Guided tour

Nowa Huta: Steelworks Administration Buildings/Shelters Tour

4.8 / 5

84 reviews

Activity provider: eNHa Trip Nowa Huta tour
Guided tour

Nowa Huta: Steelworks Administration Buildings/Shelters Tour

Activity provider: eNHa Trip Nowa Huta tour
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Discover the Nowa Huta District, built as the ideal utopian city under the infuence of Soviet Union. Visit communist offices of steel mill and its bomb shelter together with your guide.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Take the opportunity to tour inside the Nowa Huta Steelworks buildings
  • Feel the soul of cold war era, going down to the bomb shelters and the underground command center
  • Expand your buildings tour and join a private sightseeing of the entire district with an experienced local guide
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If you visiting Krakow do not forget to visit Nowa Huta! Find your guide and go to this perfect socialist city of the 50s. Expand your adventure to visit the partially abandoned steelworks that still works. Together with your guide go to explore two almost twin buildings and find out the differences between them. Go through the underground tunnel connecting the two buildings and see how bomb shelters looked in the second half of the 50's. Visit the majestic entrance hall, resembling the renaissance staircase and rooms where expensive and solid ornamental stones were used to satisfy the aesthetic senses of the directors of the plant. Visit the director's executive offices and the corner offices of the engineers. Check out how the radio control room and radio station works, and listen to authentic tapes recorded here! See the theater hall in the workers building, which is also used today and visit one of the eight oval corner staircases which are located in both buildings. Add something special to your tour and select the option to take your tour in a vintage car.

  • Guided tour
  • Tour in vintage car, if option selected
  • Entry to the Steelworks
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  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Steel Mill building entrance main gate. It's the building on the left with the info point. From Krakow center you can get there by tram or bus and exit at the "Kombinat" bus stop.

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  • It is recommended to book this trip at least 1 day in advance
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4.8 /5

based on 84 reviews

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A fascinating tour of the 1950's administration building and the underground bomb shelters giving a great insight into the communist era. Mateusz is an entertaining and knowledgeable guide speaking excellent English and has amazing access to the buildings. Easy to get to on the tram from the centre of Krakow or from the Nowa Huta museum.

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April 2, 2023

Very interesting tour of the building itself (get lots of glimpses of its former glory) & the bunker (underneath the opposite building). The history of the steelworks & Nowa Huta area & life under communism was very well explained by our guide & he was able to answer any questions we had

April 2, 2023

Mateusz was an excellent guide, supplementing his historic knowledge with great anecdotes and humorous episodes from the era. The location is amazing and we saw a fair bit of what lies beneath thanks to the the unique access Mateusz had secured. He is not just a guide, he is actually involved in the conservation of this monument and the area of Nowa Huta in general, which is another positive aspect of this great experience. I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone who has an interest in Industrial or Soviet history

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April 2, 2023

Product ID: 119671