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Krakow: Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

1. 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: Schindler's Factory and Jewish Ghetto Guided Tour

2. Krakow: Schindler's Factory and Jewish Ghetto Guided Tour

Visit one of the most important museums in Krakow at Oskar Schindler's with your professional guide. Learn about the story of a German entrepreneur who helped many Jews throughout the war at the exhibition Krakow Under Nazi Occupation. Walk through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the terrible events that took place during the Second World War. See part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, the houses where thousands of displaced Jews lived, the Pod Orłem pharmacy, and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs.

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Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

3. Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

Meet your friendly guide and get acquainted with the day’s itinerary, then jump into an electric vehicle and head out on your audioguided tour of Kazimierz. For many centuries, Kazimierz was a place of coexistence for ethnic Polish and Jewish cultures until the Jewish inhabitants were forcibly relocated in 1941 by the German occupying forces. On the tour, discover what life was like for Krakow’s Jewish residents during the war, and see the former Ghetto across the river where they were forced to live. Some of the landmarks visited on the tour include Plac Bohaterów Getta (Heroes of the Ghetto Square), and Apteka Pod Orlem (Pharmacy Under the Eagle). Finally, the highlight of the tour is a stop at the iconic factory of Oskar Schindler, who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust.

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Krakow: Former Concentration Camp Plaszow Guided Tour

4. Krakow: Former Concentration Camp Plaszow Guided Tour

Visit the former concentration camp at Krakow-Plashov, which opened in 1940. Learn about its dark history, how it started as a forced labor camp and was converted into a concentration camp in 1941. Pay your respects at the several memorials dedicated to remembering the victims. Come to understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and how the deportation of Jews from the Krakow ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass. See the different parts of the camp and learn about the intensive labor carried out at the quarry and military factories. Get an in-depth insight into what camp life was like. Discuss the life of Oskar Schindler and hear how the camp was portrayed in the 1993 movie, Schindler's List. Visit the replica of the camp built under the direction of Steven Spielberg in the Liban Quarry, some hundred meters away.

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Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Sightseeing Golf Cart Tour

5. Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Sightseeing Golf Cart Tour

Travel to Kazimierz, the oldest district of Krakow, which was once a separate city. Experience a place of peaceful coexistence where Christian and Jewish cultures intertwine. See over 20 monuments. Ride along the beautiful, picturesque streets of Kazimierz and learn about the history of its inhabitants. Explore one of the most important neighborhoods in city. Head to former Jewish ghetto, which existed during the war and view traces of those terrible events like a fragment of the ghetto wall, houses where displaced Jews lived, the historic pharmacy Pod Orłem, and the monument in Ghetto Heroes Square.

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Krakow: Jewish Quarter & Ghetto Private Walking Tour

6. Krakow: Jewish Quarter & Ghetto Private Walking Tour

Visit Krakow’s old Jewish Quarter on a private tour with an expert local guide. Start the tour from wherever and at whatever time you choose, giving you flexibility to plan your day as you wish.  After you meet your guide, explore the narrow cobbled streets, squares, cozy restaurants and cafes serving up traditional Jewish-Polish dishes and old town houses.  See the major sights of the district, such as the synagogues, old cemetery, Monument to the Memory of Krakow Holocaust Victims, Jan Karsk’si Bench, Helena Rubinstein's birthplace, or the yard where the famous movie ‘Schindler's List’ was filmed.  In the Podgórze district, walk through the Ghetto Heroes Square with its 70 empty iron and bronze chairs, symbolizing the Polish Jews’ plight during World War II. To finish up, visit the remains of Ghetto Walls, before the end of the tour.

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Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

7. Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

Tour Schindler's factory with a licensed museum guide. Oskar Schindler's factory, featured in Stephen Spielberg's oscar-winning film "Schindler's List," employed thousands of Jews and saved approximately 1200. Next, walk through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the gruesome events that took place during World War II. See a part of the undestroyed wall surrounding the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy "Under the Eagle," and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs. Then you will be driven to Wieliczka, a small town 10 kilometers from Krakow. Visit one of the largest old salt mines in Europe and explore it at your own pace without a guide. The depth of the 700-year-old mine is 340 meters, and the total length of corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. Walk along a route of more than 3 kilometers and see 20 halls, including the largest, St. Kinga's Church, named for the patroness of miners. Admire the underground church's interior, richly decorated with chandeliers and sculptures of saints carved out of salt. Experience the special curative microclimate in the mine and learn about the sanatorium, 135 meters below ground.

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Krakow: Short River Walk and Guided Tour in Former Ghetto

8. Krakow: Short River Walk and Guided Tour in Former Ghetto

See the royal city from the river from the deck of a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. As you pass Wawel, churches, and other monuments, hear information about them from the boat's modern sound system and enjoy beautiful views from the open platform in fine weather. Travel in comfort on a heated deck and comfortable leather sofas. Arrive at the destination and meet with the tour guide, and walk along the streets of the former Jewish ghetto, which existed in Podgórze during the war and still bears traces of the events of the war. See a fragment of the undamaged wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews lived, the historic pharmacy "Pod Orłem" and the monument with many chairs at the Ghetto Heroes Square.

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Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

9. Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

Explore Kazimierz, the Jewish quarter of Krakow. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Walk around the Krakow Ghetto and learn about the history behind this part of the city from your guide. Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Walk past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Learn about the story of Oscar Schindler as you visit his former Enamel Factory, which is now turned into a museum. See the 'Krakow under Nazi occupation' exhibition to find out more about the city's history. Visit Płaszów and Auschwitz, two Nazi concentration camps established under the authority of the SS and police leaders in Krakow. These concentration camps are preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

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Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Auschwitz, And Salt Mine 3-Day Tour

10. Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Auschwitz, And Salt Mine 3-Day Tour

Day 1: Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Next, visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Kraków's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. Later, take a short walk around the former Kraków Ghetto with your guide. Visit the Plac Bohaterów Getta (Ghetto Heroes Square) and witness a unique art display - several dozen cast-iron chairs standing individually in the square - symbolizing the scattered belongings of the Jewish community after the liquidation of the ghetto in 1942-43. Day 2: Visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide. Day 3: Head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures.

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What people are saying about Fragment of Ghetto Wall

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 7 reviews

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!

Was great. Ms Paulina (I think) has a very cool approach, tells everything at ease, knows a lot, and shows nice places where you can eat something and it's really worth it (we were). The trip was most successful, we learned a lot from the loudspeaker and from Mrs. Paulina.

Perfect tour with Dr. Magdalena Jackowska-Göbel. Perfect German, excellent knowledge of the subject, very friendly and helpful. An absolute recommendation.

The guide was great, the tour superb and the information very informative. The guide knows the subject he is talking about well, I am not disappointed!

I will definitely go with this company next time I'm in Krakow, the guide was superb, very knowledgable and said very interesting stories.