The closest international airport is Krakow Airport - John Paul II Kraków-Balice International Airport (1h 30min drive from Auschwitz). Second closest international airport is Katowice Airport Pyrzowice (1h drive to Auschwitz).
Many of the Nazi's concentration camps were established in Poland. Belzec, Chelmno nad Nerem (Cumhof), Rogoznica (Gross-Rosen), Sobibor, Trablinka, Auschwitz, Majdanek, Stutthof.
The Birkenau camp is less visited than Auschwitz, although it was here that the majority of prisoners lived and died. Covering some 170 hectares, the Birkenau camp consisted of 300 buildings...
In 1941, when it seemed that the complete conquest of Europe by Germany was only a matter of time, the leadership of the Third Reich decided to carry out the 'Final Solution of the Jewish Question'.
A total of over 130,000 women were registered in the Auschwitz complex
Each year Krakow is coming closer to Prague regarding the number of tourists visiting the city annually.
The Old Town is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and Wieliczka Salt Mine along with the former concentration camp in Auschwitz are the main tourist attractions of this region.