Top Educational Sites to See in Krakow on a School Trip

Are you travelling to Krakow for a school trip with your students? Let us give you some tips on the best places to visit in Krakow. It’s a city filled with history and culture, and a trip can help students understand the deep past of the nation and everything it has been through.


Sites to see in Krakow

Here are some of the best educational places to visit in Krakow:

Wawel Castle

If your History students enjoy learning about royals and kings and queens, then they’d appreciate a visit to Wawel Castle. You’ll be able to explore the State Rooms inside the castle itself on a tour, giving your young historians insight into the lives of the old royals who once lived there. The Gothic masterpiece that is Wawel Cathedral stands tall amongst many other extraordinary architectural buildings, with the site being a symbol of Polish statehood.


Auschwitz-Birkenau is just a one hour drive away from Krakow, and it offers a lot of insight for History students. It stands as a reminder of the atrocities of World War II, and as a way to remember all of those who were there. Your students can spend their time here exploring the museum’s exhibits and the site’s preserved barracks to gain an understanding of life at Auschwitz-Birkenau. This simply has to be on your itinerary of places to visit in Krakow.

Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz)

Take a wander around the Jewish Quarter’s narrow streets in Kazimierz and explore this historic Jewish district which was left deserted when residents were forced by Nazis to move to the Podgorze ghetto. You’ll see the Remuh Synagogue, the Old Synagogue and much more, detailing the tales of Krakow’s Jewish history. Other places to visit in the Kazimierz include:

  • The Galicia Jewish Museum
  • Museum of Municipal Engineering
  • Ghetto Heroes Square

Schindler's Factory

This is a significant location where your students can learn about what Oskar Schindler did during World War II. The building was once an enamel factory, that’s now turned museum, allowing the world to hear about how Schindler saved many Jewish people by hiring them.

You could take a look around the museum with your students, or we can book a tour for you instead so you can ask the expert anything about the factory. There’s a range of exhibitions and educational activities also available to engage and educate your learners.

St. Mary’s Basilica

St. Mary’s Basilica is a fantastic example of Polish Gothic-style architecture. Built in the 13th century, this historical church is one of the most popular landmarks in Krakow. You can find St. Mary’s Basilica within the main market square, towering above its surrounding buildings, and if you get the chance it’s worth taking a look at the stunning interior.


Book a Krakow school trip today

There are many places to visit in Krakow, and we can organise visits to locations like these on your trip when you book with us. We offer many different school trips to Krakow, including:

Here at NST, we have years of experience planning compelling educational trips for all ages! including organising fantastic itineraries so they can make the most of every moment. Request a quote or get in touch today to learn more.