Tour via Kazimierz Quarter by Golf Cart with Schindler's Museum in Krakow
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Take a seat in a comfortable eco-friendly golf cart and drive in search of traces of Jewish culture in Krakow's Kazimierz and Podgórze districts. Kazimierz is one of the oldest districts of the royal city, once an independent settlement, located behind the no longer existing branch of the Vistula. First of all, it is a place known for the coexistence and interpenetration of two cultures over the centuries - Christian and Jewish. During the war, there was a Jewish ghetto in Podgórze, the traces of which can be found to this day. Leave the stroller for a guided visit to one of the city's most popular museums. Although it is associated with the name of the German entrepreneur Oskar Shindler, who saved many Jews by employing them in his factory, the main topic of visiting the museum is the fate of Krakow and its inhabitants during the Nazi occupation. See this amazing interactive exhibition that truly leaves no one indifferent.
Operated by: CRACOW LOCAL TOURS
Stop At: Kazmierz The Former Jewish District
Once independent, the city situated south of Wawel was the hub of Jewish life in Kraków for centuries, and today it is one of the greatest tourist attractions of the city
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Pass By: Szeroka Street
Szeroka Street is the heart of Jewish Kazimierz. Let a testimony to its significance be the fact that four synagogues used to stand on the street, which was unheard of anywhere else in Europe
Pass By: Muzeum Krakowa - Stara Synagoga
Standing on Szeroka Street Street, known not only as the stage of the final concert of the Jewish Culture Festival but also as the centuries-old centre of Jewish life in Kazimierz, is one of the oldest synagogues in Poland preserved in such a good condition
Pass By: The New Square
Plac Nowy, today a popular meeting place and festival venue, was once known as Plac Żydowski (Jewish Squre). In 1900, a circular pavilion was erected in the middle of the square, with small grocery and butcher shops, and a fast-food bar with delicious casseroles, famous today in Krakow. On weekdays, the square is filled with stalls selling vegetables and antiques. On Sunday mornings it turns into a busy clothing market. The whole square is surrounded by cafés and pubs popular in the city, which on warm summer nights spill over the square and form one giant beer garden.
Pass By: Ghetto Wall Fragment
A small fragment of the original wall around the former ghetto, preserved to our times, with a plaque commemorating the fate of the inhabitants
Pass By: The Ghetto Heroes Square
Situated in the Podgórze district, which in 1941 was turned into the Krakow Ghetto, the former Plac Zgody [Concord Square] was designated 'Umschlagplatz' under the Nazi occupation, the place where the Jews had to congregate to be deported.
Stop At: Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera
During the tour and thanks to it: - You will learn facts from the history of World War II through their impact on the everyday life of ordinary people in multicultural Krakow. - You will see the real headquarters of Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik and hear about its owner, Oskar Schindler - an entrepreneur, known from the Oscar-winning Spielberg film, who saved many of his employees from inevitable death. - The heroic deed of Oskar Schindler resembles his office, happily preserved in the factory administration building, which houses a symbolic "ark of survivors" made of thousands of pots, like those made by his employees during the war. - Thanks to the modern multimedia installation, you will walk along the cobbled streets of the city, enter the photographer's atelier, look at the hairdresser, get on the tram, as well as see a typical apartment in the Jewish ghetto, and then find yourself with its inhabitants in the Płaszów camp... and more
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes