There are two international airports located within several dozen km of Auschwitz – Krakow Balice Airport (60 km) and Katowice-Pyrzowice (70 km). To get to Auschwitz from Krakow Balice you can take a train, bus (around 2 hours) or taxi (around 1 hour). Transport from Katowice-Pyrzowice is the same, but
Yes, the entrance to the Museum is free of charge and you can visit Auschwitz on your own. It does not refers to the period between April 1st and October 31st, when the entry is possible only for guided tours.
Two prominent cities in Southern Poland – Krakow and Katowice are the nearest ones around Auschwitz Museum. There are trains and public buses departing from both cities to Oswiecim. There are also numerous guided private tours, in different languages, departing from Krakow.
One of the most significant city in Poland – Krakow, is located around 70 km from Auschwitz and you can easily visit the Museum from there. You can either travel by train, public bus or book a private guided tour from Krakow to Auschwitz. The city is very attractive in
Yes, you can visit Auschwitz as an individual visitor and walk by your own as the sites in Auschwitz Museum are very well posted. However, between April 1st and October 31st entry to the Museum is possible only for guided tours (this does not apply to the Birkenau campsite). As
Private and Group Auschwitz Tour lasts for approximately 6,5 hours. The drive takes around 1 h 10 minutes each way and pick-up time can be arranged between 8:30 a. m. – 11:00 a. m. Visiting the museum with a professional guide takes about 3.5 h, depending on the tour type.
Yes, there are several bus companies that shuttle between Krakow and Auschwitz. The ride takes about 1,5 hours and the ticket price is up to 15 PLN. You can also go by train to Oswiecim, it takes 2 h and costs around 20 PLN. There are also many companies providing
Yes, you can take photos in the Auschwitz Museum, but without flash and stands, only for personal use. There are certain areas where taking photos or filming is strictly forbidden: the hall with hairs of victims (Block no. 4) or in Block no. 11. If you want to use a camera
Establishing of the Museum of History of Photography in Krakow back in the 1970s was an initiative of Photographic Society in Krakow. The core of the collection was unique 19th-century negatives of Walery Rzewuski’s photographs. Walery Rzewuski was a Krakow-born photographer and activist of great reputation, whose works are now
Origins According to local tradition, Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec near Krakow was founded in 1044 by Polish prince Casimir I the Restorer. As the Polish state was very young at the time and after a deep crisis, the Benedictines were to support the reconstruction of Church and state. The monastery was built