Because of the coronavirus, the Polish government introduced nationwide special precautionary measures. From Friday the 13th until at least March 25 all institutions, cultural venues like cinemas, museums and theatres, across all of Poland. So all Kraków's tourist attractions and cultural institutions will be closed until at least March 25. Read more about coronavirus in Krakow
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.