Oskar Schindler's Factory

Discover the story of how one man saved over 1,200 Jewish people and learn more about Nazi-occupied Poland.

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Krakow: Oskar Schindler's Factory Entry Ticket

1. Krakow: Oskar Schindler's Factory Entry Ticket

Learn one of the most inspiring stories from World War II with an entry ticket to Oskar Schindler’s former enamel factory in Kraków. Get an insight into the man who inspired the hit movie "Schindler's List" and explore how a member of the Nazi Party helped more than 1,200 Jews escape the Holocaust. Discover what everyday life was like in Nazi-occupied Kraków and examine the personal dramas of the citizens.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory Skip-the-Line Ticket

2. Krakow: Schindler's Factory Skip-the-Line Ticket

Book this skip-the-line entrance ticket to Oskar Schindler's Factory to gain a better understanding of Krakow's history under the Nazi occupation. Learn how the history of World War II intersects with everyday life, and the personal dramas of individual people overlap with the wider history of the Nazi Regime.  You'll be greeted in front of the entrance and then move inside the museum. Inside, discover the personal stories of Krakow inhabitants living under the occupation of Nazi Germany for nearly 6 years and get to know more about a person who saved over 1000 lives while visiting his personal office with the symbolic "Survivor's Ark". The original Enamel Factory also known as Oskar Schindler's Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik (DEF) dates back to 1937 when it has been established. Later, Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1 1939, and it is believed that Oskar Schindler, a Sudeten German who was a member of the NSDAP and an agent of the Abwehr, arrived in Kraków on September 6 when German troops entered Kraków.

Krakow: Tour by Electric Car & Optional Schindler’s Factory

3. Krakow: Tour by Electric Car & Optional Schindler’s Factory

Discover the city of Krakow in a day. Meet at the designated meeting point so you don't get lost in the city. Your driver/guide will take you on an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric car. This method of transport guarantees that you can visit the city's 3 most historical districts in just 2 hours. Get to know the city and its history during this amazing city tour. Along the way you can expect to see the following: • Old Town: Wawel Castle, Barbakan, gorgeous churches, and many other historical buildings • Jewish Quarters: Breathtaking Christian churches, old Jewish synagogues, and historical buildings from the former city of Kazimierz • Ghetto: Remains of the Ghetto’s walls and Main Square as well as Schindler’s Factory After the 2 hour tour, you will be dropped off at the Schindler's Factory Museum. You will receive skip-the-line tickets (for an additional cost) and you will have 1 hour to visit the factory on your own. After 1 hour, you will be picked up from the factory and dropped off at the place where the tour started. If you prefer not to visit the factory, you will return to the tour starting point.

Krakow: Schindler’s Factory Private Tour

4. Krakow: Schindler’s Factory Private Tour

Start a journey back in time to Krakow during World War II. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the Polish Jews, giving you a general historical overview of their situation. Heading to the Museum on an eco-vehicle, you will stop at Ghetto Heroes Square - the point of departure for thousands of Jews from the Cracow ghetto to various camps. This place will certainly help you to start this emotional journey through the everyday life of Cracow’s citizens under the Nazi occupation. The Museum is housed in the former enamel factory of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who famously saved the lives of over a thousand people during the Holocaust. He was brought into the limelight in 1993 by Steven Spielberg’s famous film 'Schindler’s List'. Ever since that time tourists from all over the world have been coming to Lipowa Street to discover the individual histories of Krakow’s wartime inhabitants, the fate of the Jews, the city’s underground resistance and more, using archival documents, photos, radio and film recordings, period artefacts and dynamic multimedia installations. Get the most from your visit and see Schindler’s Factory at your own pace, without rush with your dedicated private guide. 

Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

5. Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

Meet your driver-guide at the meeting point in the center of the city. Discover the best of Krakow on a 1.5-hour tour with an audio guide in 28 languages. Learn about the monuments and areas you pass by and receive plenty of recommendations for your stay in the city. First, visit the Old Town of Krakow with the largest medieval market square in Europe. Travel along the Royal Route and the defensive walls and fortifications. See many beautiful buildings such as the Jagiellonian University, Słowacki Theater, and the breathtaking Wawel Castle. Explore the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz where you can see beautiful synagogues, old cemeteries, atmospheric streets and squares. Visit the district of Podgórze where you can stop at Ghetto Heroes Square, the Eagle Pharmacy, and the remains of former Ghetto walls. Learn of the tragic history of the Jewish community during the years of World War II, and see the famous factory of Oskar Schindler, where many lives were saved. Then, be dropped off at the meeting point or any location in the city center.

Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card

6. Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card

Explore Krakow at your own pace and according to your own personal interests with a 1-, 2-, or 3-day City Card. Get access to 37 museums and monuments. Learn more about World War II hero Oscar Schindler at the Oscar Schindler Factory. Visit the Eagle Pharmacy in the former ghetto, and learn how the Holocaust impacted Krakow’s Jews. Go to the Main Market Square Underground Museum and encounter vampires. See a traditional bourgeois house, and hear the trumpet signal at the Gothic brick church of St. Mary’s Basilica. A full list of museums will be attached to your City Pass, and to make getting from sight to sight easier, you can choose a card with unlimited travel on the city’s public transport system, day or night. The museums included in the City Pass, are as follows: 1. Schindlers Factory 2. Main Market Square Underground 3. Polish Aviation Museum 4. Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) 5. City Defence Walls Krakow 6. Archaeological Museum Krakow 7. Stanislaw Lem Garden of Experiences 8. Czartoryski Museum 9. The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum 10. Europeum The European Culture Centre 11. The Zwierzyniec House 12. The Jozef Mehoffer House 13. St. Adalberts Church Underground 14. St. Mary’s Church 15. History of Photography Museum 16. Centre for documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, Archives. Office 17. History of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy Museum 18. The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace 19. The Old Synagogue 20. The Archdiocese Museum 21. The Szołayski House 22. The Hipolit House 23. Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec 24. Museum of Municipal Engineering in Krakow 25. The Main Building of the National Museum 26. Regional Rydel`s Museum of Polish Modernism Rydlowka 27. The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum 28. Pomorska Street 29. Celestat 30. MOCAK 31. Town Hall Tower 32. Exhibition in Nowa Huta District Branice 33. Galicja Jewish Museum 34. The Barbican 35. The Eagle Pharmacy 36. The Krzysztofory Palace 37. Museum of the Home Army dedicated Gen. Emil Fieldorf Nil 38. The Jan Matejko House 39. Kopiec Kościuszki

Krakow: Schindler's Factory Ghetto and Jewish Heritage Tour

7. Krakow: Schindler's Factory Ghetto and Jewish Heritage Tour

Learn about the dark history of Poland on this guided tour. Start your tour with pickup by your instructor who will explain to you the sightseeing plan for the day before starting your audio-guided tour of Kazimierz and Podgórze district.   For many centuries, Kazimierz was a place of coexistence and interpenetration of ethnic Polish and Jewish cultures. Its Jewish inhabitants were forcibly relocated in 1941 by the German occupying forces into the Krakow ghetto just across the river in Podgórze. Today, Kazimierz is an important center of cultural life in the city. Explore Plac Bohaterów Getta, Ghetto Heroes Square, 6 synagogues, Szeroka Street, and more. The last stop on your tour will be a 2-hour visit to Oskar Schindler’s Factory. This museum tells the story of Oskar Schindler and the fate of the Jews during wartime in Krakow. Using vast archival documents, photos, radio and film recordings, period artifacts, and dynamic media installations, you’ll delve even deeper into the darker sides of Krakow’s history.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

8. Krakow: Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

Visit one of the most important and popular museums in Krakow at Oskar Schindler's 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" Then, walk through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the terrible events that took place during the Second World War. See a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the "Pod Orłem" pharmacy, and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs.

Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto and Schindler's Factory

9. Krakow: Kazimierz, Jewish Ghetto and Schindler's Factory

Learn about the everyday lives of the Jewish community before and during World War II. In a tour of a maximum of 12 people, you will learn about the beginning of Nazi occupation, the first resettlements and the harsh conditions of life in the ghetto. The tour starts in Kazimierz where you will see the Jewish Quarter, the center of Jewish life until the beginning of World War II. Explore the neighborhood and learn about one of the largest synagogue complexes in Europe. From Kazimierz you will head towards Podgórze, the district where the Jewish ghetto was located. The tour passes the Ghetto Heroes Square with its meaningful monument of empty chairs, the Eagle Pharmacy, and fragments of the Ghetto Wall.  At the end, you will get an insight into the history of Oskar Schindler and see the original factory which now houses the Historical Museum of Kraków. The tour ends in front of Schindler’s Factory which you can explore on your own, or you can be dropped off at the starting point.

Krakow: City Tour by Electric Cart with Audioguide

10. Krakow: City Tour by Electric Cart with Audioguide

Tour the city of Krakow and see the major sights via electric vehicle. Listen to an audioguide as you pass through the Old Town and Jewish Quarter. Pass by Schindler's Factory, Wawel Castle, and the site of the former Jewish Ghetto. Meet your driver at Matejko Square and begin your tour of Krakow. Admire the best sights the city has to offer. See the famous Wawel Castle, along with other historical sights. Listen to your audioguide for information about the history of Krakow and descriptions of the monuments you pass by. 

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Our guide Mateusz was so lovely and informative, it was like a private tour due to being just my party attending and he made sure we were all comfortable and gave us a more in depth tour, he had so much knowledge that he shared with us and helped with recommendations of other sites to see, places to eat etc and to get the best out of Krakow! We don’t have much free time here left but will definitely use his recommendations when booking our next visit!

Kamil was absolutely incredible, he told us the story with so much passion and he gave us an unforgettable experience. He is for sure one of the best guides in Poland. We are waiting for his arrival at Slovenia soon :)

Very interesting and informative tour. Learned a lot of stuff that I never realised and the guide really knew his stuff and kept us engaged

Our guide was perfect, so knowledgeable and informative. A lovely experience we would recommend to anyone :) thank you

Excellent and very knowledgeable guide. A really interesting exhibition. Well worth a visit.