With its long, rich and diverse cultural heritage, the city of Krakow once capital of Poland, is an essential destination for student groups studying modern history.

Whether you are exploring Kazimerz, Krakow's Jewish Quarter, following the inspirational Schindler's Trail around the city or making the emotional and highly poignant journey to Auschwitz, the learning opportunities for History students are almost limitless.

With a range of visits including: the Galicia Museum, which offers a chance to meet either a Holocaust Survivor or a Member of the Righteous Among the Nations; and fully-guided tour of the Auschwitz - Birkenau Memorial Museum, students are given an in depth insight into the real-life experiences and stories of those who lived through these times. 

Meeting exam board specifications

All content is mapped against the major English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland examination specifications.

For 16 to 18 year old students of:

Why not visit Krakow for your next History student trip, or take a look below for more inspiration.

Study Themes

Sample itinerary

Day 1


Daytime flight and transfer to your accommodation.


Time permitting take a guided tour of Kazimierz (the Jewish District), Podgorze (Wartime Ghetto) and the exterior of the Schindler Factory.


Evening meal at hotel.

Day 2


Full day visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau including a guided tour.


Evening meal at your hotel.

Day 3


Time permitting visit the Galicia Museum to meet with a Concentration Camp Survivor.


Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

Curricular Links

AQA A Level

  • Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918-1945

Edexcel A Level

  • Germany and West Germany, 1918–89

OCR A Level

  • Non British Period Study: Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919–1963



  • European and world: Part D Germany 1815-1939

Advanced Higher

  • Germany: from democracy to dictatorship, 1918–39


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