Jewish culture route
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.
We offer departures from our central meeting point in Krakow or the centrally located Krakow hotels.
Our central meeting point in Krakow is located at the bus park at 11 Powisle Street, situated on the opposite side of the Sheraton Grand Hotel. In the case of departure from our central meeting point - please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time of departure.
Departures from the centrally located Krakow hotels commence approximately 10 - 60 minutes prior to the central meeting point departure time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation. When departing from the centrally located Krakow hotels, customers are asked to wait for our guide at the reception, 5 minutes before the scheduled time of departure.
If your hotel is not in central Krakow, or you do not require hotel pickup, make your own way to our central meeting point at the bus park at 11 Powsle Street, situated on the opposite side of the Sheraton Grand Hotel. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time of departure.
Duration time: 4 hours
Frequency: Wed, Sun, at 8.45
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.