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Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto and Schindler's Factory

1. Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto and Schindler's Factory

Learn about the everyday lives of the Jewish community before and during World War II. In a tour of a maximum of 12 people, you will learn about the beginning of Nazi occupation, the first resettlements and the harsh conditions of life in the ghetto. The tour starts in Kazimierz where you will see the Jewish Quarter, the center of Jewish life until the beginning of World War II. Explore the neighborhood and learn about one of the largest synagogue complexes in Europe. From Kazimierz you will head towards Podgórze, the district where the Jewish ghetto was located. The tour passes the Ghetto Heroes Square with its meaningful monument of empty chairs, the Eagle Pharmacy, and fragments of the Ghetto Wall.  At the end, you will get an insight into the history of Oskar Schindler and see the original factory which now houses the Historical Museum of Kraków. The tour ends in front of Schindler’s Factory which you can explore on your own, or you can be dropped off at the starting point.

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Krakow: Oskar Schindler's Factory Entry Ticket

2. Krakow: Oskar Schindler's Factory Entry Ticket

Learn one of the most inspiring stories from World War II with an entry ticket to Oskar Schindler’s former enamel factory in Kraków. Get an insight into the man who inspired the hit movie "Schindler's List" and explore how a member of the Nazi Party helped more than 1,200 Jews escape the Holocaust. Discover what everyday life was like in Nazi-occupied Kraków and examine the personal dramas of the citizens.

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Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

3. Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

Meet your driver-guide at the meeting point in the center of the city. Discover the best of Krakow on a 1.5-hour tour with an audio guide in 28 languages. Learn about the monuments and areas you pass by and receive plenty of recommendations for your stay in the city. First, visit the Old Town of Krakow with the largest medieval market square in Europe. Travel along the Royal Route and the defensive walls and fortifications. See many beautiful buildings such as the Jagiellonian University, Słowacki Theater, and the breathtaking Wawel Castle. Explore the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz where you can see beautiful synagogues, old cemeteries, atmospheric streets and squares. Visit the district of Podgórze where you can stop at Ghetto Heroes Square, the Eagle Pharmacy, and the remains of former Ghetto walls. Learn of the tragic history of the Jewish community during the years of World War II, and see the famous factory of Oskar Schindler, where many lives were saved. Then, be dropped off at the meeting point or any location in the city center.

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Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

4. Krakow Segway Half Day Tour of the Jewish Quarter

The major attractions of Krakow's Jewish Quarter are arranged just perfectly for a Segway. This tour combines history with fun and includes some amazing stories. The Jewish Quarter features sites from the movie Schindler's List, synagogues and squares and the Old Meat Market. The actual Oskar Schindler Factory is in the World War II Ghetto area, along with Heroes of the Ghetto Square.

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Krakow: Kazimierz, Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

5. Krakow: Kazimierz, Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

Explore the Jewish heritage of the city of Krakow on a guided tour. Begin outside the Old Synagogue in the Kazimierz district, home to the Jewish community for centuries. Explore the charming streets of this now trendy neighborhood with your guide, as you learn about the history of Jewish people in Krakow. Next, visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory. Learn about the horrors of the Holocaust, and Oskar Schindler's heroic efforts to save Jewish people from the concentration camps operated by the Nazi regime. Finally, make your way to the site of the former Jewish ghetto, where many Jews were forced to live during the Nazi occupation of Poland. Learn about the suffering and overcrowded conditions endured by the Jewish community. See a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy "Under the Eagle", and the monument of 68 chairs in Heroes' Square.

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Krakow: Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

6. Krakow: Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

Learn about the most tragic period in Krakow's history on a guided tour. Walk through streets that still bear the scars of the terrible events they witnessed. Meet your guide outside the Emalia factory-museum. Hear about Schindler's exploits. Next, stop at a fragment of the walls that once surrounded the ghetto. Get an introduction to the uprising, the ghetto's history, and its topography. Then, visit Ghetto Heroes Square, the center of life in the so-called Jewish Housing District. Discover how the Kraków Jews were forced to live during the war. Pay tribute to them at the monument commemorating the victims of the Holocaust. Learn about the monument's meaningful symbolism. Next, visit the Eagle Pharmacy, whose owner, Tadeusz Pankiewicz, helped Jews in various ways during the occupation. Listen to the stories of the everyday heroism of ordinary people during a terrible period of history.

