MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

Getting to the Museum

The Museum is located on the outskirts of the city of Oświęcim on national road 933 (note: entry to the parking lot is at Stanisławy Leszczyńskiej Str. no. 16). The Museum is about 2 km. from the train station and can be reached from there by local buses. (GPS coordinates: GPS coordinates: 19.20363 E, 50.0266 N )

There are PKS and minibus stops adjacent to the Museum, with service to Cracow and Katowice. There are also two international airports within about 50 kilometers of Oświęcim: Kraków-Balice and Katowice-Pyrzowice.

More information for visitors (i.e. transport, weather)

 

Communication between former Auschwitz I and Birkenau concentration camps

Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau are situated 3,5 km from each other.

Car parks

There are paid car parks available near both former concentration camps.

Museum Bus

Every hour the museum bus shuttles from one concentration camp to another. Departures from the former Auschwitz concentration camp: between April - October every 10 minutes, between November - March every 30 minutes. No bus fare is required. 

TAXI

Taxi services are provided by HALO TAXI company. You can find a taxi at the taxi rank in front of the Museum entrance. You can also call a taxi using the following phone number: +48 32 19 194.

By foot

The three kilometre distance between the former concentration camps can be covered by foot (through streets: Leszczyńska and Wyzwolenia), crossing the by-camp premises, where during the occupation were German industrial plants and workshops, warehouses, offices and technical backrooms, in which the prisoners would work and die. There are preserved remains of a few railway sidings and ramps [Alte Judenrampe], where the trains with deportees would stop and the members of the SS would make the selections.