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Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

1. Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour in Krakow’s Kazimierz district to discover the Jewish history of this area. See local shops, and visit beautifully preserved synagogues. Listen to your guide share amazing stories of Jewish families that lived here previously. Explore the Kazimierz district, and view how the memory of its rich history has been preserved in synagogues, prayer houses, and small shops located around Kazimierz. Be guided along the famous Szeroka Street with both the Remah Synagogue and the Old Synagogue, the storied walls of the old town, Plac Nowy (New Square), and many charming streets teeming with life today. Choose from the additional tour options to take a walk in Krakow's Podgórze district, where the ghetto was located during World War II. Along this route, take a look at the Pankiewicz Eagle Pharmacy and Ghetto Heroes Square with a monument made of 68 chairs. Or select the option to visit a modern exhibition devoted to the occupation of Krakow. The exhibit is located in the former enamel factory associated with the name of the German entrepreneur Oskar Schindler.

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Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

2. Krakow: City Tour by Golf Cart with Audio Guide

Cruise through Krakow's streets from the comfort of a golf cart. Enjoy a guided audio tour as your driver takes you to the sights of this bustling and beautiful city. Select from a choice of languages, and choose in advance which area you'd like to tour. Sit back and let your driver take the strain as you take in the city views. Travel through the Old Town, including Wawel Hill and its famous castle. Cruise through the Jewish quarter of Kazimierz, now an artistic district of quirky bars, restaurants and shops. Experience the former ghetto at Podgorze and the Oskar Schindler Factory in Zabłocie. Choose your preferred tour, and experience this unique city in the most unique of ways.

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Krakow: Jewish Quarter & Ghetto Private Walking Tour

3. Krakow: Jewish Quarter & Ghetto Private Walking Tour

Visit Krakow’s old Jewish Quarter on a private tour with an expert local guide. Start the tour from wherever and at whatever time you choose, giving you flexibility to plan your day as you wish.  After you meet your guide, explore the narrow cobbled streets, squares, cozy restaurants and cafes serving up traditional Jewish-Polish dishes and old town houses.  See the major sights of the district, such as the synagogues, old cemetery, Monument to the Memory of Krakow Holocaust Victims, Jan Karsk’si Bench, Helena Rubinstein's birthplace, or the yard where the famous movie ‘Schindler's List’ was filmed.  In the Podgórze district, walk through the Ghetto Heroes Square with its 70 empty iron and bronze chairs, symbolizing the Polish Jews’ plight during World War II. To finish up, visit the remains of Ghetto Walls, before the end of the tour.

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Krakow: Oskar Schindler's Trace, Lunch & Factory Guided Tour

4. Krakow: Oskar Schindler's Trace, Lunch & Factory Guided Tour

Start your tour by meeting your professional tour guide. After a pleasant meet-and-greet, embark on a historic fact finding adventure through the city of Krakow. During your tour you will dive headfirst into the history of World War II in Poland with a special focus on the heroic efforts of Oskar Schindler. Oskar Schindler was a German entrepreneur and breeder who saved 1200 Jewish people and Holocaust victims during World War II by transferring prisoners to his own factories. Oskar was the main character in the book "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List". During your tour you will get to visit famous landmarks such as:• Oskar Schindler's apartment• The site of the famous 'enamel factory' in Schindler's list amongst other locations from the famous film• Museum of Archeology and Geology, the site of the Plaszów Concentration Camp• Wawel Castle, the wartime residence of the Governor General Hans Frank• Courtyrad on ul. Meiselsa, the famous courtyard in Kazimierz, immortalised in Spielberg's film• Plac Zgody• The Piłsudski Bridge• Plac Bohaterów Getta During this tour will also get access to the popular Schindler's factory where you will discover more about the impact of the war on the people of Krakow. Whilst here, take a trip through the Factory Museum and witness the modern exhibition. Through the help of a state of the art multimedia installation you'll also get a glimpse of day-to-day life from a bygone-era; walk along the cobbled streets of the city, visit a hairdresser's atelier, ride the tram to see a typical apartment in the Jewish ghetto and see what life was like inside the Płaszów camp.

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What people are saying about Ghetto Heroes Square

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based on 6 reviews

Perfect tour with Dr. Magdalena Jackowska-Göbel. Perfect German, excellent knowledge of the subject, very friendly and helpful. An absolute recommendation.

I will definitely go with this company next time I'm in Krakow, the guide was superb, very knowledgable and said very interesting stories.