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Ghetto Heroes Square (Plac Bohaterów Getta) Tours

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Ghetto Heroes Square (Plac Bohaterów Getta)
The poignant Ghetto Heroes Square commemorates the thousands of Krakow’s Jewish community who were forcibly moved and incarcerated within the Podgórze ghetto. Plac Zgody, a square in the heart of the ghetto, was the departure point for Jewish people boarding trains to Płaszów, Auschwitz, and other concentration camps during World War II.

The Basics
Plac Zgody has since been renamed Ghetto Heroes Square (Plac Bohaterów Getta) in honor of the Jewish deportees. Designed by local architects Piotr Lewicki and Kazimierz Łatak, the memorial comprises 70 empty chairs placed at regular intervals throughout the open space—a chilling reminder of the furniture, luggage, and other personal belongings that remained in the square after the deportations and razing of the ghetto in 1942 and 1943.

Ghetto Heroes Square is a common stop on sightseeing tours of Krakow, including those focused on the history of the city under Nazi occupation.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Ghetto Heroes Square is accessible to wheelchairs.
  • In the south of the square at Lwowska Street, look for a fragment of the ghetto wall with a commemorative plaque.
How to Get There
Easy to get to from Krakow’s major sights and hotels, Ghetto Heroes Square is about a 25-minute walk or 10-minute drive south of the city’s main square. Alternatively, take tram 8 or 13 from Plac Wszystkich Świętych directly to Ghetto Heroes Square.

When to Get There
You can visit the square at any time of day, year-round. Every year on the Sunday following March 14 (the date of the clearing of the ghetto), a remembrance parade honoring the victims sets off from Ghetto Heroes Square to the Holocaust monument on the site of the former Płaszów camp.

Schindler’s Factory
German industrialist Oskar Schindler is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jewish people during the Holocaust. Around a 10-minute walk from Ghetto Heroes Square, Schindler’s former enamel factory houses a permanent exhibition entitled Krakow under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945. Using archival documents, photos, radio and film recordings, artifacts, and multimedia installations, the collection covers everyday life under occupation, the fate of the Jewish community, the city’s underground resistance, and more.
Address: Plac Bohaterow Getta, Krakow, Poland
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45 Tours and Activities to Experience Ghetto Heroes Square (Plac Bohaterów Getta)

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Krakow Bike Tour of the Old Town, Jewish Quarter, and the Ghetto

Krakow Bike Tour of the Old Town, Jewish Quarter, and the Ghetto

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Hop on a bike and get ready to see Krakow from a totally different perspective with this info-packed and fun guided bicycle tour. Stop at a whopping 25 sites and learn all about the history of each place, including the former ghetto, the Old Town and much more.
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Krakow City Sightseeing Private Tour by Eco Friendly Electric Car With Audio Guide

Krakow City Sightseeing Private Tour by Eco Friendly Electric Car With Audio Guide

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Cruise through Krakow in an electric car on this 60- or 90-minute private city tour. Enjoy an open-air ride through the Old Town, passing the Rynek Główny, the Cloth Hall and the medieval structure of the Barbican, and delve into areas closed to normal traffic. Then, experience a poignant piece of World War II history as you pass Oskar Schindler’s Factory, Ghetto Heroes Square and the city’s former Jewish quarter. As you go, your private guide will discuss the stories behind this vibrant Polish city.
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  • 1 hour
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Krakow City Sightseeing by Electric Car

Krakow City Sightseeing by Electric Car

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Zip around Krakow in an electric car on this sightseeing tour. Led by a private driver, soak up the city's rich history as audio commentary offers background on the passing attractions. Travel through the Jewish district of Kazimierz, see the Barbican and Cloth Hall in the Old Town, and experience a poignant piece of World War II history in the former Jewish Ghetto of Podgórze. Your private tour concludes back at your original departure point.
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Krakow: Private Guided City Tour by Electric Car

Krakow: Private Guided City Tour by Electric Car

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A guided city tour by electric car. You can visit Old Town, Wawel Castle, the Jewish Quarter, the Ghetto and Schindler's Factory, with an audio guide in your language.
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Jewish Quarter, Oskar Schindler's sites and Kraków under Nazi occupation

