Plac Bohaterow Getta

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  • Address: plac Bohaterów Getta, 30-001 Kraków, Poland, Krakow
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Monument, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Social, Arts, Museums

In a square where four streets meet, at the location of the former Warsaw Ghetto, at the place where the first armed clashes between partisans and the Nazi took place, a great monument rises. It was completed in 1948, was designed by Leon Suzin, and comprises of a small memorial plaque, and an 11-meter large wall. On the face of the monument are the persecuted Jews, and the insurgents comprised of the men and women. In 1970, the German Chancellor Willy Brandt performed the Warsaw Genuflection here. He lay down a wreath, and to the surprise of all, knelt in front of the monument. It is one of the most famous acts of penance related to the Holocaust. In fact, in 2000, the act earned Brandt his own monument in the Willy Brandt Square. Surrounding the monument, in the square, are 70 empty bronze chairs.

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  • Plac Bohaterow Getta Address: plac Bohaterów Getta, 30-001 Kraków, Poland, Krakow
  • Plac Bohaterow Getta Timing: 24-hrs
  • Plac Bohaterow Getta Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Plac Bohaterow Getta(preferred time): 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Plac Bohaterow Getta: 00:15 Mins
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  • 15.84% of people who visit Krakow include Plac Bohaterow Getta in their plan

  • 34.67% of people start their Plac Bohaterow Getta visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Plac Bohaterow Getta

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

92.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Plac Bohaterow Getta

People normally club together Corpus Christi Church and Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnej W Krakowie MOCAK while planning their visit to Plac Bohaterow Getta.

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  • The sculptures were beautiful. Everybody should visit it and find out the history of this famous square

  • A truly sombre place, I visited with my father during a trip to Krakow. The scene of atrocities beyond imagination remembered by a display of chairs lined up in rows. The square is a ten minute walk from Oscar Schindler's factory and easily accessible by tram. A must visit memorial to those who lost their lives here.

  • A sobering memorial to a place and era everyone should know more about. It is very open to the elements however, so dress appropriately for the weather.

  • Not much to experience here. You will see chairs and once you read the complete story will you understand.

  • Very emotive and centre of the Jewish ghetto in Krakow, it was where the Jews were finally taken away to death camps or shot, each of the chairs represents 10000 people who died in the Krakow ghetto. It's right next to a main tram stop, so can be reached easily view from the Old Town and other parts of Krakow, as the walking tours of the Jewish Quarter and Kaziemesz end here you can get a tram back to the centre

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