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Kraków, Poland
Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience a poignant piece of World War II history on a tour of Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum in Krakow. Explore the exhibitions in the enamel factory where hundreds of Jewish employees were saved from deportation. Follow an expert guide through Schindler’s office, and examine multimedia projections, artifacts and photos while learning the stories of the workers.
  • Guided tour of Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum in Krakow
  • Explore the museum housed in Schindler’s original WWII enamel factory with an expert guide
  • See Schindler’s office and learn the personal stories of some his Jewish workforce
  • View the displays and photos that chart Krakow’s wartime and post-war history
  • Be transported back to the Nazi and Soviet occupations through multimedia projections, documents, and artifacts
  • Hear Schindler’s story and how it was brought alive by Spielberg’s Oscar-winner, 'Schindler’s List'
  • Group tour with a maximum of 20 people ensures more personalized attention from the guide

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Enjoy a small-group guided tour of Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum with entrance ticket included.
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Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory , Lipowa 4, 30-702 Kraków, Poland

Departure Point: Please be at 4 Lipowa Street. The meeting point outside the entrance next to Main gate. Address: 4 Lipowa Street, Krakow Directions: Present the voucher to Discover Cracow representative. 

This activity will end right where it started.
Make your own way to central Krakow and begin your tour in front of Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum, where your guide is waiting for you. Before heading inside, hear a brief introduction about Oskar Schindler, the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s award-winning film, 'Schindler’s List.'

Follow your guide into the museum, passing through rooms documenting the impact of World War II on Krakow. Travel back in time through photographs of cobbled streets, resistance hideaways, and prisons of the Nazi- and Soviet-occupied city. Listen in on original film and radio recordings for a sense of the overwhelming fear that gripped the country during that time.

As you continue to explore the interactive displays, learn the stories that took place inside the factory. Hear how Schindler's Jewish employees manufactured pots, pans, tins and other enamelware for the German army, and how this vital war effort protected them from transportation to the concentration camps. See some of the products made here, view Schindler’s office, and hear the fates of some of the 1,200 Schindlerjuden—Schindler’s Jews—who worked in the factory.

Your tour concludes outside of the museum, where you can continue exploring Krakow independently.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera
Choose your desired tour start time and travel independently to Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum in central Krakow. Meet your guide outside and hear how the museum is housed in the very factory where the Nazi industrialist Oskar Schindler employed Jewish workers during WWII. Before starting, get an illuminating introduction to Schindler, learning how Steven Spielberg brought his story to the world’s attention in his 1993 Oscar-winning movie, Schindler’s List. Then, head inside for your in-depth tour. Made up of interactive and photographic displays, the museum concentrates not only on Schindler’s and his employees’ work, but also on Krakow’s suffering during the run-up to war and beyond. As you explore, your guide will provide fascinating commentary, recounting poignant tales that will deepen your understanding of what happened here and Krakow’s history. Learn Schindler’s story and how his Jewish employees manufactured pots, pans, tins and other enamelware for the German army: a vital war effort that protected them from near-certain transportation to the concentration camps. See some of the products made here, view Schindler’s office, and hear the fates of some of the 1,200 Schindlerjuden — Schindler’s Jews — who worked in the factory. Follow your guide around the rooms dedicated to Krakow’s suffering during the war and later 20th century. View photographs of the terrorized city; be transported into the cobbled streets, resistance hideaways and prisons of the Nazi- and Soviet-occupied city; and get a sense of the overwhelming fear that gripped the population through original documents, artifacts, and film and radio recordings. After two hours of exploring, your tour ends outside the building. Say goodbye to your guide, who will provide you with directions back to the city center or your hotel as required.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Discover Cracow
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow.

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  • "I would recommend visiting the museum, but not worth it paying for the guide." See review
  • "The museum is definitely worth a visit but with a guide I think it brought it all to life." See review
  • "So best advice - do it on your own and avoid the organised tours." See review

