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Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

1. Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

Most of Kazimierz is full of tourists, expensive restaurants and cozy hotels. You will find tons of galleries and antique shops. There are also beautifully preserved synagogues and Christian churches. And a whole lot of food trucks, cafes, street stalls with aromatic smells spreading around. There is also a lot of colorful street art and neglected, even deterrent tenement houses ... Thousands of scenes in hundreds of films were shot here. Kazimierz, however, is thoroughly permeated with the culture, history and life of Jews. Those who founded this city centuries ago formed a closed community and died in the Holocaust. Follow your guide along the famous Szeroka Street with Remu and the Old Synagogue, old city walls and tenement houses, towards Nowy Square and Podgórze where the ghetto was located during World War II. Explore and feel the legacy of Jewish culture that remains hidden in the maze of streets in a fashionable district.

Krakow: 3-Hour Group or Private Walking Tour of Kazimierz

2. Krakow: 3-Hour Group or Private Walking Tour of Kazimierz

Follow the history and culture of the Jewish community in Krakow on a guided tour of Kazimierz, the former Jewish district. You will see all of the most important places that are related to the culture and history of its former inhabitants. For many centuries Jews played their part in creating the history and culture of the city of Kroke, as Krakow is known in Yiddish. Before World War II they made up as much as 25% of the city’s population. It was here that the famous philosopher Mojżesz Isserles (called Remuh) taught, Helena Rubinstein was born, and Roman Polański spent his childhood. Meeting point We will meet you on the stairs at the Old Synagogue, 24 Szeroka Street, 31-053 Krakow. Sightseeing part I (~ 1.5h) Our guide will take you for a walk along the streets of Kazimierz, the former Jewish district in Krakow where Jews settled in the 14th century. You will start your walk from Szeroka Street which used to be the center of the so-called Jewish city. The importance of Szeroka Street is evidenced by the fact that four synagogues here, something that has not happened anywhere else in Europe. You will get to know three of them as the fourth one was demolished during World War II. On Szeroka Street you will see the buildings that were built in the 16th or 17th centuries, such as The Old Synagogue, the Remuh Synagogue with the old cemetery (entrance), the building of the former ritual bathhouse or the house where the "queen of cosmetics," Helena Rubinstein, was born. Break for rest and a cup of delicious coffee (0.5h) You will have an opportunity to rest while sipping a cup of coffee in the world-famous restaurant where Steven Spielberg loved to hang out when he was filming "Schindler's List." There you may want to discuss the lives of the world-famous Jewish entrepreneurs and outstanding personalities of culture and art or learn more about the Jewish traditions. Sightseeing part II (~ 1h) Your guide will take you for the second part of the walk along the mysterious and picturesque streets, where synagogues, ritual slaughterhouses, and prayer houses are located. See the Jewish Market Place, surrounded by countless bars, pubs, and restaurants. Hear the stories related to the everyday life of the quarter and get taken to the so-called Schindler's Backyard which is shown in the film “Schindler's List” and which looks as if it was taken straight from the pre-war days. Later, you will enjoy the charm of small art galleries with locally made souvenirs, which are located one after another, on a street that used to be one of the most characteristic streets of the Jewish district. End of the tour You will end your tour at the High Synagogue. After the lunch break, you may also want to decide on joining other tours organized by our company on that day.

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Our guide, Bart, was absolutely amazing. Among the best. The only thing you pay for here at GYG is the booking fee and then you pay whatever you want directly to Bart after the guide. It's quite a long walk so make sure you have comfortable shoes and it may not be for small children or you who are physically challenged. But the guidance is fantastic. Informative, in excellent English and lots of facts and anecdotes. Highly recommended but as I said, it's a long way to go at 2.5 hours.

The tour of the Jewish quarter was very informative and entertaining, our guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. In the two hours we saw the important places in the Jewish quarter and ghetto, and learned a lot about the Jewish history of Kraków, but also about Judaism and Polish history and the present. The tour begins at the Old Synagogue in Kazimierz and ends on the other side of the Vistula at Schindler's Factory. We recommend!

The best tour we have ever been on. Our guide, Bart, was so knowledgeable and interesting. We went to areas of the city which we would probably have never seen on our own. Highly recommend

Amazing experience. Chris,our guide showed us around the Jewish quarters and shared so many interesting stories about the history of the place. Cannot recommend enough!

It was a free tour. So if or when you tip it's for the guide. he doesn't get money for the reservation with this app. The tour itself was .