Oskar Schindler's Factory

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Lipowa 4F


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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

If you've seen the movie "Schindler's List," then you'll recognize Oskar Schindler's Factory. This former enamel factory, which fell into the hands of former Nazi sympathizer Oskar Schindler during World War II, once employed and imprisoned approximately 1,200 Jews. As the Nazis began sending Jews to labor camps around Poland, Schindler, in an effort to keep his workforce, obtained permission to turn an adjacent plot of land into a sub-camp of the Plaszów labor camp, where conditions were less harsh. Schindler eventually moved his factory to Brünnlitz, a village in the Czech Republic, but the former site has since reopened as a museum.

Though some past visitors were disappointed with the museum's lack of information about Oskar Schindler, many said its displays about the Nazi occupation in Kraków were worth checking out. But if you're traveling with younger children, plan on skipping this attraction. The museum cautions that the information provided inside is not appropriate for kids ages 13 and younger. Also, consider purchasing your tickets on the property's online ticket reservation page before arriving since a limited number of passes are available.

Oskar Schindler's Factory's hours vary by season and day, but the attraction is generally open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Each standard ticket costs 21 Polish zloty (less than $6), while family passes (for two adults and two youths or one adult and three youths) cost 50 Polish zloty (about $13.50). Admission is free on Mondays, and guide services are available for an additional 130 Polish zloty (around $35). On-site amenities include restrooms, a cafe and a gift shop. To get to the property, situated in the city's Zablocie neighborhood, you can drive and park for free in the adjacent lot or take the train to Kraków Zablocie station before walking to the property. Learn more about the museum by visiting the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków's website.

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#1 Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

A 42-mile trip west of Kraków, the brutal, crushing concentration and extermination camps of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau are located in the city of Oswiecim. More than 1.1 million people died in these camps' barracks, hospitals, gas chambers and labor fields.

Travelers say the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is one of Europe's best preserved concentration camps. These camps, many add, are an important piece of history, although you'll feel emotional during your tour. As such, this locale is not ideal for younger children. Plan on bringing water and wearing comfortable walking shoes since you'll cover a lot of ground here. Also, reserve your timed entry passes and guided tours on the property's booking page well in advance.

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