Tour around Nowa Huta
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eNHa Trip is a project of a tours around Nowa Huta with members of local Foundation.
Do you want to visit Nowa Huta? Would you like to see this place but worried that without a guide you miss a lot of interesting places? Nowa Huta tour with the Foundation for the Promotion of Nowa Huta is your solution! Our volunteers will take you on the journey through the Nowa Huta – place with interesting and quite recent history.
So if you are looking for new adventures and things to do in Krakow, you already saw Main Square, Wawel Castle, Kazimierz, Wieliczka salt mine and Auschwitz or you simply wonder what more can you see around a Krakow? We have an answer! The Nowa Huta adventure is waiting for you!
Take a part in a tour with local guide at “eNHa Trip” tours project organised by Foundation of Positive Promotion of Nowa Huta!
Classic Tour Itinerary
- Central Square and a walk through Roses Avenue – place where the biggest statue of Lenin out of all Poland used to stand. Admiring the grand architecture of Socialist Realism in the heart of the town. Hearing the stories about the urban layout of a city and the history of it’s construction.
- The gates of Nowa Huta steelworks, and the impressive administration buildings, together with the famous sign “Huta im. T. Sendzimira”, altered after the fall of communism. Learn about the history of Kombinat – the huge steelworks which was the reason for the creation of the new city.
- The famous crucifix which residents fought to keep when the authorities wanted to remove it in 1960.
Chance to take pictures with a polish IS2 tank, which took part in real battles on the eastern front of WWII and still stands between blocks of Nowa Huta.
- The “Ark” Church of Our Lady Queen of Poland, which was the first church built in Nowa Huta after a campaign by local people – the original communist town had no churches at all. It later became a symbol and a location of the battle against socialist rule.
Your tour can be also expanded for:
- A milk bar or steelworks canteen with the opportunity to try some Polish typical cousine of the communist era.
- Former administration buildings of steelworks and its underground command shelter – headquaters in cases of conflicts and other threats.
- Descend into one of Nowa Huta’s cold war shelter in Museum located in former Cinema. (closed at monday’s, Entrance ticket 9PLN, Guiding inside included).
- A genuine apartment in style of 50′ era to get familiar with everyday life of Nowa Huta people.
Cars of communist era
You can tour accompanied by knowledgeable locals keen to share their local knowledge and love of their city. And you can do all this using the perfect car for the period. Our genuine polish Fiat 126p will take you to the heart of the socialist city of Poland. In some cases when there is more people on the tour we also ride a bigger ones. Soviet Lada 2101 or typicall polish lorry of that time – Nysa or Żuk. Try out also a soviet army van UAZ 452!
For those who prefer to sightseeing a city in more comfortable not-communism way, we also offer a ride in more modern car. These are just few examples– but we will tailor the tour to your wishes.
Manufactured in Poland since 1972 till 2000! Called “maluch” which literally stands for “toddler”. You may wonder is it really proper for 3 people to ride it? You shall try it out!
Manufactured in USRR since 1970 till 1988. Commonly nicknamed “Kopeyka” (penny) In a short time Lada became a real hit in Soviet Union. Recommended for 3-4 people
was produced in the town of Nysa, Poland, from 1958 until 1994. Nysa was considered more comfortable and a better fit for carrying people than its sibling Żuk van. Typical car to carry milittia units durring a communist era.
is a family of off-road vans produced at the Ulyanovsk since 1965 till nowdays! Because of the external similarities to a loaf of bread, the van became known as Буханка (bukhanka, loaf) in Russian.