Exploring Kazimierz in Krakow

Exploring Kazimierz in Krakow, Krakow, Poland (B)

With a 25% Jewish population up until 1939, Jews have always been an essential part o the history of Krakow. Settled in the quarter of Kazimierz, they flourished for centuries until World War II, when all Cracovian Jews were confined to a ghetto on the outskirts of the city and expelled from their historic home in Kazimierz.

During my second day in Krakow, I decided to explore Kazimierz, the traditionally Jewish quarter of Krakow where the few synagogues left in the city can still be found. I would continue my visit with the area where the Krakow Ghetto once stood before finishing at Oskar Schindler’s Factory to hear about the Nazi businessman who employed over 12,000 Jews to save their lives during the Holocaust.

For my second day in Krakow, I woke up with the city covered in snow. After having visited the highlights of the Old Town, during my second day I would explore the Jewish history of the city ahead of my visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp.

Most of the points of interest can be found in Kazimierz, the former Jewish quarter of Krakow. Since the area is pretty small, all of them are located within a few minutes walk from each other. I was coming from the Old Town, so my first stop was the Temple Synagogue, found at the very north end of Kazimierz. Admission costs 5 złoty (approx. €1,10) ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Exploring Kazimierz in Krakow
Guide Location: Poland » Krakow
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.arwtravels.com/blog/2-days-in-krakow-itinerary-kazimierz-jewish-ghetto-oskar-schindler-factory
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Temple Synagogue
  • Remuh Synagogue
  • Dzielnica Żydowska
  • Old Synagogue of Krakow
  • Schindler’s Staircase
  • Ghetto Heroes Square
  • Eagle Pharmacy
  • Oskar Schindler’s Factory
  • Ariel
  • High Life Hostel