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Schindler’s Factory – Krakow Museum

Krakow Museums - Schindler's Factory Museum
Schindler’s Factory Museum

Museum placed in the old factory which belonged to Oscar Schindler, German entrepreneur, who saved from death over 1200 Jewish employees of his factory. Exhibition tells about Nazi occupation in Krakow as also life and sacrifice of Schindler. Museum belong to the most modern and interesting in Poland.

Exhibition is prepared in the way, which causes insecurity in visitors. It is created by talented stage designers and movie directors who made an impression of occupied district. Museum uses modern technology, multimedia presentations and audio-visual systems which illustrate the atmosphere of Jewish Kazimierz during World War II. It was completely renovated and now it became one of the most important sights in Krakow.

Key Info

Location: Kazimierz District
Address: Lipowa Street no. 4, Krakow
Opening hours:

Low season 10:00am – 6:00pm
High season: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Entrance fees:

Normal ticket: 15 PLN
Students ticket: 13 PLN
Museum is closed on first Monday of each month.

Crown Treasury and Armory in Wawel right

Krakow Museums - Polish Hussar Armor
“Szczerbiec” –
Cronation Sword of Polish Kings

In our opinion most interesting among exhibitions in Wawel. Treasury contains the most precious exhibits of Royal Poland. We can find there insignia of royal power like crowns or scepters, famous coronation sword called “Szczerbiec” and rich collection of golden and silver dishes and jewelry. All of those exhibits remind of the times when Poland was one of the greatest European Powers.

Next to Royal Treasury there are extremely fascinating armory. Everyone who dreamed about being knight as a child will be delighted.

Krakow Museums - Polish Hussar Armor
Polish Husar Armor

Among swords, shields, spears and cannons there are one of the most precious military exhibits – Armor of Polish Husar (trooper) from 16th century, with original wings which aroused fear among ranks of the enemy. Charge of Polish cavalry was smashing to pieces many hostile armies in hundreds of battles.

Key Info

Location: Wawel Castle
Address: Wawel Street no. 5, Krakow
Opening hours:

Low season:
Tue-Sun – 9:30am – 4:00pm
High season:
Mon – 9:30am – 1pm
Tue-Fri – 9:30am – 5am
Sat-Sun – 11am – 6pm

Entrance fees:

Normal ticket: 17 PLN
Students ticket: 10 PLN
Entrance is free on Mondays during high season

Wieliczka

Krakow Museums - St. Kinga's Chapel
St. Kinga’s Chapel

One of the most famous and attractive place that you can visit in Poland is salt mine in Wieliczka near Krakow. Wieliczka is the greatest monument of mining art in Europe. Yielding in Wieliczka persisted from 13th century to year 1996. Now old salt mine is one of the most often visited places in Poland.

Underground route along the paths of Wieliczka is full of chambers. Every of this salt and rock-made rooms have its own history and legends. The most famous is of course Saint Kinga’s Chapel with breath-taking crystal chandeliers. Chapel is the greatest underground temple in the World.

Krakow Museums - Salt Sculptures in Wieliczka
Salt Sculptures in Wieliczka

Of course it’s not the only amazing place in mines. Wherever you look, you’ll see masterpieces of sculpture which is presenting important people of Polish culture and history.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour is an unforgettable experience full of amazing, mysterious beauty. That’s why this is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Europe.

Key Info

Location: Wieliczka Town near Krakow
Address: Danilowicza Street no. 10, Wieliczka
Opening hours:

Low season 8:00am – 5:00pm
High season: 7:30am – 7:30pm

Entrance fees:

Normal ticket: 65 PLN
Students ticket: 51 PLN

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