Lonely Planet Writer

Record year for Auschwitz-Birkenau visitors

Auschwitz museum.
Auschwitz museum. Image by Irita Kirsbluma / CC BY 2.0

Last year saw 1,534,000 visitors pass through the infamous gates at Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, the highest number ever recorded at the museum, or any other European site of remembrance. The 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberation by Soviet forces will be marked on 27 January by the gathering of up to 300 Polish former prisoners. Read more: thenews.pl