Oskar Schindler's factory tour with Krakow Direct
Visiting Oscar Schindler’s Factory -travel back in time and learn the famous Schindler’s List. Touching experience guaranteed and at the same time professional service, comprehensive transport from the center of Krakow and English-speaking guide. The Schindler Factory Museum was established in Oskar Schindler’s original enamel factory. The factory prospered during World War II, and for many Jews, it was the only place where they could survive the war and avoid the Holocaust. The Schindler’s Factory Museum tour allows you to learn about the history of Krakow and its inhabitants during World War II. The main exhibition entitled “Krakow under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945” is mostly interactive and presents a comprehensive and chronological history through historical photographs, multimedia presentations, documents, testimonies, and short films.
What is an organized Schindler’s factory tour like?
A tour of the Schindler’s Factory with a guide telling interesting facts in both Polish and English takes about 1.5 hours. The meeting point is at 4 Lipowa Street, where you will meet our professional licensed guide. You can the nearest streetcar stops are Plac Bohaterow Getta and Zablocie. You can also leave your private car on one of the streets surrounding the museum. However, it is most convenient to opt for an organized tour including comprehensive transportation offered by Krakow Direct. Why wander around the city and worry about parking? Let’s skip the line and book your Schindler’s Factory tour on our website. Our guide will be at your disposal throughout the tour. An expert will explain everything about the museum exhibitions and the historical background of the wartimes in Krakow. This tour can be combined with our other services: a day trip to the Schindler’s Factory with Auschwitz-Birkenau or the Wieliczka Salt Mine.
Schindler’s List and Nazi Occupation
A trip to Schindler’s Factory is a must during your stay in Krakow. Regardless of whether you’re following the trail of World War II history or want to learn about Krakow’s recent past, the Schindler’s museum is a place you absolutely must visit. A Schindler’s Factory tour should be an obligation for everybody, that shows how cruel was the Second World War and how people had to help each other. If you are going there with your children, it will be better if you leave them in your hotel. Guides to advise factory tours for those who are over 14 years old.
If the situation arises that you have to postpone your guided tour, there is no problem. Inform us 24 hours in advance and take advantage of the free cancellation. You can book your ticket for the next time in Krakow city and take part in Schindler’s Factory tour with Krakow Direct.
Who was Oskar Schindler, and how did the Oskar Schindler’s Factory come to be?
Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist and owner of an enamelware factory in Krakow, which he bought in 1939. He employed mainly Jews because they worked for free. Soon, however, not economic reasons, but goodwill and deep concern for the fate of his Jewish employees, influenced Schindler’s decision to protect them. Oskar Schindler used his personal connections in the Nazi party and the German authorities to ensure the relative safety of his workers. Oskar Schindler lost almost all of his wealth on bribes he gave to Nazi officials to protect as many Jews as possible.
Cultural works based on the history of the Schindler’s Factory
His actions became widely known through Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film Schindler’s List. Its title refers to a list of 1,200 names of Jewish prisoners in the Plaszow concentration camp. Schindler saved them under the pretext of transferring them as his employees to a new factory. Thanks to “Schindler’s List” 1200 people were saved from certain death. For his actions, Oskar Schindler was recognized by Israel as Righteous Among the Nations.
It also produced a Booker Prize-winning novel that should become a must-read! The list is absolutely good. The list is life. There is a reason Thomas Keneally received one of the most prestigious awards for it… And without the book, there would certainly be no film. It is worth seeing this movie Schindler’s List before visiting Schindler’s Factory or read a book. It will be easier for you to imagine a difficult situation for all Jews. Licensed english- speaking guide will tell you all interesting things during these few hours, but it is better to have knowledge from different sources.
Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum tour
During the Oskar Schindler Factory Tour, you will hear a thrilling story about the war in Krakow. You will learn what life was like for Poles, Jews, and Nazi officers, and how the Jewish ghetto was created and then blown up. The 45 interactive exhibition rooms will take you back in time, presenting a rich collection of documentary photographs, films, and multimedia presentations. There are also works of contemporary art symbolizing the ethical dilemmas and attitudes of the war period and the struggles of everyday life. The Schindler Museum was established in Oskar Schindler’s original factory. Schindler was a man who dedicated his life to a greater cause and saved about 1000 Jews during the occupation. His fascinating story will also be mentioned during the tour. The last room of the Schindler Museum contains the names of all the people who survived the Holocaust through Oskar Schindler’s efforts. The exhibits at the Schindler Museums are mostly interactive. Therefore, a guided tour is optional. However, it is possible to book a guided tour in any language available. Visitors typically spend about 1.5 hours at the Schindler Museum. The exhibits are not considered shocking, so there are no age restrictions.
Organized tour to Schindler’s Factory- reservation
The Schindler Factory tour is a guided group tour. You will meet your guide in front of the museum. The duration of the entire tour of the Schindler’s Factory is about 1,5 hours. The tour of Schindler’s Factory can be booked even one day in advance. However, for larger groups, we recommend booking at least a few days in advance, to skip the line. It may also be difficult to book a guide on such short notice. This walking tour is really crowded.
Schindler’s Factory tour- payment and tickets
Two payment methods are available. You can pay online when you book our services, or you can pay in cash with the guide. If you choose to pay the guide, please note that they do not have credit card terminals. We prefer payments in Polish zloty. However, if necessary, we accept euros, pounds, and US dollars. Our driver will convert the foreign currency amount according to the average exchange rate. The rest is given in Polish zloty. To make the most of your stay in Krakow, you can combine a visit to the Schindler’s Factory with a trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau or the Wieliczka Salt Mine. This will save you time and trouble. Please contact us for details.
Is a Schindler’s Factory tour suitable for children?
The museum’s official website encourages you to visit if your child is at least 14 years old. It is not particularly scary, but it is a sad story and some younger viewers may not know how to interpret or understand it.
Where is Oskar Schindler’s Factory located?
Schindler’s Factory is one of Krakow’s biggest tourist attractions. It was an enamel factory during the Second World War. Dotted throughout the museum is the language of several signposts that are supposed to describe the event. However, we found that there are not many of them, and it is a bit frustrating. To get the most out of this visit, we recommend booking a guided tour. The address of the museum is 4 Lipowa Street in the Zablocie district. If you’re using public transportation, you’ll need to head to the stop at Ghetto Heroes Square. It is about 550 meters from the place you are going to visit. If you wish to take advantage of the tour offer with personal hotel pick-up and transportation, please let us know when you make your reservation.
In terms of Jewish culture, the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow at 18 Dajwor Street is also worth a visit. This museum is increasingly well known and respected around the world as a local center for Jewish art with regular art and music events open to the public. The museum has also become a forum for interreligious and intercultural dialogue.
Explore the culture at the Schindler’s Factory tour- guided tour
A guided tour with Krakow Direct around Oskar Schindler’s Factory will take you to different atmospheres, showing you what city life was like at different times during the war. You will see rooms where a different story is presented in each one, a Soviet propaganda factory, a professor-student house, a university room, and workstations. You will also know how the enamel factory was working during the Nazi occupation. At Schindler’s Factory tour, our guide will lead us along the walls of the museum, where there are exhibits and reconstructions that allow us to remember World War II and the difficult period the Jews lived through. Schindler’s Factory Museum is a place where every patriot should be, and this guided tour is the best way to see that.