Ausschwitz (Polen), Böblingen

Historical Place

Ausschwitz (Polen)

Oświęcim is a town in the Lesser Poland province of southern Poland, situated west of Kraków, near the confluence of the Vistula (Wisła) and Soła rivers.

Geography and transport

Oświęcim lies on the intersection where National Road 44 meets local roads 933 and 948. Oświęcim's old town is located east of the Soła, with the Main Market Square (Rynek Główny) at its centre. The railway station is across the river, in the north west of the town, with the main museum in the west of the town. The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is in the village of Brzezinka, to the west of the railway station. The chemical works are located east of the town.

The main bus station of the town lies in the east of the town, and local bus services are operated by PKS Oświęcim. The PKP railway services are available to Kraków, Katowice and Czechowice-Dziedzice, and internationally to Vienna and Prague. The nearest airport is located away, at Krakow Balice. According to the 2002 data, Oświęcim is 30 km2, of which forests comprise only 1%. Neighbouring gminas are Chelmek, Libiaz, and the gmina of Oświęcim.




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