Oskar Schindler's Factory

Discover the story of how one man saved over 1,200 Jewish people and learn more about Nazi-occupied Poland.

Oskar Schindler's Factory: Our most recommended tours and activities

Oskar Schindler's Factory: Tour

1. Oskar Schindler's Factory: Tour

Discover the real-life story behind Steven Spielberg’s film “Schindler’s List” on a guided tour of the Schindler Factory Museum. Enjoy priority entrance and follow an expert guide through exhibits commemorating the victims and survivors of the Holocaust in Krakow. Take a journey back in time and explore the place where more than 1,200 Jews in Krakow were saved thanks to the efforts of Oskar Schindler. See the permanent exhibitions and walk through impeccable reconstructions of the original rooms filled with memories of this dark time in European history. Learn the pre-war story of Kraków and its inhabitants, both Polish and Jewish. Hear about the Nazi occupation, the history of Krakow's Ghetto, and the Płaszów Concentration Camp. Watch emotional movies and view documents, photographs, and artifacts left behind by the heroes and victims of this incredible story.

Kraków: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of Schindler's Factory

2. Kraków: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of Schindler's Factory

Visit Schindler's Factory and explore the museum dedicated to preserving the history of these incredible events. Learn the historical context with your expert guide to fully understand the story of Oscar Schindler. See an intimate portrait of the life of Schindler from his pre-war endeavors to his post-war fate. Visit his original office and hear the accounts of the Jewish survivors that he saved. Step into the old enamelware factory and learn the reality of everyday life in Kraków during the Nazi occupation. Immerse yourself in the past with reconstructions of the 1939 battlefield, the bustling streets of Kraków, public execution sites, the railway station, and the Jewish ghetto wall. As you walk from 1939 to 1945, meet not only Schindler but other important figures active in Kraków during that period: Himmler, Pankiewicz, Pope John Paul II, Amon Goeth, and more.

Krakow: Oskar Schindler Factory Guided Tour

3. Krakow: Oskar Schindler Factory Guided Tour

Journey back to the dark days of World War II and learn the inspiring story of Oskar Schindler at Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum. Enter a modern museum devoted to the wartime experiences of the 5-year Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II. Located in the former enamel factory of the industrialist who famously saved the lives of over 1,000 people during the Holocaust, the site and story were brought into the limelight by Steven Spielberg's 1993 Oscar-winning movie "Schindler's List." Still on the site of the original administrative building of the factory on Lipowa Street, the museum tells the individual histories of Kraków's wartime inhabitants, the fate of the Jews and the city’s underground resistance to the Nazi occupation. See archival documents and photographs of the time, and listen to radio and film recordings that bring the story to life. Admire period artifacts and marvel at the dynamic multimedia installations in the museum.

Krakow: Oskar Schindler's Factory Entry Ticket

4. 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.

Krakow: Schindler’s Factory Private Tour

5. Krakow: Schindler’s Factory Private Tour

Start a journey back in time to Krakow during World War II. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the Polish Jews, giving you a general historical overview of their situation. Heading to the Museum on an eco-vehicle, you will stop at Ghetto Heroes Square - the point of departure for thousands of Jews from the Cracow ghetto to various camps. This place will certainly help you to start this emotional journey through the everyday life of Cracow’s citizens under the Nazi occupation. The Museum is housed in the former enamel factory of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who famously saved the lives of over a thousand people during the Holocaust. He was brought into the limelight in 1993 by Steven Spielberg’s famous film 'Schindler’s List'. Ever since that time tourists from all over the world have been coming to Lipowa Street to discover the individual histories of Krakow’s wartime inhabitants, the fate of the Jews, the city’s underground resistance and more, using archival documents, photos, radio and film recordings, period artefacts and dynamic multimedia installations. Get the most from your visit and see Schindler’s Factory at your own pace, without rush with your dedicated private guide. 

