Overview

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

    FREETOUR.com Traveler Reviews

  • “Informative”
      Reviewed on October 10, 2017

    Our tour guide was wonderful, knowledgeable and engaging. He covered an amazing amount of information. Given the horrific history of the Jewish population in Krakow, our guide was extremely repectful and thoughtful. I had taken this tour last year with another tour... read more

  • “Absolute must in Krakow”
      Reviewed on October 07, 2017

    Fantastic, informative overview of Jewish history in Poland. Our guide Chris was able to answer all our questions and was highly knowledgeable. Don't go to Krakow without doing this tour!

  • “Informative”
      Reviewed on October 05, 2017

    Our tour guide Bart, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable. Took time out to speak to everyone individually and was very willing to answer all our questions.... no matter how stupid

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Meeting point

Rynek Główny 4, 33-332 Kraków, Polska

On arrival

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!

Cancellation policy

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.