KAZIMIERZ SEGWAY TOUR

Professional Guided Tour on Segway Krakow in Jewish quarter.

Price

160 PLN

per person

Kazimierz - a historical Jewish district of Cracow. Small streets, cozy courtyards and squares of city are full of unique Jewish architecture. The name Kazimierz is derived from King Casimir Great, who founded it. Later this place became part of Cracow. Today it is a place full of life, as a cultural center of Cracow, with cafes, pubs, small antique shops - they are all very skillfully decorated. It is a modern place, surrounded by historic buildings, which are still remember former prosperity of Kazimierz, and later - a tragic period of German occupation and ethnic cleansing of local population during Holocaust. In this place took place shooting of famous Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, for which he received award Oscar.
From Kazimierz, we will travel to other side of Vistula, in Podgórze, next area is well known for close ties with Jewish history. There is a factory of Oscar Schindler as well as remnants of Krakow ghetto.
One more very important place-Ghetto Heroes Square. In contrast to the central square, this is always quiet and there are no crowds. Ghetto - a district of Krakow, in which Nazis during war were rounded up Jewish population of city. It was surrounded by a wall, and people here were living in inhumane conditions. It was also very common in the ghetto to conduct ethnic cleansing: to ensure that people could not hide children at home, they were collected in this area, together with the belongings and furniture. In memory of this later were installed 70 iron chairs.
The most important objects that you may see during segway tour:
New Jewish cemetery - a place where many prominent Cracow Jews buried in XIX and XX century. The cemetery was founded in 1800.
Old Synagogue - oldest example of Jewish architecture in Poland. Built at beginning of XVI century. Now there are exhibitions devoted to Jews of Polish origin.
Isaac Synagogue - Jewish-Baroque synagogue; considered one of most interesting and unique Jewish historical sites in Cracow and many other things.
Included: training, helmet, guide, stops for photo-taking. Duration: 2 hours.

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