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Oskar Schindler's Factory

Discover the story of how one man saved over 1,200 Jewish people and learn more about Nazi-occupied Poland.

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Krakow: Tour by Electric Car & Optional Schindler’s Factory

1. Krakow: Tour by Electric Car & Optional Schindler’s Factory

Discover the city of Krakow in a day. Meet at the designated meeting point so you don't get lost in the city. Your driver/guide will take you on an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric car. This method of transport guarantees that you can visit the city's 3 most historical districts in just 2 hours. Get to know the city and its history during this amazing city tour. Along the way you can expect to see the following: • Old Town: Wawel Castle, Barbakan, gorgeous churches, and many other historical buildings • Jewish Quarters: Breathtaking Christian churches, old Jewish synagogues, and historical buildings from the former city of Kazimierz • Ghetto: Remains of the Ghetto’s walls and Main Square as well as Schindler’s Factory After the 2 hour tour, you will be dropped off at the Schindler's Factory Museum. You will receive skip-the-line tickets (for an additional cost) and you will have 1 hour to visit the factory on your own. After 1 hour, you will be picked up from the factory and dropped off at the place where the tour started. If you prefer not to visit the factory, you will return to the tour starting point.

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Krakow: Oskar Schindler's Factory & Occupied Krakow Tour

2. Krakow: Oskar Schindler's Factory & Occupied Krakow Tour

Enjoy skip-the-line priority entrance and join a poignant guided tour inside the Schindler Factory Museum. Discover Oskar Schindler’s real-life story and learn about the Nazi occupation in Krakow through exhibits commemorating the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Follow your guide inside the factory’s cafe and receive an introductory presentation about Oskar Schindler, whose fascinating story was the premise of Steven Spielberg’s renowned “Schindler’s List” film. Take a journey back in time and visit the place where more than 1,000 Polish-Jewish refugees from the Holocaust were saved thanks to the efforts of Oskar Schindler. See the permanent exhibition “Krakow under Nazi Occupation” and walk through impeccable reconstructions of workrooms filled with the memories of this dark time in European history. Explore the pre-World War II history of Krakow and its inhabitants, both Polish and Jewish. Hear about the Nazi occupation, Krakow's Jewish Ghetto, and the Płaszów Concentration Camp. Watch emotional movies and view documents, photographs, and artifacts left behind by the heroes and victims of this incredible story. End the tour with a Q&A session with your guide and benefit from re-entry access if you would like to spend more time viewing the exhibition.

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Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto and Schindler's Factory

3. Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto and Schindler's Factory

Learn about the everyday lives of the Jewish community before and during World War II. In a tour of a maximum of 12 people, you will learn about the beginning of Nazi occupation, the first resettlements and the harsh conditions of life in the ghetto. The tour starts in Kazimierz where you will see the Jewish Quarter, the center of Jewish life until the beginning of World War II. Explore the neighborhood and learn about one of the largest synagogue complexes in Europe. From Kazimierz you will head towards Podgórze, the district where the Jewish ghetto was located. The tour passes the Ghetto Heroes Square with its meaningful monument of empty chairs, the Eagle Pharmacy, and fragments of the Ghetto Wall.  At the end, you will get an insight into the history of Oskar Schindler and see the original factory which now houses the Historical Museum of Kraków. The tour ends in front of Schindler’s Factory which you can explore on your own, or you can be dropped off at the starting point.

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Krakow: Oskar Schindler's Factory Entry Ticket

4. Krakow: Oskar Schindler's Factory Entry Ticket

Learn one of the most inspiring stories from World War II with an entry ticket to Oskar Schindler’s former enamel factory in Kraków. Get an insight into the man who inspired the hit movie "Schindler's List" and explore how a member of the Nazi Party helped more than 1,200 Jews escape the Holocaust. Discover what everyday life was like in Nazi-occupied Kraków and examine the personal dramas of the citizens.

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Krakow: Schindler's Factory Skip-the-Line Ticket

5. Krakow: Schindler's Factory Skip-the-Line Ticket

Book this skip-the-line entrance ticket to Oskar Schindler's Factory to gain a better understanding of Krakow's history under the Nazi occupation. Learn how the history of World War II intersects with everyday life, and the personal dramas of individual people overlap with the wider history of the Nazi Regime.  Meet your local guide in front of the entrance and then move inside the museum. Inside, listen to the personal stories of Krakow inhabitants living under the occupation of Nazi Germany for nearly 6 years and get to know more about a person who saved over 1000 lives while visiting his personal office with the symbolic "Survivor's Ark". The original Enamel Factory also known as Oskar Schindler's Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik (DEF) dates back to 1937 when it has been established. Later, Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1 1939, and it is believed that Oskar Schindler, a Sudeten German who was a member of the NSDAP and an agent of the Abwehr, arrived in Kraków on September 6 when German troops entered Kraków.

