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Gestapo Headquarters

ul. Pomorska 2, Krakow 30-039, Poland
+48 12 633 14 14
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
ul. Pomorska 2, Krakow 30-039, Poland
+48 12 633 14 14
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a little off the beaten track, but worth an hour or so to visit. About a 15 min walk from the old town, but straight forward. The entrance is a bit confusing when you get there, even though there is a memorial...More

Thank joseph m
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is haunting to visit the cells where people were kept by the Gestapo. The messages that people etched into the walls of the cells are a somber reminder of the past. This place is part of the Historical Museum at Pomorska Street 2. That...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here on 10th June 2017. It was a little difficult to find at first but worth the walk from the old town (about 20 mins). The museum, although small, is very interesting and somewhat sobering. Only 7 zloty to enter and you could...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place although quite small was very moving the stories in one of the rooms were heartbreaking. The cells themselves were very daunting. would recommend a visit.

Thank jean1952f1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum comes part of a trio of museums on 1 ticket (if you opt for the memory lane package) along with Schindlers factory and the Eagle pharmacy. This was a building taken by the Gestapo as their headquarters in occupied Krakow. Prisoners were brought...More

Thank peteeechan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in WWII history & how the unfortunate Polish people suffered during it then this should be on your 'must see' list! The museum is housed at the site of the original Gestapo Headquarters on Pomorska St & is about a 15...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The museum is very informative about the murderous activities of the nazis . It also highlights the effects of the soviet occupation too. The cells, with prisoners' inscriptions are very affecting and desperately tragic. It is worth visiting but is about 15 minutes walk from...More

Thank CFLiv
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Great museum that's worth a visit. Plan to spend about 90 minutes here, as others say it is on the small side but please don't let that put you off. The museum itself is very informative with lots to read and see. The cells are...More

Thank MavesWife
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This building could have so much more if it hadn't been turned into a hostel. What is there gave you an insight into the atrocities during the was with the German's and afterwards with the Russian's. It was a shame the cells were closed for...More

Thank AndyCorns
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Visited after getting a ticket deal for this plus Oskar Schindler's factory and the pharmacy under the Eagle. It is a little walk away - about 20 mins from the main square but easy to find and worth the visit. Small museum and part of...More

Thank KirstyJF
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Cat C
Houch is entry and where can I prebook a ticket?
2 July 2016|
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Response from Vpmatt | Reviewed this property |
Don't remember exactly but it was cheap, only a couple of bucks. No need to pre book as there was hardly anyone there. Not a well known museum it seems.
Can I get there by public transport?
24 September 2015|
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Response from singhasam | Reviewed this property |
Hi Iaindav, Yes, you can get there by public transport using trams which regularly run along Karmelicka Street. If you are setting out from the main square in the Old Town then go down Szewska and into Karmelicka where you... More
Rhona S
Hello, are you open on Saturday? Kind regards Rhona
8 April 2015|
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Response from WiganFireblade | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are!