Krakow Religious Studies School Trips

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Bespoke School Trips to 

Krakow

Over recent years, Krakow has become an increasingly popular destination for Religious Studies school trips. An educational trip will provide students with an eye-opening insight into Judaism and Christianity and encourage students to contrast the faiths and think how they may have caused social divisions and antisemitism pre-war which would later be exploited by the Nazis.

The former capital of Poland is often referred to as “Rome of the North”, which isn’t surprising as today it remains an important centre of Catholicism, welcomes thousands of pilgrims each year, and boasts numerous churches, historic and modern, as well as many monasteries and convents. Alongside this, Krakow is home to Kazimierz, the former Jewish district which became a UNECSO World Heritage Site in 1978, and boasts many synagogues and museums dedicated to Judaism and the history of Jewish culture before the devastating events of the 20th century.

As many already know, Krakow is home to the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial, which was the largest German Nazi concentration and extermination camp to ever had existed. It has become a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust where over 1.1 million men, women and children tragically lost their lives. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust from a new perspective, including various aspects of religious life in the camp, which were led by prisoners who ultimately risked their lives to participate in religious practices.

Krakow is a unique city where legends, history and the future intertwine, and therefore provides students with an engaging and inspiring experience which will stay with them for many years to come.

Contact Adaptable Travel today to start organising your next unforgettable trip to Krakow.

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Suggested Itinerary

Below is a suggested itinerary for Religious Studies groups travelling to Krakow. All of our packages may be tailored, so please let us know of any changes you may prefer based on your exact area of study.

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After arriving in Krakow, you shall transfer to the hotel and check-in. Your group shall then embark upon the Schindler’s Walking Tour (includes entrance to Schindler’s Factory) which allows students to explore some of the most important sights in the area. Some of the sights include the Old Synagogue, the Remuh Synagogue and the Remuh Cemetery, which will help students gain a greater understanding of the centre of Jewish faith and culture until the devastating effects of WWII.

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This morning your group shall be visiting the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, which was the largest German Nazi concentration and extermination camp and will leave a lasting impression in the hearts of every student. Next you shall visit the Galicia Jewish Museum which commemorates the victims of the Holocaust and celebrates Jewish culture of Polish Galicia. Your group may have the opportunity to meet with a Holocaust survivor or one of their relatives to hear their experiences of Auschwitz first-hand.

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Today your group have the opportunity to explore Wawel Cathedral (Catholic Christianity), followed by Wawel Royal Castle (optional). Students will be able to explore the Roman Catholic Cathedral and contrast the faith and traditions in comparison to Judaism, and how this may have caused social divisions pre-war. Afterwards your group shall transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

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After arriving in Krakow, you shall transfer to the hotel and check-in. Your group shall then embark upon the Schindler’s Walking Tour (includes entrance to Schindler’s Factory) which allows students to explore some of the most important sights in the area. Some of the sights include the Old Synagogue, the Remuh Synagogue and the Remuh Cemetery, which will help students gain a greater understanding of the centre of Jewish faith and culture until the devastating effects of WWII.

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This morning your group shall be visiting the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, which was the largest German Nazi concentration and extermination camp and will leave a lasting impression in the hearts of every student. Next you shall visit the Galicia Jewish Museum which commemorates the victims of the Holocaust and celebrates Jewish culture of Polish Galicia. Your group may have the opportunity to meet with a Holocaust survivor or one of their relatives to hear their experiences of Auschwitz first-hand.

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Today your group have the opportunity to explore Wawel Cathedral (Catholic Christianity), followed by Wawel Royal Castle (optional). Students will be able to explore the Roman Catholic Cathedral and contrast the faith and traditions in comparison to Judaism, and how this may have caused social divisions pre-war. Afterwards your group shall transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

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