Remuh Cemetery

Remuh Cemetery: Our most recommended tours and activities

Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

1. Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

Having been established as a city on the island in close vicinity of Krakow, Kazimierz was supposed to become a competition to its neighbour – Krakow. The Jews who in the Middle Ages were prosecuted in the Western Europe started settling in Kazimierz and soon this city became a place of Jewish prosperity. It is here where you can find Jewish synagogues, cozy and tiny streets on which the hustle and bustle of Jewish life was prevailing before the catastrophe of WW2. See the oldest synagogue in Poland, trace the filming spots of the ‘Schindler’s List’ ,learn who are Ashkenazim and Sephardim, get to know Helena Rubinstein, Roman Polanski, Ludwick Zamenhof, and Maximilian Faktorowicz. Join us for 2.5-hour tour where we will discover the Jewish heritage in Krakow, get to know their traditions and exciting people who were creating the Jewish history in Poland.

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.

Krakow: Jewish Quarter & Ghetto Private Walking Tour

3. Krakow: Jewish Quarter & Ghetto Private Walking Tour

Visit Krakow’s old Jewish Quarter on a private tour with an expert local guide. Start the tour from wherever and at whatever time you choose, giving you flexibility to plan your day as you wish.  After you meet your guide, explore the narrow cobbled streets, squares, cozy restaurants and cafes serving up traditional Jewish-Polish dishes and old town houses.  See the major sights of the district, such as the synagogues, old cemetery, Monument to the Memory of Krakow Holocaust Victims, Jan Karsk’si Bench, Helena Rubinstein's birthplace, or the yard where the famous movie ‘Schindler's List’ was filmed.  In the Podgórze district, walk through the Ghetto Heroes Square with its 70 empty iron and bronze chairs, symbolizing the Polish Jews’ plight during World War II. To finish up, visit the remains of Ghetto Walls, before the end of the tour.

Krakow: Historic Jewish District Exploration Game

4. Krakow: Historic Jewish District Exploration Game

Solve challenges and watch the story unfold. Get exact directions on your phone to guide you to the next location in Krakow's Jewish District. Start your city exploration game at the Plac Nowy Okrąglak Rotunda. Explore at your own pace, pause the game and resume anytime from the same location. Finish the game at the Alchemia. Download the app onto your phone and head out to play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

Krakow Kazimierz and Jewish Ghetto Tour with Synagogues

5. Krakow Kazimierz and Jewish Ghetto Tour with Synagogues

The Kraków Ghetto was one of 5 major metropolitan Jewish Ghettos created by Nazi Germany during the German occupation of Poland in World War II. It was established for the purpose of exploitation, terror, and persecution of local Polish Jews, as well as the staging area for separating the "abled workers" from those who would later be deemed unworthy of life. The Ghetto was liquidated between June 1942 and March 1943, with most of its inhabitants sent to their deaths at Auschwitz Concentration Camp. On the basic 3-hour tour option, pass through the streets of ghetto territory, viewing fragments of the ghetto walls. Listen to true stories about everyday life, before entering the synagogue that survived the Second World War and is still functioning. Admire the famous Szeroka Street, seeing the Old Synagogue and the original Schindler’s Factory. You will even be able to see where some scenes of Steven Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List were captured. Upgrade to the extended 4-hour tour option, and include visits to Kazimierz, the Old Jewish Quarter including Temple, Remuh Old Synagogues and Remuh Cemetery.

Krakow: Guided Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

6. Krakow: Guided Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Explore the Jewish Quarter of Krakow with a guide on this walking tour. Stroll down Szeroka Street, see the old city walls, and remember the city's tragic past at the Plac Bohaterow Getta Square. Meet your guide outside the immense Old Synagogue and begin your journey through Krakow's Kazimierz district. As you walk, learn about the area's rich Jewish traditions and past, dating from the medieval ages. Stroll down Szeroka Street after admiring the Old Synagogue, and stop to see Remah Synagogue, home to the Old Jewish Cemetary. Continue to see the old city walls before heading to the industrial district, Zabłocie. See the original Schindler’s factory and then head to Podgorze Ghetto. See where Krakow's Jewish residents lived in fear during WWII. Hear about the lifesaving actions of the employees of Pankiewicz Eagle's Pharmacy and pay tribute at the Plac Bohaterow Getta Square memorial.

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What people are saying about Remuh Cemetery

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 18 reviews

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 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

Our guide, Krzysztof was wonderful, kind and intelligent, he gave us a very good, informative presentation with full of interesting details. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone.

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 .