Plan your stay in the city of Oświęcim
Enjoy a pleasant stroll in the narrow streets of the Old Town. Visit the picturesque hill with a medieval castle at the top – at present it is
the Castle Museum, whose interactive exhibition will enable you to literally touch the 800-year history of the city. Admire the wonderful
panorama of the lands of Oświęcim from the top of the 30m high tower. Walking down from castle hill, a visit the enchanting Jan Skarbek Square and the Synagogue is a must to discover fascinating traits of the co-existence of Polish and Jewish culture in Oświęcim. In the heart of the city you will be surprised by the modern arrangement of the Main Market Square, where some traits of the past – remains of the 16th century town hall and a pre-war well – have been preserved. The heart of the city owes its historical atmosphere to the charming 19th century tenement houses there. Explore its mysterious historical churches as you meander the winding streets around the Main Market Square.
Enjoy a cup of coffee and delicious cake en-route or have dinner in one of the restaurants in the Old Town, just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Soła River Boulevards. Nature lovers will certainly enjoy time spent here as it is a “Nature 2000” area. Those who enjoy action may rollerblade, cycle or work out in the open-air gym there. Or… simply contemplate nature, view the Open-Air Art Gallery or indulge in pure idleness on a free lounger in the special Recreation Area.
Download PDF: Oświęcim Tourist Map Old Town