Auschwitz Location

Auschwitz Location

A map showing the location of Auschwitz plus information about how to get there and where to stay.


The Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz is located in Oswiecim Poland. Information about Oswiecim is at Oswiecim Poland.

Oswiecim is located in the Malopolska region in Southern Poland. It is about 38 km Southeast of Katowice and 65 km West Of Krakow.

You get to Oswiecim generally by passing through Krakow. To be more specific, there is a special page with information on how to get there from any location . The page can be found at How To Get To Auschwitz

In general, Auschwitz is rather inconveniently located for the traveler. There are no direct train connections. And road travel is slow.

Generally, most people travel first to Krakow and then take a local train or bus to Oswieciem. Additionally, the place they most often choose to stay is in Krakow.

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It shows you the relative locations of Katowice, Krakow And Oswiecim.

Note that even though Katowice is closer, most tourists stay in Krakow and take a bus or train to Oswiecim. A camp visit it a powerful experience and it is strongly recommended by many that you don’t linger in the city. Go to Krakow and recover as quickly as you can.

Here is a google map that you can use to get a better feel for location and to get directions to the city.




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