Oskar Schindler's Factory, Krakow

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Get an up-close look at the city during the Nazi occupation at Oskar Schindler's Factory. The permanent exhibit focuses on the period between 1939 and 1945. Located in a former administrative building of Oskar Schindler's enamel factory, the museum narrates the history of a city destroyed and rebuilt over the course of several foreign occupations and two world wars. Explore the main space, which features Schindler's office, preserved just as he left it more than seven decades ago, as well as the "Survivors' Ark," made of enamel pots similar to those the workers crafted during the war. Don't miss the museum's recreated ghetto apartment to get a sense of the wartime experiences of the city's Jewish inhabitants. To visit Oskar Schindler's Factory on your trip to Krakow, use our Krakow tour itinerary builder site .
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  • I found this disastrous place even though I know that most of the historical museums in Poland follow this principle of "replenishment" and scenography type decoration... This Museum takes place in this place but could very well have housed anywhere else because it is especially a museum on the war to the global. Apart from that video showing really factory and M.Schindler, we visit a chronology kitsch and in cardboard in the history of the second world war. Hard for us to bypass the cumbersome and outdated scenography... I'm sorry I went, a good story on the internet would have just...
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  • Good visit on the story of oscar schindler .take your time because a lot of things to do and need the time to the emotion for s install
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  • Very touching, beautiful and truthful. Only drawback: lack of guidance and nobody speaks Italian to help us tourists. Overall it looks great, very important and crucial stage.
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  • The ticketing system was failed. We did not buy a ticket and supposed to queue for long time under snow. Not to mention that the entrance was so small that the queue was a mess. And suddenly, a person told you that there is a guided tour with 30 zloty per person on top of the entrance. We had to take that tour, since we can't afford our baby to suffer from the cold. The tour guide then led us skipped the queue and started the tour. The tour last for around 1.5 hours. The guided tour was nice. The exhibition was well maintained, annotated and informative, showing Krakow in the time of Nazi Germany.
  • A very informative museum that focuses on the history of Krakow and not specifically on Schindler. The reason for 3 stars is that unfortunately walking through the museum is very compact with narrow corridors where stopping to read causes a tail back. Also the information is presented in an non-user friendly manner, with the information in tiny font size or a colour. If you can find a quiet time to go, then do as it is worthy of your time, they just have too much history to cram in.
  • I was lucky during my visit since it was quiet and I had the time to read as much as I wanted. There is so much information packed in and the set up follows along with the timeline. I thought everything was very well done and provides a great overview of Krakow during the war. I would suggest visiting here before doing the trip to Auschwitz so you have more background information.
  • One of the best museums I have ever visited. The layout is different from other places I have been to, but in a good way. There is loads of information about the factory operations as well as the life of Oskar Schindler. It is a lot bigger inside than I was expecting. Well worth a visit :-)
  • A fascinating story of a man who did what he could to save as many as he could with genuine need for their working hands put to use in his factory. The is a lot of memorabilia on display. Many photos. A lot of written descriptions and accounts. Video interviews and film of the time. A complete and thorough examination of what went on. Very well done and worth the visit. Wish we had more time. The queue was pretty bad though with 1 single ticket desk at entry. Time to expand the operation a little.

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Krakow ranks among one of Europe's increasingly popular tourist destinations, which is reflected in the rising costs of comfortable lodgings. The best hotels are concentrated in and around the historical old town, where five-star luxury comes at a very steep price. Old town hotels place you just steps from fine shops and restaurants, as well as the city's main museums and galleries. However, if your trip involves a tight budget, avoid the central district and check out mid-range hotels and economical hostels in one of the outlying neighborhoods.
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