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Oskar Schindler's Factory Tours

Oskar Schindler's Factory is a museum that serves as a solemn tribute to the horrors of Nazi-led Poland. The museum houses eye-opening exhibits and Schindler's original possessions, giving visitors a deep insight into World War II. Book Oskar Schindler's Factory tours and get skip-the-line entry, guided tours, and combo experiences.Oskar Schindler's Factory Tours

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Oskar Schindler's Factory Tours Guide

Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, a former metal factory, houses two main museums in Krakow – Museum of Contemporary Art and Historical Museum of the City of Krakow. During World War II, this factory was a safe haven for Jews where they received employment under Nazi occupation. Today, the Oskar Schindler's Factory offers a tour of the museums and a chance to learn about life during the Nazi occupation. If you are planning a visit, here is everything you need to know about Oskar Schindler's Factory tours, opening hours, what to expect, and other essential details.

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures at Oskar Schindler’s Factory in Krakow

  • Visitors are recommended to buy their Oskar Schindler Factory tickets online and in advance to minimize exposure.
  • Everyone must wear a mask inside the museums at all times.
  • Visitors must follow the special tour route marked inside the museums to prevent overcrowding.
  • At a time, only 5 individuals are allowed inside an exhibition.
  • Guided group tours can have a maximum of 15 visitors for the exhibition tours.
  • Always maintain a 2-meter distance from other visitors inside the venue.
  • Make sure you sanitize your hands and put on gloves before beginning your Oskar Schindler Factory tour.
  • Do not touch common areas in the exhibitions.
  • Follow the instructions posted on the toilets inside the museum to ensure social distancing.

All Your Oskar Schindler’s Factory Tour & Ticket Options

There are several tour and ticket options available for visitors to choose from. If you want to save time, opt for skip-the-line tickets, or purchase combo tours to cover more attractions in the city. To learn more about the history and significance of the factory and Jew oppression at the time of the Holocaust, you can choose a guided tour.

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Visit Oskar Schindler’s Factory, one of the most important landmarks in Poland, to learn about the Jewish community's oppression under Nazi rule. With skip-the-line entry, you can save time at this busy attraction by simply bypassing the long waiting lines and getting direct entry inside. Once in, explore the museum, listen to stories of Krakow's inhabitants, and learn about the person who saved over 1200 Jews during the Holocaust.

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With this ticket, enjoy skip-the-line entry to Oskar Schindler's Factory. Take a self-guided tour of the exhibitions to learn about the horrors faced by Jews under Nazi occupation.
Oskar Schindler Factory guided tours are perfect for those who wish to learn the history of this factory and its significance for Krakow city. Enjoy entry to Oskar Schindler Factory with an expert guide who would show you around and tell you about Krakow’s inhabitants during the Holocaust and the man who saved several Jewish lives. Visitors can opt for an English, German, or Spanish-speaking guide with this tour option.

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Learn about Oskar Schindler who saved more than 1200 Jews under Nazi occupation. Enjoy a tour with an expert guide who will tell you about the fate of the Jewish inhabitants of Krakow during that time period. Visit the important places in Krakow associated with Schindler’s life and the shooting locations of ‘The Schindler’s List’. 
Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Oskar Schindler’s Factory where you can take a guided group tour of this important landmark in Krakow. Check out the permanent exhibitions that depict what happened during World War II and learn about the role of Oskar Schindler in saving thousands of Jews.
Combo tours are perfect for those who want to learn more about history of Krakow. Enjoy direct access to Oskar Schindler’s Factory with an expert guide along with a tour of other top attractions in the city such as Plaszow Concentration Camp, Jewish Quarter Kazimierz, Krakow Ghetto, and more. If you have limited time and a budget, then these tours can be helpful.

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Take a guided tour of Schindler’s Factory to learn about the lives of Jewish inhabitants of Krakow during the Holocaust and the man who saved thousands of Jews during WWII. You will also visit the second largest Nazi concentration camp in Poland and learn more about this horror site.
With this combo tour, you enjoy direct access and a guided tour of Oskar Schindler’s Factory. That’s not all, you also visit the churches, historic sites, etc. of the Jewish Quarter and explore the famous Krakow Ghetto.

