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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Tours

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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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From Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with professional English GuideDay Trips

From Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with professional English Guide

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Spend a day learning about Auschwitz-Birkenau—a former concentration camp during Nazi-occupied Poland. This site now stands as a place of remembrance to the victims who lost their lives there during the Second World War. You’ll be able to travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau with ease as  Krakow hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Avoid long visitor lines as entrance tickets are included. By going on a guided tour, you’ll learn more about the sites you see, as well as background historical information too.
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Auschwitz Birkenau: Complete Guided Tour with Private TransportationDay Trips

Auschwitz Birkenau: Complete Guided Tour with Private Transportation

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Some tours to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum don’t provide a comfortable ride, but this Auschwitz-Birkenau tour from Krakow makes sure you ride comfortably with a climate-controlled vehicle and included pillows and blankets. Once you arrive at the museum, take a group tour, and learn about the serious of WWII.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine guided ONE DAY TOURDay Trips

Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine guided ONE DAY TOUR

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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 Shared Tour from Krakow with TicketsDay Trips

Auschwitz - Birkenau Guided Shared Tour from Krakow with Tickets

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Learn about the tragic events that occurred during World War II in Nazi-occupied Poland by visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau. This former concentration camp now stands as a museum and memorial site to remember the victims who lost their lives there. You’ll save time planning how to get there by having Krakow hotel pickup and drop-off included. Conveniently, entrance tickets are also included, and you’ll tour the site with an English-speaking guide to enhance your tour with commentary.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Guided Tour from KrakowDay Trips

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Guided Tour from Krakow

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Get more out of your time in Krakow by traveling roughly 1.5 hours to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. You’ll avoid language barriers when booking transport, as everything is organized for you. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off, and travel in a comfortable minivan. Save time waiting in long visitor lines as admission tickets are provided. A guide will take you on a walking tour around Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, to help you understand the history of this former concentration camp.
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Auschwitz Birkenau Museum and Salt Mine All Inclusive DAY TRIP with Local GuidesDay Trips

Auschwitz Birkenau Museum and Salt Mine All Inclusive DAY TRIP with Local Guides

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Two of the most popular sightseeing spots outside of Krakow are Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz-Birkenau—the former concentration camp during Nazi-occupied Poland. On this tour, save time and visit both sites in a day. Take the stress out of organizing transport by having hotel pickup and drop-off included. Don't waste time waiting in long ticket lines as admission tickets are included. An English-speaking guide accompanies you at both sites to enhance your tour and teach you about their history.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Full-Day Tour from Krakow with Private TransportDay Trips

Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Full-Day Tour from Krakow with Private Transport

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Revisit a tragic chapter of European history on a full-day tour from Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the extermination and concentration camps in the Nazi Third Reich. Enjoy door-to-door transport in a private vehicle, with a documentary film screened on route, then join a guided tour of the camps. This full-day Auschwitz-Birkenau tour includes admission fees and transport from central Krakow, as well as a departure time that’s tailored to your schedule.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mine Full day tourDay Trips

Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mine Full day tour

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Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine in a single day on this guided tour. Travel to Auschwitz and tour the grounds of this unforgettable site with your English-speaking guide. Head to the Salt Mine and enjoy a quick lunch break. Descend into the mine to discover chapels, sculptures, statues, and more, all carved from rock salt.
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1 Day Auschwitz Birkenau Museum Guided Tour from Krakow

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Pay your respects to those who lost their lives at the former concentration camp during Nazi-occupied Poland by visiting Auschwitz—Birkenau Museum. The package includes door-to-door transport, admission, and a guided tour. By exploring Auschwitz-Birkenau with a guide, you understand more about the historical events and what happened at the site.
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Auschwitz Birkenau Guided Tour - Memorial and MuseumDay Trips

Auschwitz Birkenau Guided Tour - Memorial and Museum

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All over the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. It was established by Germans in 1940, in the suburbs of Oswiecim, a Polish city that was annexed to the Third Reich by the Nazis. Its name was changed to Auschwitz.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Self-Guided TourDay Trips

Auschwitz-Birkenau Self-Guided Tour

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If you want a life-changing experience visit Auschwitz-Birkenau. Oswiecim is a city that has become a symbol of the ruthlessness of the fascist regime. Several millions of people died here during the Second World War: those people were not only murdered, but physically and psychologically tortured and used as subjects in terrible experiments.
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Combo Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt MineDay Trips

Combo Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Visit a pair of Poland's UNESCO World Heritage Sites in a single day on this combo tour from Krakow. First, pay tribute to Holocaust victims and learn about one of the darkest chapters in European history with a guided visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. After a lunch break, head deep underground to tour the mesmerizing chambers, tunnels, and saline lakes of the Wieliczka Salt Mine, an incredible mining complex founded in the 13th century.
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Shuttle bus from Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau

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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 visit 8 Szczepański Square where you will receive a voucher from the Local Supplier. Only this document will be accepted by the Driver. • Please, present the PRINTED Discover Cracow voucher to the Driver.
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Auschwitz Birkenau Museum Tour with Live GuideDay Trips