Jewish Quarter, Oskar Schindler's sites and Kraków under Nazi occupation

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In the beginning we go to see the very well preserved medieval Jewish quarter in Kazimierz, with its most interesting, ancient streets: Meisselsa, Józefa and Szeroka. Having this background we go over the Wisła (Vistula) River to find out the history of the Closed Jewish District (ghetto) in Podgórze. We also see the remaining parts of the ghetto wall in a very striking "matsevah-like" shape. Then we visit the historical museum in the former Schindler's Factory in Zabłocie. The new (opened in 2010), interactive exhibition shows how Kraków looked like days before WWII started and how WWII affected its people. Finally we visit the area of the concentration and labour camp in Płaszów, the monument and a villa where infamous commandant SS-Hauptsturmführer Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes in the movie) used to live.
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Private Schindler's List and Jewish Heritage Tour in Krakow

Private Schindler's List and Jewish Heritage Tour in Krakow

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Take a walk through Krakow’s rich and resilient Jewish history on this private, 4-hour heritage tour. Learn about the deep roots of Judaism in the city as you stroll to important landmarks like ritual bathhouses, Ghetto Square, Remuh Cemetery, and the largest synagogue complex in Europe. Hear stories of wartime hardship and bravery as you trace the story of Oskar Schindler, visiting filming locations for the movie ‘Schindler's List’ and finishing inside Schindler’s Factory Museum.
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Holocaust Lesson with professional guide

Holocaust Lesson with professional guide

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Our tour is an authentic lesson of II World War history. By taking part in our tour you will learn and understand how Jewish community's life used to look like before the War, what was the relation with Polish society (Jewish Town). How their life changed during the War (Former Ghetto Area) and shocking visualization how the murders took place in the concentration camp (Plaszow Concentration Camp). We will walk to all spots that were filmed in "Schindler List" movie by Steven Spielberg.
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Sightseeing Tour in Jewisch Quarter and Former Ghetto

Sightseeing Tour in Jewisch Quarter and Former Ghetto

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Choose your route and explore Krakow from the comfort of an electric vehicle. Immerse yourself in the medieval charms of the Old Town, with its lovely churches and main square. Visit Kazimierz, the historic Jewish Quarter, to see synagogues, charming cafés, and more. A third route takes you to the former Ghetto and Schindler’s Factory. To enrich your experience, audio tours are offered in 13 different languages.
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Traces of Jewish Culture Walking Tour from Krakow

Traces of Jewish Culture Walking Tour from Krakow

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Discover the stories of Krakow’s Jewish community on a walking and minivan tour. Led by a local guide, explore the Kazimierz district, depicted in Steven Spielberg’s film ‘Schindler’s List’, and home to a thriving Jewish community previous to World War II. Pass the Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery, the Old Synagogue, and learn about how many Jewish lives were saved at Oscar Schindler’s Factory Museum.
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Krakow Private Tour of Kazimierz Including Old Jewish Quarter

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Delve into Krakow’s Jewish heritage on a private, 3-hour tour of Kazimierz, once the largest Jewish community in Europe. See all seven of the area’s synagogues and the hear tales from Kazimierz’s long history, from its 14th-century founding to its current renaissance as a contemporary center of art and culture. Learn about the expulsion of Jews and the creation of the Jewish ghetto during World War II, and visit several sites used in the filming of ‘Schindler’s List.’
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Hop on Hop off Kracow Sightseeing Tour

Hop on Hop off Kracow Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Krakow’s major sights at your own pace with a 1- or 2-day hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Take in the views from a double-decker bus and learn about local history through recored audio commentary, hopping off and back on at any of 10 different stops to design your own perfect day in one of Poland’s most beautiful and historic cities.
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Sightseeing Bike Tour of Krakow

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The best view of Krakow from Golf Cars

