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Krakow: Jewish Quarter & Ghetto Private Walking Tour

1. 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: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

2. 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, Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Wieliczka

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

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

Visit one of the most important and popular museums in Krakow at Oskar Schindler's with your professional guide. 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.

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What people are saying about Ghetto Heroes Square

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.