Karzimierz use to be an independent town. Karzimierz soon became a center of Jewish community and Jewish community was growing fast. In 16the century it became the largest in Europe.
At the beginning 19th century Karzimerz was incorporated into Krakow. By 1939 the city was home to nearly 60. 000 Jews. During the communist rule was a forgotten place on Krakow's map. Actually Karzimierz is a tourist attraction with the seven large synagogues.
It is the biggest such complex in Europe, comparable with the Jewish monuments in Prague.
We will start our tour along Szeroka Street-before the World War II, the centare of Jewish life.
On the main street we can see three Jewish temples. The most precious of these is the Old Synagogue. Next we can visit the Renaissance Remuh Synagogue and cemetery . Among the tombs, there is Rabbi Moses Isserles and only from outside the 17th-century Popper Synagogue.
Next we will continiu the Jewish Heritage Route we can see the rest of Synagogues like: Tempel Synagogue was built early in the latter half of the 19th century for the Society of Progressive Jews ,the 17th-century Kupa Synagogue , we will reach Isaac Synagogue and the Wysoka (High) Synagogue, built towards in the latter half of the 16th century
Heroes of Ghetto Square-the place of the Jewish ghetto from the times of the World War II
-Oscar Schindler's factory-the original building of factory where Schindler employed the Jewish people (the place used by Steven Spielberg in the movie The Schindler's List)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up form your hotel
End location: I will drop you back to your hotel
Duration: 4 hours
Walking and we will use my modern and spacious a/c car.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
33 zloty - Entrance to the Synagogue 10 zl per person and Schindler Factory 23zl per person.
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An excellent tour by an excellent guide. Highly recommended.