Schindlers Factory Tour with KrakowDirect - further information
Schindler’s Factory Tour is a must during your stay in Krakow. Either you are following traces of the history of World War II or want to learn about recent past of Krakow, Schindler’s Museum is where you should definitely drop in.
Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist and owner of the enamelware factory in Krakow that he bought in 1939. He employed mostly Jews, who were expected to be paid considerably less than Polish workers. But soon, not economy reasons, but good will and deep care about his Jewish employees’ fate, influenced Schindler’s decision to protect them. Oskar Schindler used his personal connections inside the Nazi Party and German authorities to secure relative safety for his workers. He lost almost all of his fortune on bribes he gave to Nazi officials in order to protect as many Jews as he could.
His actions became widely known for 1993’s Steven Spielberg film, “Schindler’s List”. Its title relates to the list of 1200 names of Jewish inmates from Plaszow concentration camp. Schindler rescued them under the pretext of moving them as his employees to the new factory. Thanks to the “Schindler’s List”, 1200 people were saved from certain death. For his actions, Oskar Schindler was named Righteous Among the Nations by Israel.
During Oskar Schindler Factory Tour you will hear a thrilling story about a man who devoted his life for a greater cause. Schindler’s museum was established in the actual Schindler’s factory. Exhibitions include memorabilia of Schindler’s life but also takes visitors to Nazi-occupied Krakow during World War II. Schindler’s Factory Tour will bring you close to the times of World War II through pictures, official documents, children’s drawings, short movies. Contemporary art works that symbolise ethical dilemmas and attitudes during the war is also on display. The most shattering part of Schindler’s Museum are pictures and names of every singe person that survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler.
Exhibitions in Schindlers museum are mostly interactive. Therefore, guided tours are optional. However, it is possible to book a guided tour in any available language. In Schindlers museum visitors usually spend around 1.5 hours. Exhibitions are not considered shocking, so there is no age limitation.
Schindlers Factory tour
Our Schindler’s Factory Tour includes door-to-door pick up and drop off. Duration of the whole Schindler’s Factory Tour is about 2 hours. We offer private, comfortable car with English speaking driver who you will pick you directly from your hotel or any other destination in the city centre. After the tour we will take you back to your hotel or anywhere in the city centre.
You can book your Schindler’s Factory Tour with even one day in advance. However, it is advisable for bigger groups to book our services with at least a few days in advance. It can be also difficult to reserve a guide on such short notice. There are two payment methods available. You can pay online while booking our services or in cash to the driver. If you decide to pay to the driver, please remember that they do not carry credit card terminals. We prefer payments in Polish zlotys. We do however accept Euros, Pounds and U.S. Dollars if necessary. Our driver calculates the amount in foreign currency accordingly to current exchange rate. Yet, the change is given in Polish zlotys.
To make the most out of your stay in Krakow, you can combine your Schindler’s Factory tour with Auschwitz-Birkenau tour or Wieliczka Salt Mine tour. It will allow you to save time and trouble. Please, contact us for details.