- Led by a local guide
- Small-group tour
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.
Finish the tour in front of the museum, where you can continue your journey.
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Small-Group Walking Tour of Kazimierz in Krakow
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Tracing Oskar Schindler option
This "Tracing Oskar Schindler" option includes the original walking tour of Kazimierz and a fascinating 90 minute tour of Schindler's factory where you will gain a real insight into WWII Krakow.
USD $48.37Pricing details
Old Synagogue in Kazimierz in Krakow
- Professional guide
- Entrance to Schindler Factory (if "Tracing Oskar Schindler" option is chosen on purchase)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fees (unless "Tracing Oskar Schindler" option is chosen on purchase)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Eunice, January 2017
Very interesting tour. You get it all in without having to search your way around the city.
Reviewed by: SHARON W, December 2016
excellent tour guide