Guided tour

Krakow: Former Concentration Camp Plaszow Guided Tour

Activity provider: INTERCRAC Ltd.

Krakow: Former Concentration Camp Plaszow Guided Tour

Activity provider: INTERCRAC Ltd.

From US$ 19.65 per person

Learn about the history of the Krakow-Plaszow concentration camp, how the camp featured in the Spielberg movie Schindler's List, and about the man behind the film, Oskar Schindler.

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Duration 2 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a comprehensive tour of the Plaszow Concentration Camp
  • Remember the victims of the Holocaust at the camp's memorials
  • Learn about the life of Oskar Schindler and where the Schindler's List film was filmed
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Licensed guide
  • Tram tickets
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point: at the entrance of Apteka Pod Orlem. Look for the guide with the "excursions.city" sign.

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  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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The site of Plaszow is now just a large public space dotted with information boards, memorials and building ruins. We are so pleased we booked a Guide to bring what was a place of unimaginable horror back to life. Our Guide, Olga, was just fantastic. She was extremely knowledgable, very enthusiastic and just a lovely, friendly lady. Olga even walked us to the nearest bus stop and helped us catch the correct bus back into Old Town. Olga explained the official plans to finally turn the entire site into a more formal museum location which when once completed we hope to return to visit again. If your visit to Krakow is one of interest in WWII then Plaszow is somewhere you really must visit to experience, and definitely go with the help of Olga.

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September 12, 2022

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!

August 11, 2021

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

May 22, 2022

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