Krakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp
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  • Krakow: Plaszow Concentration Camp Walking Tour

    1. Krakow: Plaszow Concentration Camp Walking Tour

    Visit the concentration camp, Krakow-Plashov, which opened in 1940. Learn about how it started as a forced labor camp and was converted into a concentration camp in 1941. Pay respects at the several memorials dedicated to remembering the victims.  Understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and the deportation of Jews from the Krakow ghetto, beginning in 1942. See the different parts of the camp and learn about the intensive labor carried out at the quarry and military factories. Get an in-depth insight into what camp life was like.  Discuss the life of Oskar Schindler and hear how the camp was portrayed in the 1993 movie, "Schindler's List." Visit the replica of the camp built under the direction of Steven Spielberg in the Liban Quarry, some hundred meters away.

  • Krakow: Plaszow Concentration Camp Guided Tour

    2. Krakow: Plaszow Concentration Camp Guided Tour

    Your first stop will be at Plac Bohaterów Getta (Ghetto Heroes Square), where you will be introduced to the history of the Holocaust. You’ll then head to the former Nazi concentration camp of Plaszow on the outskirts of the city. Opened in June 1942, the site was the main forced-labor camp for the general region of Kraków and later, for Jews from Hungary. During the guided tour will see the mass cemetery of unmarked graves and the outdoor exhibition, and learn about the history of Nazi concentration camps in Poland during its occupation. It is speculated that the remains of 8,000-10,000 Plaszow prisoners are still located within the area of the camp. In comparison to other Nazi prison camps, Plaszow has been the subject of very little historical excavation or on-site documentation.

  • Krakow: Former Concentration Camp Plaszow Guided Tour

    3. Krakow: Former Concentration Camp Plaszow Guided Tour

    Visit the former concentration camp at Krakow-Plashov, which opened in 1940. Learn about its dark history, how it started as a forced labor camp and was converted into a concentration camp in 1941. Pay your respects at the several memorials dedicated to remembering the victims. Come to understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and how the deportation of Jews from the Krakow ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass. See the different parts of the camp and learn about the intensive labor carried out at the quarry and military factories. Get an in-depth insight into what camp life was like. Discuss the life of Oskar Schindler and hear how the camp was portrayed in the 1993 movie, Schindler's List. Visit the replica of the camp built under the direction of Steven Spielberg in the Liban Quarry, some hundred meters away.

  • Tracing Jewish Culture – Krakow, Poland

    4. Tracing Jewish Culture – Krakow, Poland

    Join an enlightening journey tracing Jewish culture, and history in Krakow; leading you through the historic district of Kazimierz, to the site of the former Nazi concentration camp of Płaszów. Named after the king who invited the Jews to Poland in the 14th century, Kazimierz became a flourishing centre of Jewish religion and culture. Due to a policy of religious tolerance that prevailed in Poland from the 15th century, the district became a safe haven for diverse groups of Jewish refugees from all over Europe until the Nazi occupation of WWII. The tour aims to retrace this cultural diversity, resulting not only in the construction of numerous synagogues (including the oldest preserved synagogue in Poland), but also the absolutely unique atmosphere which is still present today. Visit numerous sites along the route, including locations that appeared in the filming of the Oscar winning d...

  • Kraków: Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Płaszów and Auschwitz

    5. Kraków: Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Płaszów and Auschwitz

    Day 1: Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. After your walking tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Next, head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Day 2: Visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Kraków's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. After the tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Visi...

  • Kraków: 3-Day Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka, and Auschwitz Tour

    6. Kraków: 3-Day Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka, and Auschwitz Tour

    Day 1: Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. After your walking tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Next, head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Day 2: Visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Kraków's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. After the tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Visi...

  • Krakow: Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka, Płaszów, Auschwitz

    7. Krakow: Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka, Płaszów, Auschwitz

    Explore Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Krakow. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Walk past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Learn about the story of Oskar Schindler as you visit his former Enamel Factory, which is now turned into a museum. See the 'Krakow under Nazi occupation' exhibition to find out more about the city's history. Visit Płaszów and Auschwitz, two Nazi concentration camps established under the authority of the SS and police leaders in Krakow. These concentration camps are preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz mu...

  • Krakow: Schindler's Factory Guided Tour

    8. Krakow: Schindler's Factory Guided Tour

    Learn the real life story behind the Steven Spielberg movie “Schindler’s List” on a guided 2-hour tour of the Schindler Factory Museum. Spielberg’s great contribution was to present to the world one of the most moving and incredible stories related to World War II. More than 1,000 Jews in Krakow owe their lives to a single person: Oskar Schindler. Schindler's Factory Museum opened its doors to the public in June 2010, after years of meticulous preparation. Located in the original Oskar Schindler Enameled Goods Factory, you will be taken back step-by-step, learning the history of World War II in Krakow from the beginning until the arrival of the Soviet Army in 1945. Walk through rooms filled with memories of Oscar Schindler, and see the permanent exhibition "Kraków Under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945." Learn the story of Kraków and its inhabitants, both Polish and Jewish, starting with the ...

    The museum is very well put together and interesting. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and engaging throughout the tour and clearly had a passion for the subject matter

  • Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto, and Plaszow Guided Tour

    9. Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto, and Plaszow Guided Tour

    Visit one of the most important museums in Krakow, Schindler's Factory Museum, with your professional guide. Learn about the story of a German entrepreneur who helped many Jews throughout the war at the exhibition Krakow Under Nazi Occupation. See the Jewish Ghetto and Podgórze district and parts of the undestroyed wall that surrounded the Jewish Ghetto. Pass by houses where thousands of displaced Jewish people lived, the Under the Eagle pharmacy, and the Hero’s Square monument. Visit the concentration camp, Plaszow, in the southern suburbs of Krakow. Learn about how Plaszow started as a forced labor camp and then converted into a concentration camp in 1941. See the surrounding area and the memorial to the victims. Head to the Liban Quarry, where Steven Spielberg built a camp replica for the 1993 movie Schindler’s List.

  • Krakow: Schindler Sites & Plaszow Concentration Camp Tour

    10. Krakow: Schindler Sites & Plaszow Concentration Camp Tour

    Start your tour with pickup from your Krakow accommodations. Along with an experienced guide, visit one of Krakow's most historically important locations, the former Plaszow concentration camp. See the insides of the second largest Nazi concentration camp in Poland where not only Jewish but also Polish, Hungarian, and Slovakian populations were exterminated. After your time spent in the concentration camp, you will proceed to the Oscar Schindler Factory Museum. Witness relics from World War II and broaden your understanding of the loss suffered by the Jewish people during the war. After the tour, your guide will drop you off back at your accommodations.

    The guide was very good and detailed. She took her time to explain everything and was patient.

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What people are saying about Krakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 759 reviews

We had a great time with our tour guide. She showed us a lot of spots from deportation of the jewish people, the Jewish ghetto and she took us places we wouldn’t have found us self. Thank you for inspiring tour.

Our tour guide Ava was excellent, she was very knowledgeable about everything in the exhibits and gave views from all sides of the story of Oskar Schindler’s actions. Highly recommend a guided tour by Ava.

The museum is very well put together and interesting. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and engaging throughout the tour and clearly had a passion for the subject matter

Very informative and interesting tour. Guide was first class

Great alternative for closed Auschwitz Museum. Great guide.