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Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Electric Golf Cart Tour

7. Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Electric Golf Cart Tour

Travel to Kazimierz, the oldest district in Krakow on a group electric golf cart tour. Experience a place where Jewish and Christian cultures intertwine. View over 20 monuments in Kazimierz, and in the former Jewish ghetto. Ride along the vibrant streets of Kazimierz in a comfortable and eco-friendly vehicle. Cruise through twists and turns to discover charming shops and restaurants. Learn about the history of its inhabitants from your audio guide. Head to the former Jewish ghetto, which existed during the war. Find traces of those terrible events. Be moved as you see a fragment of the ghetto wall, the houses of displaced Jews, Pod Orłem pharmacy, and the monument in Ghetto Heroes Square.

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Krakow: Kazimierz District Jewish Heritage Tour

8. Krakow: Kazimierz District Jewish Heritage Tour

The Holocaust almost totally destroyed the rich culture of Polish Jews. Almost. Experience a mixture of feelings — perhaps sadness, nostalgia, and hope, as you discover the rebirth of Krakow’s Jewish district on this guided afternoon tour. Meet your guide in one of the most interesting parts of Krakow, Kazimierz, the only Jewish city of medieval Europe that has survived to this day. Nowadays, Kazimierz is one of the most popular parts of Krakow, with a unique, bohemian atmosphere and a vibrant nightlife. As you walk through the area, talk with your guide about the co-existence of two cultures and religions, the traditions of Krakow’s Jews, their customs, and famous Poles of Jewish origin.   On numerous squares, surrounded by synagogues, and near the ghetto wall, learn about events that were important for Jewish history and culture. Together, you’ll search for answers to difficult questions that concern us all.

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Krakow: In the Footsteps of Oskar Schindler

9. Krakow: In the Footsteps of Oskar Schindler

Learn about Oskar Schindler, a German entrepreneur who saved 1,200 Jews and Holocaust victims during World War II by transferring prisoners to his own factories in Poland and the Czech Republic. Visit Schindler's Villa and see the outside of the Oskar Schindler Enamel Factory. Listen to the story that inspired the book, "Schindler's Ark," as well as Stephen Spielberg's movie, "Schindler's List". Relive the famous scenes from the movie and see where they took place, such as the little courtyard in Kazimierz at Józefa 2 where Mrs. Dresdener took refuge under the stairs.  Dive deeper into the history of World War II in Poland. Discuss Schindler's impact on the city both in the past and the current day with your guide and get an in-depth look into Schindler's life and character. End your tour at Film Cafe near Schindler's factory, where you can relax with a complimentary tea or coffee. If you choose, you can find out more about Oskar Schindler and explore the museum on your own after the tour.

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Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

10. Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour in Krakow’s Kazimierz district to discover the Jewish history of this area. See local shops, and visit beautifully preserved synagogues. Listen to your guide share amazing stories of Jewish families that lived here previously. Explore the Kazimierz district, and view how the memory of its rich history has been preserved in synagogues, prayer houses, and small shops located around Kazimierz. Be guided along the famous Szeroka Street with both the Remah Synagogue and the Old Synagogue, the storied walls of the old town, Plac Nowy (New Square), and many charming streets teeming with life today. Choose from the additional tour options to take a walk in Krakow's Podgórze district, where the ghetto was located during World War II. Along this route, take a look at the Pankiewicz Eagle Pharmacy and Ghetto Heroes Square with a monument made of 68 chairs. Or select the option to visit a modern exhibition devoted to the occupation of Krakow. The exhibit is located in the former enamel factory associated with the name of the German entrepreneur Oskar Schindler.

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What people are saying about Ghetto Heroes Square

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Had a great tour. First along the Kazimierz, seen both the Jewish and the Christian part with Dutch information. Also - in a nice mode of transport - we visited the Jewish ghetto and Schindler's List Museum! Also compliments to the guide, who also gave a lot of information outside the information given via a speaker in English and wanted to let us get out of the car to see something up close.

Phil the tour guide was absolutely amazing. Fantastic English, so knowledgable and was able to answer every single question we had. He was a pleasure to be around and made us feel like the first customers he’d ever had. Just wish we could have tipped him more (cashless society habits). Thank you very much Phil!

Valentino was an amazing guide. Very informative and friendly. We felt very welcomed! The trip was smooth and easy. Valentino had some good banter! :)

Arthur is een goede tour guide! Vertelt op een fijne, makkelijke manier die voor iedereen te begrijpen is!

Valentino was friendly and informative on our tour. Would highly recommend him.