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Krakow: Schindler's Factory Ghetto and Jewish Heritage Tour

1. Krakow: Schindler's Factory Ghetto and Jewish Heritage Tour

Learn about the dark history of Poland on this guided tour. Start your tour with pickup by your instructor who will explain to you the sightseeing plan for the day before starting your audio-guided tour of Kazimierz and Podgórze district.   For many centuries, Kazimierz was a place of coexistence and interpenetration of ethnic Polish and Jewish cultures. Its Jewish inhabitants were forcibly relocated in 1941 by the German occupying forces into the Krakow ghetto just across the river in Podgórze. Today, Kazimierz is an important center of cultural life in the city. Explore Plac Bohaterów Getta, Ghetto Heroes Square, 6 synagogues, Szeroka Street, and more. The last stop on your tour will be a 2-hour visit to Oskar Schindler’s Factory. This museum tells the story of Oskar Schindler and the fate of the Jews during wartime in Krakow. Using vast archival documents, photos, radio and film recordings, period artifacts, and dynamic media installations, you’ll delve even deeper into the darker sides of Krakow’s history.

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Krakow: Old Town, Ghetto, and Kazimierz Golf Cart Tour

2. Krakow: Old Town, Ghetto, and Kazimierz Golf Cart Tour

Discover the historical area of Krakow with this electric golf cart tour of the Old Town. Drive through the old Jewish neighborhood of Kazimierz . Find out where the Jewish Ghetto was located. Listen to commentary on what you see with a handy audio guide. Be picked up from the meeting point and start your tour with the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Krakow Old Town. Put on your headphones and listen as your audio guide provides context for what you see. Admire the vibrant Main Market Square. View the towering Renaissance-style old market space of the Cloth Hall. Marvel at the towering St. Mary's Church and the green space in Planty park. Cruise down narrow streets with many temples, universities, and charming houses. Appreciate splendid views of Wawel Castle, on the way to Kazimierz. Spend some time driving through the picturesque streets, old synagogues, cafes, and stalls of Kazimierz, the oldest district in the city.

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Krakow: Jewish District City Exploration Phone Game

3. Krakow: Jewish District City Exploration Phone Game

Solve challenges and watch the story unfold. Get exact directions on your phone to guide you to the next location in Krakow's Jewish District. Start your city exploration game at the Plac Nowy Okrąglak Rotunda. Explore at your own pace, pause the game and resume anytime from the same location. Finish the game at the Alchemia. Download the app onto your phone and head out to play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

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Krakow: 4-Hour Polish Food Tour

4. Krakow: 4-Hour Polish Food Tour

Feast your way around Krakow on a half-day food tasting tour, and experience Polish hospitality at its most abundant! Meet your guide on Plac Wolnica (Wolnica Square), in the city’s Kazimierz district. Then, walk around some of the most historic streets, stopping for approximately 10 tastings (enough for a full meal with dessert). Learn that Polish cuisine is much more than pierogi (cheese and potato dumplings, mostly served in English-speaking restaurants) as you sample cold cuts and cheeses, regional puddings, and much more. Visit 4-6 carefully selected establishments, and hear the stories behind them. Discover why the Poles complain about the quality of their bread, why they sometimes long for food produced in the 1970s, and why "fermented" doesn't mean "gone off." Walk off some of the calories along the way, admiring the Baroque and Renaissance sights of Krakow Old Town.

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Krakow: 2-Hour Guided Jewish Heritage Segway Tour

5. Krakow: 2-Hour Guided Jewish Heritage Segway Tour

Kazimierz in Medieval times was an independent city, located south of Kraków's Old Town and separated by a branch of the Vistula River. For many centuries, Kazimierz was a place of coexistence and interpenetration of ethnic Polish and Jewish cultures. The north-eastern part of the district was historically Jewish, whose Jewish inhabitants were forcibly relocated in 1941 by the German occupying forces into the Krakow ghetto, just across the river in Podgórze. Today, Kazimierz is one of the major tourist attractions of Krakow, and an important center of cultural life of the city. Together with your guide, you are going to delve into the unique ambience of Krakow's most bohemian part of the city, with its countless cafes, magnificent food, and vibrant nightlife. Through Vistulas boulevards, you are going to drive on Segways right into the heart of Kazimierz.

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Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

6. Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

Cruise through Krakow's streets from the comfort of a golf cart. Enjoy a guided audio tour as your driver takes you to the sights of this bustling and beautiful city. Select from a choice of languages, and choose in advance which area you'd like to tour. Sit back and let your driver take the strain as you take in the city views. Travel through the Old Town, including Wawel Hill and its famous castle. Cruise through the Jewish quarter of Kazimierz, now an artistic district of quirky bars, restaurants and shops. Experience the former ghetto at Podgorze and the Oskar Schindler Factory in Zabłocie. Choose your preferred tour, and experience this unique city in the most unique of ways.

