Useful information for your visit

You are planning a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum?  You would like to visit the memorial with a group? On our pages you will find useful information and concrete answers to questions about visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial. What you should pay attention to, help on how to get there and interesting facts about the history of the camps Auschwitz I (Stammlager), Auschwitz II (Birkenau) and Auschwitz III (Monowitz).

KZ Auschwitz Haupteingangstor

Auschwitz I - Stammlager

Auschwitz I was part of the Auschwitz camp complex as the main camp, along with the Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camp and the Auschwitz III-Monowitz concentration camp.

Wachturm im Lager Birkenau

Auschwitz II - Birkenau

Since the main camp was completely overcrowded, Himmler ordered the construction of an additional camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, during his visit in the spring of 1941.

Auschwitz-Monowitz Mahnmal

Auschwitz III - Monowitz

Auschwitz III was the name given to the Monowitz concentration camp and 40 other subcamps from 1942.

KZ Auschwitz-Birkenau Haupttor


Tickets and prices, how much does a guided tour cost, overview of opening hours.

Besucher am Eingang zum Lager Birkenau

Opening hours

Opening hours of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial

Auschwitz-Birkenau Anfahrt zum Parkplatz

Directions and parking

How do I get to the museum? Info about parking, where are parking spaces and what do they cost.

Sights in the surroundings

Further information and travel tips on the topic can be found here:
Krakau Stadtteil Kazimierz

Krakow - Kazimierz

Synagogues, prayer houses, cemeteries, Hebrew inscriptions on the facades, Stars of David, in Kazimierz there are still some moving traces of Jewish life.


Oskar Schindler

At the risk of his life, he saved over a thousand innocent fellow human beings from death in the concentration camps. Former enamelware factory in Krakow, about 60km from Oswiecim.

Mahnmal für die Opfer des KZ Plaszow

KZ Plaszow

Nazi concentration camp in Płaszów, a suburb southeast of Kraków, about 62km from Oswiecim.



Oświęcim is a medieval town with about 43.000 inhabitants in the southern Lesser Poland Voivodeship.

Vernichtungslager Belzec


Belzec was a German extermination camp in which, according to the SS count, 434.508 people were murdered.

Konzentrationslager Majdanek bei Lublin

KL Majdanek

The Lublin concentration camp was located in eastern Poland near the village of Majdanek near Lublin and was the first concentration camp established by the SS in the so-called Generalgouvernement.

Vernichtungslager Sobibor


The Sobibor concentration camp was an extermination camp designated by the Nazis exclusively for the murder of Jews. As part of "Aktion Reinhardt", up to 250.000 people died in the Sobibor camp.

KZ Gross-Rosen Haupteingangsgebäude


The Groß-Rosen camp was a concentration camp in Lower Silesia from August 1940 to February 1945. Initially, Groß-Rosen was a branch of Sachsenhausen concentration camp, but in May 1941 it was given the status of an independent concentration camp.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial


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