won't be able to enter and see it inside, but we will tell you the main facts about the history of this place and you will be able to see it from outside. The price includes only transportation costs. No ticket-fee included.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau guided tour with private transport

Auschwitz-Birkenau guided tour with private transport

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A day trip combined Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine

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During the whole day you will visit two places which are Auschwitz-Birkenau museum and Wieliczka Salt Mines. In both places you got an official guides service included. Door to door service and english-speaking driver/tour leader is also provided. Tour includes all entrance fees and skipping the long line! Our staff is an experienced team of people who love their job trying to provide you the best service possible. All of our drivers/tour leaders are english-speaking and ready to help you and answer all your questions. We treat people individually. Our modern air-conditioned fleet is ready for the ride!
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Private Transport from Kraków

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Auschwitz and Birkenau Guided Tour from Krakow

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Visit the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau camps Bottle of water English speaking driver The price includes the ticket
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Private Transport from Krakow

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Katowice: Auschwitz and Krakow Old Town Private Guided Tour

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Visit the biggest complex of concentration camps - Auschwitz-Birkenau. You will see for your own eyes the conditions that the prisoners have been kept, working in and hell which they went through. After that you will have a chance to stroll around the Krakow Old Town and see its highlights. Highlights: - Visit the biggest Nazi concentration camp from the World War II period - Auschwitz-Birkenau - Get to know with the true bloodcurdling facts which are accessible only here! - Explore different parts of the whole territory, along with barracks and gas chambers - Enjoy comfortable pick-up and drop off service to your accommodation with english-speaking driver - Take a stroll in Krakow Old Town, see its highlights and fall in love with this city
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Auschwitz Birkenau Guided tour with transport

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Travel back to World War II, and visit one of the most significant places in Poland on a 7-hour, guided tour of the Auschwitz Museum and Birkenau Camp in Oświęcim. Explore a symbol of the Holocaust and memorial to the victims of the Nazis. This is a shared tour traveling by air-conditioned transportation.
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Lonely Planet Experience: Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Auschwitz - Birkenau from Katowice

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Private Tour from Krakow

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Pickup from Krakow

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Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour

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Auschwitz-Birkenau guided tour from Krakow - private car

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A visit to the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau offers a haunting insight into the tragedies of Poland’s WWII Nazi occupation. On this half-day tour from Krakow, travel from the city by private car or minivan, then join an emotional tour of the museum, memorials, and camp buildings, visiting both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. We provide an English speaking guide provide by museum (local guide).
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Auschwitz-Birkenau guided tour from Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau guided tour from Krakow

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Rather than grapple with public transportation, join this guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau, which includes hotel transfers and round-trip transportation from Krakow. Explore the largest of the Nazis' concentration camps and see first-hand the horrors of the Holocaust.
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Full day tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mine with a local guide from Krakow

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Save time by combining two major attractions in just one tour from Krakow. After pickup from your hotel, travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazis' concentration camps, and see first-hand the horrors of the Holocaust. Afterward, continue to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and discover its secrets hidden deep underground.
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  • 11 hours
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Guided tour to Auschwitz Birkenau State museum from Krakow

Guided tour to Auschwitz Birkenau State museum from Krakow

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With this skip-the-line ticket visit a site that pays respect to the victims that lost their lives during the tragic events of the Second World War— Auschwitz-Birkenau. This former concentration camp during Nazi-occupied Poland has become a memorial and museum. On this tour, you’ll save time booking transport by having Krakow hotel pickup and drop-off included. Entrance tickets to Auschwitz-Birkenau are included, and you’ll explore the sites with an English-speaking guide to enhance your experience and provide commentary. We will arrange for you the Auschwitz Tour (the trip included also visit Birkenau). An English speaking driver will pick you up from the Hotel/Hostel/Apartment between 07:30am and 09:00am (to be confirmed) Sharing with other people in the minibus..
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  • 6 hours
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Shuttle Bus Krakow- Auschwitz with optional entrance

Shuttle Bus Krakow- Auschwitz with optional entrance

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Enjoy the comfortable ride from the centre of Cracow straight to the one of the most know memorials. During approximately 1.5h journey prepare yourself to witness terrible horrors of extermination camps Auschwitz and Birkenau. • Please, present the PRINTED Discover Cracow voucher to the Driver.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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