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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum Tour: Private Transport from Krakow

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Auschwitz-Birkenau: Fast Track & Guided Tour

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Full Day Tour with Hotel Pick-Up and Lunch Box

  • Duration: 10h
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Tour with Transport from Kraków

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Warsaw with Premium Train Transportation

  • Duration: 15h
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Auschwitz Tour from Krakow: Memorial & Museum + Live Guide

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Auschwitz: Early Morning Tour with Live Guide and Lunch

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Tips for visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

The typical Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum tour should take around 3.5 hours, and there is usually a short break between visiting both camps.

If you plan to walk around on your own after the tour, you will also have to book separate Auschwitz tickets that do not include a guide.

If you're planning on good weather, May – September is the best time for getting your Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum tickets. However, if you want to avoid the crowds during peak season, you might like to visit between April and May.

Remember that over one million people visit Auschwitz every year. The lines to get in are always long, no matter when you visit. You can easily wait two to three hours just to get in during busy times.

One of the benefits of joining a tour is that there's no waiting time!

Official guidelines from staff at Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum recommend that children under 14 do not visit. But this is just a recommendation, not a rule.

Understandably it can be quite harrowing to hear about the events that took place at Auschwitz. Many of the displays feature graphic content. But most agree it's a valuable history lesson for older children if they are well prepared in advance.

There are many different Auschwitz tickets available. If you're coming from Kraków without a car, opt for the Auschwitz tour from Kraków, which includes entrance to the memorial and museum, and a live guide. For fewer crowds and optimal ambiance, opt for a quiet early morning guided tour.

You can also drive yourself without planning a tour, but entrance to the museum is only possible with a personalized pre-paid entry pass. It is free to tour Auschwitz-Birkenau without a guide, but you will need to reserve your time slot in advance.

If you're coming all this way, it's a better idea to explore the UNESCO-listed complex and learn about its history from a knowledgeable guide. One of the benefits of joining a tour is that there's no waiting time! If you don't join a tour group, you might be waiting up to 3 hours to get in.

Auschwitz-Birkenau is 75 kilometers west of Kraków and the best way to get there is by public bus or train, unless you're part of a bus tour from Krakow.

If you go by bus, take a local bus from the Kraków MDA main bus station in the direction of Oświęcim and jump off at the "Oswiecim Muzeum" stop. This is right at the entrance of the Auschwitz Museum. If you want to travel to Auschwitz by train, head to Kraków Glówny, the main train station near Kraków Old Town. There are a number of trains that will get you close to the camps.

Your tickets to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum will need to be shown at the former Auschwitz I site. The shuttle bus takes people between the two camps every hour.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is located on the outskirts of the city of Oświęcim on national road 933. The main parking lot for visitors is free and can be found at Stanisławy Leszczyńskiej street at the intersection with Józefa Szajny street. All visits start at the former Auschwitz I site, which is where you will show your tickets to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

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About: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is a living memorial to the 1.3 million people who were imprisoned in Nazi Germany's largest concentration camp, of whom 1.1 million perished. Visitors can learn about the camp's history and see original exhibits and documents from the camp's operation during the German Nazi regime.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is located close to the industrial town of Oświęcim in southern Poland, just outside of Krakow.

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