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Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card

6. Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card

Explore Krakow at your own pace and according to your own personal interests with a 1-, 2-, or 3-day City Card. Get access to 40 museums and monuments. Learn more about the World War II hero Oscar Schindler at the Oscar Schindler Factory. Visit the Eagle Pharmacy in the former ghetto, and learn how the Holocaust impacted on Krakow’s Jews. Go to the Main Market Square Underground Museum and encounter vampires. See a traditional bourgeois house, and hear the trumpet signal at the Gothic brick church of St. Mary’s Basilica. A full list of museums will be attached to your City Pass, and to make getting from sight to sight easier, your card also comes with unlimited travel on the city’s public transport system, day and night! The museums included in the City Pass, are as follows: Oskar's Schindler Factory Main Market Underground Museum  Pharmacy "Under Eagle" Town Hall Tower St. Mary’s Church Former Gestapo Headquarter at Pomorska Street The Old Synagogue  The National Museum  The Gallery of 19th Century Polish Art in Sukiennice The Main Building The Szołayski House The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace The Princess Czartoryski Museum  The Jan Matejko House The Józef Mehoffer House The Barbican The Old Synagogue The Hipolitów House History of Nowa Huta Branch City Defence Walls The Zwierzyniec Artistic Salon Museum of Archeology St. Albert’s Church The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum Krakow Museum of Urban Engineering Museum of The Photography The Archdiocese Museum Krakow Polish Aviation Museum Mloda Polska Museum – Rydlówka – PTTK Museum History of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy Museum Galicia Jewish Museum Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (MOCAK) Museum of the Home Army – dedicated Gen. Emil Fieldorf "Nil" EUROPEUM The European Culture Centre The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum

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Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

7. Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

Meet your driver-guide at the meeting point in the center of the city. Discover the best of Krakow on a 1.5-hour tour with an audio guide in 28 languages. Learn about the monuments and areas you pass by and receive plenty of recommendations for your stay in the city. First, visit the Old Town of Krakow with the largest medieval market square in Europe. Travel along the Royal Route and the defensive walls and fortifications. See many beautiful buildings such as the Jagiellonian University, Słowacki Theater, and the breathtaking Wawel Castle. Explore the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz where you can see beautiful synagogues, old cemeteries, atmospheric streets and squares. Visit the district of Podgórze where you can stop at Ghetto Heroes Square, the Eagle Pharmacy, and the remains of former Ghetto walls. Learn of the tragic history of the Jewish community during the years of World War II, and see the famous factory of Oskar Schindler, where many lives were saved. Then, be dropped off at the meeting point or any location in the city center.

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Kraków: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of Schindler's Factory

8. Kraków: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of Schindler's Factory

Visit Schindler's Factory and explore the museum dedicated to preserving the history of these incredible events. Learn the historical context with your expert guide to fully understand the story of Oscar Schindler. See an intimate portrait of the life of Schindler from his pre-war endeavors to his post-war fate. Visit his original office and hear the accounts of the Jewish survivors that he saved. Step into the old enamelware factory and learn the reality of everyday life in Kraków during the Nazi occupation. Immerse yourself in the past with reconstructions of the 1939 battlefield, the bustling streets of Kraków, public execution sites, the railway station, and the Jewish ghetto wall. As you walk from 1939 to 1945, meet not only Schindler but other important figures active in Kraków during that period: Himmler, Pankiewicz, Pope John Paul II, Amon Goeth, and more.

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From Krakow: Half-Day Salt Mine Tour and Schindler's Factory

9. From Krakow: Half-Day Salt Mine Tour and Schindler's Factory

Visit one of the most valuable monuments in Poland on this half-day tour. This salt mine in Wieliczka is the only one of its kind in such good condition. Learn how it is also the only salt mine opened in the 11th century that has been in operation continuously. Almost 300 kilometers of hallways extend across 9 levels, reaching a depth of 327 meters, presenting the evolution of mining. Explore the mine's underground city containing famous chambers and chapels, including the popular St. King's Chapel visited by over one million tourists from all over the world each year. Step back in time to World War II at the Schindler's Factory museum. Located in the former factory of the industrialist who saved the lives of over 1,000 people during the Holocaust, this site was made famous in the film Schindler's List.

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Krakow: Kazimierz, Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

10. Krakow: Kazimierz, Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

Explore the Jewish heritage of the city of Krakow on a guided tour. Begin outside the Old Synagogue in the Kazimierz district, home to the Jewish community for centuries. Explore the charming streets of this now trendy neighborhood with your guide, as you learn about the history of Jewish people in Krakow. Next, visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory. Learn about the horrors of the Holocaust, and Oskar Schindler's heroic efforts to save Jewish people from the concentration camps operated by the Nazi regime. Finally, make your way to the site of the former Jewish ghetto, where many Jews were forced to live during the Nazi occupation of Poland. Learn about the suffering and overcrowded conditions endured by the Jewish community. See a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy "Under the Eagle", and the monument of 68 chairs in Heroes' Square.

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What people are saying about Oskar Schindler's Factory

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Such an amazing experience today on the tour! So helpful, with suggestions on where to eat and places to go. We opted to go to the museum and would highly recommend. Very informative! Can not fault this experience!

The overall experience exceeded the expectations! The museum is very well curated and the exhibitions managed to immerse us into the spirit of that era.

It was worth it! Our guide was really knowledgeable and explained us many things and answered all of our questions 10/10 would totally recommend!!

Very educational and worth the time and money instead of just seeing the museum by its self.

Really enjoyed the day the driver was very informative and helpful would defo recommend it