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-educator.

Entrance to the Museum, to both Auschwitz I and Birkenau parts, is possible only with a personalized entry pass booked in advance. Reservations can be made at visit.auschwitz.org. The number of entry passes available is limited.

Due to the limited number of the entry passes visitors are kindly requested to book in advance at the website visit.auschwitz.orgas 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.

Sanitation gate for visitors at the Auschwitz Museum

In order to ensure safety of Memorial's visitors and staff, sanitation gate has been installed in front of the entrance to the Museum to minimize the risk of spreading of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus as well as other viruses and bacteria which can be brought inside for example on clothes.
 
The Museum has already developed new rules for visiting the museum, adapted to stricter sanitary and epidemiological requirements. Visits with an educator will be organized in groups smaller than so far. The number of visitors on site at the same time is also reduced. Visitors also have to maintain safe personal distance. Contactless hand sanitation devices have also been installed in several spots within the Museum.
 

VISITING WITHOUT A GUIDE-EDUCATOR

Tour without a guide-educator is possible at certain times subject to free Entry Passes, which may be downloaded from the tour booking system.

During the dates provided below, entrance to Museum is only possible with a guide-educator:

  • January, November: from 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM 
  • February: from 9.00 AM to 2.00 PM
  • March, October: from 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM
  • March - September: 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM
  • December: from 9.00 AM to 12.00 PM

 

 VISITING WITH A GUIDE-EDUCATOR

JULY / AUGUST

• Polish from 9:00 to 15:00 in every hour
• English from 09:30 to 15.30 in every hour
• Czech 10:45, 14:15
• Slovak 11:45, 13:45
• Russian 9:15, 11:45, 15:15
• French 10:15, 12:45, 14:15
• German 9:45, 12:00, 14:45
• Spanish 10:45, 12:15, 14:45
• Italian 11:15, 12:45, 14:15

SEPTEMBER

• Polish from 9:00 to 15:00 in every hour
• English from 09:30 to 15.30 in every hour
• Russian 9:15, 11:45, 15:15
• French 10:15, 12:45, 14:15
• German 9:45, 12:00, 14:45
• Spanish 10:45, 12:15, 14:45
• Italian 11:15, 12:45, 14:15

 

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 3.5 hours and it starts at Auschwitz I. 

The price includes a tour of the former Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau camps with a guide-educator, rental of a headset. The Museum provides transfer between both sites of the former camp. The shuttle bus is intended for individual visitors in guided tours. The transfer takes place in accordance with security procedures in force in the territory of the Republic of Poland regarding public transport means.

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, people over 75 years of age and disabled upon presentation of a proper document.

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