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  • Address: Krakow 31-055, Poland
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Kazimierz (Jewish District)

Kazimierz - or Jewish District - was for a long time an independent town with its own municipal charter and laws. Its colorful history was determined by its mixed Jewish-Polish population, and though the ethnic structure is now wholly different, the architecture gives a good picture of its past, with clearly distinguishable sectors of what were Christian and Jewish quarters. The suburb is home to many important tourist sights, including churches, synagogues and museums. The western part of Kazimierz was traditionally Catholic, and although many Jews settled here from the early 19th century until WWII - for example, the main Jewish hospital was on ul Skawińska - the quarter preserves much of its original character, complete with its churches.

A tiny area of about 300m by 300m northeast of Corpus Christi Church, the Jewish sector of Kazimierz became, over the centuries, a centre of Jewish culture equal to no other in the country. With the mass deportation and extermination of the Jewish people of Kraków by the Nazis during WWII, all traces of the folklore, life and atmosphere of the quarter disappeared. Today only the architecture reveals that this was once a Jewish town, though a handful of 'themed' restaurants, complete with live klezmermusic most nights, have been opened on ul Szeroka. Miraculously, seven synagogues survived the war, but only one of them continues to function as a regular place of worship, Tempel Synagogue. Parts of the film Schindler's List were filmed in Kazimierz.

Practical Info

Today Kazimierz is one of Kraków's inner suburbs and located within walking distance south of Wawel and the Old Town. It is known for its restaurants and bars which are atmospheric rather than touristy, and also has some good places to stay. The best way to see the area is by walking tour.

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Delicious Kazimierz Food Tour from Krakow, Krakow, null
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Delicious Kazimierz Food Tour from Krakow

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Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour including 11-13 different food samples and beverages, including a shot of Polish vodka and tasting Polish craft beer at 4-5 local ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.94
Krakow Evening Food Walking Tour, Krakow, Food Tours
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Krakow Evening Food Walking Tour

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Savor the flavors of Krakow on this 2.5-hour evening walking tour with a food-loving guide. Uncover Poland’s rich culinary history and customs as you roam the ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $78.13
Krakow in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Krakow, Food Tours
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Krakow in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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For over a thousand years, Krakow has been the center of science, culture and art in Poland. Come and see for yourself upon boarding the Krakow City ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.16
Krakow Schindler List Tour, Krakow, City Tours
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Krakow Schindler List Tour

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Our guide will show you the hidden streets of the Jewish quarter and tell you inspiring stories of despair, bravery and love. You will discover the ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.72
Krakow Super Saver: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip plus Private Krakow Tour by Electric Car, ... 
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Krakow Super Saver: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip plus Private Krakow Tour by Electric Car

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Explore Krakow by Melex electric car and visit the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine with this Krakow Super Saver that combines two top-selling tours in a day. ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: Wieliczka Salt Mine tour lasts 4 hours and Private Krakow Tour by Melex lasts 1,5 hours.

From USD $65.11
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Segway Tour of the Jewish Quarter in Krakow, Krakow, Super Savers
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Segway Tour of the Jewish Quarter in Krakow

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Go on a historical sightseeing tour and discover the magical ambience of the former Jewish district of Krakow gliding effortlessly on a Segway. Follow the ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.40
Krakow Street Food Walking Tour, Krakow, Segway Tours
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Krakow Street Food Walking Tour

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Wrap your taste buds around Polish traditional food on a 3-hour tour. With a guide, wind your way around the culinary haunts loved by locals, exploring stalls, ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $21.70
World War II in Krakow Private Tour, Krakow, Food Tours
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World War II in Krakow Private Tour

This is an entirely private tour with a licensed tour guide. Learn about this tragic period and visit all the most important sites related to the Second World ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.79
Small-Group Walking Tour of Kazimierz in Krakow, Krakow, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small-Group Walking Tour of Kazimierz in Krakow

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Get to know Krakow’s Jewish and World War II history on a walking tour of Kazimierz, the historically Jewish section of the city. With a guide, see sights like ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $16.28
Private Tour: Krakow Walking Tour of Old Town, Kazimierz and Wawel Hill, Krakow, Walking Tours
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Private Tour: Krakow Walking Tour of Old Town, Kazimierz and Wawel Hill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Get under the skin of Krakow’s history and highlights on a 3-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable private guide. As you walk, hear about Krakow’s fascinating ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.98

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