Kazimierz was once created as a separate town just connected with Kraków by two bridges. Not only was it inhabited by the Jews but also by the Christians. It is a very unique place where these two religions were living together. During the IIWW the Jews were moved to the getto created on the opposite side of the Wisła river. Just about 500 m from this area there is the schindler's factory that is nowadays a museum showing occupation of Kraków.
During this tour you can learn more about the jewish culture and history in Kraków
We start our tour in Plac Wolnica - a part of the Main Market Square of the town. It is worth seeing the gothic Corpus Cristi church situated on the corner of Plac Wolnica. Then we go to see the courtyard that was used by Steven Spielberg in few scenes of his famous film. The tour continues through New Square, near Izaak's synagogue and Kupa synagogue to Szeroka Street. This was the main square of the Jewish part of Kazimierz and the only street in Europe with four synagogues. Most of them survived till now. Among them Remuh synagogue that stands near the old kirkut - jewish cemetery. The old Synagogue on the opposite side of the street Nowadays hosts the exhibition of jewish culture and religion.
Then we cross the Vistula river to see the district of Podgórze. This was the place were Nazis created the getto during WWII . The most important places here are: the square of the Heroes of the Getto, The Pharmacy under the Eagle, remnants of the wall of the getto and the Oscar Schinler's factory.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can pick you up from your hotel,hostel, apartment or any location suitable for you in the sourroundings of the old town.
End location: I can drop you off in your hotel, hostel,apartment or in any other places convenient for you.
Duration: 4 hours
the tour guide service, information about local restaurants and other attractions
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 złoty - the entrance fees to the Remuh Synagogue and the Schindler's Museum
tickets to the synagogues and the Schindler's factory museum
I am not the guide of the Auschwitz& Birkenau Memorial site. I will not be able to guide you inside the camp.
I am not the guide of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. I will not be able to guide you inside the mine.
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Anna was a great guide. She was knowledgable, very helpful and made our tour very enjoyable.