Jewish Quarter Kazimierz & Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour
Excursion on the Jewish Kazimierz (UNESCO monument) is devoted to history and traditions of the Jewish people, since XIV century up to now: the closed life of the first settlements, assimilation of XIX century, tragic death during the Second World War.Today, Kazimierz is one of the most fashionable areas in Krakow, where synagogues still stand, old cemeteries, cafes and shops have been preserved. The Schindler's museum is very popular among tourists. First of all because the tragic events that took place in Krakow during the Second World War are shown in Stephen Spielberg's oscar-winning film "Schindler's List". The museum's atypical and modern exhibition will leave no one indifferent. Learn the story of a German entrepreneur who led many Jews through the war. So we are inviting you to feel the atmosphere of that two places in our walking tour.
Szeroka Street is the centre of old Jewish culture surrounded by old synagogues, palaces and majestic houses from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
The Old Synagogue – Museum of Judaism is the oldest preserved synagogue in Poland and one of the most valuable monuments of Jewish religious architecture in Europe.
The Remuh Synagogue is the second oldest Jewish prayer house in Krakow. The synagogue and the adjacent cemetery form a unique and priceless complex of Jewish architecture and sacred art.
The Kupa Synagogue is the last synagogue built during the existence of the Jewish town. It was also known as the Hospital Synagogue because of its close proximity to the former Jewish hospital or the Poor Synagogue because the poorest members of the Jewish community prayed there.
Plac Nowy – The New Square is a site of a daily food, vegetable, antique, craft and flea market of Kazimierz. Surrounded by cafes, bars and restaurants it is one of the most vibrant places on the map of Krakow.
The Tempel Synagogue is one of the four active synagogues in Krakow, but services are held sporadically, it is also a thriving center of Jewish culture, which hosts numerous concerts and meetings, especially during the Jewish Culture Festival.
The Corpus Christi Church is distinguished by its size, importance and architecture. Its beauty is best shown in the interior of the temple, where the gothic stone walls harmonize with the gold of the baroque.
The Father Bernatek Footbridge is a unique place in Podgórze, built in 2010 on the site of the former Podgórze bridge, it connects Kazimierz with Podgórze
The Ghetto Heroes Square is a square in the Podgórze district of Krakow. In the years 1941–1943 it was within the ghetto. It was a place of concentration of the Jewish population before transport to concentration camps. Currently, there is an unusual monument in this place - several dozen cast-iron chairs standing individually in the square. They symbolize property and belongings of Krakow Jews scattered on the streets after the liquidation of the ghetto.
Schindler’s Factory presents the daily life and tragic events that took place in Krakow during World War II. The home of the museum is the site of the Schindler’s Factory shown in the Oscar-winning film "Schindler's List" by Stephen Spielberg. The unusual and modern exhibition of the museum will not leave anyone indifferent.
Meeting point: ul. Szeroka 24 (on the steps of the Old Synagogue) (click
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The guide with the "excursions.city" sign.
**Endpoint: Oskar Schindler 's Factory **(click to go to the Google maps)
Length: 3 km
Duration: 3.5 hours
Entrance ticket to the museum (Schindler's Factory)
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