1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Oskar Schindler's Factory

Krakow: Schindler's Factory Guided Tour

Product ID: 58608
Learn the incredible story of Oskar Schindler, the factory owner who helped save more than 1,000 Jews in Krakow during World War II. Go to the Schindler Factory Museum, and hear personal stories about the Jews of Krakow under the Nazis.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the incredible story of the factory worker who saved more than 1,000 lives
  • See memories and mementoes related to Oskar Schindler
  • Visit the permanent exhibition "Kraków Under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945"
  • Hear about the Jews of Krakow before, during, and after the war
  • Get a better understanding of the history of World War II
Full description
Learn the real life story behind the Steven Spielberg movie “Schindler’s List” on a guided 2-hour tour of the Schindler Factory Museum. Spielberg’s great contribution was to present to the world one of the most moving and incredible stories related to World War II. More than 1,000 Jews in Krakow owe their lives to a single person: Oskar Schindler.

Schindler's Factory Museum opened its doors to the public in June 2010, after years of meticulous preparation. Located in the original Oskar Schindler Enameled Goods Factory, you will be taken back step-by-step, learning the history of World War II in Krakow from the beginning until the arrival of the Soviet Army in 1945.

Walk through rooms filled with memories of Oscar Schindler, and see the permanent exhibition "Kraków Under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945." Learn the story of Kraków and its inhabitants, both Polish and Jewish, starting with the events that took place a month before the war. Hear about the first months of Nazi occupation, all the way up to the history of Krakow's Ghetto and the Płaszów Concentration Camp.

Next, go to the rooms dedicated to the story of Oskar Schindler and the 1,200 Jews whose lives He saved. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes, but you can easily extend and stay to watch movies and explore documents related to the heroes of this incredible story.
Includes
  • Professional Guide
  • Entrance tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 897 reviews

Review summary

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    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
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We really enjoyed our tour of the museum with our guide Mary(?). She was very knowledgeable and friendly and we felt like we learnt a lot in a short time. The only downside was that our tour group was at maximum size of 25 which was too large for the museum. We often struggled to hear Mary at some points on the tour and see things she was pointing out. It was also tricky to keep up with her as we moved through small corridors. Overall, it was a good experience and we would recommend visiting if you are in Krakow. It also helped that we had been to Auschwitz beforehand so perhaps do that first then the museum.

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23 February 2020

It was a very enjoyable tour, but if your expecting a factory tour as it was in the day you will be dissapointed, it is about Polish history in photographs and a few artifacts, with a little bit about Oscar Schibdler. But it is still very interesting and worth a visit. And a tuc tuc ride around the ghetto and jewish quarter after is recommended.

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22 January 2020

A very interesting and insightful tour. i must admit that i thought this tour was more about the factory, the workers and the history within, but it was a broader history of the area and times through the wartime period. Still an excellent museum/tour and well worth a visit if you are Krakow and have the time to visit.

9 January 2020

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Product ID: 58608