Oskar Schindler’s Factory Tickets & Tours

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Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory

Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist and businessman who saved the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by giving them work in his factories. Today, Schindler’s Enamel Factory is a museum that showcases the wartime experiences in Krakow during World War II and is one of the most visited historical attractions in the city.

Step back into history as you explore the exhibitions at Schindler’s Factory, which include photographs, personal artifacts, documents, recorded testimonies, interactive exhibits, and recreations of original rooms. These provide a fully immersive experience of Krakow under Nazi occupation during the World War II years.

Read on to learn more about Schindler’s Factory tickets, opening hours, location, and other details to help you plan your visit. 

Know before you book your Schindler’s Factory tickets

  • Schindler’s Factory tickets need to be booked at least 4 days before your intended day of visit. It is one of the most visited historical attractions in Krakow, and the museum allows only a limited number of guests.
  • Due to the heavy and sombre subject matter of the museum, the recommended age for visitors is at least 14 years old.
  • Consider taking a guided tour of Schindler’s Factory to understand the significance and context of the events that it commemorates. A tour with an expert guide will give you deeper insights into life in Krakow during the Nazi occupation and Schindler’s actions in saving the lives of his Jewish employees.
  • If you are visiting the museum on a weekday, please keep in mind that it remains closed on the first Tuesday of every month. Make sure to check the updated timings of Schindler's Factory before planning your visit.

Which Schindler’s Factory ticket is best for you?

Skip-the-line ticket to the Schindler's Factory

If you are short on time

Go for: Skip-the-line tickets
Guide: Optional expert English, Spanish, or German-speaking guide 

  • Book Schindler's Factory skip-the-line tickets and gain direct access to the museum without having to stand in long ticket queues.
  • Consider upgrading your ticket to include the optional guided tour. You will get a comprehensive and insightful tour of the factory without missing out on any of the exhibits.

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If you want to explore in depth

Go for: Guided tours
Guide: Expert English, Spanish, French, or German-speaking guide

  • Take an in-depth journey into Krakow’s past with guided tours of Schindler's Factory, the Kazimierz Jewish Quarter, and the Former Jewish Ghetto. 
  • On Schindler’s Factory tours, an expert guide will share interesting historical facts and insights into the wartime life of Jews in Krakow between 1939 and 1945.

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Schindler's Factory Tours Combo

If you want to explore beyond

Go for: Combo tickets
Guide: Expert English, French, or German-speaking guide 

  • Extend your exploration of Krakow beyond Schindler’s Factory and visit other important historical sites like the Wieliczka Salt Mine with budget-friendly combo tickets.
  • These tickets include guided tours of both attractions, where an expert guide will accompany you and share interesting details and insights about the historical significance of each site. 

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What to see on your Schindler’s Factory tour

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How do I skip the lines at Schindler's Factory?

Your Schindler's Factory tickets come with skip-the-line access, allowing you to bypass the long waiting lines. You should also consider visiting during the early hours, when the crowds are lesser.

Does my skip-the-line Schindler's Factory ticket include guided tours?

Yes, skip-the-line tickets come with Schindler’s Factory tours. A guided tour is the most efficient way of exploring the museum as you get to know all the historical details about the famous factory with the help of an expert guide.

What can I access with my skip-the-line Schindler's Factory tickets?

Your skip-the-line tickets give you access to guided Schindler’s Factory tours as well.

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  • Schindler's Factory is wheelchair accessible.
  • The factory is also pram/stroller accessible.
  • There are elevators in Schindler's Museum for easy accessibility to all the floors.
  • Visitors can use the elevators that also include braille buttons for people with disability.
Restrooms at Schindler’s Factory

Restrooms: Restrooms are located inside the museum. There is also a restroom for disabled visitors located on the ground floor of the museum adjacent to the cash desk.

Elevator: Visitors can use the elevator that also includes braille buttons for people with disability.

Shop: Visitors can buy books, games, and other gifts from the museum online or offline store.

