Authorities at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum warn that visitor numbers at the former German death camp are growing to much that they might have to start turning people away.
The memorial site has started to urge visitors to book their tickets online and ahead of time in order to avoid disappointment upon arrival. So far this year, the camp has seen more than 250,000 visitors, an increase of more than 40% compared to the same period last year. 2014 was, in itself, a record-breaking year for the historical site, recording 1.5 million visitors.
At certain times of the day, there are already long queues. January of this year marked the 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberation, a possible reason for the surge in interested in the camp. Are you planning a trip to Auschwitz this summer? Take a cue from the museum and book your entry tickets in advance to avoid the queues and being turned away. It’s the most popular day trip for visitors arriving on flights to Krakow.