Things to do in Schindler's Factory
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Krakow, this factory and its history became famous worldwide thanks to Steven Spielberg’s moving film, "Schindler's List". Oskar Schindler was a German entrepreneur who was credited with saving 1,200 Jews from death by employing them in his enamelled goods factory so they could avoid horrible living conditions and ultimately death in the Nazi labour camps.
Schindler’s Factory is located 2km from the city centre and is set on the site of the former factory. The museum exhibits reconstructions of events, images, newspaper clippings, artefacts and recordings from that tragic time in history. Discover various rooms of the factory, each reconstructed to transport you back in time to help you understand what life was really like. Walk through Oskar Schindler’s former office, view some of his personal items and engage with the interactive displays to be truly immersed.
Explore the permanent exhibition, titled ‘Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945’ as it tells the story of Krakow during World War Two and its inhabitants, both Polish and Jewish. Learn about life under German rule from 1939 until it was ‘freed’ in 1945 and the imposition of Soviet communist dominance over Poland after the end of World War II.
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Krakow Card with free museums, attractions and public transport
Discover Krakow with the comfortable Krakow Card, visit the most interesting museums and attractions in the city and take advantage to use public transport free of charge.
Schindler's Factory Museum skip-the-line ticket
Skip the line and visit the former Schindler Factory, made famous by the movie Schindler's List, now home to an exhibition about Krakow during WWII.
Skip-the-line ticket to Schindler's Factory in Krakow
Learn about the horrors suffered under Nazi occupation at the original site of Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory and understand Krakow's history.
Schindler's Factory guided afternoon tour
Visit Oskar Schindler's factory and immerse yourself in the war-time atmosphere thanks to historical reconstructions and interactive exhibitions.
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Reviews Schindler's Factory
“Disappointing, advertised as 3 hour city tour with multiple photo stop opportunities Lasted 1 hr 45 mins, only 1 stop, guide barely spoke Audio good but had to go back over all areas of interest on foot to explore area and to take photos - didn't even do main square Shame as all other trips booked via TUI were excellent”
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“Good way to see historical sights with options where to get off. Recommend.”