• Tour code: 5752_04
  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Learn about Krakow’s Jewish heritage and World War II history on a 3-hour walking tour of Kazimierz, the city’s Jewish quarter. Pass by top landmarks including Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory, and see where much of the Academy-Award winning movie, Schindler's List, was filmed. As you stroll through the streets, a guide will fill you in on the area’s rich and poignant history, from its 14th-century origins through the Holocaust. Upgrade your ticket to include an additional tour inside Schindler’s factory.

Highlights

  • 3-hour walking tour of Kazimierz in Krakow
  • Learn the history of the Jewish community in Krakow and the events of World War II in the city
  • Hear about Steven Spielberg’s filming of Schindler’s List in Kazimierz
  • See Oskar Schindler’s enamelware factory, which saved many Jewish lives during WWII
  • Opt to continue with an additional 90-minute guided tour of Oskar Schindler's Factory

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Walking Tour of Kazimierz Including Optional Oskar Schindler's Factory Visit

Old Synagogue in Kazimierz in Krakow

Meet your guide and take off through the Planty Gardens to see the former home of Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of over a thousand Polish Jews during World War II.

Continue to Poselska Street, depicted in one of the tragic scenes in the movie. Then leave the Old Town and travel to the Jewish Quarter in Kazimierz. Home to a large Jewish community from the 1300s to World War II, the landscape of Kazimierz changed drastically during the Holocaust, when the community disappeared as a result of mass deportations. See the old Jewish ghetto on Szeroka Street, also depicted in the film.

After taking a short rest break in Kazimierz, walk to the district of Podgorze, on the other side of the Vistula River. Cross the Piłsudskiego Bridge to the WWII Ghetto in Krakow-Podgorze, established in March 1941. See the remaining part of the original WWII Ghetto wall and Ghetto Heroes Square.

Conclude your tour with a stop at Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory, where many Jewish lives were saved during WWII. Today the factory has been renovated into a museum dedicated to the stories and history of the lives lost. Finish the tour in front of the museum, or continue on a guided tour inside if option selected at checkout.

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