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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 Pass Krakow Card

3. Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card

Explore Krakow at your own pace and according to your own personal interests with a 1-, 2-, or 3-day City Card. Get access to 40 museums and monuments. Learn more about the World War II hero Oscar Schindler at the Oscar Schindler Factory. Visit the Eagle Pharmacy in the former ghetto, and learn how the Holocaust impacted on Krakow’s Jews. Go to the Main Market Square Underground Museum and encounter vampires. See a traditional bourgeois house, and hear the trumpet signal at the Gothic brick church of St. Mary’s Basilica. A full list of museums will be attached to your City Pass, and to make getting from sight to sight easier, your card also comes with unlimited travel on the city’s public transport system, day and night! The museums included in the City Pass, are as follows: Oskar's Schindler Factory Main Market Underground Museum  Pharmacy "Under Eagle" Town Hall Tower St. Mary’s Church Former Gestapo Headquarter at Pomorska Street The Old Synagogue  The National Museum  The Gallery of 19th Century Polish Art in Sukiennice The Main Building The Szołayski House The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace The Princess Czartoryski Museum  The Jan Matejko House The Józef Mehoffer House The Barbican The Old Synagogue The Hipolitów House History of Nowa Huta Branch City Defence Walls The Zwierzyniec Artistic Salon Museum of Archeology St. Albert’s Church The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum Krakow Museum of Urban Engineering Museum of The Photography The Archdiocese Museum Krakow Polish Aviation Museum Mloda Polska Museum – Rydlówka – PTTK Museum History of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy Museum Galicia Jewish Museum Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (MOCAK) Museum of the Home Army – dedicated Gen. Emil Fieldorf "Nil" EUROPEUM The European Culture Centre The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum

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Krakow: Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

4. 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 Ghetto and Jewish Heritage Tour

5. Krakow: Schindler's Factory Ghetto and Jewish Heritage Tour

Learn about the dark history of Poland on this guided tour. Start your tour with pickup by your instructor who will explain to you the sightseeing plan for the day before starting your audio-guided tour of Kazimierz and Podgórze district.   For many centuries, Kazimierz was a place of coexistence and interpenetration of ethnic Polish and Jewish cultures. Its Jewish inhabitants were forcibly relocated in 1941 by the German occupying forces into the Krakow ghetto just across the river in Podgórze. Today, Kazimierz is an important center of cultural life in the city. Explore Plac Bohaterów Getta, Ghetto Heroes Square, 6 synagogues, Szeroka Street, and more. The last stop on your tour will be a 2-hour visit to Oskar Schindler’s Factory. This museum tells the story of Oskar Schindler and the fate of the Jews during wartime in Krakow. Using vast archival documents, photos, radio and film recordings, period artifacts, and dynamic media installations, you’ll delve even deeper into the darker sides of Krakow’s history.

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Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Ghetto Electric Golf Cart Tour

6. 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: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

7. 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: Schindler's Factory, Eagle Pharmacy & Museum Tour

8. Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Eagle Pharmacy & Museum Tour

An English-speaking driver will pick you up from your hotel in Krakow, and transport you to three of the most famous museums in the city. Explore Oskar Schindler's Factory, the Eagle Pharmacy, and the Historical Museum of Krakow as you learn about city's history under Nazi occupation. Entrance fees to the museums are included. Discover each museum at your own pace, and learn about World War II history on a self-guided visit. Your driver will wait for you outside, and you'll travel between locations in the comfort of a private car. At the end of the trip your driver will bring you back to your hotel, or drop you off in central Krakow so you can continue to explore the city.

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

9. 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: River Cruise, Kazimiz, & Schindler's Factory Museum

10. Krakow: River Cruise, Kazimiz, & Schindler's Factory Museum

Discover the highlights in Krakow as you view the city from the deck of a modern catamaran on a Vistula River cruise. Drive on an eco-friendly golf cart through the vibrant streets of the Kazimierz and Podgórze districts. Explore the city's past at the Schindler's Factory museum.  Start your tour with a catamaran ride on the Vistula River. Take in panoramic views of the defensive walls of Wawel, the Royal Castle, the Cathedral, and the mysterious silhouette of a dragon. Hear facinating commentary from your audio guide as you pass these sights. Jump aboard a comfortable electric golf cart and roll through colorful cafes and rich religious sites in the Kazimierz district. Pass by Jewish cultural monuments before heading to the site where the WWII ghetto existed in Podgórze. Learn about the WWII history of Krakow from your audio guide. Finish your tour with a guided tour of the Schindler's Factory Museum. Discover the story behind the German entrepreneur who saved many Jews during WWII by employing them in his factory. Get lost in the story of the fate of Krakow and its inhabitants during the Nazi occupation.

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What people are saying about Pharmacy Under the Eagle

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4.2 / 5

based on 1,246 reviews

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.

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

To see too bad no French guide in the museum but in French the visit of the guetto

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

was very informative, makes you appreciate what we have in life know