History School Trips to Krakow
Our all-encompassing History school trip to Krakow offers an alternative aspect to the way Poland has overcome such adversity to become a thriving country. Encourage your group to discover why Krakow lost its status as the capital of Poland and then spent the majority of the nineteenth century under Austrian control until 1918. Pay tragic tribute to the 55,000 Jews who were sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp when Krakow succumbed to Nazi Germany. You can also include a Guild of Battlefield Guide to your tour to link and provide insight on the excursions relevant to World War II. The unsettled past of Krakow provides an ideal platform for your history students to understand the evolution of Poland with this History school trip.
KEY TOPIC: Persecution of the Jewish people under the Nazis (The Final Solution)
Main Case Study Opportunities
KEY TOPIC: Response to Nazi Rule (collaborators)
- Schindler’s Factory
KEY TOPIC: Jewish Culture and Heritage before and during the Nazi Occupation of Poland
- Jewish Museum
Suggested GCSE links
*Based on GCSE History taught from September 2016 onwards
AQA GCSE History (8145)
1B. Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy and Dictatorship
- Part three: The experiences of Germans under the Nazis
Conflict and Tension 1918 – 1939
- Part three: The origins and outbreak of the Second World War
OCR History A (Explaining the modern world)
Germany 1925-1955: People and the State (J410/02)
- Nazi Germany and its people 1933-39
- War and its Legacy 1939-1955
OCR History B (Schools History Project)
Living Under Nazi Rule 1933-1945
- Control and Opposition 1933-1945
- Changing Lives 1933-1939
Pearson (EDEXCEL) GCSE (9-1) History (1HI0)
Option 31: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939
- Key Topic 3: Nazi Control and Dictatorship
- Key Topic 4: Life in Nazi Germany
1G. Germany in Transition 1919-1939
- Nazi economic, social and racial policy
- Terror and Persuasion
- Hitler’s Foreign Policy
2B. Development of Germany 1919-1991
- Life under the Nazis
- Life During the Second World War
- Great location
- Well presented and welcoming
Don?t let the socialist realism-styled facade fool you, inside is a fully modernised facility that welcomes all those who stay there.
Location: You cannot get any more central than Wyspianski hotel; moments away from public transport links, city sights and local green spaces.
Facilities: The hotel has conference halls, 24-hour security, a mini-market, currency exchange and free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation: Single and twin rooms available to staff, twin and triple rooms available to students. All rooms are en-suite and have satellite TV.
Meals: In-house restaurant with all meal options available.
- Centrally located hotel
- Comfortable rooms with friendly service
The Hotel Batory in Krakow is an established, modern and family run hotel. Conveniently located in the city centre and down a quiet street, the hotel is near to the city's Old Town; an area of great historical importance during WW2.
Location: A central hotel close to Krakow central station and within walking distance of plenty of local sights including St Mary's Basilica and Schindler's Factory.
Facilities: Facilities include hireable conference rooms, a dining area and garden where guests can enjoy their breakfast outside in the summer.
Accommodation: Single and twin rooms are available to staff and 4-6 bedrooms are available to students. All rooms have en-suite facilities and satellite TV's.
Meals: The hotel offers a delicious continental buffet breakfast. Other meals can be arranged upon request.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
Subject Specific Excursions
Kazimierz was the historical centre of Krakow’s Jewish religious and social life and was incorporated into Krakow in the 18th century. The tour takes you to the most important monuments in this area including the Old Synagogue, the Remuh Synagogue and Remuh Cemetery.
A truly emotive and thought-provoking visit, serving as a poignant reminder of the horrors of Hitler’s tyranny.
Discover how the city of Krakow was under occupation during the Second World War.
Wieliczka Salt Mine
A visit to this incredible UNESCO World Heritage site is one your students will never forget. Discover the wonders of this centuries old mine, including an underground cathedral carved out of the rock! This is one of Poland's most popular attractions and of great historic and cultural importance.
Housed in a renaissance synagogue this museum is a rich collection of Judaica dedicated to Jewish heritage and is one of the best in Central Europe. Your group can meet a Holocaust/Righteous Among the Nation recipient, a unique experience for students.
Other Krakow Excursions
There's so much to discover in Krakow and the surrounding area. View our more unusual attractions here.
Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!
Our trip to Krakow was excellent – well organised and hugely beneficial to the students. Equity were extremely reliable and supportive throughout the whole process – quick to respond to emails and provide any additional information we needed. Highly recommendable.
Hinchley Wood School, WW2 / Battlefields to Krakow
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