Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Guided Tour

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Guided Tour

Highlights:

Learn about the historical and political background of the creation of the Auschwitz camp

Visit the prison blocks, gas chambers, and crematorium at Auschwitz

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  • Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Guided Tour

    Live guide: English

    Duration: 6.5 hours

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Overview:

Experience the important Holocaust sites of Auschwitz and Birkenau, and see first-hand the camps where more than a million people were exterminated during the Third Reich. Knowledgeable local guides will take you on tours of both sites.

Description:

Visit the concentrations camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau, tragically powerful symbols of 20th-century atrocities.

The camp at Auschwitz was set up by the Nazis on the outskirts of Oświęcim, Poland in 1940. Built for the Third Reich, the camp was established to address the growing number of mass arrests of Poles and overcrowding in existing prisons. Initially the camp was to follow the model of others created by the Nazis in the 1930s. In 1942, however, it became the center for the Endlösung der Judenfrage, or the Final Solution, which was the Nazi plan to exterminate Jews from all Third Reich territories.

Your experienced local guide will take you on tours of both Auschwitz and Birkenau. This will give you a better understanding of the Holocaust and Nazi crimes against the Poles, Gypsies, Jews, and many others.

You’ll learn about the historical and political background behind the creation of the camp at Auschwitz as you visit the prison blocks, gas chambers, and crematorium.

What's Included:

• Transportation
• Courier (tour leader)
• Local English-speaking guide
• Headphone rental (not an audio-guide)

What's Not Included:

• Lunch

Good to Know:

You are allowed to take photographs, but please do not use flash inside the blocks.

Short breaks for 10-15 minutes will be provided during the tour to give you time to relax, smoke a cigarette - outside of the museum only -, or to buy a book in the gift shop.

You will be accompanied by an English-speaking tour leader.

If your tour is not in English, please make sure you made the reservation for the correct day.

English tour: departs daily at 08:00 and 13:15
From 16 October: departs at 9:00 and 12:00 on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays

Auschwitz and Birkenau are closed to visitors on 20 April/Easter Sunday, and 27, 28, and 29 April, due to The Living March.

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  • Rating: 3 “Rude tour guide”

    Reviewed by Bianca from Linz, Austria on November 7, 2014 The inforamtiom input was very interesting over all but the stressed tourguide was really rude and unpolite.


  • Rating: 5 “efficient & very knowledgable”

    Reviewed by Thomas from MANCHESTER, United Kingdom on August 27, 2014 great from start to finish. would not hesitate to book through these people again


  • Rating: 5 “Informative”

    Reviewed by Yvonne from Edinburgh, United Kingdom on February 2, 2014 Great guide on the bus and at the museum


  • Rating: 4 “A must for everyone!”

    Reviewed by Michael from Bruessel, Belgium on May 12, 2013 although we faced many problems with the audio-equipment (technical problems beyond the control of the guide) the tour was well done and planned. the guide was very knowledgeable and managed to strengthen the visual impressions with real examples from the past which further underlined this horrific period in our history. everyone, young and old, should see this in order to be reminded about what humans are able to do to each other and to remind us to be cautious that this will not happen again!!!


  • Rating: 5 “An excellent tour.”

    Reviewed by Martin from Birmingham, United Kingdom on October 8, 2012 An excellent tour.


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  • “efficient & very knowledgable”

    “great from start to finish. would not hesitate to book through these people again”

    Thomas from MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

  • “Informative”

    “Great guide on the bus and at the museum”

    Yvonne from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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