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Gestapo Headquarters

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Address: ul. Pomorska 2, Krakow 30-039, Poland
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+48 12 633 14 14
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Out of the way but interesting

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Heywood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 viewing

Thank AndyCorns
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 it was not open when we visited but what we saw was good. Included some... More 

Thank KirstyJF
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This follows the history of the Gestapo in Krakow and then goes onto talk a little about the Soviets. It focuses on informants, victims and Gestapo personnel as well as offers an insight into some torture methods as well as having the remains of a number of cells. It is a short walk from the old town no more than... More 

1 Thank Naka2411
Burnley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Came across this Museum after picking up a Free Walking Tour leaflet. We decided to do this one afternoon as I personally find anything to do with World War 2 extremely interesting. Please be aware that this museum is not very well signposted but can easily be found on a map. The entrance to the museum has a sign outside... More 

Thank Jamie2015
Chester, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a small one room museum which is about 10 mins walk north west from the old town. We went on a Tuesday when it is free to enter. Interesting info on the occupation of Krakow by the communists after the war. There are cells to visit but they were locked when we were there so didnt see.

1 Thank MrandMrsRo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

having a long weekend away with the husband and visited here today. was very thought provoking afternoon. we walked from main town to museum and was only about 20min walk,dont waste money with guided tour.it cost us 14 zl (less then £4 for both)and was only 2 people inside! was about an hour reading all the info and got to... More 

1 Thank lizaanddilly
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

There is a museum about the occupation of krakow with terrible tales from people of their experiences and details some of the noticeable people's lives. What makes this place is the prison with the inscriptions on the walls. Harrowing.

Thank Lottelli
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had the impression that this would be a museum with much to see. But there was only one room with much text and posters, and one small room with the cell blocks. We finished the museum after 20 min. Missed more information on Gestapo activities in Krakow. This covered Krakow from the German occupation and the Soviet from 45... More 

Thank Roar T
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Randomly stumbled across this little museum in krakow after reading reviews on trip advisor. Only a 15 minute walk from the main square. Only a small museum but very informative in regards to the German occupation of krakow. For anyone who has an interest in the war this is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Nick J
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Most people stay in the old town area of Krakow and this is a 15 minute walk away from it. Entry is through a large double gate that leads into a courtyard. On the immediate right are some steps that lead down to the holding cells. Here are over 600 messages scratched onto the walls. Some have been highlighted with... More 

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