Jewish Warsaw

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Short Description
A tour of the former, completely destroyed Warsaw Ghetto in Muranów district. We will answer questions about where Jews came from in Poland, how Warsaw became one of the largest centres of Jewish life in the world and how this Jewish world came to an end.
Total time
2h 30min
Language
English, Spanish, German, Polish (check the booking calendar for availability)
Price
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
All Saints Church, address: Plac Grzybowski 3/5. Look for the guide with yellow umbrella.Go to map
Ending point
POLIN Museum
Additional info
♿️❗️The tour can be completed by people with reduced mobility with the assistance of a second person - there are several crossings on the route with a few steps.
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About

Before the Second World War, Warsaw was the second-largest Jewish city in the world. The only place with a larger Jewish community was… New York! 


For centuries, Jews played an active role in the city’s life during good times and bad. In the 19th century, Jews joined other Varsovians in their struggles against occupying powers and participated in Polish uprisings. During the Interwar Period, Jewish Warsaw flourished. Hundreds of artists, actors, writers, and journalists called the city home. Its cultural life was incomparable to any other time and place in history.


Learning about the pre-war diversity and richness of Jewish Warsaw helps us understand the scale of the destruction that took place during the Holocaust. But, alongside stories of persecution and death, there are stories of the resilience and unimaginable bravery of those who fought without hope. 


The wounds and scars of the Second World War and Holocaust will never heal. But the story of Jewish Warsaw is not only the story of the past, but also the story of today: the young, diverse and energetic Jewish community that optimistically looks to the future. 


To discover all of this, just come and join us and be ready for an emotional journey through history!


During this 2,5 hour tour you will see:



  • Grzybowski Square and Próżna Street – one of very few areas in Warsaw that survived the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto

  • Nożyk Synagogue – the only surviving pre-war Warsaw synagogue

  • Waliców street – once the ghetto border

  • Chłodna Street – monument commemorating the footbridge once connecting parts of the Warsaw ghetto

  • the courts on former Leszno street – the point of contact between the ghetto and the so-called Aryan side, allowing meetings of friends and families, smuggling and escapes

  • Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the 1948 Monument to the Ghetto Heroes

  • and much more!


The last stop is near the POLIN Museum.


Meeting Point
All Saints Church, address: Plac Grzybowski 3/5. Look for the guide with yellow umbrella.

BOOKING RULES
Booking is obligatory. Our pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. We don’t accept parties of more than 7 people on them - guides have the right to deny participation to them. If you travel in a party of 8 or more (school groups, bigger groups of friends etc.), please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. Please be informed that groups larger than 7 people (even if 2 or more smaller bookings were made!) that did not make a prepaid booking will not be allowed on the tour.


BOOKING RULES
Walkative! free tours are designed for individual travelers. In the best interest of our visitors, we aim to keep our free tours relatively small (up to ~35 people in one group). Hence, we cannot accept parties of 8 or more people on our regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a Private Tour or select an option with a fee of 8 Eur per person. For more information please contact us.

Great guide

Rated 4.0 out of 5
1 week ago

Lukasz was great! The tour was long and informative. He was easy to understand, enjoyable, and did a great job painting a picture of what Jewish life was like in the Ghetto.

Stevie

Amazing tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 month ago

Pedro was our guide and he was amazing. Fully prepared with images, information and maps that helped visualize and understand better what happened during the war. It was basically a history lesson that was more than we expected. Thank you very much Pedro!

We 100% recommend it

Nicolás

Great History Lesson

Rated 5.0 out of 5
4 months ago

This 2 1/2 hour tour was one of the best tours we took in Warsaw. Our guide Andrzej was extremely knowledgeable, gave us detailed information and had a great sense of humor. His English was excellent and he was very easy to hear and understand. The tour started by All Saints Church and took in the Jewish Synagogue and the Jewish quarter before ending near the Jewish museum.

We loved the tour and would recommend him to everybody with interest in the history of Warsaw and/or the WW2.

Samantha Nicolaides

Nueva visión sobre la historia judía en Varsovia

Rated 5.0 out of 5
7 months ago

Ana es una guía maravillosa, se nota todos sus conocimientos y lo bien que lo trasmite. Nos ha hecho ver la historia de la comunidad judía mucho más haya de lo que algunas películas y libros nos han hecho creer.

Estitxu

Nothing to show

Rated 2.0 out of 5
7 months ago

While the history of Jews in Warsaw is huge, there is almost nothing to show in the tour.

There is a long-long walk in a modern Warsaw, with something lime 2-3 sites to see. Just normal streets. The ghetto was destroyed during the war, so nothing left.

You will not learn anything from this walk.

Even the few ruins left are not really shown during the tour. Not recommended.

M.


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