Pomorska Street

ul. Pomorska 2



The cells of a former Gestapo prison preserved to this day constitute a site of national remembrance and a monument to all those who fought for free and independent Poland during occupations by totalitarian powers.

During the Second World War, when Poland was under Nazi occupation, the Gestapo, the German Secret State Police, had its offices in the building at ul. Pomorska 2. A testimony to the horrors of the past are the preserved cells of the former prison, where during investigations the Gestapo tortured and murdered Poles fighting for free and independent Poland. The inscriptions prisoners scratched into the walls can still be read. An introductory exhibition entitled The People of Kraków in Times of Terror 1939–1945–1956, tells the tale of the history of the city during the Second World War, and also later – during the Stalinist terror that engulfed Poland after the country was forced into the Eastern Bloc and subjugated by the Soviet Union.

Along with Oscar Schindler’s Enamel Factory and the Pharmacy under the Eagle, the site is part of the Remembrance Route of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków.

Tickets: normal PLN 16, cocessions PLN 12, family PLN 32, admisssion free on Wednesday


Opening times:
02 January - 31 December
Mon-Tue closed, Wed-Sun 10:00-17:00
ul. Pomorska 2
12 633 14 14
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