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Nazi & Communist History Free Tour

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Agatha the guide was an excellent communicator with extensive knowledge of the subject matter of the tour, all of which kept me interested and pleased to have chosen her.
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In this free tour, we'll delve into the darkest parts of Krakow's past and learn about two significant stages in the history of this Polish city: Nazism and communism.

In this free tour, we'll delve into the darkest parts of Krakow's past and learn about two significant stages in the history of this Polish city: Nazism and communism.

Nazi & Communist History Free Tour

At 4 pm we'll meet in front of St. Mary's Basilica, where we'll start a free tour to discover what life was like in Krakow during the Nazi occupation and the communist period. A surprising route full of contrasts!

We'll travel back in time to the 20th century to learn about the daily life of the Poles during two occupations that changed the course of the country's history. First, we'll talk about the Nazi era during World War II. To do this, we'll approach what was called Adolf Hitler Square at the time, today's Market Square in Krakow.

In addition to observing the different buildings of the square, we'll recall what the local residents experienced during this period, including ceremonies, celebrations and even public executions.

Then, we'll continue exploring Krakow to learn about some of the most characteristic buildings of the communist era. It won't be hard to identify them! The tour will also take us to the Social realist cinema & hotel and to Krakow's football stadium.

Another place we'll see on the tour is the former Nazi casino, now the National Museum. Lastly, we'll check out the milk bar, one of the most important symbols of the communist period in Krakow, and the headquarters of the Solidarity trade union.

After two and a half hours of sightseeing, the free tour of Nazi and communist history in Krakow will conclude.

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Price

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.

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Covid-19 Measures

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It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

You'll need to present your certificate of complete vaccination and a negative PCR test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

You'll need to present your certificate of complete vaccination and a negative PCR test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

It is compulsory to display a complete Covid vaccination certificate or a negative PCR or antigen test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 1 hour before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity promotes local production.

The activity helps to promote peace.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Free!

Meeting point

St. Mary's Basilica

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