Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Oswiecim

4.7
#1 of 782 in Museums in Poland
Must see · World heritage site · History Museum · Historic Site
Devoted to the memory of those who lost their lives in the Holocaust, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau displays arguably the most devastating concentration camp in world history. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of the camp, which served as the major site of the so-called "Final Solution to the Jewish question." More than a million people died here between 1942 and 1944, most in the camp's gas chambers. Finish your visit at the train ramp where thousands of prisoners from all over Europe disembarked for the final time. Add Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau to your Oswiecim travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Oswiecim trip planner.
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  • A profoundly powerful and poignant place that should be visited by all Secondary School children far and wide. I spent most of the tour choking back tears in despair at the abhorrent and...  more »
  • This is a place that everyone should visit. The guides are very knowledgeable and approachable. The atmosphere is sombre and the area quiet but that just makes the impact of the importance of the...  more »
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  • What can I say. A terrible story. This place brings many emotions. Our English speaking guide was exceptionally good in telling this horror story. Most informative and as sad as the background to the place is, an experience not to be missed. A very moving trip to both the sites.
  • Firstly this was an amazing informative visit highly recommended! However, its really heavy on the heart and very emotional to be in the place where such horrible and unthinkable acts were committed! You can only begin by the slightest of margins to imagine the scale and gravity of what happened. Rest in peace to those that lost their lives here, and to all those that were imprisoned here may we never forget your suffering

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