Small-Group Walking Tour of Kazimierz in Krakow

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  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5752_04
Get to know Krakow’s Jewish and World War II history on a walking tour of Kazimierz, the historically Jewish section of the city. With a guide, see sights like Old Synagogue and learn about the district’s rich history, from Jewish settlement in the 14th century to the Holocaust. Plus, see the site of Oskar Schindler’s factory and other locations from 'Schindler’s List,' the Academy Award-winning movie partly filmed in Kazimierz.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
Make your way to Krakow Old Town and meet your guide at St Adalbert Church, where your walking tour starts. Take a moment to admire the 11th-century St Adalbert, one of the oldest stone churches in Poland, and then follow your guide south to Kazimierz.

As you walk along the lively streets filled with cafes and restaurants, hear from your guide about the district’s long history, which was home to Krakow’s mixed Jewish-Polish population from the 14th century until World War II, when most of Krakow’s Jews were killed during the Holocaust. Learn about the mass deportation of Kazimierz residents to the Nazi concentration camps and how the district fell to ruin once all traces of Jewish life disappeared.

Kazimierz is full of life once again, but only the architecture tells you that this was once Jewish area, and you’ll see some of the synagogues that surprisingly survived the war, including Old Synagogue and High Synagogue. When you enter the western part of the district, you’ll notice a change – this part of Kazimierz was traditionally Catholic. Walk by Christian sites like Catholic churches and Skalka (the Church on the Rock).

Finally, arrive at Oskar Schindler’s enamelware factory, which saved many Jews from death when Schindler employed them to work there – a story made famous by Steven Spielberg’s movie Schindler’s List. The factory today is a museum dedicated to the history and tragedies of Krakow’s Nazi occupation.

Your tour ends here and does not include a visit inside the museum, but you may enter it at your own expense after the tour, if you wish.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Krakow Old Town
Departure Time:
10am
Return Details:
Concludes near the Schindler factory/museum

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Small-Group Walking Tour of Kazimierz in Krakow

Old Synagogue in Kazimierz in Krakow

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees (tour does not include going inside the Schindler factory; you may do so on your own after the tour)
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Michael M, August 2014

Very good - guide was very informative and the tour was well organised.

Reviewed by: Michael E. C, May 2014

I'm sure the tour would be great. Unfortunately my 82 year old aunt was not able to do the tour so we had to cancel.

From $20.05

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Tour code: 5752_04