Stunning, authentic, and achingly linked to the past, Krakow is a city that defies expectations; today, it is also at the heart of Poland’s effort to reclaim its Jewish heritage. Nowhere else in Europe does one feel the term ‘Jewish Renaissance’ come alive and debated as hotly as in Kazimierz, the former Jewish quarter of Krakow. There are Jewish bookstores and ‘Jewish-style’ restaurants here, and you may experience a Jewish cultural festival, film festival, or special exhibitions taking place throughout most of the year.
You will see and enter the famous old Remuh Synagogue, built in 1553, and still in use today. Behind the synagogue you will visit the old Jewish cemetery, where Jews from the around world travel to see the grave of Rabbi Moses Isserles. You will also visit the Old Synagogue, the Galicia Jewish Museum, and the 19th century progressive Temple Synagogue, which has been lovingly restored.
If the time frme allows we are happy to include city highlights such as the Wawel Castle and Cathedral, Grodzka St. to the largest medieval market square in Europe, the Gothic Cloth, and the Jagiellonian University with its current Jewish Studies program.
During a longer stay in Krakow we can offer you a guided visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp Memorial Site.
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