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MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

Getting to the Museum

New Visitor Services Center of the Auschwitz Memorial is located at 55 Więźniów Oświęcimia Street. Read more...

 

The Museum is located on the outskirts of the town of Oświęcim, on provincial road No. 933. The tour starts at the former Auschwitz I camp. The Visitor Services Center is located at Więźniów Oświęcimia 55 Street. We suggest driving into this street from Legionów Street (DW 933).

The Museum is located approximately 1,500 meters from the railway station. Near the station, there is a multi-storey Park & Ride parking available.

Between April and October it is possible to reach the Museum by a special "M" line connecting the station and P&R with the main entrance to the Museum. The ride takes five minutes and the line runs daily between 9am-4pm. Tickers are available in ticket machines.

Buses of the Lajkonik company arrive directly at the Museum car park from Kraków (timetable: to the Museum | back to Kraków

There are also bus and minibus stops near the Museum, with service from Kraków and Katowice. There are also two international airports within about 50 kilometers of Oświęcim: Kraków-Balice and Katowice-Pyrzowice.

Visitors coming to Oświęcim can find more information at the tourist information website: www.it.oswiecim.pl

 

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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. The visit starts at the former Auschwitz I site.

Museum Bus

The museum bus shuttles from one part of the Memorial to another. Departures from the former Auschwitz I concentration camp: between April - October every 10 minutes, between November - March every 20 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: Więźniów Oświęcimia, Jaracza, Leszczyńskiej and Męczeństwa Narodów), 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.