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Oskar Schindler's Factory

Discover the story of how one man saved over 1,200 Jewish people and learn more about Nazi-occupied Poland.

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Krakow: Electric Car Tour and Optional Schindler’s Factory

1. Krakow: Electric Car Tour and Optional Schindler’s Factory

Discover the city of Krakow in a day on an eco-friendly electric buggy city tour. Learn about the city's colorful history from your local guide as you glide through the city's iconic neighborhoods and past its main landmarks. See Wawel Castle, the Jewish Quarters, and the former Jewish Ghetto all from the comfort of your e-buggy. Embark on an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric buggy through the charming streets of Krakow. Visit the city's three most historical districts with ease and comfort. First, make your way to the Old Town to see the enchanting Wawel Royal Castle towering over the city and the Vistula River, the Barbican with its fortified turrets and walls, impressive churches, and a number of other historical buildings. Next, head to the city's historic Jewish quarter with its breathtaking array of Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, and the historical buildings of the former city of Kazimierz. Marvel at the trendy shops, bars, and galleries that now line these streets. Finally, ride to the remains of the former Jewish ghetto's walls and main square before ending your tour at Schindler's Factory Museum. Here, if the option has been selected, visit the museum at your own pace, unguided, with pre-purchased skip-the-line tickets. After an hour in the museum, be picked up and brought back to the original starting point of the tour. Alternatively, if you don't visit the museum, be dropped off immediately after the tour ends at the original starting point of the tour.

Kraków: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of Schindler's Factory

2. Kraków: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour of Schindler's Factory

Visit Schindler's Factory and explore the museum dedicated to preserving the history of these incredible events. Learn the historical context with your expert guide to fully understand the story of Oscar Schindler. See an intimate portrait of the life of Schindler from his pre-war endeavors to his post-war fate. Visit his original office and hear the accounts of the Jewish survivors that he saved. Step into the old enamelware factory and learn the reality of everyday life in Kraków during the Nazi occupation. Immerse yourself in the past with reconstructions of the 1939 battlefield, the bustling streets of Kraków, public execution sites, the railway station, and the Jewish ghetto wall. As you walk from 1939 to 1945, meet not only Schindler but other important figures active in Kraków during that period: Himmler, Pankiewicz, Pope John Paul II, Amon Goeth, and more.

Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

3. Krakow: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

Meet your driver-guide at the meeting point in the center of the city. Discover the best of Krakow on a 1.5-hour tour with an audio guide in 28 languages. Learn about the monuments and areas you pass by and receive plenty of recommendations for your stay in the city. First, visit the Old Town of Krakow with the largest medieval market square in Europe. Travel along the Royal Route and the defensive walls and fortifications. See many beautiful buildings such as the Jagiellonian University, Słowacki Theater, and the breathtaking Wawel Castle. Explore the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz where you can see beautiful synagogues, old cemeteries, atmospheric streets and squares. Visit the district of Podgórze where you can stop at Ghetto Heroes Square, the Eagle Pharmacy, and the remains of former Ghetto walls. Learn of the tragic history of the Jewish community during the years of World War II, and see the famous factory of Oskar Schindler, where many lives were saved. Then, be dropped off at the meeting point or any location in the city center.

Krakow: City Tour by Electric Cart with Audio Guide

4. Krakow: City Tour by Electric Cart with Audio Guide

Tour the city of Krakow and see the major sights via electric vehicle. Listen to an audioguide as you pass through the Old Town, Wawel Castle and the Jewish Quarter. Meet your driver at Matejko Square and begin your tour of Krakow. Admire the best sights the city has to offer. See the famous Wawel Castle, along with other historical sights. Listen to your audio guide for information about the history of Krakow and descriptions of the monuments you pass by. 

Krakow: 2-Hour Electric Car Sightseeing Tour

5. Krakow: 2-Hour Electric Car Sightseeing Tour

Your tour begins next to the Wawel Castle at an easy-to-find meeting point. From there, you will begin covering the most important parts of Krakow. Begin by explore the Old Town, including Wawel Castle. This area contains many gorgeous churches as well as the Bishop's Palace, the Jagiellonian University, and many other historical buildings. You will then explore the Jewish Quarters, which contain breathtaking Christian churches, old Jewish synagogues, and historical buildings from the former city of Kazimierz. You will then discover the remains of the Ghetto walls and Main Square, as well as Schindler’s Factory. Following those 2 hours, you will have some time to go inside Schindler's Factory on your own. Please check the price of the ticket and if the museum will be open this day, and your driver is able to wait for about 50 minutes before driving you back to the city center.

Krakow: Kazimierz, Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

6. Krakow: Kazimierz, Schindler's Factory & Ghetto Guided Tour

Learn about the Jewish heritage of the city of Krakow on a guided tour. Start the tour outside the Old Synagogue in the Kazimierz district. This district has been home to the Jewish community for centuries. Explore the charming streets of this now trendy neighborhood with your guide, as you learn about the history of Jewish people in Krakow. Next, visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory. Learn about the horrors of the Holocaust, and Oskar Schindler's heroic efforts to save Jewish people from the concentration camps operated by the Nazi regime. Finally, make your way to the site of the former Jewish ghetto, where many Jews were forced to live during the Nazi occupation of Poland. Learn about the suffering and overcrowded conditions endured by the Jewish community. See a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy "Under the Eagle", and the monument of 68 chairs in Heroes' Square.

