Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1979
Size of heritage: 192 ha
The fortified walls, barbed wire, platforms, barracks, gallows, gas chambers and cremation ovens show the conditions within which the Nazi genocide took place in the former concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest in the Third Reich. According to historical investigations, 1.5 million people, among them a great number of Jews, were systematically starved, tortured and murdered in this camp, the symbol of humanity's cruelty to its fellow human beings in the 20th century.
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Hotels and places to stay
Hampton by Hilton Oswiecim
Galicja Wellness & SPA
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Small airport - 10 mi (16 km) John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice Airport
Large airport - 27 mi (44 km) Gliwice Glider Airport
Small airport - 27 mi (45 km) Katowice International Airport
Medium airport - 30 mi (49 km) Zabreh Ostrava Airport
Small airport - 49 mi (80 km) Nowy Targ Airport
Small airport - 56 mi (90 km) Częstochowa-Rudniki
Small airport - 58 mi (95 km) Žilina Airport
Medium airport - 61 mi (99 km) M. R. Štefánik Airport
Large airport - 157 mi (253 km) Warsaw Chopin Airport
Large airport - 166 mi (268 km) Vienna International Airport
Large airport - 178 mi (287 km) Budapest Listz Ferenc Internationall Airport
Large airport - 180 mi (290 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Chelm Slaski
- Goczalkowice Zdroj
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.