In 1940, the Nazis set up in the heart of Warsaw the Ghetto. On the area of four sq. km. they herded over 460,000 of Jews from Warsaw and its environs, in horrible conditions. 100,000 people died here because of exhaustion, hunger and diseases. Over 300,000 were deported in cattle carriages to the extermination camp in Treblinka. Nobody returned. In 1943, following Nazis attempts to liquidate the ghetto completely, an uprising broke out. As an act of revenge, Nazis razed the territory of the Warsaw ghetto to the ground. Within just three years, the Jewish Warsaw ceased to exist.
The topic of the three-hour tour is the history of the setting-up and liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto. On this trail of the almost completely perished city you will explore the northern part of ghetto, so called Small Ghetto. During the tour you will see real places and hear authentic stories. You will visit the only synagogue surviving the World War II, still in operation. You will explore original fragments of the ghetto walls and the last preserved street of the ghetto. You will find out about the location of the footbridge over Chłodna Street and of a sewer manhole where a few dozen insurgents, among them Marek Edelman, one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising managed to get out of the ghetto. You will also discover places connected with the great composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the main hero of the "The Pianist" by Roman Polanski, Janusz Korczak - the paediatrician and author of fables and Adam Czerniaków - the head of the Warsaw Ghetto Judenrat. You will also discover why Etgar Keret’s artistic installation was built near the footbridge over Chłodna Street. Although the ghetto itself long ago ceased to exist, it is worthwhile to know its history.
- The Nożyk Synagogue
- The only surviving street of the ghetto
- The Janusz Korczak Orphanage
- The Former Children’s Hospital
- The remains of Ghetto Wall
- The Entry Gate to the Ghetto
- The Footbridge over Chłodna Street
- The ‘Under the Clock’ Tenement House
- The artistic installation ‘Keret House’
- The Warsaw Ghetto Boundary Markers
Duration: 3 hours
Start time: 10.00 am, 2.00 pm, 5.00 pm
Venue: your hotel
Price: 1 - 25 pax
|Number of persons||1 pax||2 pax||3 pax||4 pax||5-10 pax||11-25 pax|
|Price per 1 person in PLN||380 PLN||192 PLN||128 PLN||112 PLN||72 PLN||36 PLN|
|Price per 1 person in EUR||95 EUR||48 EUR||32 EUR||28 EUR||18 EUR||9 EUR|
|Included||hotel pick-up & drop off, licensed tour guide services,headsets (for groups of 10 pax), taxes|
|Not included||entrance and/or public transport tickets, lunch|
|Type of tour||walking tour, sightseeing with entrance to sites|
For groups of more than 25 pax the price will be set individually. To get a quote please send a request
Methods of payments: we accept payments with cash, bank transfers and credit cards: EC-Cards, Visa, MasterCard, American Express
- The order of the sightseeing may change depending on the location of your hotel.
- On Fridays evening und Saturdays the tour is offered without entrance to the Synagogue and to the Jewish Cemetery.
- During this tour we do not offer a guided tour of the POLIN Museum. We recommend to explore the core exhibition with audio guides, which are available in English and other languages as well. It is a good idea to earmark at least 2.5 hours to visit the core exhibition. Please plan your visit considering the opening hours of the POLIN Museum:
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (the last entrance: 4:00 pm)
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (the last entrance: 6:00 pm)
Museum is closed on: April 12., June 20., October 9., November 1, December 24., 25., 31.
We also recommend:
- other Warsaw tours: Jewish Warsaw, the Warsaw Ghetto, the Faces of Warsaw, Chopin’s Warsaw
- Half-a-day tour to Treblinka concentration camp
- The Article about the POLIN Museum
- A virtual tour of the POLIN Museum
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