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The Auschwitz-Birkenau complex has left its inglorious mark on human history. A symbol of the Holocaust, during its five years of operation over a mil...

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Visit one of the historically most significant places in Europe – the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum near Krakow. The UNESCO listed memorial is t...

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7 hours
Available in: English
$ 44
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Visit Auschwitz, formerly the largest German concentration camp, located on the outskirts of the Polish town of Oswiecim (Auschwitz). Thanks...

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7 hours
Available in: English
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$ 45
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Every year, millions of visitors from around the world walk through the gate bearing a fallacious inscription: ‘Arbeit macht frei’. Walking ...

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7 hours, 30 minutes
Available in: English
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$ 48
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To make the most out of your visit to Krakow, take advantage of our combined tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Oskar Schindler Factory. The tou...

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8 hours, 30 minutes
Available in: English
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$ 75
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This Auschwitz Birkenau Museum & Memorial Tour is a 7.5-hour tour that includes visiting the memorial museum at Auschwitz Birkenau, kept in ...

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7 hours, 30 minutes
Available in: English
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$ 168
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Auschwitz has become a primary symbol of the Holocaust. It was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the ...

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12 hours
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$ 103
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Auschwitz has become the main symbol of the Holocaust. It was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the T...

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18 hours
Available in: English
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$ 140
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Visit the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, now turned into a UNESCO World Heritage Sites-listed museum. During this tour f...

Duration
7 hours
Available in: English
$ 64
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The grim Auschwitz Birkenau will forever be remembered as a place of death for millions of innocent people, including women, children, and m...

Duration
7 hours, 30 minutes
Available in: English
$ 48
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Visit two of Poland’s most popular attractions in one day: Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. This fully organized day trip inc...

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12 hours
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Discover Krakow's history on this full-day tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. First, you will be ta...

Duration
11 hours
Available in: English
Guided Tour
$ 89
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Explore the history of the Holocaust and the Nazi concentration camps on a full-day tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau from Wroclaw. An English-spea...

Duration
10 hours
Available in: English
Guided Tour
$ 92

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The inside story

The Auschwitz-Birkenau complex has left its inglorious mark on human history. A symbol of the Holocaust, during its five years of operation over a million Jews, along with Poles, Romani and other groups, were systematically killed by German Occupiers in WWII. Confronting and emotionally charged, a visit to the complex is an essential part of the human experience.

Composed of two sections, Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, together they convey the magnitude of the compound. Auschwitz I was the main site opened in 1940 with the now infamous sign on its gate Arbeit macht frei (‘Work sets you free’). It held the first camps, the offices of the SS and was where criminal medical experiments and the first gassings using Zyklon B took place. Auschwitz II-Birkenau came later and for all intents and purposes became an extermination camp. The remains of its gas chambers and crematorium, along with primitive barracks, can still be seen.

Since 1947 this site has become a memorial and museum dedicated to the many victims of Auschwitz. Both camps require at least 90 minutes each to gain a comprehensive understanding of the events that took place here. With over two million visitors per year, it’s well advised to book in advance.

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Auschwitz Więźniów Oświęcimia 20 32-603 Oświęcim Krakow
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