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Krakow: Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

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Tours Culture & history Walking tours Wheelchair accessible

Explore one of the oldest, most authentic districts in Poland on this guided tour. Discover the history, culture, and traditions of the Jewish people in Kazimierz.

Highlights

  • The second oldest Synagogue in Europe
  • Holocaust memorial
  • Heroes of Ghetto Square
  • The Jewish cemetery
  • Schindler’s List filming spots

Description

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.

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Experienced tour guide

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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