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Tourist Information Centre in Oświęcim
Tourist Information Centre in Oświęcim

history of Oświęcim...

Oświęcim is about 40 thousand attractive and friendly town situated in the valley of the River Sola. Convenient location between Malopolska and Silesia makes it an important transport route connecting the two regions. Galician town atmosphere creates a turbulent 800-years history, the traces of which can be seen walking around the castle hill and the Old Town. The nature and climate of ancient history dating back the thirteenth century.


Oświęcim. Tunnels under the castle hill.

There are two tunnels under the castle hill in Oświęcim.  The older one  called "Austrian" or "long" - probably comes from the end of XVIII century, the second was made during the Nazi occupation of 1939-1945 .
The historical route called "The game of Independence" prepared in the tunnels relates to the events of the First World War in Poland (1914-1918). The game begins with a film depicting the Kruczałów family from Oświęcim, whose son Ignacy, intends to conscript into Polish Legion. Film's projection takes place in reconstruction of the trench at the Museum's exposition. 
Each participant of the game "plays"the role of Ignacy, who along with Polish Legions goes through the entire battle path until Poland  regains independence and has a task of "passing" 20 positions which require interactions (solving  logical, dexterity and manual tasks). 

September till December tour start at:

Monday: 10.00, 12.00, 14.00
Tuesday: 10.00, 12.00, 14.00
Thursday 10.00, 12.00, 14.00
Friday:     10.00, 12.00, 14.00
Saturday : closed
Sunday:    10.30, 12.30, 14.30

Visiting without participating in the game:
Wednesday: 11.00, 13.00 

Prior reservation from Monday till Friday 8.00 a.m. till 4.00 p.m. - phone +48 33 842 44 27
Ticket price: 6 PLN/person

Visit will take place in groups of 3-5 persons, in the case of families the group can have max. 10 people.
In the tunnels there is a necessity of wearing gloves and covering the mouth and nose. (except for children under 4 years old).

More information: muzeum-zamek.pl 

Photo: Jarosław Fiedor



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