Plac Bohaterów Getta, Kraków

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Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

1. Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

Having been established as a city on the island in close vicinity of Krakow, Kazimierz was supposed to become a competition to its neighbour – Krakow. The Jews who in the Middle Ages were prosecuted in the Western Europe started settling in Kazimierz and soon this city became a place of Jewish prosperity. It is here where you can find Jewish synagogues, cozy and tiny streets on which the hustle and bustle of Jewish life was prevailing before the catastrophe of WW2. See the oldest synagogue in Poland, trace the filming spots of the ‘Schindler’s List’ ,learn who are Ashkenazim and Sephardim, get to know Helena Rubinstein, Roman Polanski, Ludwick Zamenhof, and Maximilian Faktorowicz. Join us for 2.5-hour tour where we will discover the Jewish heritage in Krakow, get to know their traditions and exciting people who were creating the Jewish history in Poland.

Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

2. Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

Meet your friendly guide and get acquainted with the day’s itinerary, then jump into an electric vehicle and head out on your audioguided tour of Kazimierz. For many centuries, Kazimierz was a place of coexistence for ethnic Polish and Jewish cultures until the Jewish inhabitants were forcibly relocated in 1941 by the German occupying forces. On the tour, discover what life was like for Krakow’s Jewish residents during the war, and see the former Ghetto across the river where they were forced to live. Some of the landmarks visited on the tour include Plac Bohaterów Getta (Heroes of the Ghetto Square), and Apteka Pod Orlem (Pharmacy Under the Eagle). Finally, the highlight of the tour is a stop at the iconic factory of Oskar Schindler, who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

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

Visit one of the most important museums in Krakow at Oskar Schindler's with your professional guide. Take a guided tour of Podgórze, the Jewish Ghetto during the Second World War. 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: City Golf Cart Tour and Schindler's Factory Museum

4. Krakow: City Golf Cart Tour and Schindler's Factory Museum

See the oldest historical areas in Krakow with an electric golf cart tour. Discover more about the Old Town and the Kazimierz district with an audio guide. Stop at the Schindler's Factory Museum for professionally guided tour.  Be picked up by your driver and head to the Main Market Square. See Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church which is surrounded by the greenery of Planty park. Drive through narrow streets past temples, universities, and old stone houses. Marvel at Wawel Royal Castle and the Wawel Hill. Continue to the picturesque streets of Kazimierz, the oldest district in Krakow. See over 20 monuments and learn about the history of its inhabitants from your audio guide. Finally, be dropped off at Schindler's Factory Museum for a guided tour. Experience an interactive exhibition on one of the most-famous stories from the Nazi occupation. Discover more about the fate of Krakow during this dark time.

Krakow: Old Town, Kazimierz, & Former Ghetto by Golf Cart

5. Krakow: Old Town, Kazimierz, & Former Ghetto by Golf Cart

Ride through the Old Town in Krakow in an eco-friendly golf cart. Cruise through the charming district of Kazimierz and head to the sight of the former Nazi-created Jewish Ghetto.  Hear stories from history as you see highlights in Planty park, like medieval walls and the well-preserved fortifications at the Barbican. Pass by the Main Market square to see the Renaissance-style Cloth Hall and the Baroque St. Mary's Basilica. Drive past the famous Wawel Hill and see the royal castle and cathedral. Continue to the oldest district in Krakow, Kazimierz. Take in the picturesque shops and galleries in the trendy neighborhood of Kazimierz as you go by hip bars and chic cafes. Admire the old synagogues in this vibrant area. Go to the area of the former Jewish Ghetto to see mementos from the tragic events that took place during WWII. 

Krakow: River Cruise and Jewish Heritage Tour by Golf Cart

6. Krakow: River Cruise and Jewish Heritage Tour by Golf Cart

See the sights of Krakow during a cruise down the Vistula River before touring the city's Jewish quarter by golf cart. Get to know the history and heritage of Krakow's Jewish community and see significant monuments in Kazimierz and Podgórze. Aboard the catamaran and embark on a panoramic cruise along the Vistula River. From the river, see Krakow's popular sights such as the Wawel city walls, the royal castle, the cathedral, the silhouettes of the dragon, and more. After your cruise, take a tour of the Jewish quarter on a golf cart. During your tour see over 20 monuments and memorials, go down the picturesque streets of Kazimierz, and learn about the history of its inhabitants. Understand what makes the quarter one of the most important places in the city.

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What people are saying about Plac Bohaterów Getta, Kraków

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Was great. Ms Paulina (I think) has a very cool approach, tells everything at ease, knows a lot, and shows nice places where you can eat something and it's really worth it (we were). The trip was most successful, we learned a lot from the loudspeaker and from Mrs. Paulina.

A very interesting and informative tour with a very passionate and knowledgeable guide (Eva)