Jewish Quarter and the Former Ghetto Tour

The tour includes the most important landmarks of the Jewish district in Krakow’s Kazimierz as well as the area of the former ghetto from the time of the Second World War.

Among the key points are:

  • The Old Synagogue
  • Synagogue Remuh
  • Jewish Cemetery
  • Jan Karski statue
  • Places known from the film “Schindler’s List”
  • Wolnica Square
  • Ghetto Wall
  • Ghetto Heroes Square

Duration: 2-2.5h

Meeting point is in front of The Old Synagogue

On the JEWISH QUARTER FREE WALKING TOUR you will get big knowledge about Jewish culture, religion and history. You probably were wondering why the biggest Jewish population in Europe lived in Poland? On this tour we will present the most important, and beautiful places in Krakow`s Jewish Quarter.

Nearby the royal castle in Kraków awaits a completely different world – Kazimierz district. It used to be a separated city established in the 14th century by the king Kazimierz (Casimir) the Great. This area is famous for its Jewish quarter, which was one of the most important centres of the Jewish culture. Before World War II 30% of the Krakow population were the Jews. They contributed to creating a very unique spirit of the city in which they lived for centuries! You can’t leave Krakow without seeing the oldest preserved synagogue in Poland. It is also where Steven Spielberg filmed his famous Schindler’s list. Tour is covering the sites that you might know from this iconic film.

When the sun goes down Kazimierz is changing into the centre of Krakow’s nightlife. This district has a rich offer of unique pubs, bars and restaurants. Tell our local guides how you would like to spend your night and for sure they will tell you places you will never forget.

Last part of the tour will have place in Podgórze, which was the area chosen by Nazis for a Jewish Ghetto. World War II and Nazi crimes committed in Poland has changed Kraków. It is however important to see the buildings and walls that witnessed the tragedy of the Jewish nation. Your guide will show you the Ghetto heroes square – memorial in the form of many chairs. Don’t hesitate and join us for a 2.5 hours tour to the historical Jewish quarter and the ghetto!

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.


  • The Old Synagogue
  • Holocaust memorial
  • The Jewish cemetery
  • Schindler’s List filming spots
  • The Jewish Ghetto
  • Heroes of Ghetto Square
  • Bridge of Love and much more

START –  11:00 AM & 3:00 PM Everyday (Less often outside High Season, always check by clicking BOOK NOW)


DURATION – aprox. 2,5h


PRICE – based on donations