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Jewish Kraków
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Total time
2h 30min
Category
Walking tour
Meeting point
In front of the Old Synagogue on Szeroka 24 Street. Look for the guide with yellow umbrella.
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– professional local guide,

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Look for a guide with a yellow umbrella or Walkative! sign.

  • Meeting Point: The Old Synagogue, 24 Szeroka St.
  • Start Time: Participants are expected to show up 5 min before the start time.
  • Language: English
  • If more than 7 ppl: Please bear in mind that the tour you've booked is not a private tour.
  • There is no need to print your booking confirmation.

Thank you for choosing Walkative! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Attention

Useful info:

  • Almost directly after morning Jewish Kraków tour you can continue your sightseeing and join our Holocaust Traces in Kraków or Street Art Kraków tour. Please check our schedule to find their starting hours.

Please note that the Walkative! guides are independent and thinking individuals. Depending on the guide, the tours may vary, but they are always designed to bring you lots of knowledge and fun.

About

Without Kazimierz, the Jewish world would be as empty as a body without a soul. In a different time, in a different Kazimierz, Moses Isserles (the Remuh), one of the greatest Jewish scholars to ever live, said: “The aim of man is to search for the cause and the meaning of things”. Let’s follow his advice and go deeper into the history of the Jewish presence in Kraków. 


Jews have lived in Poland for nearly a millennium. In the Middle Ages, the country became known for its religious tolerance and gave Jews an unprecedented degree of social autonomy. Expelled and suffering persecutions in many other European countries, Jews flocked to Poland and the population grew rapidly. Jewish culture and learning flourished in Kazimierz. By the mid-16th century, it was the most significant center of Jewish life in the world. Even today, Jews from all over the world travel to Kazimierz and Poland to find their family, cultural and spiritual roots. By the end of the 1930s, the Jewish community of Kraków constituted about 25% of the city’s population. This vibrant and diverse world was almost totally destroyed during the Second World War. 


Today’s Kazimierz is a very peculiar place. During the tour, you can experience many contradictory emotions all at once: joy at discovering the rich history, culture and traditions of Polish Jewry; sadness and nostalgia for the lost, pre-war world; excitement at witnessing the rebirth of Jewish life here. The uniqueness of Kazimierz can be measured by one more thing: its amazing transition from the worst slum in Kraków to the most vibrant and hip district of the city where the lights never go out.  


On this 2 hours' 30 minutes FREE Walkative! TOUR you will see:



  • Old, Remuh, Isaac and Temple Synagogues

  • Jewish Community Centre

  • hidden places of worship

  • Plac Nowy (Nowy Sq)

  • so-called “Schindler’s courtyard”

  • and much more…!


 Final point: Plac Bohaterów Getta (Ghetto Heroes Square)


Meeting Point
In front of the Old Synagogue on Szeroka 24 Street. Look for the guide with yellow umbrella.
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