Krakow And Schindler’s List. Truth And Fiction

The renowned film Schindler’s List brought Krakow into the international spotlight, attracting tourists to the city’s remarkable architecture and rich general and Jewish history. As a result, Krakow has emerged as a popular travel destination in Eastern Europe. Schindler’s factory has become a major landmark.

While Schindler’s List is a historical drama, it is important to keep in mind that it is not a documentary. This distinction raises questions about the film’s blending of truth and fiction. Which locations depicted in the movie genuinely existed and continue to stand today, and which were staged for the production? What is the authentic history of the places showcased in the film?

Embark on the Krakow and Schindler’s List tour to traverse back in time to the World War II period. Retrace the steps of the film’s central characters, as you uncover genuine historic events and visit the enduring, silent witnesses to those events—the places themselves in Krakow’s Old Town and historic neighborhoods of Kazimierz and Podgorze. You’ll visit the famous Kazimierz courtyard. Walking down the bridge that the Jews used to get to the Ghetto will take you back in time to March 1941. Of course, you’ll visit the Schindler’s factory area.

In the process, you’ll find out which elements were artfully created for the sake of the film’s dramatic impact.

A private Schindler’s Factory tour is a separate tour and needs to be arranged in advance.


3 hrs


Walking Tour


*Schindler’s Factory

*Kazimierz and Podgorze

*Plaszow concentration camp