Experience a poignant piece of World War II history on a tour of Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum in Krakow. Explore the exhibitions in the enamel factory where hundreds of Jewish employees were saved from deportation. Follow an expert guide through Schindler’s office, and examine multimedia projections, artifacts and photos while learning the stories of the workers.
Guided tour of Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum in Krakow
Explore the museum housed in Schindler’s original WWII enamel factory with an expert guide
See Schindler’s office and learn the personal stories of some his Jewish workforce
View the displays and photos that chart Krakow’s wartime and post-war history
Be transported back to the Nazi and Soviet occupations through multimedia projections, documents and artifacts
Hear Schindler’s story and how it was brought alive by Spielberg’s Oscar-winner, Schindler’s List
Group tour with a maximum of 25 people ensures more personalized attention from the guide
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Enjoy a small-group guided tour of Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum with entrance ticket included.
Make your own way to central Krakow and begin your tour in front of Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum, where your guide will be waiting for you. Before heading inside, hear a brief introduction about Oskar Schindler, the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s award-winning film, Schindler’s List.
Follow your guide into the museum, passing through rooms documenting the impact of World War II on Krakow. Travel back in time through photographs of cobbled streets, resistance hideaways and prisons of the Nazi- and Soviet-occupied city. Listen in on original film and radio recordings for a sense of the overwhelming fear that gripped the country during that time.
As you continue to explore the interactive displays, learn the stories that took place inside the factory. Hear how Schindler's Jewish employees manufactured pots, pans, tins and other enamelware for the German army, and how this vital war effort protected them from transportation to the concentration camps. See some of the products made here, view Schindler’s office, and hear the fates of some of the 1,200 Schindlerjuden—Schindler’s Jews—who worked in the factory.
Your tour will conclude outside of the museum, where you can continue exploring Krakow independently.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Interesting but Schindlers factory is no the main theme
, Oct 2019
The tour is based in the administration buildings of the original factory.
The main theme of the tour is the history of Krakow form the invasion by the Nazis.
It brings this period to life and including the incredible suffering of the Jews and Poles
If your expecting it to be all about the factory then this is not the case.
However, the guide was very informative and the displays and atmosphere are very impressive
I would highly recommend.
Excellent guide who made the visit so informative. Lana managed the large group very well and the visit didn't feel rushed at all. The museum itself is a very dignified memorial to those who suffered during the World War II.
The tour and information was great, but to many people on tour and the back end couldn't hear the tour guide and hallways were to narrow. I wanted to hear more info on Oskar and his workers. But overall it was nice
Group of 25 way to large for compact surroundings. Too quick and no time to look at exhibits properly. Other guides around so hard to hear guide (if you could actually see him). Loads of stuff to read so don't bother with a guide.
The tour guide was knowledgeable and gave a great tour. However, there were way too many people in our tour group so it was very cramped and I don't feel like we had a chance to thoroughly see and read everything we would have liked to. Some of the spaces were way too small for so many people and we couldn't always hear the guide well or see the things she was pointing to.
I have been on 5 previous Viator guided trips and have enjoyed all of them . Unfortunately this is not one of them. Firstly the group was too large - the spaces inside the museum are too small to accommodate the group at the beginning , through no fault of the guide it was hard to hear the conversation as other tours were founding on simultaneously. The fact that no private headset- radio communication system was employed diluted the sound as to the point of being wasted . Secondly as we were not identified as part of one group from the beginning , other persons joined our tour and made the group larger ! At many points our guide moved on to each point while bonafide members of the tour missed out completely. My advice is smaller groups , an identifiable badge/label and headsets with closed group communication - this would deter people joining in.