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Oświęcim: Auschwitz-Birkenau Admission Ticket & Guided Tour

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Activity provider: Discover Cracow

Oświęcim: Auschwitz-Birkenau Admission Ticket & Guided Tour

Activity provider: Discover Cracow
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From US$ 22.45 per person

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Visit the somber Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial with a guide. Walk through the gate bearing the inscription Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets One Free) and learn the tragic history of this Nazi camp.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Gain access to Auschwitz Birkenau Concentration Camp
  • Learn about the Nazi Holocaust from professional guide
  • See the remnants of barracks, watchtowers, and gas chambers
Full description

Take a guided tour of Auschwitz to learn about the haunting genocide site where approximately 1.5 million people were killed during the Holocaust. Today, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it poignantly commemorates the lives of those who died within its walls and fences and is a must-visit for all. Established in 1940, the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex is a network of German Nazi concentration camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Poland throughout its five years of operation. It was a place of systematic extermination with the majority of victims Jewish, Polish, Romani, Russian POWs, or other nationalities. The Martyrdom Museum was founded in 1947 covering the area of KL Auschwitz (Auschwitz I) in Oświęcim and the Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II) in Brzezinka. It comprises approximately 150 buildings and 300 ruins and the original roads, fences, watchtowers, and railway ramps have all been preserved. What's more, the buildings house a collection of original exhibits and documents. Your ticket to Auschwitz-Birkenau includes a visit to Auschwitz I - the administrative center of the Auschwitz death camp. You can also visit Auschwitz II - Birkenau - there are no entry fees. As you explore the gas chambers, crematoriums, and exhibition halls inside the old prison blocks, listen closely as your guide sensitively explains the who, how, where, when, and why of these haunting places Explore the moving memorial dedicated to those who died in the Holocaust and step back to the days of World War II as you walk through the gate of the infamous concentration camp where more than a million European Jews and other prisoners were confined or killed during World War II. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, see a collection of sobering exhibits and documents in the original buildings. Itinerary: 1. Visiting Auschwitz I Museum 2. Transfer with a local bus to Auschwitz II Birkenau (You have to go to Museum's bus stop, the bus departs every 5-10 minutes) 3. Visiting Auschwitz II Birkenau

Includes
  • Admission ticket
  • Museum guide
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Restaurant by the Auschwitz I Museum.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • As per the requirements of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full names and contact details as part of the booking.
  • Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
  • After making the reservation, you will receive a voucher with which you should report to our representative before entering the museum.
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The organization was not there at the agreed deadline. Contacted by phone and "we are a little later with the bus". In the end we only started the tour three quarters of an hour later. Inappropriate. The (English speaking) guide was really really good! In between we had to take our own transport to Birkenau. Since we were walking, that was not possible. The organization solved that problem well: we were able to go by bus. Impressive landmark. Well worth it.

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July 31, 2022

Good guide but our start time was advanced two hours without explanation.

July 14, 2022

Product ID: 389924