Oskar Schindler's sites and Kraków under Nazi occupation


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Activity Level



Other, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



German (basic), English (fluent)

Private tour of Kazimierz district, Płaszów and museum in the former Schindler's factory

In the beginning we go to see the very well preserved medieval Jewish quarter in Kazimierz, with its most interesting, ancient streets: Meisselsa, Józefa and Szeroka. Having this background we go over the Wisła (Vistula) River to find out the history of the Closed Jewish District (ghetto) in Podgórze. We also see the remaining parts of the ghetto wall in a very striking "matsevah-like" shape. Then we visit the historical museum in the former Schindler's Factory in Zabłocie. The new (opened in 2010), interactive exhibition shows how Kraków looked like days before WWII started and how WWII affected its people. Finally we visit the area of the concentration and labour camp in Płaszów, the monument and a villa where infamous commandant SS-Hauptsturmführer Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes in the movie) used to live.


•sightseeing of one of the best preserved Jewish quarter in Europe with its charming narrow streets, synagoues and the market place

•visit to the area where the Jewish closed district (ghetto) was marked out by the Nazis during the World War II

•visit to the Schindler's Factory, today a division of Historical Museum in Kraków with exhibition "Kraków under Nazi occupation"

•visit to the area of the labour camp Płaszów in Podgórze (formerly two Jewish cemeteries)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel

End location: Your hotel or the Jewish Quarter

Duration: 5 hours

The itinerary of the tour may be determined by the availability of tickets to the exhibition "Kraków under Nazi occupation". Please consider that the tour requires reservation of tickets in the museum. That is why only bookings at least two weeks in advance will be accepted.


On foot / by tram

What’s Included

Guided tour lead by a professional city guide covering the Jewish quarter in Kazimierz, ghetto in Podgórze and area of the former nazi concentration & labour camp Płaszów. Entrance ticket and guided tour to the exhibition "Krakow under Nazi occupation" in the Schindler's Factory. Transport by car or van.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 PLN - Snacks, drinks, refreshemnts.

What’s Extra

Personal expenses.

A Recent Review of this tour

Greg was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and personable. Organized and punctual with in-depth knowledge of Krakow. Immaculate and comfortable vehicle. He adapted the tour to our interests. Highly recommended!
John N.

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