This 4-hour tour takes you on a discovery of the Jewish heritage in Warsaw. Feel the atmosphere of multicultural Warsaw before the Second World War and find remnants of the common history of two peoples of one country.
What to Expect
Warsaw is inseparably linked with the history of the Jewish community. Warsaw was a melting pot of cultures for centuries, where Poles and Jews lived side by side and worked together. Polish, Yiddish, Hebrew, and German could be heard on the streets. The world’s second-largest Jewish community lived in Warsaw before the Second World War, making up more than 30 percent of the city’s population. Here lived the Nobel Prize winner for literature Isaac Bashevis Singer, the pediatrician and children’s book author Janusz Korczak, Henryk Goldschmidt, the outstanding actress Rachela Kamińska, and the composer Władysław Szpilman, the eponymous hero of the Roman Polanski film “The Pianist”.
This 4-hour tour takes you in the footsteps of the Polish-Jewish heritage to locations in the city where you can still feel the atmosphere of the multicultural prewar Warsaw and find remains of the common history of the two peoples of the country. Visit the only synagogue that survived the Second World War and gain an insight into Jewish culture and traditions.
During the tour you will learn about the history of the establishment and liquidation of the largest ghetto in Europe. See the last street of the ghetto, discover fragments of the ghetto walls, and explore neighborhoods that were located within the ghetto. Learn about everyday life in the Ghetto and the importance of the Umschlagplatz (collection point), the final solution, and the Jewish Combat Organization.
The tour ends at the Jewish cemetery, where famous Rabbis and Jewish families were buried. Here you can explore the evocative symbolism of the Jewish grave stones and discover the richness of the Jewish cultural heritage.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transport in a private vehicle (tour by private transport)
- 24-hour public transport ticket (tour by public transport)
- English and German-speaking tour guide
- Entrance to the synagogue and the Jewish cemetery
Know Before You Go
• On Fridays, visits to the synagogue and cemetery are only permitted until 13:00
• Please note that the cemetery is closed on Saturdays, and the synagogue is closed on both Saturdays and Sundays