Kazmierz The Former Jewish District

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Kazmierz The Former Jewish District

Kazmierz The Former Jewish District
4.5
Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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Sizable Jewish population of Krakow moved to this district at the end of the fifteenth century, which served as the main cultural center of the Polish Jewry for centuries.
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK7,448 contributions
Very interesting area
Sep 2021
This is a very pretty area of the city and not too far to walk from the Old City. It has a tragic history and there are lots of monuments and information boards detailing the events of the 1940's and later that caused the Jewish population to plummet so dramatically. I walked around one evening to take some photos and it was quiet and felt safe although it is more run down and has graffiti and litter that you don't see in the Old City. Lots of nice cafes too!
Written September 22, 2021
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Tamirav
Amikam, Israel34 contributions
A must
Sep 2021 • Family
We did a tour with an electric car and a guide that had a lot of knowledge about the Jewish district and the Jewish getto. And I really recommend you to do that because you get to se and learn a lot in a very short time.
And you must it the Hummus at the Hummus restaurant!!
Written September 15, 2021
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jj oneill
5 contributions
old part but beautiful
May 2021
Very beautiful and old part of the city. You can try some specialities in the restaurants. Very friendly and helpfull people and lots of them speak English. A nice mix of population
Written August 6, 2021
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Ted
Miami Beach, FL201 contributions
The life of new Krakow is in Kazimierz
Jul 2021
Tourist Krakow is the Old Town and the Castle. Hipster Krakow is the old Jewish District of Kazimierz. Brimming with life, small out of the way restaurants and cafes, this is where Krakow thrives. Surrounded by the Jewish history of the district, with temples, museums and community centers, the young and the intellectual and artistic elite gravitate here. Walking around the narrow winding streets is always an adventure.
Written July 7, 2021
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Ewa M
Wroclaw, Poland6 contributions
The piece of an excellent history
Jun 2021
Everytime I'm here, I've got the feeling I visit the piece of amazing history. It has excellent vibes, you can find here many quite nice restaurants... I higly recommend this place.
Written June 6, 2021
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Marcin Sxox
Avsallar, Turkey9 contributions
Afternoon walk.
May 2021 • Couples
Many bars and restaurants.
Good atmosper and vibes.
Old Jewush district.
Everyone will find something for himself.
Written May 22, 2021
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,606 contributions
Testament of Polish Jewry
Oct 2020
Just 1 km away from the main square in the old town of Krakow, you enter Kazimierz. Founded by Polish king Casimir during the mid 1300s it used to be a separate town that eventually merged with Krakow.

While Jewish people during the 1930s used to live in all parts of Krakow, there used to be a large concentration of them in the northeastern part of Kazimierz. Moreover, most historic sites of Krakow's jewry are in Kazimierz. It is hard to comprehend that during Nazi occupation most of Krakow's jews -between 50 and 60,000 in number- were brutally murdered. Just imagine a quarter of a town's population is slaughtered on grounds of racial inferiority! A horrific history.

Nowadays Kazimierz is a pleasant neighborhood with lots of options for dinner and entertainment. Many buildings have been restored, though some still look derelict. I was told because ownership issues have not yet been resolved. Some former residents' families have property rights that during communist times were denied, but now have been restored by the Polish government. Very few holocaust survivors have returned to Kazimierz. It is now a predominantly Polish neighborhood with some historic sites like synagogues still intact and worth visiting.
Written January 16, 2021
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Greg S
Adelaide, Australia1,227 contributions
I have walked around here reconstructing the ghetto
Nov 2020 • Solo
Some streets still remain, plaques at points of interest are present also to assist people in remembering and paying tribute to the horrors that occurred here.
Written November 28, 2020
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letsdrinkwine
Cambridge, UK133 contributions
Must see
Aug 2020
What one can say - it is a really interesting district with extremely rich history. Highly recommend hiring a guide to understand it more, although it's also nice to get lost amid the alleys, and just pop in to one or another of the many nice bistros, cafes, and shops.
Written November 5, 2020
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lillukkainen
Raahe26 contributions
Fascinating place
Oct 2020 • Couples
Lively yet peaceful area where there is always something interesting to see behind every corner. Felt like time had stopped there even though the area was full of life. Great pubs and restaurants and nice little shops.
Written October 24, 2020
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