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star-1
Terrible
Ulrik_B
, Jun 2022
Guide was super disorganized and could not put together a coherent story. Complete waste of money and time.
star-5
Worth the trip
Thomas_W
, Jun 2022
The historic aspect. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. We were able to link events to the human aspects.
star-5
Great experience.
Hans_B
, Jun 2022
The guide was very interessted and knowledgeable about the events that occurred during the second World War and what happened to the people in krakow. Very good and interesting tour.
star-1
Shambles
Amanda_P
, Jun 2022
Booked in for 12:20. Stood outside until 12:50 phoned operator and she said no one available to take tour until 16:30 Requested money back but don’t know if we will get money back Not very happy
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear customer, We are very sorry for this situation. It happened due to an emergency for the guide, and he had to switch with another one. Unfortunately he couldn't make it in a short time. Of course you will get a refund. Best regards, Wiktor
star-4
Worth a visit but not much about Schindler's factory
Kevin_R
, Jun 2022
The guided tour is certainty worth it. However, the museum and the guide is more about the experience of the Jewish population in Krakow than about Schindler's factory. I don't think i knew anymore about Schindler than I knew before. Some first hand accounts from the Jewish workforce that Schindler saved would have been enlightening. I also got the impression that the guide was anti-Schindler: party animal, only a few hours per day working at the factory, got his Jewish workforce at half-price, only Nazi buried in Jerusalem. But the guide failed to mention that Schindler was broke at the end of the war as he spend all his money bribing the Nazi officials to keep his Jewish workforce intact. I also think some of the guides comments were historical incorrect: Amon Göth, in charge of the Płaszów concentration camp, who the guide did not shoot Jewish prisoners from his balcony as it would be impossible as a mountain was in the way. Well, all I can say there is photographic evidence of Amon Göth holding a rifle on the balcony plus the testimony of Helen Jonas-Rosenzweig, who was his maid. The guide could have mentioned that Amon Göth is still there and only about 20 minutes walk from Schindler's factory.
star-5
Amazing day
Michelle_S
, Jun 2022
The quide was very good , he funny and very knowledgeable, Respectable, Would recommend to my family and friends. Enjoyed the day.
star-5
Great
Nicola_H
, Jun 2022
The tour was great and the tour guide barbra was fantastic! I would highly recommend. The information provided was outstanding.
star-5
Really enjoyed. Tour...
James_F
, Jun 2022
Really enjoyed. Tour guide was great. There are two rooms that focus on Schindler. The rest is focussed on the ear to provide context.
star-5
Life in Krakow during nazi time
Changyang_Z
, May 2022
The museum is so much about Schindler but lite about the life in Krakow during nazi time. Very informative. Recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Guide was brilliant but...
Sandra_W
, May 2022
Guide was brilliant but wasn’t what we thought it was going to be. Was expecting a tour of the actual factory but instead had lots of information about the period
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Informative and a great tour guide
Alice_W
, May 2022
Great tour guide who brought the history to life with his ‘speaking Aussie’ English (as he said). Lots of knowledge and a really interesting museum, a very informative time. Thank you
star-5
Our guide was fantastic,...
Scott_M
, May 2022
Our guide was fantastic, she was extremely knowledgeable and delivered her tour with passion. Hope she receives the credit she deserves
star-5
Great tour with a great...
Oliver_R
, May 2022
Great tour with a great tour guide, Wojciech. Lots of information. Tour only around Schindler’s admin offices as factory is now an art gallery. Would definitely recommend.
star-4
No Oskar for Schindler's Factory
SUSAN_P
, Apr 2022
Don't go expecting details of Oskar Schindler and how he saved people from the Holocaust. While there are photos and walls with the names of those he rescued from deportation, and his office is preserved, there are very few other references to his work. The main exhibition is about the German occupation of Krakow in WW2. It is very well presented and very information, so worth the effort it felt as though the Schindler name and the use of his factory building were being traded on to draw visitors in
star-5
Super guided tour of Schindler musuem
Mags_O
, Apr 2022
My family thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the Schindler museum. Our guide met us promptly at the meeting point outside and the exhibits and lay out of it was very interesting. Our guide Kamil really made this tour memorable as he was very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. I would recommend this tour to anyone like me who wants to learn more about the history of that time.
star-5
Schindlers office / museum tour.
Richard_M
, Apr 2022
This was a great value for money tour of the office building of Oskar Schindler. “Bruce” our Australian / Polish tour guide was excellent. His knowledge and understanding of the local area and its history was exceptional and led the tour at a sensible pace. I would say that the tour is more of a tour of the history of Krakow during the Second World War with references to Schindler and not a factory tour. The factory itself is now an art museum and also worth a visit. It is worth watching the film before visiting as there are references to the film. Definitely worth a couple of hours of your time whilst in Krakow.
star-5
Emotional
Stephen_A
, Apr 2022
Seeing how the museum goes from Jewish occupancy to Nazi rule (different stamps, different flooring and walls). Seeing the Jewish people as white figures to represent them as ghosts but still visible was very powerful. Seeing how the tour guide was emotional about this aspect, very powerful.
star-5
The tour guide was very...
Sylvia_O
, Mar 2022
The tour guide was very good. Lot of information about the era. Really enjoyed it the museum and tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
It was okay for all of...
Simon_R
, Mar 2022
It was okay for all of us. We thought it was about Schindler’s factory history - not. It is about Polish’s life.
star-5
Schindler Museum visit with guide
Gillian_H
, Mar 2022
The guide was passionate about the era of history and made the visit extra interesting. Thoroughly recommend.

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