1st highlight: Visit to Oskar Schindler's factory
Today is primarily about the history of the Jews in Kraków. We start with a guided tour through the former administration building of Oskar Schindler's enamel factory, who saved around 1200 Jews from death. The exhibition covers the years 1939-1945 under German occupation and explains the circumstances of life for Jews in the factory and in the ghetto of Kraków.
2nd highlight: Kazimierz
Kazimierz is the city's Jewish Quarter, dating back to the 14th century. It is an important part of Krakow's Jewish history. On our tour we explore the traces of Jewish traditions and customs, such as Hebrew inscriptions on house facades and the oldest synagogue in Kraków. With a bit of luck we might even see devout pilgrims praying in the city's most important place of prayer, the Remuh Synagogue, or laying a stone at the grave of Rabbi Moses Isserles in the cemetery.
3rd highlight: Mound Kosciuszko
Our last stop in Kraków is Mound Kosciuszko, from where you can see a great panoramic landscape. When the weather is good, even the Tatra Mountains are visible, even though they are 100 km away. Built as a symbolic burial place for Tadeusz Kościuszko, a Polish freedom fighter, the mound is surrounded by the Kraków Fortress and the Museum of National Heroes.
Overnight at the hotel in Kraków