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Jewish Quarter Kazimierz & Schindler's Factory Guided Tour

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Discover the stories of Krakow’s Jewish community on a walking and minivan tour. Led by a local guide, explore the Kazimierz district, depicted in Steven Spielberg’s film ‘Schindler’s List’, and home to a thriving Jewish community previous to World War II. Pass the Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery, the Old Synagogue, and learn about how many Jewish lives were saved at Oscar Schindler’s Factory Museum.
  • Jewish history and heritage tour of Krakow
  • Trace the story of Krakow’s Jewish community through the centuries and during WWII
  • Explore Kazimierz, the city’s historical Jewish district, with its synagogues, monuments, and kosher restaurants
  • Visit the Old Synagogue, Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery, and other sites
  • Hear about Kazimierz in WWII, and how its people were herded into the Jewish ghetto
  • Learn how Steven Spielberg filmed 'Schindler’s List' here and see some of the locations
  • Visit the Oscar Schindler’s Factory Museum to chart how Schindler saved many Jewish lives
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A professional licensed guide
Kazimierz walking tour
Entrance to the Schindler's Factory
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Szeroka 24, 33-332 Kraków, Poland

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Lipowa 4, 30-702 Kraków, Poland
Your tour begins in central Krakow, where you join up with your guide and hop aboard your minivan. En route, hear an introduction to Krakow’s Jewish history and heritage, and the community’s significant role in the development and culture of the city before WWII.

Journey to the former Jewish district of Kazimierz and hop out to stroll the streets, now home to monuments, synagogues, and kosher restaurants. Learn why Steven Spielberg chose this area to depict the Jewish ghetto of Podgorze in ‘Schindler’s List.’ Traveling further back into history, hear how the revered rabbi Moses Isseries, known as Remuh, taught here in the 16th century.

Then step into the Old Synagogue, the longest surviving temple in Poland, and admire its Gothic design. Visit the active Remuh Synagogue and wander the ornate headstones of the Remuh Cemetery, including the tomb of Moses Isseries.

Afterward, make a stop at Oscar Schindler’s Factory Museum. See the space of the original enamelware factory where Schindler protected Jewish workers from deportation. Examine the remaining documents and exhibits that tell the stories of Schlinder and his workers during that dark time in Krakow’s history.

Your tour concludes in central Krakow.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Szeroka Street
Szeroka Street is the center of old Jewish culture, where you can see old synagogues, palaces and majestic houses from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Muzeum Krakowa - Stara Synagoga
The Old Synagogue is the oldest preserved synagogue in Poland and one of the most valuable monuments of Jewish religious architecture in Europe.
Stop At:  
Remuh Synagogue (Synagoga Remuh)
The Remuh Synagogue is the second oldest Jewish prayer house in Kraków. The synagogue and the adjacent cemetery form a unique and priceless complex of Jewish architecture and sacred art
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Kupa Synagogue (Synagoga Kupa)
The Kupa Synagogue is the last synagogue built during the existence of the Jewish town. It was also called Szpitalna because of its close proximity to the former Jewish hospital and the Poor, because the poorest members of the Jewish community prayed there.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The New Square
The New Square is a part of Krakow that is part of the Old Town District I. In the years 1859–1951 it was a separate III cadastral district of the city. In 1994, Nowy Świat was recognized as a historical monument.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Tempel Synagogue
The Tempel Synagogue is one of the four active synagogues in Krakow, but services are held sporadically, it is also a thriving center of Jewish culture, which hosts numerous concerts and meetings, especially during the Jewish Culture Festival.
Stop At:  
Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala)
The Corpus Christi Church is distinguished by its size, importance and architecture. Its beauty is best shown in the interior of the temple, where the gothic stone walls harmonize with the gold of the baroque.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Father Bernatek Footbridge
The Father Bernatek Footbridge is a unique place in Podgórze, built in 2010 on the site of the former Podgórze bridge, it connects Kazimierz with Podgórze
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Ghetto Heroes Square
The Ghetto Heroes Square is a square in the Podgórze district of Krakow. In the years 1941–1943 it was within the ghetto. It was a place of concentration of the Jewish population before transport to concentration camps. Currently, there is an unusual monument in this place - several dozen cast-iron chairs standing individually in the square. They symbolize the items left over from the liquidation of the ghetto.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera
The museum presents the tragic events that took place in Krakow during World War II, they are shown in the Oscar-winning film "Schindler's List" by Stephen Spielberg. The unusual and modern exhibition of the museum will not leave anyone indifferent.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • As the tour involves walking for the most part, please be wearing comfortable footwear. Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Intercrac

