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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 then converted into a concentration camp in 1941. Pay respects at the several memorials dedicated to remembering the victims.  On this walking tour 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.

Krakow: Plaszow Concentration Camp Walking Tour

5. 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.

Krakow: Cruise and Tour of Former Concentration Camp Płaszów

6. 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.

Krakow: Short Cruise & Guided Tour in the Former CC Plaszow

7. Krakow: Short Cruise & Guided Tour in the Former CC Plaszow

See the royal city from the river from the deck of a modern catamaran, embarking on a short panoramic audio-guided cruise on the Vistula River. Then, take a guided walk and explore the former Plaszow concentration camp. Pass Wawel, churches, and other monuments as you hear about them from the boat's modern sound system and admire beautiful views from the open platform in fine weather. After reaching your destination, meet your guide, explore the lesser-known places, and visit the site of the former Krakow-Płaszów concentration camp during the war. Learn its dark history and see the silent monuments dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Take a guided walk to understand the influence of Nazi rule in the area and illustrate how the deportation of Jews from the Krakow ghetto. 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 and pay tribute to the victims.

Krakow: Oskar Schindler and Plaszow Guided Tour with Lunch

8. Krakow: Oskar Schindler and Plaszow Guided Tour with Lunch

Discover what life was like in Krakow during the Second World War on this full-day guided walking tour. Explore the area where the Plaszow camp once stood and hear the stories of all those who lived there, including the life of Oskar Schindler. Start your tour in the Old City and pass through the former Jewish quarter of Kazimierz to the Podgorze district of Krakow, where the Jewish ghetto was once located. Immerse yourself in the past as your guide explains the history behind each turn. Then, take a quick break for lunch. Next, head towards the site of the Plaszow concentration camp, and discover the role of Oskar Schindler and how his actions inspired the award-winning film "Schindler's List." Explore the wooded area where the camp once was and see the memorial dedicated to all victims built in 1964 as well as other smaller tributes. Continue to where the director Steven Spielberg built a replica of the camp in the Liban Quarry, some hundred meters away.

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

9. 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.

Krakow: Oskar Schindler and Plaszow Tour with Lunch

10. 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.

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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.