Visit Oskar Schindler’s Factory with a priority access and combine it with brief, educative sightseeing of the former ghetto area. Learn the tragic history of the World War II from your knowledgeable local guide and hear how people lived in the city under Nazi occuppation.
During the two-and-a-half tour we will see The Ghetto Heroes Square, The Eagle’s Pharmacy, part of the original ghetto walls and we will visit the exhibition in the Oskar Schindler’s Factory which is nowadays a branch of Kraków Museum dedicated to the period of the World War II. It is also a place commemorating Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist, who saved the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust.
The museum is located in the authentic Oskar Schindler Enamel Factory. We will see a modern multimedia exhibition ‘Kraków – the occupation time 1939–1945′ to learn the history which is shown chronologically through the witnesses’ eyes.
The tour runs with up to 15 participants to ensure maximum interaction with the guide.
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Please take your ID or passport. If you purchase a student ticket, please bring your student card as well.
We recomment to wear comfortable shoes as this is a walking tour.
You will spend approximately 1,5 hour inside the Schindler’s Factory.
Combine a guided tour in the Oskar Schindler’s Factory with a short tour of the former ghetto area that you introduce you into the history of the World War II in Kraków.
Meet your guide and a small group of no more than 15 people at the Ghetto Heroes Square. Its history dates back to the 19th century, when it was the second market square for Podgórze, a separate city until 1915 which is now one of the biggest Kraków’s dictricts. During the war the square became the central point of the ghetto established in 1941 and its non-Jewish pulation was expelled. This was the place where people were assembled before deportations to concentration camps. Nowadays it is symbolized by the 33 memorial chairs located in the centre of the square.
One of the buildings that you can see standing at the square is The Eagle Pharmacy. It was founded by Józef Pankiewicz in 1909 and during the Nazi occupation it was the only pharmacy within the ghetto borders. It was an important source of various resources and medicaments for Jews living in the ghetto and the place for conspiratorial meetings. Nowadays it is a branch of Kraków Museum. On our way to the Schindler’s Factory we will stop in front of the original ghetto walls which remind us about the tragic history of the city and its Jewish inhabitants.
We will visit Oskar Schindler’s Factory which was found in 1937 as a place of production of enamelled and tin products. Between 1939-1945 it was owned by Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who saved the lives of about 1200 Jews who worked in his factory.
During our visit to the Oskar Schindler’s Factory, we will see the exhibition ‘Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945’ which tells the story of Krakow and the fate of its Polish and Jewish inhabitants during World War II and the Nazi occupiers who brutally interrupted the centuries-old history of Polish-Jewish Kraków. Your guided tour inside the museum will last up to 1 hour 30 minutes. The number of participants in your group will be reduced to 15 to maximize your interaction with the guide.
Meet your guide and a group of up to 15 participants at The Ghetto Heroes Square 17, in front of the Wygoda Travel building at the pick-up time which is confirmed on your ticket. We recommend to appear at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before departure.
Our guide will be holding a signboard with the logo of our company. Your ticket will be scanned before the tour. Both paper and electronic tickets are accepted.
You will walk around the former ghetto area and see such historically important sites as the Eagle Pharmacy, the ghetto walls and the Ghetto Heroes Square. This part of the tour will take approximately 40 minutes.
After sightseeing of the former ghetto area, we will visit Oskar Schindler’s Factory. A guided tour of its exhibition lasts approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
The tour ends in front of Oskar Schindler’s Factory. You can easily return to the Old Town on foot or by tram from the Ghetto Heroes Square tram stop (in Polish: Plac Bohaterów Getta) or stay in the Podgórze district to explore it.
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