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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 Jewish Quarter Kazimierz & Schindler's Factory Guided Tour?
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 Jewish Quarter Kazimierz & Schindler's Factory Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Jewish Quarter Kazimierz & Schindler's Factory Guided Tour?
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 Jewish Quarter Kazimierz & Schindler's Factory Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Jewish Quarter Kazimierz & Schindler's Factory Guided Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Jewish Quarter Kazimierz & Schindler's Factory Guided Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Jewish Quarter Kazimierz & Schindler's Factory Guided Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Jewish Quarter Kazimierz & Schindler's Factory Guided Tour.

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Fantastic! There were only two of us...
Renee B
, Jan 2016
Fantastic! There were only two of us so it was like a private tour. Lidia was an amazing guide, very engaging and knowledgeable about the Jewish history of Kraków. She guided us through the Schindler Museum explaining the key elements and made sure we could go through again at our own pace afterward
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Very small group with attentive...
R A H
, Sep 2015
Very small group with attentive guide Anna who really explained the history And stories of the this piece of Jewish history.
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Tour took in even more than...
Ashley M
, Jul 2013
Tour took in even more than expected! Schindler's factory excellent, tour guide very informative!
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Tour was excellent but a little...
Christine G
, Jul 2013
Tour was excellent but a little rushed for me. This was not a fault of the guide or really the tour - only that they were trying to give you an overview and I wanted a bit more. Guide made sure that I could go back into Schindlers Museum after the tour had finished and I spent another 2 hours there. Overall I was very happy with the tour.
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The whole trip was excellently...
Huw M J
, Sep 2012
The whole trip was excellently managed from beginning to end-from pick-up point to drop off. On this trip there were only three of us in the party, and our guide on the tour, Karolina, was excellent. She spoke perfect English, was a very patient guide, and whats more, had an absolutely thorough command of her subject matter. My deepest thanks to Karolina for a completely absorbing material, and congratulations to whoever designed the tour for allowing it to be so interesting.
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Great trip throughout the Jewish...
Tomi sue S
, Jul 2012
Great trip throughout the Jewish area in Krakow. We stopped at all the important stops. Our guide was terrific. The museum at the end, Oscar Schindler's museum, was incredible.
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Disappointing, a significant portion...
Michael C G
, Jun 2012
Disappointing, a significant portion ofhte tour was visitng sites from the film Shindler's List. Too much focus on the movie, too litle n the Traces of Jewsih culture. Tour guide was very good.
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Really enjoyed the tour through remu...
Angie R
, May 2012
Really enjoyed the tour through remu synagogue and the cemetery which dates back to 1551 and was the only Jewish cemetery not destroyed in krakow during WWII. Also, they retrieved some of the tombstones that were stolen and used to make sidewalks and roads. It was nice to see they had been returned in some manner.
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We sat to the side of the altar in...
DJ & SJ
, Apr 2011
We sat to the side of the altar in this picture, on the 17th April. Our tour guide told us the meaning of the curtain, the inscriptions and all the details in this, one of the few remaining Jewish Synagogues in Krakow still in full use. Men in their little skullcaps came in, bowed to the Altar, and left quietly, whilst our Tour was in progress - leaving me at least feeling like we were intruding. The "cage" is where the Tora is read, a most sacred part of the building. Tora of course being the Jewish bible, from the first 5 parts of the Old Testament known to Christians, only. We found it fascinating to learn about putting stones on the graves in Jewish burials/cemetries and when we were taken to one, I put some small stones on a large grave stone, to mark my "Respect" - stones and rocks prevent animals and birds digging up the body, and in the desert where there are no flowers available anyway, a stone was used to signify "Respect". In Schindler's List at the end, the survivors and the actors are seen placing little stones around the name of Oskar Schindler. Now we understand.
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Good, informative tour guide, but...
Kate S
, Mar 2011
Good, informative tour guide, but the Jewish district itself is rather disappointing. It is quite dilapidated, not really looked after very well overall and did not see signs of a thriving artistic culture as mentioned in various descriptions of the area. The visit to the Jewish district can really be done independently as well, to explore the area for yourself.
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