Schindlers List Tour
Few wartime tales have captured the imagination as much as that of Oskar Schindler, the flamboyant Nazi businessman who rebelled against Hitler, rescuing over a thousand Jews from the death-camps. Catapulted to fame by author Thomas Keneally and film-maker Steven Spielberg, Schindler’s odyssey is now known across the globe. And as it was, the reality of Oskar Schindler’s life is every bit as extraordinary as the books and movies proclaim.
Remarkably, much of the world that Oskar Schindler knew in Krakow has survived intact. The Schindler Factory still stands, as does its owner’s wartime apartment and the eerie house that was the residence of Camp Kommandant Amon Goeth. Spielberg shot his movie ‘Schindler’s List’ here in Krakow, using many locations that Schindler knew intimately. Our tour combines insights into Spielberg’s film with historical details of the wartime occupation itself.
Much of Spielberg’s filming was done in Kazimierz, the historic Jewish district, but we will explore the actual wartime ghetto over the river in Podgorze. There, besides the faded nineteenth century housing blocks themselves, fragments of the Old Ghetto Wall survive, as does the infamous Plac Zgoda (Concorde Square – now named after heroes of the ghetto), where Tadeusz Pankiewicz’s pharmacy provided a lone sanctuary for the embattled Jewish population.
A little further on is the actual site of the Plaszow Concentration Camp, where a striking monument recalls the victims of Hitler’s holocaust. The camp space is currently on the verge of a major memorial renovation, and a visit makes for a deeply moving experience.
Prices and Group Bookings
Price depends on group size. Please fill in the booking form to receive your quote
* This tour can be combined with elements of the Jewish Kazimierz Tour.
What’s included in the price?
Private tour with English speaking guide; visit to Schindler Factory museum (entrance included), walk around the Kazimierz district, as well as return transport with guide to nearby Płaszów work camp.
Pickup 10am / return 1.30pm. Approx 3.5h tour
Schindlers List Tour Reviews
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Dave Cameron 8th Apr 2019
Having a one on one guide who's knowledge on the history of Krakow was brilliant really made the tour. I believe that we went to places that other tours don't go to, down back streets, into synagogues, the ghetto. Absolutely absorbing
Tony Gaffney 31st Mar 2019
Booked a private walking tour . Our guide Paulina Kaspernek was excellent. Very professional , well informed and friendly .
Krystyna Fogg 1st Nov 2018
Our guide was amazing. She told us so much information I would highly recommend
Guest 12th Sep 2018
Barbara, our tour guide, was great. She was extremely knowledgeable, personable and friendly. The museum at the factory is a gem.
Guest 1st Jul 2018
We loved the tour an the tour guided Monica was patient with us getting the meeting point at the wrong place.
Monica our guide was outstanding. She was incredibly informative, but shared her knowledge with great empathy. She also had a great sense of humour. We covered a lot during the tour, which was on our first day, and this provided a good foundation for the rest of our visit.
Very impressive . My guide Monica was very informative & most pleasant.
Brilliant - the guide was very knowledgeable and informative. She was very interesting and the time just flew by. The tour also took in the Jewish ghetto, plaznow and some other key locations such as the Jewish synagogue and the location of the old ghetto wall
Almost a 9, both driver and guide were first class but the tour was a little rushed; gave us a good insight into the city and it's history and showed us where we must return too and explore further. Recommended for the first day excursion as the guides are knowledgeable and insightful.
Anna our guide was so informative, and we were glad we booked a tour guide as there is so much information we dont think we would have had as much out of the tour without one.
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