World War II Tour - Visit Key Sites During the German Occupation

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: David
Registered on May 25, 2021

Hola! my name is David, and I'm originally from the Canary Islands - but embracing the idea of being a citizen of the world. I've been living in beautiful Krakow for the past six years, getting involved with locals, travelling across the country and discovering unusual spots to take my guests for a unique touring experience. I'm passionate when it comes to revealing to people what Krakow has to offer. From ancient pagan places, old churches & fortified monasteries to melancholic quarters showing a turbulent past or trendy & local restaurants. Join me and experience a historic city that has established its identity from adversity. Welcome to Krakow!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Explore with us some of the most controversial corners of the city and take a trip back in time, specifically from September 1, 1939. Live firsthand some crucial moments of the German occupation, and hear about the officers of the Nazi machinery judged in Poland.

We will enter the time of the 20s and 30s in Germany to discover the reasons that led to the war. We will learn about the concept of "Blitzkrieg" and the use of synthetic drugs in the German army.

Hear about the role of Hans Frank within the General Government and the paintings stolen by the German army.

In the 2 hours and 15 minutes that our tour takes, you will have the opportunity to experience:

1- Presentation: causes of the conflict from the First World War and the figure of Adolf Hitler in the political and social context of the time

2- Gdansk: the Second World War begins Operation "September Campaign" - causes and additional data. - Photographs

3- Germanization process of the Polish nation and data on the BLITZKRIEG war system "Lightning War"

4. Drugs in Nazi Germany

5- Courts - Nazi trial in Poland - photographs -

6- Hans Frank and his role during the war - context and cases of paintings stolen by the Germans in Poland

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  • Meeting point:
    Sienna 2a, 31-041 Kraków, Poland
    Sienna 2a, 31-041 Kraków, Poland

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Ana ... 14 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
No le damos más estrellas a David porque no las hay!! El mejor tour de nuestro viaje a Cracovia. 100% recomendable. Muchas gracias, David! :)
Dilon 09 Mar 2023
Salt Lake City

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
David was great. I learned so much. He is full of information. If you are in Krakow, Poland. Take a tour with him. You will not regret it.
Marco 07 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
David's tour of the German occupation of Poland during World War II is a must-see. He is a knowledgeable and passionate guide who provides valuable insights, taking you to the most controversial corners of the city. You'll gain a deeper understanding of this significant historical event, making it an engaging and educational experience. Highly recommended.
David 04 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
A beautiful day for a tour. David met us at Zara and we didn’t have to go far for the information to begin. There is so much history in Krakow that covering the Nazi era overlaps so many other things. Overall, we had a great time on the tour and enjoyed the few beers with David afterwards.
Sergio 03 Mar 2023
Montornès del Vallès

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
David me hizo muy ameno todo el tour. Se nota que controla la materia, ya que, a pesar de ser un gran aficionado a la historia y a la II GM, me dió detalles para mí desconocidos. Muy recomendable para llegar a entender la evolución y la actual situación de Polonia en general y Cracovia en particular.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.