Guide for Nowa Huta?

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Feb 10th, 2017, 10:58 AM
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Guide for Nowa Huta?

Christina, you said you had a wonderful guide for Nowa Huta. Do you recall how you found him?

Has anyone else a recommendation for a guide for Nowa Huta or for WWII or the Cold War time?
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Feb 10th, 2017, 12:45 PM
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http://przewodnicypokrakowie.pl/index_en.php
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Feb 10th, 2017, 01:04 PM
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yes, I wish I knew his name but I don't, but the company was Cracow Tours. I had booked a group tour but I was the only one who showed up, so I got a private tour. There are some companies doing it who do the gimmick with old Communist cars, etc (and I heard they use vulgar language, which may not be for everyone, you know how a lot of people use the f word casually now). I wasn't at all interested in riding around in an old car, I wanted a walking tour that was serious.

I thought the company was Cracow tours but they don't have it on their website now, only the car one. It sounds similar to this one http://www.krakowtraveltours.com/en/...a-huta-by-tram

or this one http://www.guidetrip.com/s/Poland/Wa...d-walking-tour
It does sound just like that pne as we did stop for a break in an old SOcialist cafe, unless they all copy the same itinerary. And it promises a local guide. They did not pick me up at my hotel (which was Pod Roza), I had to meet the guide at a hotel near the tram stop that goes there, which wasn't far from my hotel, I didn't mind.

This is where I booked.
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/poland/...-2145NH/360295
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Feb 10th, 2017, 01:22 PM
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This one looks more cartoonish, not sure that is what you are looking for:

http://www.seekrakow.com/communism-basic/
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Feb 10th, 2017, 01:31 PM
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Part of that link mentions the possiblity of the tram transportation tour, so that one sounds similar. The photos etc are the cartoon thing and they mention a "crazy guide" so maybe it is that company. There is a company by that name but I thought they only used cars.

This one is free, sounds like they all do have a similar itinerary.

https://freewalkingtour.com/krakow/t...ommunist-tour/
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Mar 4th, 2017, 12:03 AM
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We used Crazy Guides and had a great time. They picked us up in old Soviet-era Trabant's and drove us out to Nowa Huta. We had lunch in a milk bar and also visited a 1970's apartment. The guides were young and fun, but also very knowledgable about the time period with first hand accounts of their own or parents/grandparents, etc. It was a good mix of history for those in our group who were into the political/economic climate of the time, and funny anecdotes for the younger ones.

http://www.crazyguides.com/
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Mar 4th, 2017, 08:41 AM
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Thanks for the responses. I'll keep them in my Poland folder.
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Apr 10th, 2017, 02:00 PM
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We went with Crazy Guides too and our guide was fantastic. Would absolutely book them again.
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Apr 10th, 2017, 03:26 PM
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Most of Nowa Hutna is post-war -a prime example of socialist urban planning that arose so quickly that there is a local saying:

"Rome wasn't built in a day but Nowa Hutna was"

oh well nothing useful to add but always think of this.
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May 25th, 2017, 07:19 AM
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Free walking tours by http://www.cracowfreetours.com/ are good for Nowa Huta. You might also want to just make your own way there and explore on your own. Try https://krakow-bestguide.blogspot.co...nowa-huta.html for ideas.
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May 25th, 2017, 08:14 AM
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We went on our own about 10 years ago. Having a guide would have been useful, no doubt. It took some time to get there on the tram and bus but it was interesting if you like Cold War stuff.
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May 25th, 2017, 09:35 AM
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http://crazyguides.com/

Did one with them, much fun.

Make sure they take you to the Arka Pana - many Nowa Huta tours brush over that. It's the best church you'll see in Poland - google it to learn why.
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