Plan Your Visit to Oskar Schindler’s Factory in Krakow

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What are Oscar Schindler Factory's opening hours?
Opening hours are 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Mondays and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Tuesday to Sunday. 
When is Oskar Schindler’s Factory closed?
Oskar Schindler’s Factory tours are closed on the first Tuesday of every month. Also, last entry into the museum is 90 minutes before closing time.
What is the best time to visit Oskar Schindler’s Factory?
The best time to visit Oskar Schindler’s Factory is early mornings on the weekdays. You can avoid the crowds this way and tour around with ease.
How long is an Oskar Schindler’s Factory tour?
A detailed tour would take between 1.5 to 2 hours to completely cover all the major highlights here.
Where is Oskar Schindler’s Factory located?
Oskar Schindler’s Factory location is Lipowa 4, 30-702 Kraków.
Can I take the metro/train to Oskar Schindler’s Factory?
Yes, you can take train lines REG and SR to get down at Krakow Zablocie station. This station is a 5-minute walk from the factory.
Can I take the bus to Oskar Schindler’s Factory?
Visitors can take a bus or tram to get to the site. The nearest bus stop is Plac Bohaterow Getta while the nearest tram station is Plac Getta. You can take tram numbers 3, 9, 19, or 24 to get down at Plac Getta. Another option is to take lines 6, 13, or 23 to get down at Limanowski or lines 11 and 20 to get down at Zalblocie.
Is the Oskar Schindler’s Factory wheelchair accessible?
Yes, Oskar Schindler’s Factory is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator that can be used by visitors.
Is a storage facility available at Schindler’s Factory?
Yes, there is a free cloakroom available at Schindler’s Factory. However, visitors must keep their umbrellas, backpacks, or luggage with a capacity greater than 30 liters at their hotel.
Is photography permitted at Oskar Schindler’s Factory? 
Photography for personal consumption is permitted. However, filming and flash photography are not permitted here.

What to See at Oskar Schindler's Factory

You will need at least 1.5 – 2 hours to cover all the attractions and exhibitions at Oskar Schindler's Factory. Here is what you can expect to see inside the factory.

Museum building

One of the main attractions of the Oskar Schindler Factory tour is the museum building that was earlier the Oskar Schindler Enamel Factory. A guided tour of the museum building will give you a glimpse into where the Jews worked and how Oskar saved them during Holocaust.

Photos of survivors

On your Oskar Schindler Factory tour, visit the exhibition room where you will find a photo of all the Holocaust survivors that were helped by Oskar Schindler. You will find photos of all the Jewish survivors in the window panes on a wall which will give you a sense of how many lives Oskar truly saved.

Oskar Schindler’s desk

Inside the factory, you will also find the room with the replica of Oskar Schindler’s desk and accessories in a permanent exhibition. Here, you will find several photographs of Oskar with his horse and a huge map that displays the conquests of the Nazis. A monument, Tin-ware Sarcophagus, was also erected in front of his desk which commemorates the Jewish workers of the factory.

Basement

Take a look at the reconstructed basement of the Oskar Schindler Factory on your tour. This is where Oskar hid the Jewish workers that worked in his factory to protect them from the Nazis and the imminent death that awaits them. You will see beds and utensils that the Jews could use to stay in the basement until the Nazis were stopped.

Historical Museum Exhibition

Check out the Historical Museum’s permanent exhibition at Oskar Schindler Factory named ‘Krakow under Nazi occupation 1939-1945’. This exhibition tells the story of Krakow and its inhabitants during World War II. You can read the stories of all the Jews’ lives that Oskar Schindler saved from the Holocaust.

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Oskar Schindler Factory Tours FAQs

Are Oskar Schindler’s Factory tours and tickets available online now?

Yes, Oskar Schindler’s Factory tours are available online now. Guests are advised to prebook their tickets online so as to receive their preferred date and time of visit.

What safety measures are in place at Schindler’s Factory?

There are s several safety measures implemented at Oskar Schindler’s Factory. This includes online ticket bookings, regular sanitization of the area, mandatory face masks, maintaining 2 meters social distance, specially-marked tour routes, and more.

What are the different types of Oskar Schindler’s Factory tours and tickets?

There are three different types tours available for visitors to choose from – skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, and combo tours. With skip-the-line tickets, you save time and bypass the long queues to enter the factory, while guided tours help you learn about Jewish oppression during the Holocaust with an expert guide. For those who want to explore more of the city on a budget, a combo tour is the best choice.

Are discounts available on Oskar Schindler’s Factory tours and tickets?

Yes, children aged 7 to 17 and students aged 18 to 26 enjoy reduced ticket pricing.

What are Schindler’s Factory opening hours?

Opening hours are from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Mondays and from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Tuesday to Sunday. It is closed on the first Tuesday of every month.

How do I get to Oskar Schindler’s Factory?

There are several ways to reach Oskar Schindler’s Factory, you can take a tram, train, or a car. The closest tram station is Plac Getta which is a 10-minute walk to the factory and the closest train station is Krakow Zablocie which is a 5-minute walk.

What is the best time to visit Oskar Schindler’s Factory?

The best time to go on a tour is on a weekday during the mornings. This way, you can take your time to explore the museums and don’t have to worry about the crowds.

Is Oskar Schindler’s Factory wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Oskar Schindler’s Factory is wheelchair accessible and also allows disabled visitors to bring guide dogs.

Is photography allowed at Oskar Schindler’s Factory?

Filming and flash photography are not allowed inside the Oskar Schindler Factory. Photography for personal consumption is permitted.
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