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Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

1. Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

Take a tour with a licensed museum guide of Schindler's factory, featured in Stephen Spielberg's oscar-winning film "Schindler's List." Learn about the story of a German entrepreneur who helped many Jews throughout the war. 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 pharmacy "Under the Eagle", and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs. Next, begin the second half of the tour and be driven to Wieliczka, a small town 10 kilometers from Krakow. Visit one of the largest old salt mines in Europe and explore it at your own pace without a guide. The depth of the 700-year-old mine is 340 meters, the total length of corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. Walk along a route of more than 3 kilometers and see 20 halls, including the largest, St. Kinga's Church, named for the patroness of miners. Admire the underground church's interior, richly decorated with chandeliers and sculptures of saints carved out of salt. Experience the special curative microclimate in the mine and learn about the sanatorium, 135 meters below ground.

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Krakow: Schindler Sites & Plaszow Camp Group Tour

2. Krakow: Schindler Sites & Plaszow Camp Group Tour

Start your tour with pickup from your Krakow accommodations. Along with an experienced guide, visit one of Krakow's most historically important locations, the former Plaszow concentration camp. See the insides of the second largest Nazi concentration camp in Poland where not only Jewish but also Polish, Hungarian, and Slovakian populations were exterminated. After your time spent in the concentration camp, you will proceed to the Oscar Schindler Factory Museum. Witness relics from World War II and broaden your understanding of the loss suffered by the Jewish people during the war. After the tour, your guide will drop you off back at your accommodations.

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Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

3. Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

Tour Schindler's factory with a licensed museum guide. Oskar Schindler's factory, featured in Stephen Spielberg's oscar-winning film "Schindler's List," employed thousands of Jews and saved approximately 1200. Next, walk through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the gruesome events that took place during World War II. See a part of the undestroyed wall surrounding the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy "Under the Eagle," and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs. Then you will be driven to Wieliczka, a small town 10 kilometers from Krakow. Visit one of the largest old salt mines in Europe and explore it at your own pace without a guide. The depth of the 700-year-old mine is 340 meters, and the total length of corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. Walk along a route of more than 3 kilometers and see 20 halls, including the largest, St. Kinga's Church, named for the patroness of miners. Admire the underground church's interior, richly decorated with chandeliers and sculptures of saints carved out of salt. Experience the special curative microclimate in the mine and learn about the sanatorium, 135 meters below ground.

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Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

4. Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

Explore Kazimierz, the Jewish quarter of Krakow. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Walk around the Krakow Ghetto and learn about the history behind this part of the city from your guide. Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Walk past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Learn about the story of Oscar Schindler as you visit his former Enamel Factory, which is now turned into a museum. See the 'Krakow under Nazi occupation' exhibition to find out more about the city's history. Visit Płaszów and Auschwitz, two Nazi concentration camps established under the authority of the SS and police leaders in Krakow. These concentration camps are preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

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Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Auschwitz, And Salt Mine 3-Day Tour

5. Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Auschwitz, And Salt Mine 3-Day Tour

Day 1: Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Next, visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Kraków's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. Later, take a short walk around the former Kraków Ghetto with your guide. Visit the Plac Bohaterów Getta (Ghetto Heroes Square) and witness a unique art display - several dozen cast-iron chairs standing individually in the square - symbolizing the scattered belongings of the Jewish community after the liquidation of the ghetto in 1942-43. Day 2: Visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide. Day 3: Head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures.

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Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Wieliczka

6. Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Wieliczka

Day 1: Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Krakow. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Next, visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Krakow's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. Later, take a short walk around the former Kraków Ghetto with your guide. Visit the Plac Bohaterów Getta (Ghetto Heroes Square) and witness a unique art display - several dozen cast-iron chairs standing individually in the square - symbolizing the scattered belongings of the Jewish community after the liquidation of the ghetto in 1942-43. Day 2: Visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide. Day 3: Head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures.

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What people are saying about Ghetto Heroes Square

Overall rating

3.2 / 5

based on 242 reviews

This trip was brilliant. We stumbled across this looking for just the factory tickets, and we are glad we found this. We didn’t even know that this concentration camp existed and the tour guide was absolutely brilliant. He gave us so much information, we also were very lucky that is was just the 2 of us. He showed us so many things around the ghetto, allowed us to get in and out to take photos, explained everything we were seeing and answered all our questions. The concentration camp was again very informative. He explained everything we needed to know and more. Gave us the option to skip things if we wanted too and the option to take a different route etc. Picked us up from our accommodation, hassle free and no stress. Transport was lovely also. All in all a fantastic tour which we both would highly recommend if you are looking to not only go into the factory museum but learn about history and the concentration camp which isn’t one everyone knows about.

This was a great experience. Michael (guide) was extremely knowledgeable. He went above and beyond my expectations on the site visit. I can not say enough good things about him. I am not a big museum person, but Schindler's museum was very informative. It was a bit crowded and hard to get by the other tour groups. Overall, a great time and very informative.

Wonderful experience! The guides are great at explaining and have great knowledge in history and brings everything into life. Would highly recommend, the tours are operated separately but very successful and we weren’t lost and guided all the way.

Fantastic experience, Olga was our tour guide for Schindler's factory and the Jewish ghetto, then Krzysztof drove us to the salt mines. Both very knowledgeable and very good tour guides. I can't wait to get back to Poland

Olga made the tour fascinating, passionate and caring about her subject.