Krakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp

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Schindler's Factory, Ghetto and Plaszow Camp Guided Tour

1. Schindler's Factory, Ghetto and Plaszow Camp Guided Tour

Visit Schindler’s Factory on this guided tour. This tour includes the admission ticket, so there’s no need to worry about buying a ticket on the day. Learn about the history of Schindler’s Factory and the Jewish Ghettos from your guide as you explore the museum and its surroundings. See interactive exhibitions in the Schindler’s Factory museum and visit the former Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp. Walk past buildings where thousands of displaced Jewish people lived and stop at the remaining pieces of the wall that surrounded the Jewish ghetto.

Krakow: Former Concentration Camp Plaszow Guided Tour

2. Krakow: Former Concentration Camp Plaszow Guided Tour

Visit the former concentration camp at Krakow-Plashov, which opened in 1940. Learn about its dark history, how it started as a forced labor camp and was converted into a concentration camp in 1941. Pay your respects at the several memorials dedicated to remembering the victims. Come to understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and how the deportation of Jews from the Krakow ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass. See the different parts of the camp and learn about the intensive labor carried out at the quarry and military factories. Get an in-depth insight into what camp life was like. Discuss the life of Oskar Schindler and hear how the camp was portrayed in the 1993 movie, Schindler's List. Visit the replica of the camp built under the direction of Steven Spielberg in the Liban Quarry, some hundred meters away.

Schindler's Factory Museum & Plaszow Concentration Camp Tour

3. Schindler's Factory Museum & Plaszow Concentration Camp Tour

Start your tour with a complimentary pickup service from one of the three available meeting locations. Here, you will get the chance to meet your friendly driver/guide. After a brief meet-and-greet, you'll set-off to visit one of Krakow's most historically important locations, the former Plaszow concentration camp. See the insides of the second largest Nazi concentration camp in Poland where not only Jewish but also Polish, Hungarian, and Slovakian populations were exterminated. After your time spent in the concentration camp, you will proceed to the Oscar Schindler Factory Museum. Witness relics from World War II and broaden your understanding of the loss suffered by the Jewish people during the war. After the tour, your guide will take you back to your original starting location.

Krakow: Plaszow Concentration Camp Walking Tour

4. Krakow: Plaszow Concentration Camp Walking Tour

Visit the concentration camp, Krakow-Plashov, which opened in 1940. Learn about how it started as a forced labor camp and was converted into a concentration camp in 1941. Pay respects to the several memorials dedicated to remembering the victims.  Understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and the deportation of Jews from the Krakow ghetto, beginning in 1942. See the different parts of the camp and learn about the intensive labor carried out at the quarry and military factories. Get an in-depth insight into what camp life was like.  Discuss the life of Oskar Schindler and hear how the camp was portrayed in the 1993 movie, "Schindler's List." Visit the replica of the camp built under the direction of Steven Spielberg in the Liban Quarry, some hundred meters away.

Kraków: Oskar Schindler Factory Private Tour

5. Kraków: Oskar Schindler Factory Private Tour

Visiting the Factory begins with meeting your guide in front of the main gate of the Museum. The guide will take you without the queue to the place where the "Cracow under Nazi Occupation" exhibition begins, located on 3 levels of the factory. The exhibition is arranged chronologically and begins with a presentation of life in Krakow before the outbreak of World War II. Then the guide across the various exhibition rooms will tell you how the terror of war was increasing and how the situation of individual people was affected by the presence of the Nazis in Krakow. During the route you will see, for example, the original weapons from the war in the form of a small German Goliath tank and weapons used by members of the resistance movement. You will visit a replica of a real apartment in the Krakow Ghetto and, you find out the luxuries and privileges of Nazi life in the occupied city. The guide will show you the locations where the movie "Schindler's List" was filmed and will tell you true and controversial stories from the life of Oscar Schindler. The highlight of the tour will be a visit to the newly opened Nazi labor camp. The tour ends at a symbolic window where your guide will show people from Schindler's list and tell their further fate. A guided tour of the Schindler's Factory is the best place to not only fully get to know, but also understand what happened in Krakow over 80 years ago.

