History in Krakow

Kraków has a diverse and rich culture and is an essential destination for any student group studying modern history. 

Whether taking a walking tour of the Jewish Quarter, following the inspirational Schindler's Trail or taking the emotional and poignant journey to Auschwitz/Birkenau, Further and Higher Travel can arrange an unforgettable experience for your History students in this beautiful city.

Call our student travel experts today to discuss your requirements and we will arrange a fascinating and thought provoking range of study visits for all student trips to Krakow for History groups.

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Galicia Museum

The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to celebrate the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia, presenting Jewish history from a new perspective. This museum is a great centre for Holocaust and Jewish studies and offers a number of services including: Traces of Memory permanent exhibition The exhibition pieces together a picture of the relics of Jewish life and culture in Polish Galicia that can stil read more ...

Schindler Factory & Museum

The old enamelware factory, made famous by the film Schindler’s List, is located in Podgorze. You can view this from the outside as part of your guided tour, or go inside to view the brand new exhibition covering the story of the Jews in Nazi occupied Krakow.  

Meet a Concentration Camp Survivor or Member of the Righteous Among the Nations

The Galicia Museum offers a unique opportunity for students to meet and engage with somebody who experienced the Holocaust first hand and to fully understand what life was like at this time and their views today. We highly recommend this experience to you and it is quite simply something that you will remember forever.

Auschwitz / Birkenau Concentration Camps

Experience one of the most memorable places in modern European history. The Auschwitz-Birkenau museum comprises the two preserved camps of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II - Birkenau. The greyed photo of an old man, just off the train and being ushered to certain death by the SS soldier, is a searing image, among many in the museum. The visit includes a film showing the camp’s liberation, the flower-strewn Death Wall, the national memori read more ...

Guided Sightseeing tour of Krakow

We can arrange and half day guided coach or walking tour of the Old Town which will include some of Krakow’s most important sights, including the Old Town, The Jewish district Kasimierz, Wawel castle and Hill and St Mary’s Church. Contact our experts at FHT Group Tours today for the best possible prices for your next educational trip to Krakow.

Jewish Museum, Krakow

Housed in a renaissance synagogue in the Jewish quarter of Krakow this is a thought provoking museum containing a rich and diverse collection of artetefacts dedicated to the Jewish heritage. Tours are available upon request so contact our Krakow History and R.E study trips experts at FHT Group Tours today and we will help you enrich your next student history trip to Poland

Krakow History Museum

Established in 1899 Kraków’s superb History Museum, located just off Main Square, charts the trade, culture, politics and daily life of the city from 1257 until the end of the Second Republic in 1939. Contact our student travel experts at FHT Student Group Tours today for advice and we will gladly book this study visit as part of any school, college or university history group study trips to Krakow.

Schindler's Trail

Take your student group on a guided tour of Krakow, learning the history of the jewish quarter and visiting the site of the factory made famous by Oscar Schindler following his inspirational and daring rescue of over a thousand of his Jewish workforce. The tour starts at Zgody Square – former centre of Krakow Ghetto where the Jews were relocated from their historical area of Kazimierz. The Square was the departure poin read more ...

Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

The Renaissance Cloth Hall, built in the 1550’s,  is one of the most iconic sights in Poland and is the central feature of the main market square. During its golden age,  traffic came in from the East in the form of spices, silk, leather and wax - and Krakow itself exported textiles, lead and salt from the mines at Wieliczka. On the upper floor is the Sukiennice Museum which holds the largest permanent exhibit of 19th-centu read more ...

The Barbican

The Gothic style Barbican, built around 1498, is one of only three such fortified bastions still surviving in Europe, and probably the best preserved. Built to repel Turkish invasion, it was originally surrounded by a moat and linked to the city walls by a covered walkway that led through St. Florian's gate. It was used as a checkpoint for all who entered the city. Can be visited as part of a guided tour of the city, contact us for prices. read more ...

Wawel Castle

Serving as a royal residence and the site where the country's rulers governed Poland for five centuries between 1038 and 1596, The Royal Castle is a blend of Medieval, Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque styles. It has become viewed by many as a symbol of the independent Polish state and today contains a priceless collection of 16th-century Flemish tapestries, considered to be one of the largest in the world. Please contact FHT to book you read more ...

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An excellent visit for all groups coming to Krakow, the Wieliczka salt mine is only 8 miles south east of Krakow and is one of the oldest salt mines in Europe, having been in operation since around the 14th century. Your guided tour of the mine includes the museum, located in the oldest part of the mine and a visit to the galleries, chambers and chapels on the upper levels. All of these are located up to 300 feet below read more ...

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