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Jewish Warsaw

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Basic Information
English, Spanish, German, Polish (check the booking calendar for availability)
Total time
2h 30min
Meeting point
All Saints Church, address: Plac Grzybowski 3/5. Look for the guide with yellow umbrella.
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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.

Additional Important Information

– professional local guide

Ticket Message
  • Look for a guide with a yellow umbrella or Walkative! sign.
  • Meeting point: All Saints Church, address: Plac Grzybowski 3/5.
  • Start time: Participants are expected to show up 5 min before the start time.
  • Language: English
  • There is no need to print your booking confirmation.

Thank you for choosing Walkative! If you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact us. 

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

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. For more information on the latter, please contact us.

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.


Rated 5 out of 5
1 month ago


The tour is really informative. Luke told us bout the history of the Jewish people in Poland. If you are interested in history, this tour will definitely help you learn more about history. Be prepared for yourself to walk quite a lot! Please wear comfortable shoes


Very Interesting Tour

Rated 4 out of 5
1 month ago

Tomasz is a very knowledgable and passionate guide. It was quite a long tour, around 3 hours. So wear comfortable shoes & clothes as per the weather and bring something to eat & drink. The tour ends at the Polin museum – so you can continue the exploration of the Jewish history there after the tour! Basically you can spend one full day in Warsaw just with the Jewish history as it is more than 1000 years old!


A Walk of Extreme Interest

Rated 5 out of 5
2 months ago

Macks ( Max)

Lead an informative tour with well paced conversation. Participants could enquire freely. Although the snowflakes fell, that could not disrupt the observations and realisations of a sad past .

Grahame Welsh

Great insight about Jewish story.

Rated 5 out of 5
6 months ago

Ana was a wonderful guide, showing us the secret hidden places which are full of story. The stories around the streets and people who lived there, invite you to thing about what happened.

Eddy Lopez.


Rated 5 out of 5
6 months ago

Me ha gustado mucho el guía.


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