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We will experience an authentic day in Krakow after a well-planned route through the city. In my eco-friendly Golf Car I will take you around the Old Town, Kazimierz Jewish Quarter where you discover the Christian and Jewish part of district, Ghetto (from the time of the Second World War) and Schindler's Factory. We have a audio guide with informations about historical monuments (26 languages optional) - so we will stop at each location and allow time for explanation of sites and their long history. You will also discover less popular streets, where you will feel the true climate of the district and a lot of street art. On the tour you can try the most famous Zapiekanki (open-faced sandwich) at Plac Nowy. To memorize the trip you will be photographed by me and then I will send you photos to the email. Electric vehicle is also heated so it's warm and allows to use in winter time.
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Skip the line: Schindler's Factory & Historical Former Jewish Ghetto (free d2d)

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An easy way to explore the Jewish side of Cracow, including the most important places. Get a big knowledge from our experienced guides and listen plenty of historical facts from the speakers around you.
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Krakow Grand City Tour by golf cart

Krakow Grand City Tour by golf cart

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Unforgettable Krakow City Tour by electric car. Visit all 'must see' places: Old Town, Wawel Castle, Jewish Quarter Kazimierz, Former Ghetto and Oskar Schindler's Factory. During the 2-hour tour audio guide in your language will tell you about the monuments and places you pass by. English speaking driver will ensure safety and provide additional informations. Comfort and time are the biggest advantages of the service. Cars are well prepared for any kind of weather (transparent raincovers and heating for winter time). Available 28 language versions: Polish, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Hebrew, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Greek, Romanian, Turkish, Croatian, Serbian, Czech, Slovak, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Arabic
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Krakow Small Group Walking Tour

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Do you want to see both the most famous spots in Krakow, but also its hidden gems?! Our groups have a maximum of 10 guests and this means that you get to ask all the questions you want, plus you will also have time to get personalized recommendations from your guide. Krakow is a city with over 1.000 years of history which has a lot to offer. You will start your tour by the entrance to the Old Town of Krakow, Krakow Barbican. Moving along, you will see the beautiful St. Mary’s Basilica, the Wawel Castle with its cathedral, and the Main Square of Krakow, which is also the biggest town square in Europe. Moving further away from the Old Town, you will stop by the Old Synagogue and continue to the Ghetto Heroes Square, where you will learn about the wartime Jewish ghetto. And of course, won’t forget to tell you more about the modern lifestyle and the cultural traditions in this old city. To choose a Nova Fairy Tales experience is to truly get to know Krakow, not just to visit it!
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Kraków: Guided City Tour by Golf Buggy (free door to door service)

Kraków: Guided City Tour by Golf Buggy (free door to door service)

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Sightseeing by electric vehicles (golf buggy), we have 28 languages on board and big knowleadge about Cracow and the history. Experience an unforgettable adventure and explore our city with local guides. We will pick you up from any hotel located near the city center.
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Krakow Private Tour - 6 hours tour of Old Town and Jewish District

Krakow Private Tour - 6 hours tour of Old Town and Jewish District

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Private  walking Krakow Tour , 6 hours tour of Old Town and Jewish District with Schindlers Factory. Tour with private, licensed english speaking local tour guide. Your tour guide will meet you in your hotel. This tour includes 2 parts , one part is the Krakow Old Town and the other is Krakow Jewish District including tour in Oscar Schindler's Factory. There will be a break for lunch or coffee during this day.
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  • 6 hours
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Krakow Private Walking Tour

Krakow Private Walking Tour

Escape the crowd! Whether it’s just you and your significant other, an extended group of friends or a company outing, our private tour is designed so that you will get to know Krakow intimately and on your own terms. Discover the beautiful and aesthetic architecture of the Old Town surrounded by the historic city walls, while experiencing the quaint streets that make Krakow so unique. On our tour, you’ll get to experience the charming Polish culture as well as the extraordinary buildings showing Krakow's importance as Poland's first capital. On this private tour, your guide will be happy to tailor your experience based on your interests and preferences. You’ll get personalized recommendations for where to eat and what to explore for the rest of your stay in Krakow. To choose a Nova Fairy Tales private tour is to truly discover Krakow, not just to visit it!
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Kraków: Schindler's Factory and Former Ghetto Tour

