Discover the symbolism and the emotion of the Płaszów concentration camp, witness to one of the darkest moments in history: the Holocaust. It was also the setting for some of the scenes in Schindler's list.
Płaszów Concentration Camp Tour
Płaszów can be found not far from the centre of Krakow; a work camp created by the Nazis which was turned into a camp dealing in genocide during the Second World War.
The tour meets in the centre of Krakow to take the bus (not included) to Płaszów. Once we're in what remains of the camp we'll remember the tragic events which took place from 1944 onwards, when Płaszów began to receive thousands of Jews from the Krakow ghetto. From this moment onwards, mass executions, forced labour and constant humiliation were a day to day occurrence for these people.
We'll tour the remains of the bunkhouses in the camp, as well as the watchtowers, and take a quiet moment in front of the Płaszów Commemorative Monument. With the war over, the new communist government forgot about this concentration camp and allowed construction around it, resulting in a sharp contrast between residential areas and the ruined camp.
The symbolism of this camp was what led Spielberg to shoot some of the scenes in his Oscar-winning film Schindler's List. And Płaszów has a long relationship with the man the movie was based on: the atrocities committed in this camp were those which drove the German businessman to save his Jewish employees.
We'll head from Krakow to Płaszów by public transport, the price of this ticket is approximately €0.50.
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English Language Tour
Per PersonUS$ 39
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide throughout the visit.
Entry to the Płaszów concentration camp.
Ticket for public transport (€0.50 approx).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Krakow).
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
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