Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Oswiecim

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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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  • We visited Auschwitz with a guide. What struck us immediately was that it was quite crowded and it also took some commercial at the entrance. This gave a strange feeling at this place. Do not take big bags because they are not allowed and do good running shoes because the terrain is not easy to walk and the stairs there in the buildings. The tour was quite impressive and clear explanation. The mountains shoes, the cans Zyklon B, the hairs and the suitcases; It was all very sad to see. The group of the tour was quite large, but with sound equipment the tour of the Guide was good to follow. Photos were not taken anywhere. But what surprised us was that there were people who took pictures of the gas chambers and from the holes where the gas came through and also from the crematorium. This went very far. In fact, that should not be allowed out of respect for the victims. There also seems to be a Dutch department in the camp. It is unfortunate that we have not pointed this out because we would have liked it. Then with the guide to Auschwitz Birkenau. By bus you will be taken to this area and then it is a pretty brisk hike. This visit made even more emotions loose. What a great complex, terrible sight and it is very impressive to see: The Barracks, the train track and the ruins of the gas chambers. Also at these ruins, tourists again made pictures of the gas chambers and also of the foundations. This also went too far. In fact, one should not allow this out of respect for the victims. The tour was good and the guide of Auschwitz had a lot of knowledge. There is a museum shop with interesting books at Auschwitz Birkenau for the entrance also in Dutch.
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  • Security is more relaxed at Birkenau, but at Auschwitz you have to empty pockets and go through a metal detector, just to get in. Then you are restricted to only a tiny bag. No food, but water is allo...  more »
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  • Sad but very interesting to understand everything about holocaust
  • Was A Very Nice Looking Place, Wish I Was There To Experience It
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