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 residential district (ghetto) was marked out by the Nazis during 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
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 PLN - Snacks, drinks, refreshemnts.
I am not a licensed guide neither at Auschwitz Museum nor at the Wieliczka Salt Mine and I cannot guide inside these sites myself.
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Greg was very knowledgeable on all aspects of the tour and by the time we got later in the day we were on information overload, which is not a bad thing when you hire someone to educate you on local history. We again avoided the lines and had an on time and efficient day. His enthusiasm for his subject matter was quite obvious. We would certainly recommend his service.