There’s no doubt that Steven Spielberg’s film (1993) on the story of Oskar Schindler and his employees helped the city of Kraków resonate internationally and made the Oskar Schindler Enamelled Goods Factory (to give it its full name) a staple tourist attraction. Re-opened in 2010 as a world-class museum, it casts the city in the main role of its permanent exhibition titled, ‘Kraków During Nazi Occupation 1939-1945.’ If you’re a history buff and interested in this particular episode of World War II, the museum is a must-visit.
Located in the district of Podgórze, the Factory is far from Kraków’s main tourist attractions in the Old Town and Kazimierz. The surrounding area, Zabłocie, has developed rapidly and construction seems never-ending with new housing complexes and repurposed industrial sites. With the Schindler’s Factory Museum at the epicentre of this revitalisation, it is easy to miss a lot of places you can enjoy during your visit. So here’s a list of places to keep in mind for when you plan your visit to the Museum.
Restaurants & Cafes
A restaurant-bar offering fresh salad bowls, pasta, sandwiches (including pastrami and porchetta), pizza and steaks. READ MORE ▶︎
A seemingly unlikely, but a strong candidate for Kraków’s best pizza. READ MORE ▶︎
Located almost next door, this warehouse space has been transformed into an oasis of good taste, ideal for getting your nose into their outstanding selection of wines from exclusively ecological vineyards. READ MORE ▶︎
A hip hangout perfect for breakfast (all-day brunch weekends; before 11:30 for big breakfast sets on weekdays). READ MORE ▶︎
Hipster bakery. FB ▶︎
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK)
An actual part of the old Factory, MOCAK Opened in 2011 and it does not disappoint. The building alone will impress with its avant-garde styling and ultra-modern layout. READ MORE ▶︎
Glass & Ceramics Centre
Legal Graffiti Park
Anything goes in this legal graffiti park, with three long walls for artists to do whatever they want. READ MORE ▶︎