Journey to the utopian socialist new town preserved in all its 1950s glory
See the results of the utopian urban planning of the Stalinist era: apartment buildings, schools, theatres, wide streets.
Climb Wanda Mound and see the area of once huge still works that employed 40000 people.
Find out more about life in a socialist city, but also about Solidarity movement which ended with fall of communism in Poland.
Take advantage of the unique opportunity of having lunch in real milk bar and see the Soviet tank from World War II.
See housing projects from 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
The tour starts with a stop at the XIIIth century Cistercian Abbey in Mogiła, the name which refers also to Wanda's Mound which is our next stop. We will see the view over steelworks and later we will stop also at the main entrance for workers.
The tour continues in the oldest part of Nowa Huta, where we will see first apartment buildings in first housing projects, then we will proceed to the centre of Nowa Huta, Central Square, in the past dominated by a huge statue of Lenin. We will see characteristic features of socialist architecture and enter into a still existing and popular among locals milk bar (lunch possible).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel
End location: At your hotel or any other suitable place
Duration: 4 hours
Small car, Nissan Micra K12 from 2004, no air-conditioned
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 PLN - Around 10-15 PLN per person: cost of your optional lunch in the milk bar
I am not a licensed guide in Auschwitz Museum and Memorial.
I am not a licensed guide in Wieliczka Salt Mine.
My car can fit up to 3 people. It is a small city car, Nissan Micra, not air-conditioned.
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Barbara provided an exceptionally informative and enjoyable customized tour covering Kraków old town, castle and other less typical sites including the fascinating former Lenin Steel Works and Social Realist Nowa Hute community where she lived as a child and her grandparents were early residents. I can't imagine how we packed so much into a day: history, politics, art, architecture and food! Excellent!