Ghetto Heroes Square Tours

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In March 1941, thousands of Krakow’s Jews were forcibly moved and incarcerated within the Podgórze ghetto south of Kazimierz. Plac Zgody, a large square in the heart of the ghetto, was the departure point during World War II for Jews boarding trains to Paszów, Auschwitz and various other camps. It has since been renamed Ghetto Heroes Square in honor of the Jewish deportees.

Today the entire square serves as a memorial to the Krakow Jews. Designed by local architects Piotr Lewicki and Kazimierz Latak, the memorial comprises 70 empty chairs placed at regular intervals throughout the open space — a chilling reminder of the furniture, luggage and other personal belongings that littered the square after the final deportations and razing of the ghetto in 1942 and 1943.

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Visit at night, and you might see candles placed by locals as a mark of respect for lives lost.
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Address: Plac Bohaterow Getta, Krakow, Poland
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Krakow X2 Segway Tour

Explore Krakow’s medieval and modern attractions the fun and eco-friendly way on an X2 Segway tour. Choose from different routes and durations, from a 15-minute teaser ride to a 3-hour off-road adventure. Glide through the historic city streets on a self-balancing electric scooter, and see landmarks such as Wawel Castle, the Barbican fortress, Szeroka Square, and the Kazimierz district with a guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Krakow City Sightseeing by Electric Car

Zip around Krakow in an electric car on this 90-minute sightseeing tour. Led by a private driver, soak up the city's rich history as audio commentary offers background on the passing attractions. Travel through the Jewish district of Kazimierz, see the Barbican and Cloth Hall in the Old Town and experience a poignant piece of World War II history in the former Jewish Ghetto. Your private tour will conclude back at your original departure point.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Schindler's List and Jewish Heritage Tour in Krakow

Take a walk through Krakow’s rich and resilient Jewish history on this private, 4-hour heritage tour. Learn about the deep roots of Judaism in the city as you stroll to important landmarks like ritual bathhouses, Ghetto Square, Remuh Cemetery, and the largest synagogue complex in Europe. Hear stories of wartime hardship and bravery as you trace the story of Oskar Schindler, visiting filming locations for the movie ‘Schindler's List’ and finishing inside Schindler’s Factory Museum.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Krakow City Sightseeing Private Tour by Eco Friendly Electric Car With Live Guide

Cruise through Krakow in an electric car on this 60- or 90-minute private city tour. Enjoy an open-air ride through the Old Town, passing the Rynek Główny, the Cloth Hall and the medieval structure of the Barbican, and delve into areas closed to normal traffic. Then, experience a poignant piece of World War II history as you pass Oskar Schindler’s Factory, Ghetto Heroes Square and the city’s former Jewish quarter. As you go, your private guide will discuss the stories behind this vibrant Polish city.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Krakow Bike Tour of the Old Town, Jewish Quarter, and the Ghetto

Hop on a bike and get ready to see Krakow from a totally different perspective with this info-packed and fun guided bicycle tour. Stop at a whopping 25 sites and learn all about the history of each place, including the former ghetto, the Old Town and much more.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Krakow Schindler's List Tour

Gain a deeper understanding of Krakow’s Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter) on a 4-hour walking tour of historic highlights and sites related to the movie ‘Schindler’s List.’ As you navigate the winding streets of the enclave, your guide brings tales of the Jewish community, involving bravery, love, and tragedy, to life. Stroll around Nowy Square, see Europe’s largest synagogue complex, wander around Remuh Cemetery, and visit Oskar Schindler’s Factory, formerly owned by the philanthropist immortalized by Spielberg’s beloved movie.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Hop on Hop off Kracow Sightseeing Tour

Explore Krakow’s major sights at your own pace with a 1- or 2-day hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Take in the views from a double-decker bus and learn about local history through recored audio commentary, hopping off and back on at any of 10 different stops to design your own perfect day in one of Poland’s most beautiful and historic cities.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Krakow Private Tour of Kazimierz Including Old Jewish Quarter

Delve into Krakow’s Jewish heritage on a private, 3-hour tour of Kazimierz, once the largest Jewish community in Europe. See all seven of the area’s synagogues and the hear tales from Kazimierz’s long history, from its 14th-century founding to its current renaissance as a contemporary center of art and culture. Learn about the expulsion of Jews and the creation of the Jewish ghetto during World War II, and visit several sites used in the filming of ‘Schindler’s List.’
  • Duration: 3 hours
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