Delve into the heart of Jewish culture in Poland on a free 2-hour walking tour of Kazimierz, Krakow's Jewish Quarter, famous throughout the world as the setting of "Schindler's List".
Krakow Jewish Quarter Free Walking Tour Itinerary
The free tour begins at the Old Synagogue in the heart of Krakow's Jewish Quarter, or Kazimierz, which for centuries was the centre of Jewish life in the city, since its foundation as an independent city by King Kazimierz III in the 14th century.
Exploring Szeroka Street, which is the epicentre of the Jewish Quarter, you'll learn all about some of Krakow's most important Jewish places of worship and their tumultuous history in the Second World War. Discover the Old Synagogue, built in the early 15th century; the Remuh Synagogue, which has the city's oldest Jewish graveyard; and the Isaac Synagogue, the biggest in an area full of Jewish temples!
Hear all about the rich heritage of Jewish culture and history in Poland visiting the Jewish Community Centre, before making your way to Plac Nowy, or New Square, well known for its food stalls selling typical cuisine. Make sure you try zapiekanki, a local speciality, before you leave Krakow!
Your free tour will also take you to see some of the places where the Oscar winning film Schindler's List was shot, before coming to an end in the elegant Plac Wolnica square.
This tour is for groups less than six people only. If your group contains more than six people, we recommend booking a private walking tour of Krakow.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
In front of the Old Synagogue on Szeroka 24 Street.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.