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Krakow: Jewish Quarter & Ghetto Private Walking Tour

7. Krakow: Jewish Quarter & Ghetto Private Walking Tour

Visit Krakow’s old Jewish Quarter on a private tour with an expert local guide. Start the tour from wherever and at whatever time you choose, giving you flexibility to plan your day as you wish.  After you meet your guide, explore the narrow cobbled streets, squares, cozy restaurants and cafes serving up traditional Jewish-Polish dishes and old town houses.  See the major sights of the district, such as the synagogues, old cemetery, Monument to the Memory of Krakow Holocaust Victims, Jan Karsk’si Bench, Helena Rubinstein's birthplace, or the yard where the famous movie ‘Schindler's List’ was filmed.  In the Podgórze district, walk through the Ghetto Heroes Square with its 70 empty iron and bronze chairs, symbolizing the Polish Jews’ plight during World War II. To finish up, visit the remains of Ghetto Walls, before the end of the tour.

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Krakow: Jewish Traces Private Electric Car Tour

8. Krakow: Jewish Traces Private Electric Car Tour

Go on an audio guided tour of Kraków's Jewish district in the comfort and style of an electric car. Kraków's Old Town is the historical and central district of Kraków, and is one of the most famous old districts in Poland. The district features the centrally located Rynek Główny (Main Square), which is the largest medieval town square of any European city. There is a number of historic landmarks in its vicinity, such as the St. Mary's Basilica (Kościół Mariacki), the Church of St. Wojciech (St. Adalbert's), and the Church of St. Barbara, as well as other national treasures. At the center of the plaza and surrounded by kamienice (row houses) and noble residences, stands the Renaissance cloth hall Sukiennice. Kazimierz is the district south of the Old Town and was the center of Jewish life in Kraków for over 500 years before being systematically destroyed during World War II. It was rediscovered in the 1990s thanks to the fall of the regime and worldwide exposure gained from the lens of Steven Spielberg. This has caused Kazimierz to rebound, and it is today Kraków’s most exciting district. It is a bustling, bohemian neighborhood packed with historical sites, atmospheric cafes, and art galleries. As a result, the district has become a major tourist draw and pilgrimage site for Jews, which has led to the return of contemporary Jewish culture in the area.

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Krakow Sightseeing by Eco-Vehicle

9. Krakow Sightseeing by Eco-Vehicle

Everyone is concerned about the environment, so what better way to explore Krakow than by electric car? This tour takes you on a whirlwind trip round the artistic and cultural heart of Poland. Ecological tours of the vehicles audio system is a convenient way to learn about the history and monuments of the royal city. Explore the Old Town, feel the traces of the Holocaust in the Krakow ghetto to the famous Oskar Schindler Factory. These are the famous Krakow sites you'll get to see on your drive: Old Town, Market Square, Cloth Hall, St. Mary's Church, Theatre. Slovak, Barbican, St. Peter and Paul's, Big Ben, Kazimierz - Wolnica, Church on the Rock,Tempel Synagogue, Old Synagogue, ul. Wide Square New Synagogue Remuh Ghetto, Ghetto Heroes Square, the Museum, The Eagle Pharmacy, and the factory Oskar Schindler. If you choose the 60 minute route, you can choose to drive through the Old Town and Kazimierz, the Old Town and the Ghetto, or the Ghetto and Kazimierz.  If you choose the 90 minute route, you'll get to visit the Old Tow, Kazimierz, and the Ghetto.

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Krakow: River Cruise and Golf Cart Tour of Jewish Heritage

10. Krakow: River Cruise and Golf Cart Tour of Jewish Heritage

Take a look at the royal city from the deck of a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. Travel in comfort on a heated deck with leather sofas on cold days. Enjoy the beautiful views from the upper deck on warmer days and spend some time outdoors. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Look at Krakow from the riverside, and see such monuments as the defensive walls of Wawel with a panorama of the Royal Castle, the Cathedral, the silhouette of a dragon, and more. Follow the footsteps of Jewish cultural monuments in Krakow in a comfortable, eco-friendly golf cart. See authentic monuments in the Kazimierz district and the ghetto that existed during the war in the Podgórze district, and learn more about its history. On the route of the tour, see over 20 monuments, visit the beautiful, picturesque streets of Kazimierz and learn about the history of its inhabitants. Visit one of the most important areas on the map of Krakow, where that the cultural life of contemporary residents and tourists takes place.

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What people are saying about Wolnica Square

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 522 reviews

Incredibly well reconstructed! In this museum we have the impression of reliving the history of Krakow during the 2nd world war and in particular we relive the sad history suffered by the Jewish community, as if we were there! Not to be missed !

Our guide Paulina was excellent. Very friendly and exceptionally knowledgeable about the area and its history. We had a very enjoyable tour and would thoroughly recommend.

To see too bad no French guide in the museum but in French the visit of the guetto

was very informative, makes you appreciate what we have in life know

Tour very interesting also thanks to the nice guide