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.

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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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Schindler's Factory Museum & Plaszow Concentration Camp Tour

3. Schindler's Factory Museum & Plaszow Concentration Camp Tour

Start your tour with a complimentary pickup service from one of the three available meeting locations. Here, you will get the chance to meet your friendly driver/guide. After a brief meet-and-greet, you'll set-off to 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 take you back to your original starting location.

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Krakow: Schindler Sites & Plaszow Camp Group Tour

4. Krakow: Schindler Sites & Plaszow Camp Group 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.

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Krakow: Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka, Płaszów, Auschwitz

5. 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 museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

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Krakow: Schindler's Story, 2 Day Tour

6. Krakow: Schindler's Story, 2 Day Tour

Spend two days learning the history of Oskar Schindler’s life in Krakow. Discover how this German entrepreneur, saved 1,200 Jews during World War II, known mainly thanks to the book "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List". Start your tour by walking through the Old Town and the Kazimierz district. Visit the most popular places from the film and learn about the terrible events that took place in Krakow at that time. Then, enjoy a 2-hour break to have some lunch at a café. After lunch, take the tram to the Płaszów district where the Nazi concentration camp was located. Spend some time at the memorial and pay your respects to the victims of this terrible place. On the second day, see the former enamel factory belonging to Schindler, and view the interesting exhibition devoted to the times of the German occupation. After your tour of the enamel factory, have a 2-hour break in a café and relax with some lunch. Finally, meet your guide again and depart by bus to Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the largest and most beautiful salt mines in Europe. Discover the everyday struggle of working in a salt mine, before taking the bus back to Krakow.

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Kraków: Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Płaszów and Auschwitz

7. 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. Visit the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp later in the afternoon. Learn about its dark history, and see memorials dedicated to remembering the victims of the Holocaust. Understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and how the deportation of Jews from the Kraków Ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass. Day 3: On the last day of your tour, visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp that is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

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Krakow: Oskar Schindler & Płaszow Camp Tour with Lunch

8. 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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Tracing Jewish Culture – Krakow, Poland

9. 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 drama Schindler's List. Conclude the tour with a visit to the Krakow suburb of Płaszów, and the monument commemorating the victims of the former Nazi concentration camp.

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Krakow: River Cruise & Plaszow Concentration Camp Tour

10. Krakow: River Cruise & Plaszow Concentration Camp Tour

Get an overview of Krakow's top attractions from the water on a boat cruise. Take a walking tour of Plaszow Concentration Camp and learn about its history from your guide. Meet your greeter in central Krakow and be taken straight to a modern catamaran for your short cruise on the Vistula. Enjoy panoramic views of the royal city as you pass Wawel Hill, churches, and other monuments. Listen to the audio guide to learn about Krakow's history. Then, disembark to meet your tour guide. Discover little-known places in Krakow's suburbs before visiting the site of the former Krakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp. Learn about the impact of Nazi rule in the area, the deportation of Jews, and what camp life was like.

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What people are saying about Krakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp

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based on 759 reviews

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.