Auschwitz Birkenau Museum Tour with Live Guide

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum, which demonstrates the true life of the war period. And worth a visit to see how people can be cruel and not repeat such mistakes of the past. Do you want to feel like a witness of wartime in Auschwitz and learn the truth about Auschwitz Birkenau yourself? Visit the Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial Museum with a professionally licensed guide!
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Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau and Oskar Schindler Factory Tour from Krakow

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Uncover the dark history of Nazi-occupied Poland on a moving full-day tour from Krakow. Take a tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of the most notorious Nazi concentration camps; learn more about Poland’s WWII history; and visit the Oskar Schindler Factory to discover the true story behind Steven Spielberg’s ‘Schindler’s List’. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau guided tour - with hotel pickup Day Trips

Auschwitz-Birkenau guided tour - with hotel pickup

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You will visit both Auschwitz I and Birkenau camps with an official in-person guide. Door to door service and english-speaking driver/tour leader is 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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1 Day Auschwitz-Birkenau Shared Guided Tour from KrakowDay Trips

1 Day Auschwitz-Birkenau Shared Guided Tour from Krakow

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Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum from Krakow on a full-day trip that coordinates round-trip transport with guided tours of both Auschwitz and Birkenau. You’ll learn the tragic stories behind the Auschwitz’s museum, memorials, and exhibits then continue to Birkenau to see the preserved facilities at the onetime concentration camp, with transport between the two sites included.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Musuem group tour from KrakowDay Trips

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Musuem group tour from Krakow

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Save time with a skip-the-line ticket to Auschwitz-Birkenau on this half-day tour from Krakow. Travel by bus to and from the site, which was the biggest Nazi concentration camp in Europe. Learn about the horrors of the Holocaust and the people, primarily Jews, who were killed during World War II at Auschwitz-Birkenau from your guide as you tour the grounds.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Tour from KrakowDay Trips

Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Tour from Krakow

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Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a full-day tour from Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine, exploring each destination on guided tours. Learn the tragic impact of Poland’s wartime history, then go underground to see caverns, chapels, and statues carved from salt. This full-day tour includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located Krakow hotels, entrance fees, and guided tours, with all transport by Wi-Fi equipped, climate-controlled vehicle.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Tour from Krakow with private carDay Trips

Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Tour from Krakow with private car

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Spend a day visiting important historical sites outside of Krakow on this comprehensive day tour. You’ll have a hassle-free day as round-trip transportation is provided. When you get to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine, you won’t have to wait in long visitor lines as entrance tickets are provided. You’ll explore both sites with a guide, so you don’t miss any important features and understand their history.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine: One Day Private TourDay Trips

Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine: One Day Private Tour

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Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mine in one day. Learn the history of the largest Nazi camp in Europe thanks to a professional guide. Discover one of the oldest mines in the world written by UNESCO on the first World Heritage List. Use the private transport from your hotel and booking service without waiting in queues. Travel by comfortable air-conditioned car or minvan from Krakow. • Private transport and door-to-door service – guaranteed • There is no need to wait in line, admission – included • Learn the history of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Salt Mine thanks to the guide who is provided REMEMBER ! Visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine takes place with a guide in groups of up to 30 people. For you and your private disposal there is a driver and a vehicle during the trip. Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau is also available without a guide, thanks to information brochures in various languages. When booking, select which language and option you want.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp Full-Day Guided Tour from KrakowDay Trips

Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp Full-Day Guided Tour from Krakow

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Auschwitz-Birkenau was one of the most notorious Nazi concentration camps of World War II and is now preserved as a museum and memorial. On this tour, visit the Auschwitz Museum and Birkenau Camp with a guide to learn more about the horrific events of the Holocaust and life in Poland during WWII, and visit the moving memorial to the victims.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Historical Tour From Krakow with private TransportDay Trips

Auschwitz-Birkenau Historical Tour From Krakow with private Transport

For this guided tour of Auschwitz, you can either choose to be picked up at a centrally located Krakow Location. On the journey to Oswiecim, watch a documentary film about the Holocaust. Once you arrive at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, your guide takes you through the grounds of Auschwitz I. See the original roads, watchtowers, and railway ramps before going into exhibits and learning even more about the struggle of former prisoners. Afterward, follow your guide to Birkenau (Auschwitz II), and see some of the original fences, crematoriums, and gas chambers. Your tour ends with a drive back to Krakow, where you’re be dropped off in the city’s center or your hotel.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Museum Shared Guided Tour from KrakowDay Trips

Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Museum Shared Guided Tour from Krakow

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Explore attractions outside of Krakow on this comprehensive day tour. Save time organizing your own transport by having hotel pickup and drop-off included. You’ll travel with ease in a comfortable vehicle to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wieliczka Salt Mine. At both sites, you’re guaranteed to skip the long lines with entrance tickets included. You’ll also enjoy guided tours which will enhance your experience with historical information.
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  • 10 hours
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