A lot of people come to Krakow every year. However, more and more often it happens that many people do not know what to really visit in a given capital of Poland. So what should we pay the most attention to? What is very important, and what are the main monuments in Krakow?
Popular Schindler’s factory
The Schindler’s factory is located in Krakow and today is considered one of the city’s most attractive tourist destinations. However, it was not popular because of its story, but rather a Hollywood movie directed by Steven Spielberg, „Schindler’s List”, which was shot in 1993. Were it not for this fact, the factory would certainly be known only to the residents of Krakow and lovers of knowledge about World War II.
The factory is located in the Podgórze district of Kraków. It was founded in 1937 by three Jews engaged in industry. During the outbreak of World War II, the production plant suffered a financial defeat and fell into the hands of the German entrepreneur Oskar Schindler, thanks to which the German Enamel Product Factory was created. Initially, Poles were employed for production, but after the creation of the ghetto in Kraków, large numbers of Jews began to be employed, who were saved from being sent to camps.
We can definitely find many interesting sights in Krakow. However, we should not limit ourselves to visiting only places located in the center of Krakow. For example, the schindler’s factory tour is located in another district, but it is a site worth visiting.