Poland used to be one of most tolerant countries in Europe during the Middle-Ages and boasted one of the largest and most blossoming Jewish community in the world. The Kazimierz district retains the heart of Poland’s Jewish culture where two different religions, Christians as well, coexisted peacefully for over half a millennium. The terrors of World War II struck the district and its residents experienced one of the most tragic events in history and so touching that it has been an inspiration for many films ever since, including Schindler’s List. Visit places where the greatest people among the Jewish community were born, discover the unique atmosphere of the cultural centre in Krakow, see stunning examples of Jewish architecture, and finally visit places of great tragedy.
There is a lot to see and hear from the Jewish quarter in Krakow, both nowadays and in the past.
This activity includes:
Holocaust Memorial - Jewish Cemetery - Schindler’s List filming spots - Kazimierz Graffiti - Bridge of Love - Heroes of Ghetto Square
Reviewed on June 18, 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Eugene - he knew his stuff!
Reviewed on June 14, 2018
Eugene was really interesting to listen to. He knew his facts and made the information real for me.
“On tour with Bartek”
Reviewed on June 13, 2018
It was a great tour.
Bartek is a passionate teller and knew the history of his town very well.
We left knowing a lot more about the life of a Jewish person before 1940 and now.
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Rynek Główny 4, 33-332 Kraków, Polska
Our tours start in front of Saint Mary's Church (Bazylika Mariacka / Kościół Mariacki). Look for your guide in GREEN t-shirt and with GREEN Umbrella. See you there!
Things to note
Since weather in Kraków can be quite unpredictable, please be ready to dress accordingly. We recommend: Umbrella, rain coat, water, sun screen etc, depending on the weather.
The minimum number of the people to start the tour is 4 – but we often run tours also with smaller groups!
This tour has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge of €2 fee per person.