Planning Your trip to the Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum
Topgraphy of Auschwitz Museum
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum comprises two parts: the “mother camp” (Ger. Auschwitz I – Stammlager) and Auschwitz II – Birkenau. The two camps are around 4 km distant from each other; a free shuttle bus service runs between the two sites...
Main Exhibition Part I - Auschwitz I Stammlager
Auschwitz I – Stammlager was a concentration camp originally established in 1940 as a camp for Polish prisoners of war. It was here that the first gas chamber was created, along with a crematorium; the punishment cells and the wall of death were also here. Today Auschwitz I – Stammlager is home to the permanent exhibition documenting the history of the camp and the background to its creation...
Main Exhibition Part II - Auschwitz II Birkenau
he camp Auschwitz II – Birkenau was established around 4 kilometres away from Auschwitz I Stammlager, on the site of an evacuated village, Brzezinka (Ger. Birkenau), which gave its name to the camp. Birkenau occupied an area of 140 hectares, and as such was around 50 times larger than Auschwitz I – Stammlager.
Another Exhibitions in the Museum
- The national exhibitions at the Auschwitz I Stammlager,
- The "Shoah" exhibition by the Yad Vashem Institute,
- The exhibition “Before they left” in the central bathhouse, the “Sauna”
Workshops and lectures
There is the possibility of extending your visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum to include workshops and/or lectures led by its education staff.