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Learn about Krakow’s Jewish heritage on this 3-hour walking tour. Led by a local guide, explore the Jewish districts of Podgórze and Kazimierz, as well as the impressive Old Town. See the Remuh and Tempel synagogues, the Old Jewish Cemetery and hear stories of the Jewish workers at Oskar Schindler’s Factory. Soak up the rich history of the city as you go, pausing midway to relax with a Polish dessert and coffee.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Jewish community walking tour in Krakow
  • Explore Krakow Old Town, Kazimierz and Podgórze with a guide
  • Learn about Krakow’s Jewish history, from the Middle Ages through today
  • Hear tales of Oskar Schindler and other wartime heroes
  • Enjoy a coffee and Polish dessert midway through the tour
  • Visit Tempel and Remuh synagogues plus the Old Jewish Cemetery

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This tour visits the Old Jewish Cemetery, a site that resonates with historical intrigue. Look out for the famous tomb of the 16th-century “Remuh,” Rabbi Moses Isserles, and learn why the cemetery was spared from Nazi destruction during World War II.

What You Can Expect

Jewish Krakow Walking Tour Including Podgórze and Kazimierz

Learn about the Jewish community in Krakow on a walking tour

Begin your tour in the centrally-located Old Town, where your guide will provide an introduction to Krakow’s Jewish heritage and history.

Walk first to the Jewish district of Podgórze. Your guide will discuss the impact of World War II on the city and historic figures such as Oskar Schindler, who prevented the deportation of hundreds of Jews by employing them in his enamel factory. Visit a poignant memorial commemorating the lives lost during the Holocaust before heading to the district of Kazimierz.

Travel along the scenic Vistula River to arrive in the city's historic neighborhood. Visit the beautiful Remuh Synagogue, as well as Tempel Synagogue, a booming center of Jewish culture today and a popular spot for worship.

Pause to relax and refuel with a delicious Polish dessert and a coffee before walking around the Old Jewish Cemetery. Pass the area’s array of kosher shops and stop in at the Old Synagogue.

After three hours of Jewish history and culture, conclude back at your original departure point.

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