Krakow: Oskar Schindler and Plaszow Tour with Lunch

6. Krakow: Oskar Schindler and Plaszow Tour with Lunch

Meet your professional guide and set off on an informative walking tour in Krakow. Learn about Oskar Schindler, the German entrepreneur who saved 1200 Jewish people and Holocaust victims during World War II by transferring prisoners to his own factories in Poland and the Czech Republic. During learn from your expert guide about the history of World War II in Krakow, the personality of Oskar Schindler and the filming of the famous blockbuster of Steven Spielbierg. The first part of the tour begins in the Old City and passes through the former Jewish quarters of Kazimierz to the Podgorze district of Krakow, where the Jewish ghetto was once located. Plashov was known as a concentration camp, supplying several military factories and a quarry with labor. The camp and life in it are shown in the "Schindler's List" movie. The area which held the camp now consists of wooded hills and fields, with one large memorial to all the victims, erected in 1964.

Krakow: Cruise and Tour of Former Concentration Camp Płaszów

7. Krakow: Cruise and Tour of Former Concentration Camp Płaszów

Experience the royal city from the river from the deck of a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic cruise on the Vistula River. As you pass Wawel, churches, and other monuments, hear information about them from the boat's modern sound system and enjoy beautiful views from the open platform in fine weather. Travel in comfort on a heated deck with leather sofas on cold days. Meet with a knowledgeable guide and visit the site of the former Krakow-Płaszów concentration camp. Learn the important history of the site during the war and see the silent monuments dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Understand the influence of Nazi rule in this area as the guide teaches about how the deportation of Jews from the Krakow ghetto, which began in 1942, proceeded. Walk through the different parts of the camp and learn about what life was like in the camp and pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust.

Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto, and Plaszow Guided Tour

8. Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto, and Plaszow Guided Tour

Visit one of the most important museums in Krakow, Schindler's Factory Museum, with your professional guide. Learn about the story of a German entrepreneur who helped many Jews throughout the war at the exhibition Krakow Under Nazi Occupation. See the Jewish Ghetto and Podgórze district and parts of the undestroyed wall that surrounded the Jewish Ghetto. Pass by houses where thousands of displaced Jewish people lived, the Under the Eagle pharmacy, and the Hero’s Square monument. Visit the concentration camp, Plaszow, in the southern suburbs of Krakow. Learn about how Plaszow started as a forced labor camp and then converted into a concentration camp in 1941. See the surrounding area and the memorial to the victims. Head to the Liban Quarry, where Steven Spielberg built a camp replica for the 1993 movie Schindler’s List.

Kraków: Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Płaszów and Auschwitz

9. Kraków: Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Płaszów and Auschwitz

Day 1: Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. After your walking tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Next, head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Day 2: Visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Kraków's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. After the tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Visit the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp later in the afternoon. Learn about its dark history, and see memorials dedicated to remembering the victims of the Holocaust. Understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and how the deportation of Jews from the Kraków Ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass. Day 3: On the last day of your tour, visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp that is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory & Płaszow Camp Guided Tour

10. Krakow: Schindler's Factory & Płaszow Camp Guided Tour

Learn about the different faces of the occupation of Krakow and its inhabitants during World War II on a guided walking tour, including a visit to the famous Oskar Schindler Factory Museum, and to the nearby former concentration camp in Płaszów. Meet your expert guide at Oskar Schindler's Factory. Learn about the presence of the famous German industrialist Oskar Schindler, who saved 1,200 Jews and Holocaust victims during World War II by transferring prisoners to his factories in Poland and the Czech Republic. Next, make your way to the Podgórze district, where the Jewish Ghetto was once located. You will see a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, the pharmacy Under the Eagle, whose owner helped thousands of Jews, and a monument with 68 chairs in the Jewish Heroes' Square. Next, visit the sites of the former concentration camp in Płaszow, which is depicted in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List movie, and which supplied several military factories and a quarry with labor workers. The area which held the camp now consists of sparsely wooded hills and fields, with one large memorial to all the victims, erected in 1964, and several smaller ones. This tour is designed for the curious visitor who wants to do more than just scratch the surface. 

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The guide was great, the tour superb and the information very informative. The guide knows the subject he is talking about well, I am not disappointed!

Paulina was an amazing guide. So friendly and informative. We enjoyed every part of this activity and would highly recommend it

Great tour if you love history and want to learn more about the events that happened during World War II.