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Krakow: Oskar Schindler's Factory Entry Ticket

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory Tour with Entrance Ticket

3. Krakow: Schindler's Factory Tour with Entrance Ticket

Visit one of the most important and most popular museums in Krakow. Schindler’s Enamel Factory, located on 4 Lipowa street, is a part of the Historical Museum of Krakow. The main exhibition title is ''Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945'.  You are invited to join the tour with a professional English speaking guide who will explain to you all aspects of the exhibition, including the story of Oskar Schindler. Upgrade your experience to enjoy a guided walk through the Kazimierz district (Old Jewish Quarter), Real Krakow Ghetto, or Salt Mine in Wieliczka.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

4. Krakow: Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

Visit one of the most important and popular museums in Krakow at Oskar Schindler's 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" Then, walk through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the terrible events that took place during the Second World War. See a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the "Pod Orłem" pharmacy, and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs.

Krakow: Nowa Huta Guided Tour in Vintage Car

5. Krakow: Nowa Huta Guided Tour in Vintage Car

Get an interesting lesson about the history of Nowa Huta and see typical examples of Socialist Realist architecture aboard a Communist-era car. Learn where the large statue of Lenin stood on Aleja Róż (Avenue of Roses), and marvel at the grandeur of Plac Centralny (Central Square). Get familiar with the history of Polish communism by taking a ride in a classic Polish car of that era and visiting bomb shelters that were built around a city in the case of World War III. Take a stroll through the Central Square and Roses Avenue, where Poland's biggest statue of Lenin once stood. See the remains of Socialist Realism architecture and learn more about the urban layout of the city. Discover the city’s huge steelworks initiative, which was the reason for its foundation. Travel through time in either a Polish Fiat 126 model “Maluch,” Lada 2101, classic Nysa, Żuk, or even a soviet army van model UAZ 452. Upgrade your tour to the extended 3.5-hour option and include a visit to either a Cold War bomb shelter or a communist director's offices of steelworks.

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

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

Learn about the Jewish heritage of the city of Krakow on a guided tour. Start the tour outside the Old Synagogue in the Kazimierz district. This district has been 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.

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

7. 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.  You'll be greeted in front of the entrance and then move inside the museum. Inside, discover 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.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory Guided Tour

8. Krakow: Schindler's Factory Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in the troubled history of Poland on this guided tour of Schindler's Factory. See the fascinating "Krakow Under Nazi Occupation" exhibition and hear harrowing stories of life during World War II. Explore the exhibition, which is housed across 3 levels of the factory, learn what Krakow was like before the war, and experience the looming shadow cast on people's lives by big world events. See original weapons from the war, visit a replica of a real apartment in the Krakow Ghetto, and find out the comparative luxuries and privileges of Nazi life in the occupied city. Discover the locations where the movie "Schindler's List" was filmed and learn about the controversial life of Oskar Schindler himself. End the tour by finding out what happened to the people he helped.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory and Jewish Ghetto Guided Tour

9. Krakow: Schindler's Factory and Jewish Ghetto Guided Tour

Walk in the footsteps of Oscar Schindler as you explore the historic Schindler's Factory and learn about the Jewish people who evaded the Nazis. Explore the streets of Podgórze and hear about Nazi occupation in Krakow on this guided tour. Meet your guide at Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory before making your way inside. Embark on a guided tour and discover the incredible events that inspired Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List." Explore the factory and hear about daily life during the war and how the factory was used to protect its Jewish workers. Glimpse into the life of Oscar Schindler, the German entrepreneur who helped many Jewish people during the Second World War. Continue to the Jewish Ghetto, Podgórze. Feel the history that still lingers as you walk through the streets. See a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto and the houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live. Visit the pharmacy "Under the Eagle" and learn about the pivotal role it played in the lives of many Jewish people. Stop at the 68 Empty Chairs in the Heroes' Square and learn about the significance of this important memorial.

Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto, and Schindler's Story

10. Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto, and Schindler's Story

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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4.6 / 5

based on 326 reviews

Great tour which is very informative and adds a lot of context to the things you may have read about the holocaust previously. The Jewish Getto tour covers a lot of ground and is very interesting. The Oskar Schindler Museum is a little rushed and you miss a lot of the detail as you are moved through quite quickly. The plus side is that our guide was very knowledgeable and spoke very clearly and had all the facts. Overall, whilst we had different expectations of what we were going to see and do, we left very happy and felt informed and with a little more understanding of what the people endured. We would highly recommend if you are short on time and want to do it with a guide for the relevant facts.

Highly recommended. I decided to participate this tour looking the review, and my decision was definitely correct. The tour guide is well experienced and kindly explained world war history including Schindler’s achievement. If I didn’t apply for this tour, I supposed to be disappointed for the factory because it is difficult to understand what the museum really want to deliver the message.

I did the museum on my own. Exibitions explained in English which includes a film about Schindler’s factory. I took my time and spent 3 hours including a coffee in the museum’s cafe. Lots of books avail in various languages about the haulocaust and Auschwitz etc. plus an assortment of souvenirs.

We did the 90 minute guided tour and had a very small group which gave us the chance to ask lots of questions and have a personalised experience

Great exhibition Get a guide to help with important information