Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

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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.

  • Daily from 8am; closing hours vary seasonally
  • Więźniów Oświęcimia 20, Oswiecim, 32-603

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What are people saying about Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

Ruth_K, Oct 2023
Very well executed tour.
Communication from the company was first class. Quick response and full information given. Driver was exactly on time and vehicle clean and well maintained. Our tour guide at Auschwitz and Birkenau was excellent, so detailed, passionate and professional, he really knew the museum and the facts and delivered it very well. I would certainly use Viator again for booking tours as they are very professional and organised.
michelle_c, Oct 2023
Excellent experience!
Have used Viator in the past and once again it didn’t disappoint. I had trouble finding the pick up location (my hotel doesn’t allow minivan size however pick up location was not easy to find without google maps) and driver worked with me. Driver was professional and friendly. Van was clean and comfortable. Will use Viator again.
Ellen_W, Oct 2023
Great day trip!
Very well organised and friendly helpful staff. Pick up and drop off was easy and bus was comfortable and clean.
Paul_A, Oct 2023
Good day out but very sombre.
First time visit, it was a good experience but at the same time very sombre. Unable to describe the conditions these people went through and very hard to get your head around what went on all those years ago. The trip itself was very well organised with clean combatable transport, with a great English speaking driver and guide.
People Also Ask
Q:Can you walk around Auschwitzwithout a tour?
A:Technically, yes, you can walk around Auschwitz without a tour guide or group—at least from November to March. From April to October (the high season), you can only explore the former WWII concentration camp via a guided tour. Entrance is always free, but you will need to book timed-entry tickets, regardless of season.
Q:How much does it cost to go to Auschwitz?
A:Technically, entrance to Auschwitz is free. But during the high season—April to October—you’ll need to book a guided tour; these typically cost around $10 per adult. In the off-season (November to March), you can explore the grounds without a guide. That being said, exploring with a guide will greatly deepen your experience.
Q:Is the Auschwitz tour worth it?
A:Guided tours of Auschwitz are absolutely worth it—the docents are highly knowledgeable and will be able to answer all your questions. Beyond that, they’ll tell stories that give the experience new dimension, and they’ll leave you with an understanding of this dark era of world history that you might not get on your own.
Q:How long does the Auschwitz tour take?
A:There are two main categories of Auschwitz tours: 2.5-hour tours and 3.5-hour tours. The 2.5-hour option includes the permanent exhibitions, buildings at the Auschwitz I-Main Camp, and the prisoner barracks and unloading platform at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The 3.5-hour tour includes all of the above plus access to the gas chamber ruins and crematoria II or III.
Q:What should I wear to an Auschwitz tour?
A:There’s no official dress policy at Auschwitz, but visitors are expected to dress respectfully. Keep the significance of where you are in mind—nothing profane, nothing inappropriate—and you’ll be fine. Most visitors dress casually, for the weather, and for plenty of walking and standing. Dark colors are welcome but not necessary.
Q:What is the best time of year to visit Auschwitz?
A:The best time of year to visit Auschwitz depends on several factors. If you’d like to visit for free, you’ll need to time your arrival between November and March (outside this window, guided tours are mandatory). For the best weather, look to May to September, with June–August being the warmest months.