Kraków: Schindler's Factory and Former Ghetto Tour

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Start the tour from 1 of 2 optional meeting points in the center of Krakow. Meet the driver of the tour, who will provide all the necessary information and transfer you between the different points of interest. Board the comfortable electric car and begin your audio-guided tour around the Podgórze district. Continue your tour by exploring the iconic places of the former Ghetto terrain. See the famous Heroes of the Ghetto square and learn about the importance of the Eagle Pharmacy. Visit the remnants of the sites telling a tragic story of those who were repressed with the horror of living there during the occupation. For the highlight of the tour, visit the famous Oscar Schindler's factory. Discover this mysterious place on a one of a kind visit. After the visit, hop back on the electric car and see the rest of the Ghetto area. End your visit to the Podgórze district by visiting the only remaining part of the wall that surrounded the Ghetto during the Second World War.
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  • 2 hours
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$18.04
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Krakow: Jewish Quarter, Schindler's Factory & Former Ghetto

Krakow: Jewish Quarter, Schindler's Factory & Former Ghetto

See the most iconic places in the Kazimierz district, such as the New Square, Szeroka street, and the Wolnica square. Admire the beauty of Jewish and Roman Catholic sacred architecture by seeing the most important synagogues and churches of the area. Continue your tour by exploring the iconic places of the former Ghetto terrain. See the famous Heroes of the Ghetto Square and learn about the importance of the Eagle Pharmacy. Visit the remnants of the sites telling a tragic story of those who were repressed with the horror of living there during the occupation. For the highlight of the tour, visit the famous Oscar Schindler's factory. Discover this mysterious place on a one of a kind visit. After the visit, hop back on the electric car and see the rest of the Ghetto area. End your visit to the Podgórze district by visiting the only remaining part of the wall that surrounded the Ghetto during the Second World War.
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2 Hour Private Krakow Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

2 Hour Private Krakow Jewish Quarter and Former Ghetto Tour

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A guided, 2-hour private tour of the Jewish Quarter’s most prominent historical landmarks. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the old streets of beautiful Kazimierz and feel the unique charm of the Jewish city. Highlights: • Explore one of the most beautiful Jewish cities in Europe with a credited history teacher • Visit sites related to the "Schindler's List" - Steven Spielberg’s award-winning film • See the Jewish Ghetto area • Hear inspiring stories from the Second World War • Go to the district of Zabłocie where is Oskar Schindler's factory Your guide will be a history teacher and PhD student, who has for many years been fascinated by history, especially the history of Christianity and Israel. He is a Polish native and is well traveled, having spent extensive time in the countries of both Sweden and Israel, but is glad to call Poland his home.
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Krakow Jewish Ghetto Private Tour with Old Synagogue

Krakow Jewish Ghetto Private Tour with Old Synagogue

We prepared with high precision and special for you special unique program of tour. During this tour we will deliver you a big portion of knowledge about Jewish history and culture. Also you will experience the life of Jews in authentic Jewish Quarter. So you can explore Jewish culture and as well compared how it looks like especially in Poland. You will be led by licensed guide who has many-years of experience and they are the best in all country! All of it will make this tour very unforgettable.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Private Half-Day Sightseeing in Krakow

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Make the most out of your stay in Krakow and let your local driver show you around. Admire the most popular attractions from the comfort of your own private car in a fully customizable tour. Dive into history in the Old Town, the city’s historic center. Wander around Rynek Główny, Europe’s largest medieval square featuring the Cloth Hall and the St. Mary's Basilica. Spend some time to explore the Wawel Hill and the Wawel Royal Castle that combines Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance styles. Wander around the Jewish quarter or the former city of Kazimierz as it was called. The Ghetto Heroes Square and the Fragment of the Wall are a reminder of the tragedy that afflicted the Jewish community of Poland. Our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the necessary historical information and their local perspective. At the end of the tour, your friendly driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
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  • 4 hours
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$104.61
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