  • It is forbidden to bring any kind of weapons, explosives, or dangerous materials inside the museum.
  • Visitors need to keep their umbrellas, backpacks, or large luggage that have a capacity greater than 30 liters at home/hotel.
  • Only people with disabilities are allowed to bring assistance dogs to the museum.
  • Once you leave the exhibition area after completing the Schindler’s Factory tour, you cannot re-enter.
  • Inside the museum, visitors cannot eat, drink, smoke, vape, or make phone calls.
  • Do not enter the museum intoxicated or under the influence of drugs as you will be escorted out of the area.
  • Parents must take care of their children as they will be responsible for any damage caused by the kids.
  • Filming and flash photography are not allowed inside the museum.
polish food

Emalia Zabłocie: A 3-minute walk from Schindler's Factory, this industrial-style restaurant serves global cuisines.

ORZO Kraków: A 2-minute walk from Schindler's Factory, this restaurant serves Polish and European cuisines.

Restauracja Paleo: 1-minute walk from Schindler's Factory, this is a gluten-free restaurant.

hotel

Budget Hotels: Krakow B&B - Bed&Breakfast, Restauracja Delecta

Mid-Range Hotels: Metropolitan Boutique Hotel, Qubus Hotel Kraków

Luxury Hotels: Queen Boutique Hotel, PURO Kraków Kazimierz

Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Oskar Schindler's villa: Located around the corner from Schindler’s Factory, the villa of Oskar Schindler is where he lived between 1939 and 1944.
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine: Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the world's oldest continually operating mines. It has been excavated since the 13th century. It's now an official Polish Historic Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Wavel Castle: Wawel Royal Castle once served as Poland's political and cultural center throughout the 16th century and is a powerful emblem of national identity. It is currently a museum with five different sections.

Beyond Schindler’s Factory

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Descend into the subterranean world of Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at intricate salt carvings, vast chambers, and underground lakes showcasing centuries of mining history.

Kazimierz

Kazimierz

Explore Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Krakow. Wander through cobblestone streets lined with synagogues, visit vibrant markets, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of this district.

Former Jewish Ghetto

Former Jewish Ghetto

Delve into the haunting history of the former Jewish ghetto, where poignant memorials and remnants of the past stand as witnesses to the struggles and resilience of a community.

Frequently asked questions about Schindler’s Factory tickets

What is Schindler’s Factory?

Schindler’s Factory was an enamelware factory in Krakow, Poland, owned by German industrialist Oskar Schindler in the 1940s. Today, it is a museum that commemorates Schindler’s bravery in saving the lives of 1,200 Jewish employees during World War II. It also showcases artefacts and depicts life in wartime Krakow.

What are the Schindler’s Factory opening hours?

Schindler’s Factory is open from 10am to 2pm on Mondays, from 9am to 7pm from Tuesday to Thursday, and from 9am to 8pm from Friday to Sunday.

Where is Schindler’s Factory located?

Schindler’s Factory is located in Krakow, Poland. The official address is Lipowa 4, 30-702 Kraków, Poland.

Are skip-the-line tickets available for Schindler’s Factory?

Yes, you can book skip-the-line tickets to Schindler’s Factory. You can also enjoy priority access with combo tickets, such as the Skip-the-Line Combo: Wieliczka Salt Mine + Schindler's Factory.

How long do Schindler’s Factory tours last?

It takes about 3 hours to complete a Schindler’s Factory tour.

What is the best time to go on a Schindler’s Factory tour?

If you wish to avoid crowds, the best time to visit Schindler’s Factory is on weekdays during the morning.

What are some of the must-see exhibits on Schindler’s Factory tours?

Schindler’s Factory houses many artefacts from wartime Krakow, which give visitors a glimpse of the stark reality of life under Nazi occupation. Among these are Oskar Schindler’s desk, a 1939 railway station waiting room, a vintage tram, and several photographs, personal testimonies, and archived video footage from the 1940s.

Is Schindler’s Factory accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, Schindler’s Factory is wheelchair accessible. People with mobility issues and wheelchair users can use elevators to access the different floors. The elevators are also equipped with braille buttons for users who are blind or have visual impairments. The museum is also accessible for prams and strollers.

Is photography allowed inside Schindler’s Factory?

Yes, visitors can take photographs inside Schindler’s Factory. However, flash photography and video filming are not permitted.