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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.

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Krakow: Former Concentration Camp Plaszow Guided Tour

2. 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.

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Krakow: Oskar Schindler & Płaszow Camp Tour with Lunch

3. Krakow: Oskar Schindler & Płaszow Camp Tour with Lunch

Walk through Krakow on a guided group tour, and discover the other face of well-known architectural monuments related to the times of the German occupation in Poland. Meet your expert guide at the Radisson Blu Hotel. You will then navigate the crooked streets learning about dramatic world-changing events during World War II. Learn about the presence of the famous German industrialist Oskar Schindler, who saved 1,200 Jews and Holocaust victims during World War II by transferring prisoners to his factories in Poland and the Czech Republic. Walk through the Old Town and pass through the former Jewish quarters of Kazimierz as you make your way to the Podgórze district, where the Jewish Ghetto was once located. Next, visit the sites of the former concentration camp in Płaszow, which is depicted in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List movie, and which supplied several military factories and a quarry with labor workers. The area which held the camp now consists of sparsely wooded hills and fields, with one large memorial to all the victims, erected in 1964, and several smaller ones. This tour is designed for the curious visitor who wants to do more than just scratch the surface. 

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Krakow: Oskar Schindler and Plaszow Guided Tour with Lunch

4. Krakow: Oskar Schindler and Plaszow Guided Tour with Lunch

Discover what life was like in Krakow during the Second World War on this full-day guided walking tour. Explore the area where the Plaszow camp once stood and hear the stories of all those who lived there, including the life of Oskar Schindler. Start your tour in the Old City and pass through the former Jewish quarter of Kazimierz to the Podgorze district of Krakow, where the Jewish ghetto was once located. Immerse yourself in the past as your guide explains the history behind each turn. Then, take a quick break for lunch. Next, head towards the site of the Plaszow concentration camp, and discover the role of Oskar Schindler and how his actions inspired the award-winning film "Schindler's List." Explore the wooded area where the camp once was and see the memorial dedicated to all victims built in 1964 as well as other smaller tributes. Continue to where the director Steven Spielberg built a replica of the camp in the Liban Quarry, some hundred meters away.

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Schindler's Factory, Ghetto and Plaszow Camp Guided Tour

5. Schindler's Factory, Ghetto and Plaszow Camp Guided Tour

Visit Schindler’s Factory on this guided tour. This tour includes the admission ticket, so there’s no need to worry about buying a ticket on the day. Learn about the history of Schindler’s Factory and the Jewish Ghettos from your guide as you explore the museum and its surroundings. See interactive exhibitions in the Schindler’s Factory museum and visit the former Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp. Walk past buildings where thousands of displaced Jewish people lived and stop at the remaining pieces of the wall that surrounded the Jewish ghetto.

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Krakow: Plaszow Concentration Camp Walking Tour

6. 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 then converted into a concentration camp in 1941. Pay respects at the several memorials dedicated to remembering the victims.  On this walking tour 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.

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Krakow: Schindler's Factory & Płaszow Camp Guided Tour

7. Krakow: Schindler's Factory & Płaszow Camp Guided Tour

Learn about the different faces of the occupation of Krakow and its inhabitants during World War II on a guided walking tour, including a visit to the famous Oskar Schindler Factory Museum, and to the nearby former concentration camp in Płaszów. Meet your expert guide at Oskar Schindler's Factory. Learn about the presence of the famous German industrialist Oskar Schindler, who saved 1,200 Jews and Holocaust victims during World War II by transferring prisoners to his factories in Poland and the Czech Republic. Next, make your way to the Podgórze district, where the Jewish Ghetto was once located. You will see a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, the pharmacy Under the Eagle, whose owner helped thousands of Jews, and a monument with 68 chairs in the Jewish Heroes' Square. Next, visit the sites of the former concentration camp in Płaszow, which is depicted in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List movie, and which supplied several military factories and a quarry with labor workers. The area which held the camp now consists of sparsely wooded hills and fields, with one large memorial to all the victims, erected in 1964, and several smaller ones. This tour is designed for the curious visitor who wants to do more than just scratch the surface. 

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What people are saying about Krakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp

We had a private tour with Barbara and she was an excellent tour guide. She was friendly and kind and really made the experience. We were able to really take in the history of the former camp location and have time to reflect and pay our respects. Barabara was very knowledgeable and the tour was well worth it - I would recommend anyone who is visiting Krakow to attend this tour.

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.

The guide was great, the tour superb and the information very informative. The guide knows the subject he is talking about well, I am not disappointed!

interesting tour. Our guide Aneta Jop was awesome ... you couldn't think of a better way to remember that. Highly recommended

Very informative. Very responsive to our questions. Considerate of our needs.