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NOTICE! The Austrian exhibition in Block 17 is closed for visitors.
The Hungarian exhibition in Block 18 will be closed for visitors between February 1 - April 28.

The Auschwitz Memorial and Museum will be closed for visitors on April 20 (Easter Sunday) and April 28 (March of the Living). On April 27 regular tours for individuals will not be organized.

In order to take in the grounds and exhibitions in a suitable way, visitors should set aside a minimum of about 90 minutes for the Auschwitz site and the same amount of time for Auschwitz II-Birkenau. It is essential to visit both parts of the camp, Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, in order to acquire a proper sense of the place that has become the symbol of the Holocaust as well as Nazi crimes againt Poles, Romas and other groups.

The grounds and most of the buildings at the sites of the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau sites are open to visitors. Some buildings are not accessible to visitors (including the blocks reserved for the Museum administration and its departments). Please familiarize yourself with "the rules for visiting ".

Guided Tours for Individual Visitors — from November 1 to March 31

Groups at the „Arbeit macht Frei” gate. Photo. Bartosz BartyzelFor individual visitors, we are offering a special opportunity to join others in “tours” of the Memorial. From November 1st to March 31st the groups will be organized in Polish, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish

• Polish:    11.00 a.m., 1.30 p.m. (except for 27.01.2014)
• English:  10.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m., 1.20 p.m. (except for 27.01.2014)
• French:  12.30 p.m. (except for  27.01.2014, 11.02.2014, 20.02.2014)
• German: 12.30 p.m.  (except for 27.01.2014)
• Italian:   12.30 p.m.  (except for 27.01.2014, 15.02.2014, 23.02.2014)
• Spanish: 12.30 p.m.  (except for 27.01.2014)

• Russian: 11.30 a.m.

Guided Tours for Individual Visitors — from April to October 2014

Groups at the „Arbeit macht Frei” gate. Photo. Paweł Sawicki The entry to the Auschwitz I site will be exclusively on a guided, group basis from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the period from April 1 to October 31, 2014. This not apply to the grounds of the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

For individuals, we are offering a special opportunity to join others in “tours” of the Memorial during these hours. There will be no change to the way the organized groups visit the Museum.

Guides. Options for guided tours. Prices.

We offer visitors several options for guided tours. Each includes tours of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

General tours
One-day study tours
Two-day study tours
Guided tours for individual visitors

Because of a large number of visitors guides should be reserved at least two weeks before a planned visit.

Guide services may be reserved:
• on the Internet
• by telephone at (+48) 33 844 81 00 / 844 80 99 (Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM local standard time (0600-1400 UTC)
• by sending a fax to (+48) 33 843 22 27
• in person at the Visitor Reception Point at the Museum, where all other formalities can also be arranged

Visiting with a guide: prices currently binding download

Attention! Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Opening hours
The Museum is open all year long, seven days a week, except January 1, December 25, and Easter Sunday. The Museum is open during the following hours:
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM December through February
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM March, November
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM April, October
  • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM May, September
  • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM June, July, August
Auschwitz, Memory, World

 The exhitibion "Auschwitz, Memory, World" was prepared for the 65th anniversary of creation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. It consists of 28 large photographs from the Museum Archives of personalities from the world of politics and religion who paid homage to the victims of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. 


Basic information
Admission to the grounds of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial is free of charge. The fees are charged for engaging a guide. Visitors in groups are required to engage an Auschwitz Memorial guide.

• The grounds and buildings of the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau camps are open to visitors. The duration of a visit is determined solely by the individual interests and needs of the visitors. As a minimum, however, at least three-and-a-half hours should be reserved.

Taking pictures on the grounds of the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oświęcim for own purposes, without use of a flash and stands, is allowed for exceptions of hall with the hairs of Victims (block nr 4) and the basements of block nr 11. Material may be used only in undertakings and projects that do not impugn or violate the good name of the Victims of Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

Photography and filming on the Museum grounds for commercial purposes require prior approval by the Museum.

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