Krakow: Schindler's Factory Guided Tour

6. Krakow: Schindler's Factory Guided Tour

Visit one of the most important and popular museums in Krakow on a guided tour of Oskar Schindler's enamel factory and immerse yourself in daily life for the citizens of Krakow during the Nazi Occupation of 1939 to 1945. During your tour, learn about the history of World War II and its impact on the everyday life of ordinary people. See the headquarters of the enamel company, Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik, and hear how its owner, Oskar Schindler saved many of his employees from inevitable death. Wander through the museum's many multimedia installations. Walk along the cobbled streets of the city, enter the photographer's atelier, visit the hairdresser, get on the tram, see a typical apartment in the Jewish ghetto, and then find yourself with its inhabitants in the Płaszów concentration camp. The five key points in the city's history are marked by "memory machines" throughout the building – the stampers which you can use to obtain a commemorative stamp associated with the given historical event. At the end of your tour, enjoy a unique souvenir of your visit to the factory.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory Skip-the-Line Ticket

7. Krakow: Schindler's Factory Skip-the-Line Ticket

Book this skip-the-line entrance ticket to Oskar Schindler's Factory to gain a better understanding of Krakow's history under the Nazi occupation. Learn how the history of World War II intersects with everyday life, and the personal dramas of individual people overlap with the wider history of the Nazi Regime.  You'll be greeted in front of the entrance and then move inside the museum. Inside, discover the personal stories of Krakow inhabitants living under the occupation of Nazi Germany for nearly 6 years and get to know more about a person who saved over 1000 lives while visiting his personal office with the symbolic "Survivor's Ark". The original Enamel Factory also known as Oskar Schindler's Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik (DEF) dates back to 1937 when it has been established. Later, Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1 1939, and it is believed that Oskar Schindler, a Sudeten German who was a member of the NSDAP and an agent of the Abwehr, arrived in Kraków on September 6 when German troops entered Kraków.

Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

8. 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.

Krakow: Electric Car Tour and Optional Schindler’s Factory

9. Krakow: Electric Car Tour and Optional Schindler’s Factory

Discover the city of Krakow in a day on an eco-friendly electric buggy city tour. Learn about the city's colorful history from your local guide as you glide through the city's iconic neighborhoods and past its main landmarks. See Wawel Castle, the Jewish Quarters, and the former Jewish Ghetto all from the comfort of your e-buggy. Embark on an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric buggy through the charming streets of Krakow. Visit the city's three most historical districts with ease and comfort. First, make your way to the Old Town to see the enchanting Wawel Royal Castle towering over the city and the Vistula River, the Barbican with its fortified turrets and walls, impressive churches, and a number of other historical buildings. Next, head to the city's historic Jewish quarter with its breathtaking array of Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, and the historical buildings of the former city of Kazimierz. Marvel at the trendy shops, bars, and galleries that now line these streets. Finally, ride to the former Jewish ghetto walls and Getto Heroes Square before ending your tour at Schindler's Factory Museum. Here, if the museum is open and tickets available to buy, you can visit the museum at your own pace, unguided. After an hour in the museum, be picked up and brought back to the original starting point of the tour. Alternatively, if you don't visit the museum, be dropped off immediately after the tour ends at the original starting point of the tour.

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

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

Learn about the Jewish heritage of the city of Krakow on a guided tour. Start the tour outside the Old Synagogue in the Kazimierz district. This district has been 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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A very nice and informative tour, you see and learn so many interesting things about Jewish life in Krakow. But with Monika we also had an extraordinarily competent and nice guide. If we had gone alone, we would have overlooked a lot, some things you only see when you are made aware of them. We can make an unreserved recommendation and thank you again for the beautiful day.

Absolutely incredible and so informative. Filip was an excellent guide and answered every question we had. I would have paid £80 just for schindlers factory tour! 100% recommend and absolutely worth the money.

This was one of the best tours I’ve taken. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and made a point to tell us additional facts than the recording. I would recommend this to anyone new to Krakow.

This is a wonderful trip. Very informative and emotional but definitely worth the while!

Our guide Valentino was great. Very friendly and informative. Well worth the money.