Nowa Huta Steel Mill Administration Buildings and Shelters with local NGO

Cultural & Theme Tours in Poland
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Tour description

If you're visiting Cracow do not forget to visit Nowa Huta! The main reason to build Nowa Huta city was a huge steel mill constructed in the eastern part of Krakow. Today you can visit the official buildings of the former Steel Mill Administration and see the interiors of the management offices and underground bomb shelters. These buildings, called the "Communist Palaces of Polish Socialist Realism", are a very good example of Polish architecture of the 1950s. Join your tour guides and visit the partially abandoned buildings of the former communist era.

Find your guide and go to this perfect socialist city of the 50s. Join a local's NGO with eNHa trip project and expand your adventure to visit the partially abandoned steelworks that still works! Explore two almost twin buildings, find out the differences between them, and the goals in which they were built. Go through the underground tunnel connecting the two buildings and see how the bomb shelters look like in the second half of the 50's. Visit the majestic entrance hall, resembling the renaissance staircase and rooms where expensive and solid ornamental stones were used to satisfy the aesthetic senses of the directors of the plant. Visit the directors executive's offices and corner offices of the engineers. Check out how the radio control room and radio station works, listen to authentic tapes from more than 30 years recorded here! See the theater hall in the workers building, which is also used today and visit one of the eight oval corner staircases which are located in both buildings.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Fundacja Promocji Nowej Huty

What's not included

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off