Krakow: Oskar Schindler's Factory Entry and Guided Tour

7. Krakow: Oskar Schindler's Factory Entry and Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of the historical museum located in the former enamel factory of Oscar Schindler, as made famous in Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List.” Experience the museum’s moving permanent collection. Learn about everyday life in Krakow during the Nazi occupation from 1939 to 1945. The exhibition is a story about both the Poles and Jews, as well as the Nazi occupiers who violently disrupted Krakow’s centuries-long history of Polish-Jewish relations. Enter Schindler’s office, which has been preserved within the factory's administrative building. See the “Survivor’s Ark” made of thousands of enamel pots, similar to those produced in the factory. Witness documentary photographs, eyewitness accounts, film documentaries, and multimedia presentations, which bring the city’s history to life. Wander through a theatrical recreation of Krakow’s historical city space. Board a tram and watch a documentary portraying the everyday life of the city. Visit a typical Jewish apartment. See artifacts from the Plazow camp. Walk through the “Hall of Choices,” a sculptural installation symbolizing the ethical dilemmas that people encountered during the war.

Krakow: City Tour By Electric Car & Wawel Hill Audio Guide

8. Krakow: City Tour By Electric Car & Wawel Hill Audio Guide

Get to know Krakow and its history. Visit Wawel Castle, many gorgeous churches, the Bishop's Palace, the Jagiellonian University, and many other historical buildings in Old Town Explore the Jewish Quarters and see breathtaking Christian Churches, old Jewish Synagogues, and historical buildings from the former city of Kazimierz. See the remains of the Ghetto’s walls and the Main Square. Afterward, visit Schindler's Factory Museum. Receive skip-the-line tickets (for an additional cost) have 1 hour to visit the factory on your own. After, you will be picked up from the factory and dropped off at the starting point. If you prefer not to visit the factory, you will go straight to the starting point. Begin the audio-guided tour of Wawel, starting from Tourist Information Grodzka 52A. Follow your audioguide to Kanonicza Street and to Wawel Hill via Herbowa Gate. Hear the role of every building on the Hill and its history behind it. Visit Wawel Hill, Main Courtyard, and Arcaded Courtyard. End the tour next to the Dragon’s Den.

Krakow: Museum Guided Tour of Schindler's Factory

9. Krakow: Museum Guided Tour of Schindler's Factory

Visit one of the most important and popular museums in Krakow on a guided tour of Oskar Schindler's enamel factory and immerse yourself in daily life for the citizens of Krakow during the Nazi Occupation of 1939 to 1945. During your tour, learn about the history of World War II and its impact on the everyday life of ordinary people. See the headquarters of the enamel company, Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik, and hear how its owner, Oskar Schindler saved many of his employees from inevitable death. Wander through the museum's many multimedia installations. Walk along the cobbled streets of the city, enter the photographer's atelier, visit the hairdresser, get on the tram, see a typical apartment in the Jewish ghetto, and find yourself with its inhabitants in the Płaszów concentration camp. The five key points in the city's history are marked by "memory machines" throughout the building – the stampers which you can use to obtain a commemorative stamp associated with the given historical event. At the end of your tour, enjoy a unique souvenir of your visit to the factory.

Krakow: River Cruise and Schindler's Factory Museum Tour

10. Krakow: River Cruise and Schindler's Factory Museum Tour

Admire Krakow's cityscape while taking a cruise down the Vistula River. Afterward, make your way through Kazimierz and Podgórze on a golf cart before arriving at the Schindler's Factory Museum. Take a guided tour of the museum and hear about Krakow's experience during World War II. Look at the royal city of Krakow from the deck of a catamaran. Embark on a cruise down the Vistula River and enjoy some sightseeing. Check out the defensive walls of Wawel with a panorama of the royal castle, the cathedral, the silhouette of a dragon, and more. Afterward, ride a golf cart through the Kazimierz and Podgórze districts and see monuments dedicated to the Jewish community. Listen to your audio guide along the way to learn more about Jewish heritage in Krakow. Arrive at the Schindler's Factory Museum, from the German entrepreneur who saved many Jews by employing them in his enamel factory during World War II. Tour the museum and go over the theme of Krakow's fate and its inhabitants during Nazi occupation. Conclude your tour outside of the museum.

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It was very easy to use. The meeting spot was ideal, you get a chance to see a lot of locations with time to get off the golf cart. We didn’t get to see Scindler’s Factory because it was closed after 2pm. We didn’t know this when we booked our tour. But overall, worth the time and money.

Learnt a lot from our tour guide she was very friendly and knowledgeable! I would highly recommend having a tour guide around schindler factory! We learnt so much.

Tour Guide named Max was great. Friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

Great driver very I fomenting enjoyed the ride recommend to any one

Only problem for us was the long walk to the meeting point