Guided tour

Krakow: Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

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Activity provider: SeeKrakow

Krakow: Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: SeeKrakow

From US$ 20.20 per person

Experience the former Jewish district of Kazimierz with our Schindler’s List half-day walking tour. See historic synagogues, remnants of a real World War II ghetto, and discover why Spielberg chose Kazimierz as the set for his Academy Award-winning movie.

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Duration 3 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • See Kazimierz, the former Jewish district with a dark history
  • Step inside the district used as the set for Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List
  • Explore the remnants of the World War II ghetto in Podgórze
Full description
Kazimierz was once a Jewish district, and before World War II the Jewish culture flourished. But the area, and the neighbouring district of Podgórze, became the scene of Nazi devastation, with most of the remaining Jewish population fleeing following the war. However, since the late 1980s the area’s Jewish heritage has come back to life, the progress aided by the success of the Spielberg film, Schindler's List. Now, you can experience the history of this interesting district and see exactly why Spielberg chose it as the set for his Academy Award-winning movie. Wander through Kazimierz, then across the bridge to Podgórze to see Schindler’s factory and surviving remnants of the WWII ghetto. Along the way, you’ll see attractions such as the New Cemetery, a place where Krakow’s distinguished Jews were buried in the 19th and 20th centuries. You’ll also visit the Old Synagogue, the oldest remaining example of Jewish architecture in Poland. Built in the early 1500s, the synagogue is now the site of many exhibitions devoted to Polish Judaism. Another highlight is Isaac’s Synagogue. While the renovation of this historic building is still in progress, it is quite possible the most interesting and beautiful Jewish monument in Krakow.
Includes
  • Three-hour walking tour
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Lots of interesting stories
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Please meet your guide at the KrakowTIP tourist information point at ul. Grodzka 18.

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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 70 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
      4.5/5

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    If you want to dive deep into the Jewish history of Krakow this is the tour for you. It was a comprehensive tour with a knowledgeable guide. If you have the opportunity to go into the synagogues along the route (which have a suggested donation of 10PLN), I would highly recommend it. It was one of the highlights of our tour.

    October 10, 2022

    We were lucky enough to be just my girlfriend and I on this tour and took advantage of it to get a lot of information. The guide told us a lot of historical details about krakow, the life of the neighborhood and how people lived. Very deep and engaging experience

    August 20, 2022

    It is a walking tour, so prepare to walk (4-6 km). Great tour! Nice way to learn a small part of Krakow’s history and Jewish Quarter and Ghetto. Our guide Michael provided a lot of information, and he was very friendly and passionate to tell the story of Jewish and Polish people who lived in the area. Suggestion: tour ends at Schindler’s Factory so its a good idea to sync your tours to visit the factory after this tour. Allow yourselves some time to take a break (toilets, food, drinks) cause you might need to restore some energy after a long walk.

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    March 5, 2020

    Product ID: 19475