MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

Guided Tours for Individual Visitors

Individual visitors may tour the Memorial independently or in organised groups with a guide.

Due to the huge interest visitors are kindly requested to book in advance at the website visit.auschwitz.org, as well as to arrive 30 minutes before the start of the tour. Larger luggage should be left in vehicles in the car park or the left luggage room during the opening hours of the Museum. Before the visit, please read the rules of visiting and the opening hours of the Museum.

 

VISITING WITHOUT A GUIDE

Tour without a guide is possible at certain times subject to free Entry Passes, which may be downloaded from the tour booking system or at the Museum’s cash office.

A convenient solution for individual visitors who arrived during the hours of increased visitor traffic may be to begin the tour by visiting the premises of Auschwitz II-Birkenau (a free shuttle bus runs between Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II). 

During the dates provided below, entrance to the premises of Auschwitz I is only possible with a guide:

  • from 1 January to 30 March and in November from 10:00 to 13:00
  • from 1 April to 31 October from 10:00 to 16:00
  • in December from 10:00 to 12:00

 

 VISITING WITH A GUIDE

 

JANUARY

• Polish 10:00, 11:00, 12:00
• English 10:30, 11:30, 12:30
• French 11:45
• Russian 11:45
• German 11:45
• Spanich 12:15
• Italian 12:15

FEBRUARY

• Polish 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00
• English 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30
• French 11:45
• German 11:45
• Spanish 12:15
• Italian 12:15
• Russian 11:45

MARCH

• Polish10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00
• English 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30
• French 11:45
• German 11:45
• Spanish 12:15
• Italian 12:15
• Russian 11:45

APRIL / MAY

• Polish 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
• English 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30
• Russian 11:00
• French 10:00, 13:00 (in May also at 11:30)
• German 10:30, 12:00, 13:30
• Spanish 10:45, 12:15, 14:45
• Italian 10:15, 11:45, 13:15

JUNE

• Polish 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
• English (in every half an hour from 10:30 to 15:30)
• Russian11:00, 13:00
• French 10:00, 11:30, 13:00
• German 10:30, 12:00, 13:30
• Spanish 10:45, 12:15, 14:45
• Italian 10:15, 11:45, 13:15

JULY / AUGUST

• Polish 09:30, and in every 15 minutes from 10:00 to 15:30
• English 09:30, and every 15 minutes from 09:30 to 15:30
• Czech 10:00, 12:00, 14:00
• Slovakian: 11:00, 13:00
• Russian 11:45
• French 10:15, 12:45, 14:15
• German 10:45, 12:00, 13:15, 14:45
• Spanish 10:30, 12:30, 14:30
• Italian 10:00, 11:15, 12:30, 14:00

SEPTEMBER

• Polish from 10.00 to 15.00 in every half an hour
• English from 10:30 to 15:30 in every half an hour
• Russian 11:00
• French 10:00, 11.30,  13:00
• German 10:30, 12:00, 13:30
• Spanish 10:45, 12:15, 14:45
• Italian 10:15, 11:45, 13:15

OCTOBER

• Polish from 10.00 to 14.00 every hour
• English form 10.30 to 14.00 in every half an hour
• Russian 11.00
• French 10.00, 13.30
• German 10.30, 12.00, 13.30
• Spanish 10.45, 14.45
• Italian 10.30, 13.45

NOVEMBER

• Polish 11.00, 12.00, 13.20
• English 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.20
• French 11.45
• German 11.45
• Italian 12.15
• Spanish 12.00
• Russian 11:45

DECEMBER

• Polish 11.00, 12.00
• English 10.30, 11.30, 12.00
• French 11.45
• German 11.45
• Italian 11.45
• Spanish 12.00
• Russian 11:00

 

You can book a place on a tour at visit.auschwitz.org, where you will find information on available dates and prices of entry passes.

 

A tour lasts approximately 4 hours.

 

The price includes a tour of the former Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau camps with a guide, rental of a headset and bus ride.

 

Sale of entry passes for language tours ends 5 minutes before the start of the tour.

 

Concessionary entry passes are available to pupils and students aged up to 26 years.

 

During periods of increased visitor traffic, there may be a temporary limitation in the availability of group tours.

 

During the stay at the Memorial, you can also watch a documentary film (admission on the basis of an entry pass, number of seats for each screening is limited).

 

STUDY TOURS

 

Study tours are organized everyday (tour takes around 6 hours):

• Polish 9.30

• German 9.30

• English 9.00