Lodz: Jewish Sites Tour
In the past, the city of Lodz had one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe. History of the Jews in Lodz began in the end of the 18th century when the first Jews arrived in the city. Later on they constituted about one third of the city’s population. Mostly, they were very poor. In the first quarter of the 19th century, Lodz underwent a great transformation and became a huge industrial center. The Jews began to take an active part in the city’s economy. Lodz was developing and the number of Jewish inhabitants increased.
Under the German occupation during World War II, Lodz was renamed to Litzmannstadt.
Jewish inhabitants were moved to the Ghetto, established in the northern-district of the city, Baluty. It was the second largest ghetto amongst all of German-occupied countries in Europe after the Warsaw Ghetto. Some time later, most of them were murdered in the gas chambers of Chelmno death camp and Auschwitz. Let us help you discover fantastic Jewish heritage in Lodz.
We offer private Jewish Sites tours of Lodz on request
- hotel pick up at chosen time
- up to 4 hours of partially driving and partially walking tour with private local city guide in chosen language during which you will see:
- Jewish cemetery on Bracka Street, opened in 1892; in the past the largest Jewish cemetery in Poland, one of the largest in the world,
- Radegast Train Station – historic railway station, used as the Umschlagplatz for transporting Jews from the Litzmannstadt Ghetto to the extermination camps during World War 2 (mostly Chelmno death camp),
- area of the former Litzmannstadt Ghetto, the second largest in the German-occupied Poland which operated for the longest period of time,
- Survivors Park, commemorating people who went through the ghetto during World War II,
- the monument of the Broken Heart (Children’s Martyrdom Monument), dedicated to Polish children who died or were murdered in the camp on Przemyslowa Street,
- The Old Town Park with Moses Monument holding the tablet of the Ten Commandments; created at the point where two former synagogues were located,
- Old Market Square where headquarters of the criminal police Kripo was located;
- in the close neighbourhood there is a tenement house in which the chronicle of the ghetto was written.
Whole tour lasts approx. 4 hours
- 650 PLN per person (1 person)
- 350 PLN per person (2 persons)
- 290 PLN per person (3 persons)
- 260 PLN per person (4 persons)
- 220 PLN per person (5 persons)
- 210 PLN per person (6 persons)
- 190 PLN per person (7 persons)
- Contact us (8 persons or more)
What is included?:
- hotel pick up at chosen time and hotel drop off,
- comfortable, air-conditioned, private transportation,
- professional private city guide service in chosen language,
- approx. 4 hours of guided sightseeing tour of the city
- entrance tickets to Jewish Cemetery
*Jewish cemetery is closed on Saturdays
**Radegast Train Station is closed on Fridays
This private tour is available in following languages:
English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian and others
Some languages may be subject to availability and prices can vary.