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World War II in Kraków - Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on July 05, 2017

Walkative was established in 2007 by a group of young enthusiasts who also happened to be licensed tour guides. Today, we operate in 20 cities in countries across all of Europe and beyond, including France, Germany, Poland, Italy, Ukraine and Israel. We have already guided more than 3 million tourists, with more than 350 000 in 2023 only! Despite this growth, we stay true to our values: be local and present the history of our cities in a professional, yet entertaining way, accessible for everybody, regardless their budget. We provide service not only in big, well established places like Berlin, Paris or Krakow, but also smaller, less known, yet no less fascinating locations, like Nice, Toruń or Lublin. We cooperate with highly trained, professional guides providing both engaging tip-based and regular fixed-price tours. And most importantly - we know our cities by heart! Join us and stay Walkative!

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

Tour description

Despite undeniable charm of Kraków, the city still bears scars of the horrors of the Second World War. Traces of the German occupation still remain on the walls and streets of the city, but most of all they remain in the memories of our parents and grandparents, still haunting some of them at night.

World War II was a moment of the greatest trials and tribulations, a time that awoke the best in some and the worst in others. This was a time of courage and sacrifice, fear and treason. It was a moment in history when even the smallest decision could bear grave consequences.

Walk with us through the streets of Kraków, hear about the most brutal officers of the Nazi machine, and learn about the deadly tools they used to repress their victims. Hear about ordinary people facing the Nazi regime and rising up to become silent heroes. Let us surprise you with the most spectacular resistance actions taken by individuals and organised groups. Confront some of the most difficult decisions people had to make and try to answer: what would you do? Some of these questions remain valid even today, as they touch the very core of human nature.
We guarantee you will never see the city the same way after hearing these stories.

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  • Meeting point:
    Grodzka 64, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
    Grodzka 64, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
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    You will meet us at the Katyń Cross at the end of Grodzka Street with a view of the Wawel Castle. Look for the yellow umbrella.

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

28 ratings
4.9
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4.92
Fun
4.54
Expression
4.92
Quality
4.88
Route
4.72
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Calum 27 Nov 2023
Dalbeattie

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
We found our walking guide, Matthew to be very friendly and welcoming. The tour was very interesting, he informed us of many historical facts about the surrounding area, and buildings and their residents during world war 2 , which we would otherwise have walked past without realising their significance.
Sydney 26 Nov 2023
Dreis

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Absolutely awesome tour of Krakow from the perspective of WWII. Big Tom is incredibly knowledgeable, so smart. We were didn't want our interactive, totally engaging walking tour/university-level lecture through the city to end. He had our attention the entire time, with gripping stories and valuable lessons. You gotta do this tour!
Tomaz 29 Oct 2023
Novo mesto

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Best Guru guy that you can get🤗 Top top top
Alon 06 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
מעשיר מאוד, משלים את כל התמונה יחד עם מוזיאון שינדלר ושווה לשלב בין השניים
Stephen 10 Sep 2023
Liverpool

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
He knew his subject so well.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
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 does not require 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.
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