Jewish culture route
Jewish culture route
8.45 Wed, Sun
Departure point: the bus park at 11 Powiśle Street, situated on the opposite side of the Sheraton Grand Kraków Hotel or the centrally located Kraków hotels
Free hotel pick-up included
•4-hour Jewish history and heritage tour of Kraków
•Trace the story of Kraków's Jewish community through the centuries and during WWII
•Explore Kazimierz, the city's historical Jewish district, with its synagogues, monuments and kosher restaurants
•Visit the Old Synagogue, Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery, and other sites
•Hear about Kazimierz during WWII, and how its people were herded into the Jewish ghetto
•Learn how Steven Spielberg filmed Schindler's List here and see some of the locations
•Visit the Oscar Schindler's Factory museum to see how Schindler saved many Jewish lives
For many centuries Jews played their part in creating the history and culture of the city of Kroke, as Kraków is known in Yiddish. Before World War II they made up as much as 25% of the city's population. A tour around Kazimierz - the former Jewish district, preserved in excellent condition until today - will introduce you to the world of their rich culture, customs and history. It was there that the renowned philosopher Mojżesz Isserles (called Remuh) taught, Helena Rubinstein was born, who is considered to have been one of the richest women in the world, and the esteemed director, actor and screenwriter Roman Polanski spent his childhood. The old Jewish district, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978, became an even more recognisable landmark in Europe following the release of the famous "Schindler's List".
You will be introduced to the history of the extermination of the Jews of Kraków, which is the background for the events described in the Spielberg's film, as you will be wandering the streets of the former ghetto. That is the place where Jews were locked up during World War II, and they were sent to death camps from there. A display in the Schindler's Factory Museum will complement the information, which is the story of Kraków and the fate of the Polish and Jewish population during World War II, but also about the Germans - occupiers who arrived here on 6th September, 1939 and brutally stopped a centuries-old history of Polish-Jewish Kraków. The story of World War II mingles with everyday life there, and private life with the tragedy that affected the whole world.
The price includes: tour with a licensed guide, tickets to the Synagogue, the Remuh Cemetery, and Schindler's Factory, transportation.
•Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
•Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
•Children must be accompanied by an adult.
•Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
•Not wheelchair accessible.