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Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card with 37 Museums

1. Krakow: City Pass Krakow Card with 37 Museums

Explore Krakow at your own pace and according to your own personal interests with a 1-, 2-, or 3-day City Card. Get access to 37 museums and monuments. See a traditional bourgeois house or hear the trumpet signal at the Gothic brick church of St. Mary’s Basilica. Learn more about World War II hero Oscar Schindler at the Oscar Schindler Factory. Visit the Eagle Pharmacy in the former ghetto, and learn how the Holocaust impacted Krakow’s Jews. Go to the Main Market Square Underground Museum and encounter vampires. A full list of museums will be attached to your City Pass, and to make getting from sight to sight easier, you can choose a card with unlimited travel on the city’s public transport system, day or night. The museums included in the City Pass include: 1. Schindlers Factory 2. Main Market Square Underground 3. Polish Aviation Museum 4. The Princes Czartoryski Museum (Lady with Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci) 5. City Defence Walls Krakow 6. Archaeological Museum Krakow 7. Stanislaw Lem Garden of Experiences 8. The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum 9. The Stanisław Wyspiański Museum 10. The Zwierzyniec House 11. The Jozef Mehoffer House 12. St. Adalberts Church Underground 13. St. Mary’s Church 14. History of Photography Museum 15. Centre for documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, Archives. Office 16. History of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy Museum 17. The Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace 18. The Old Synagogue 19. The Archdiocese Museum 20. The Szołayski House 21. The Hipolit House 22. Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec 23. The Main Building of the National Museum 24. Regional Rydel`s Museum of Polish Modernism Rydlowka 25. The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum 26 Pomorska Street 27. Celestat 28. MOCAK 29. Town Hall Tower 30. Exhibition in Nowa Huta District Branice 31. Galicja Jewish Museum 32. The Barbican 33. The Eagle Pharmacy 34. The Krzysztofory Palace 35. Museum of the Home Army dedicated Gen Emil Fieldorf Nil 36. The Jan Matejko House 37. Kopiec Kościuszki

Galicja Jewish Museum

2. Galicja Jewish Museum

The Galicia Museum is meant to honor the victims  of the Holocaust and to celebrate the Jewish heritage of Galicia. The permanent exhibition 'Traces of Memory', the result of twelve years of artistic work, is a reminder of the 800-year history of Jewish culture in Poland. Over 140 photographs made by the museum’s founder present the remnants of the Jewish presence in southern Poland - the former Galicia. The exhibition is also a record for the process of destruction of Jewish culture by the Nazis during WWII. The museum was established by Chris Schwarz, a British photographer whose numerous photos are related to Jewish culture in Poland. Chris Schwarz was the Museum’s director before he died in 2007. The Museum houses an exhibition space, a cafe, temporary exhibitions and concerts, meetings with authors, lectures and workshops. The museum also has a bookshop offering books in Polish, English and German about Jewish life and culture, as well as the Holocaust, Jewish thought, identity and literature. 

Kraków: Oskar Schindler Factory Entrance Ticket

3. Kraków: Oskar Schindler Factory Entrance Ticket

Visiting the Factory begins with meeting your guide in front of the main gate of the Museum. Our guide will give you a ticket, and you will enter without the queue to the place where the "Cracow under Nazi Occupation" exhibition begins, located on 3 levels of the factory. The exhibition is arranged chronologically and begins with a presentation of life in Krakow before the outbreak of World War II. Then the guide across the various exhibition rooms will tell you how the terror of war was increasing and how the situation of individual people was affected by the presence of the Nazis in Krakow. During the route you will see, for example, the original weapons from the war in the form of a small German Goliath tank and weapons used by members of the resistance movement. You will visit a replica of a real apartment in the Krakow Ghetto and, you find out the luxuries and privileges of Nazi life in the occupied city. The guide will show you the locations where the movie "Schindler's List" was filmed and will tell you true and controversial stories from the life of Oscar Schindler. The highlight of the tour will be a visit to the newly opened Nazi labor camp. The tour ends at a symbolic window where your guide will show people from Schindler's list and tell their further fate. A guided tour of the Schindler's Factory is the best place to not only fully get to know, but also understand what happened in Krakow over 80 years ago.

Krakow: Galicia Jewish Museum Private Guided Tour with ticke

4. Krakow: Galicia Jewish Museum Private Guided Tour with ticke

Immerse yourself in Krakow's turbulent history on a guided tour of the Galicia Jewish Museum and the enchanting Jewish quarter. Visit a one-of-a-kind museum with a large collection of Jewish artifacts. Walk through fascinating exhibitions with a knowledgeable guide and learn facts about Krakow's Jewish history. Discover what daily life was like for Jews in the city, how they survived Holocaust, and what they accomplished in Krakow. Inside the museum, admire several internationally acclaimed photo collections, as well as an exciting range of temporary exhibitions, both curated in-house and sourced from around the world. You can also extend your tour with a tour of the Kazimierz District, Krakow's historic Jewish Quarter. Here, admire traditional architecture that is characteristic of Jewish culture, small alleys, and synagogues. Enjoy a detailed commentary from your private local guide. With the 4-hour tour, enjoy access to Tempel Synagogue. Enjoy a guided tour of the synagogue's interior and learn about its rich history.

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What people are saying about Galicia Jewish Museum

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 407 reviews

Having stayed in Krakow for several times, we now stay outside the city. Some 15 tramstops in fact. This card was invaluable for the amount of travel we did. The places of interest we visited were almost all free because of this card. You have to know what you plan to do and visit before you decide to purchase this card. We purchased the 3 day city with transport but there several different cards available.

The KrakowCard is such a great concept. Once we arrived in Krakow the cards were easy to pick up from central Krakow. You can determine there and then when you want the card to be valid from. A great selection of attractions available and the use of the tram is priceless.

Very interesting display of photos telling the story of the Jews fate.

Excellent, cheap way of visiting lots of interesting places

It useful for free museums and unlimited transport!