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Plac Bohaterów Getta, Kraków

Plac Bohaterów Getta, Kraków: Our most recommended tours and activities

Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

1. Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

Having been established as a city on the island in close vicinity of Krakow, Kazimierz was supposed to become a competition to its neighbour – Krakow. The Jews who in the Middle Ages were prosecuted in the Western Europe started settling in Kazimierz and soon this city became a place of Jewish prosperity. It is here where you can find Jewish synagogues, cozy and tiny streets on which the hustle and bustle of Jewish life was prevailing before the catastrophe of WW2. See the oldest synagogue in Poland, trace the filming spots of the ‘Schindler’s List’ . Learn who are Ashkenazim and Sephardim, get to know Helena Rubinstein, Roman Polanski, Ludwick Zamenhof, and Maximilian Faktorowicz. Join us for 2.5-hour tour where we will discover the Jewish heritage in Krakow, get to know their traditions and exciting people who were creating the Jewish history in Poland.

Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

2. 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.

Krakow: City Golf Cart Tour and Schindler's Factory Museum

3. Krakow: City Golf Cart Tour and Schindler's Factory Museum

See the oldest historical areas in Krakow with an electric golf cart tour. Discover more about the Old Town and the Kazimierz district with an audio guide. Stop at the Schindler's Factory Museum for professionally guided tour.  Be picked up by your driver and head to the Main Market Square. See Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church which is surrounded by the greenery of Planty park. Drive through narrow streets past temples, universities, and old stone houses. Marvel at Wawel Royal Castle and the Wawel Hill. Continue to the picturesque streets of Kazimierz, the oldest district in Krakow. See over 20 monuments and learn about the history of its inhabitants from your audio guide. Finally, be dropped off at Schindler's Factory Museum for a guided tour. Experience an interactive exhibition on one of the most-famous stories from the Nazi occupation. Discover more about the fate of Krakow during this dark time.

Krakow: Jewish Quarter Kazimierz Walking Tour

4. Krakow: Jewish Quarter Kazimierz Walking Tour

Learn about the long Jewish history of Krakow's Kazimierz district. The rich memory of Jewish settlement in this district is preserved through synagogues, prayer houses, and small shops. Walk with your guide around the famous Szeroka Street with Remu and Old Synagogue, old city walls, original Schindler’s factory in the city’s industrial district of Zabłocie. Check out Podgorze where the ghetto was located during World War II. In Podgorze, see Pankiewicz Eagle's Pharmacy and Plac Bohaterow Getta square with a memorial made of 68 chairs.

Krakow: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

5. Krakow: Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

During World War II, the Poguzhe district was the site of a Jewish Ghetto. 75 years after the end of the war, the district still keeps this heritage alive. The area serves to remind visitors of the horrors of war and the need to prevent such things from happening again. Visit the famous Plac Bohaterów Getta (Ghetto Heroes' Square), where Jewish inhabitants of Krakow were identified and sent off to concentration camps. See a fragment of the original ghetto wall, which now serves as a monument and place of pilgrimage for many Jewish people visiting from abroad. Continue to the buildings where thousands of displaced Jews used to live in cramped conditions. The final stop will be the famous "Under the Eagle" pharmacy.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

6. Krakow: Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

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

Krakow: Guided Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

7. Krakow: Guided Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Explore the Jewish Quarter of Krakow with a guide on this walking tour. Stroll down Szeroka Street, see the old city walls, and remember the city's tragic past at the Plac Bohaterow Getta Square. Meet your guide outside the immense Old Synagogue and begin your journey through Krakow's Kazimierz district. As you walk, learn about the area's rich Jewish traditions and past, dating from the medieval ages. Stroll down Szeroka Street after admiring the Old Synagogue, and stop to see Remah Synagogue, home to the Old Jewish Cemetary. Continue to see the old city walls before heading to the industrial district, Zabłocie. See the original Schindler’s factory and then head to Podgorze Ghetto. See where Krakow's Jewish residents lived in fear during WWII. Hear about the lifesaving actions of the employees of Pankiewicz Eagle's Pharmacy and pay tribute at the Plac Bohaterow Getta Square memorial.

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

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

Discover Krakow's rich Jewish history on a guided tour of the city. Stroll through the Kazimierz district's charming streets, see the historic Old Synagogue, and learn the tragic fate of the Jewish people at the Under the Eagle pharmacy. Start the tour outside the Old Synagogue in the Kazimierz district and learn how this district has housed the Jewish community for centuries. Explore the quaint 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 that surrounded the ghetto, stand near houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, and learn about the Under the Eagle pharmacy. Finish your tour with a sobering moment at the monument of 68 chairs in Heroes' Square.

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

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

See some of Krakow's top sights on this guided day tour. Learn the story of Oskar Schindler at his factory, remember the victims of the Holocaust at the Empty Chair Monument, and explore one of Europe's oldest salt mines, Wieliczka. Begin your day with a tour with a licensed museum guide of Schindler's factory. Learn about the story of this German entrepreneur featured in the movie Schindler's List, who helped many Jewish people during WWII. Then, walk through the streets of Podgórze Ghetto and see evidence of the tragic history of WWII. See a part of the wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy Under the Eagle, and the Empty Chair Monument in Heroes' Square, with 68 symbolic chairs. Next, drive to Wieliczka, a small town outside Krakow. Visit one of the largest old salt mines in Europe at your own pace without a guide. Stroll around underground 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 deep below ground.

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What people are saying about Plac Bohaterów Getta, Kraków

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 36 reviews

The guide is waiting for you with a smile on his face and an umbrella with the British flag, written with free tour, right in front of the Church in the Market Square The tour includes a lot of useful information, plus a short 15-minute break in Plac Nowy, where you can eat and drink like a local, at attractive prices

Very complete and enlightening tour! The guide was fantastic and his presentation was even better than we expected! I strongly recommend!

Our Guide was friendly with a wealth of historical information. Would recommend

Was very interesting and the guide Bart was very good too! Recommended!

Great stories and information. Very interesting! Knowledgeable guide