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Guided tours of Krakow

We offer half or full-day private tours for individuals or groups, all led by knowledgeable and enthusiastic English-speaking licensed guides, specialized in Jewish topics. Tours can include Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter), former ghetto area in Podgórze, Schindler’s Factory, former Płaszów camp and the Old Town. Our guides will show you sites both on and off the beaten track, and tell you amazing stories about them.

Please choose a tour from the list below or contact us for a tailor made tour!

List of tours

The 3 hour tour around Kazimierz, its history and heritage. The tour focuses on the
history, religion and culture of the Kraków’s Jews from the medieval ages till the
present times. During the tour we will see:

  • Szeroka Street with the active Remuh synagogue and the old Jewish cemetery 
  • Jewish Community Centre where Jewish life today concentrates
  • New Square the heart of today’s Kazimierz
  • Old/Izaak’s/Tempel synagogue on request

Jewish life was for centuries concentrated in Kazimierz but its beginning was in the
Kraków’s city centre. This is where the first Jewish district was. After restrictions on
the Jews were lifted and they were granted equal citizen rights in 19th c. some Jews
returned to the city centre. This time it was where more assimilated and educated
lived. During the tour we will see and hear:

  • Place where the very first Jewish street was
  • Former Jewish prayer houses around Old Town
  • Stories about Jewish members of Kraków’s intelligentsia

History of Kraków’s ghetto told in places where it actually happened. The tour will
cover the history of the most important institutions in the ghetto and places where
the most terrible atrocities took place. During the tour we will see and hear stories
of:

  • Institutions: Judenrat, hospitals, orphanages, kindergarten and Jewish Social Self-
    Help Organisation
  • Fragment of the ghetto wall
  • Former Umschlagplatz and Pharmacy Under the Eagle

The area of former Konzentrationslager Krakau-Plaszow is now overgrown and
almost empty. But traces of its terrible past are still visible. During the tour we will
see:

  • Villa of the camp’s commander Amon Goeth
  • Relicts of the pre-burial hall and still visible tombstones of the pre-war Jewish
    cemeteries
  • Mass execution sites
  • Monuments

Tours around Podgórze and Płaszów can be combined in one 4 hour tour that will
retrace Holocaust history in Kraków.

Schindler’s List had huge impact on Kraków and Kazimierz. It can be said that it
discovered Kazimierz and history of Kraków’s Jews for the world. During this tour we
will trace places where the movie was made and where Oskar Schindler lived in
Kraków.

  • Oskar Schindler’s appartment
  • Szeroka, Ciemna and Józefa Streets – places shown in the movie
  • Outside’s of the Schindler’s Factory

Jewish resistance in Kraków took many forms. From various acts of non-armed
resistance: organizing prayers, schools, smuggling food to attacks on the Nazi
soldiers. During the tour we will see:

  • Headquarter of the Jewish Fighting Organization and places where fighters
    organized their meetings
  • Places where people were meeting for secret prayers
  • Place where the most famous attack of Jewish Fighting Organization took place

The tour tells the story of famous artists and architects in Kraków of Jewish origin and
places where they lived of performed. During the tour we will see:

  • The New Jewish Cemetery and tombstones of some of the greatest Jewish artists
  • House of Mordechai Gebirtig, famous singer
  • Building where Kraków’s Yiddish Theatre had been

The tour includes:

  • Szeroka Street with the active Remuh synagogue and the old Jewish cemetery
  • Jewish Community Centre where Jewish life today concentrates
  • New Square the heart of today’s Kazimierz
  • Old/Izaak’s/Tempel synagogue on request
  • Institutions: Judenrat, hospitals, orphanages, kindergarten and Jewish Social Self-Help Organisation
  • Fragment of the ghetto wall
  • Former Umschlagplatz and Pharmacy Under the Eagle

The tour includes:

  • Szeroka Street with the active Remuh synagogue and the old Jewish cemetery
  • Jewish Community Centre where Jewish life today concentrates
  • New Square the heart of today’s Kazimierz
  • Old/Izaak’s/Tempel synagogue on request
  • Institutions: Judenrat, hospitals, orphanages, kindergarten and Jewish Social Self-Help Organisation
  • Fragment of the ghetto wall
  • Former Umschlagplatz and Pharmacy Under the Eagle
  • Villa of the camp’s commander Amon Goeth
  • Relicts of the pre-burial hall and still visible tombstones of the pre-war Jewish
    cemeteries
  • Mass execution sites
  • Monuments
  • Lunch break

Contact details
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Żydowskie muzeum
Galicja

ul. Dajwór 18
31-052 Kraków, Poland
(0048) 12 421 68 42

www.galiciajewishmuseum.org

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