World War Two in Krakow : Jewish Quarter Free Tour

Jewish Quarter Krakow Free Tour

Please note: Our free tours are temporarily suspended over winter until the weather improves and our tourist numbers pick up again. See you in Spring 2022!

In the meantime, take our Krakow audio tour of Krakow Old town and Wawel Castle. Written and narrated by our very own guide Dale! Download the audio tour 



Welcome to our award-winning Jewish Quarter Krakow Free Walking tour!

One of our most interesting and most compelling tours takes you to see the 700-year-old history of Jewish Quarter Krakow & the former World War Two Jewish ghetto.

From its roots as an independent Royal City, Kazimierz became the centre of Jewish life in Poland. Learn the history of this fascinating area. Before discovering how it was changed irrevocably by World War Two in Krakow.

On this 2.5 hour tour, you will visit the Old Synagogue and the heart of Jewish quarter Krakow. You will learn about historical local figures like Helena Rubenstein. Before turning your attention to World War Two in Krakow. We visit the former Krakow ghetto and the empty chairs holocaust memorial.

We discuss the Nazi occupation, as well as controversial heroes like Oskar Schindler. We visit the Krakow ghetto wall and Schindler’s List filming locations.

You will also learn about Kazimierz since the war. We look at how this once forgotten part of Krakow is now a revived hub of street art and great food.

No Krakow city break is complete without a visit to the Jewish Quarter Krakow.​

Meeting Point: Outside St. Mary’s Basilica (Krakow main square)- Rynek Głowny 4.
Time: 3.30pm everyday
Duration: 2.5 hours​

Look for the Blue- City Walks Krakow umbrellas!​

*If you’re running late, catch up with us at 15.55pm outside Hamsa restaurant in Kazimierz: (Szeroka 2.)

Jewish Quarter Krakow- Free Walking Tour Highlights

  • Krakow Old Synagogue
  • Remuh Synagogue
  • Schindler’s list film location
  • Former Krakow Ghetto
  • Krakow Ghetto Wall
  • Empty Chairs memorial
  • Plac Nowy
  • History of Kazimierz
  • Nazi Invasion
  • Ghetto Pharmacy

Meeting Point

Thursday- Sunday at 15:30

in front of St.Mary’s Church in the Old Town (Rynek Glowny 4)

How Long:
2.5 hours

Look out for our guides with the Blue City Walks Krakow umbrellas!

Rynek Główny 4, Kraków, Poland